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Israel Apartheid Week has come and gone this year on many American campuses. It was, of course, a hoax: However much Arabs in Israel suffer, and whoever is to blame for it, there is no apartheid in Israel.

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Olah B (19)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:03 am
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Jay S (116)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:26 am
This article is so true! Islam has condoned slavery for 1400 years and there has never been an abolition movement in Islam. Muslim ruled lands have pretended to bow to western pressure and pretended to outlaw slavery, but to renounce anything that Mohammed did is apostasy in Islam and impossible without admitting he was wrong. So, as the article says, slavery may be 'outlawed' for western observers, but nothing is done to really stop it.

Muslims have always been the biggest slavers and were the ones who brutally captured the slaves for the western slave owners and traders. The western slave owners and traders have been condemned and vilified for long, and rightly so, yet it is amazing how, as the article points out, none of these caring progressives seem to utter a word against the Muslim slavers, and the slavery that still exists in Muslim occupied lands today.

It is questionable that most of the slaves are 'Muslims' because normally Mohammed only enslaved non-Muslims (he even had a harem of captured women used just as sex slaves), though converting to Islam was not a guarantee of being freed.

The UN is criminally negligent in remaining silent over this horror of human rights abuse, and has even appointed some of the Muslim slave states to human rights positions!!! Sudan is another black hole of slavery and human rights abuses that gets away with literal murder. They've been capturing black Christian and Animist slaves from the south for centuries.

Thanks for posting this. We happily have signed it, but don't hold your breath. The OIC (Org. of Islamic Countries - the 57 member states which are dominated by Muslims in the UN) is the largest bloc and very powerful in the UN, so it is unlikely anything will pass without their support, and that is very unlikely.

Carola May (20)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:31 am
Where is the outrage?

Where are all these so-called 'Liberals' who pretend to care so much about human rights, but only if and when a white person, westerner or Jewish Israeli may be the offending party?

Where are the feminists and gay rights activists to protest against this barbaric practice, especially of the loathsome practice of holding men and women as sex slaves.

Where are all those usual Israel haters who never criticize anything the Muslims or Arabs do? Where is their concern for these poor suffering people? But you can be they will call you a 'racist' and a 'bigot' for exposing another Muslim atrocity - damn the true victims. What utter hypocrites.

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pam w (139)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:58 am
At least THREE of us are here, Carola! The problem is media silence! it's MUCH more satisfying to report on other issues

I think it's unfair to label all ''so-called liberals" with the same brush, by the way. I'm very liberal in my politics, as are nearly all of my friends....not a single one of us would approve of this kind of slavery.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:09 am
20 million slaves in Muslim controlled Middle Eastern countries. I put a story up on that and so few are interested.

Especially missing are the "human rights" anti-Semites such as Fracking, Abdesalam, Angelika, Kit, MM and Carole. Perhaps they cannot find the words to support it.

Carola May (20)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 9:33 am
Pam, I certainly did not mean to say that 'all' Liberals and Progressives are hypocrites, but there are many who appease this cult of hate strongly and never condemn any of the atrocities it condones and commands, yet they pretend to care so much about all kinds of victims, but only if they are 'victims' of Israel, the West, Christians, Republicans, Conservatives, etc - NEVER the many many victims of this most hateful of all ideologies - Islam.

You know who they are. Gillian named some of them above. Where are they to condemn this? They never appear on any post showing the brutality and bigotry of Islam, but if this had been about Israel they would have shown up like a pack of hungry wolves to express their outrage over the only free, democratic country in the whole Middle East, Israel, which can't do anything right to suit them but to disappear. They never condemn all the brutal human rights abuses committed by Hamas or the PA or any other Arab/Muslim occupied state. Total silence. But they are quick to call anyone who does condemn that abuse 'haters' and 'bigots' etc. You've seen it too, I'm sure.

Those are the fake 'Liberals' I'm referring to. Not the real one who are for the victims of all and any oppression, even Islamic oppression.

Joan H (20)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:00 am
Noted and thanks for the article.

. (0)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:14 am
I have already signed this abomination against humanity. Thanks

Gene J (290)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:31 am
"Why hasn’t any of this been addressed by Western governments? For one, the Mauritanian regime, once a supporter of Saddam Hussein, has ingratiated itself with the United States and Europe through promises to help fight al-Qaida. And then in December 2012, in a move that defined it as the morally bankrupt institution it is, the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council elected Mauritania as its vice president and rapporteur."

If ever there were a reason, and there are many, to completely reform the UN, make it a true world governing body, with enforcement mechanisms to prevent horrors like this, this is it. To reward this ugly "state" with high office while they condone and carry out atrocities against the people of their land is the highest form of hypocrisy and if THIS is the best the UN can do, then the UN has no reason to exist. It has outlived its purpose and is a shadow organization condoning the worst of atrocities around the world by its silence and inaction. This is unforgivable. And unbelievable.

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 10:32 am
Have read about Mauritania on TROP before.. It's an interesting trend considering their brothers in other countries don't give a f@#$.. wonder where they got that inspiration?

patrica and edw jones (190)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 6:32 pm
A heinous crime that has continued down the centuries. The modern day world has learned NOTHING. Thank you African for this pose.

Rahman Qureshi (76)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 7:17 pm
Slavery is legal in Islam because it is in the Qur'an. People are referred to as possessions like in Sura 4:3, 4:24. Islamic slavery has existed from the beginning, with Muhammad (the "perfect example for man" Sura 33:21) himself having slaves. In fact, his favorite sex toy was a white Christian Coptic woman.

Slavery is forever imbedded in Islam. The only way to end atrocities like this is to wipe Islam off the face of the earth, liberating Muslims themselves from the bondage of their minds and souls.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 8:06 pm
Noted and signed. Islam is the total of all that is horrendous in this world, and they always find someone to blame for its terrible manifistations.

Olah B (19)
Sunday April 7, 2013, 11:46 pm
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Alexander W (53)
Monday April 8, 2013, 8:35 am
Unfortunately, with Islamic lobby holding a firm sway in UN, the chances for the international community to intervene are nill.

Everyone knows it, and this is a sad story for poor people.


ilja c (48)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:14 pm
hotific life.signed.

Winn Adams (179)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:21 pm
omg this has to stop

Judith Hand (55)
Monday April 8, 2013, 2:55 pm
Noted and read thoroughly. That was one packed article. The "hoax" is monstrous and I'm not sure I agree with what was explained for the reason it worked. Where were the professors that week? Anyway, it brings to mind, for the third time this week, what Africans have gone through! The U.S. goes without saying, the crap the African refugees are going through on the Sinai Peninsula, the not well known slavery in North Africa's
Mauritania (which shines some light on what the refugees are dealing with and perhaps why). Thank you for the article and the saddening, important info.

Alexander W (53)
Monday April 8, 2013, 4:21 pm
Israel Apartheid Week has come and gone this year on many American campuses. It was, of course, a hoax: However much Arabs in Israel suffer, and whoever is to blame for it, there is no apartheid in Israel.

Meanwhile, however, in Sudan and Mauritania, racist Arab societies enslave blacks. Today. Most of the slaves are African Muslims. Yet there is no Arab Apartheid Week on American campuses. Why not?

One might think American student activists would be upset about Mauritania, the West African country with the largest population of black slaves in the world – estimates range from 100,000 to more than a half-million. In Mauritania, slaves are used for labor, sex and breeding. The wholly owned property of their masters, they are passed down through generations, given as wedding gifts or exchanged for camels, trucks, guns or money.

Surely, life is not so good in a Palestinian refugee camp – no matter who is to blame, but it’s undeniably a whole lot worse for Mauritanian slaves. According to a Human Rights Watch/Africa report, routine punishments for slaves in Mauritania – for the slightest fault – include beatings, denial of food and prolonged exposure to the sun, with hands and feet tied together. More serious infringement of the master’s rule (in American slave-owning parlance, “getting uppity”) can lead to prolonged tortures known as “the camel treatment,” in which the slave’s body is slowly torn apart; the “insect treatment,” in which tiny desert insects are inserted and sealed into the ear canal until the slave is driven mad; and “burning coals,” a torture not fit to describe in a family newspaper. Perhaps the reason for silence on campuses about these things is that the story of black slaves and their Arab masters remains unknown there. It would, of course, be a sensitive topic: slavery has existed in Mauritania since the 12th century, when Arab tribes from the Arabian Peninsula invaded and conquered North Africa. Raiders then stormed African villages to the south, pillaging, enslaving and converting the indigenous peoples to Islam. While the Koran forbids the enslavement of fellow Muslims, just as in the West, in North Africa racism trumped religious doctrine. The descendants of those Arab invaders are today’s slave owners. The descendants of those captured as slaves in jihad raids are in human bondage today. These are, then, black Muslim slaves – who, for racist reasons, aren’t allowed to touch the Koran with their black hands, who can’t marry without their owners’ permission, and whose children belong to the master.

Not all blacks in Mauritania are slaves. But all are oppressed by Arab colonialism. (You might even call the Arabs in North Africa “settlers,” if you wanted to be testy.) Arab Berbers (or “White Africans”) constitute less than a third of Mauritania’s population of 3.5 million people, but they control the government and military, as well as the education and the court systems.

I interviewed Saidou Wane, a Mauritanian immigrant who lives in Cincinnati and speaks regularly on behalf of the Movement for Justice and Equality in Mauritania (MJEM). Saidou reports that the Mauritanian regime is constantly working to cleanse the country of any non-Arab influence. The state recognizes only Arabic as an official language, refuses to acknowledge the local African languages (Wolof, Fulani, Soninke), and allows only French and Arabic in school curricula. In other cases, this would easily be termed “cultural cleansing.”

Indeed, it might be even worse than apartheid: The government has expropriated land owned by black Africans through expulsion and dispossession. An ethnic cleansing campaign that began in 1989 led to the expulsion of an estimated 100,000 blacks from Mauritania. The government and army were purged of black officers. Amnesty International reported that thousands of blacks were killed, and many tortured, while hundreds of African villages in the south were demolished.

Mauritania holds the distinction of being the last nation on earth to legally abolish slavery, which it did, with no mechanisms of enforcement, in 1981. Slavery was not criminalized until 2007, but to date there has been only one single conviction.

Why hasn’t any of this been addressed by Western governments? For one, the Mauritanian regime, once a supporter of Saddam Hussein, has ingratiated itself with the United States and Europe through promises to help fight al-Qaida. And then in December 2012, in a move that defined it as the morally bankrupt institution it is, the United Nations (U.N.) Human Rights Council elected Mauritania as its vice president and rapporteur.

What about the silence of Western progressives? I call it the “human-rights complex:” The cases that the rights groups focus upon are not determined by the nature, extent or degree of suffering by the victims, but rather by the identity of those thought to be the oppressors. Think about it: Most human-rights advocates in the West are decent, middle-class whites who are defensive about past Western sins – slavery, colonialism, racism. Their activism is a matter of personal identity. They act to be exonerated, to be seen as innocents, guiltless, not like the “bad white” exploiters. They march under the banner of “Not in My Name.”

Anti-Israel propagandists have inverted reality in the minds of many of these people: Jews have been transformed from last century’s stateless, Asiatic, non-Europeans, to whites with power who behave badly toward innocent, impoverished, indigenous, darker-skinned people. This is precisely the taint that many “rights activists” wish to avoid: “people who look like us, behaving badly.” (That’s why whiteimposed apartheid in South Africa was treated as a bigger crime than Arab slaving and genocidal massacres of blacks in North Africa.)

Israel Apartheid Week – and the absence of Arab Apartheid Week – have nothing to do with external realities, or actual suffering but are the psychodramatic results of miseducated, manipulated, guilt-ridden, American middle-class youth. The biggest victims here, of course, are those oppressed by non-Westerners (women, gays, Christians, blacks, and other minorities in the Muslim realm) who cannot break through the fog of political correctness to reach the good but blinded souls of American students on campus.

In 2012, CNN reporters interviewed Moulkheir Yarba, who escaped her master after he raped her, fathered her child and then left the baby to die in the Sahara Desert – to teach her to “work faster.”

If Moulkheir could understand how America, a nation of abolitionists, has so enchained itself with political correctness, and become so blinded to her plight, she would weep. As should we.

Watch the American Anti-Slavery Group’s video of a remarkable Passover celebration. Joseph Polak, a prominent rabbi from Boston, shared the Jewish tradition of remembering slavery with 175 just emancipated slaves in southern Sudan:

Dr. Charles Jacobs is the president of, an American Anti-Slavery Group that is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating modern-day human bondage and to promoting a non-politicized, bias-free human rights community.

Joy Catalan (95)
Monday April 8, 2013, 5:35 pm
slavery is a global each country is dealing with this matter is another thing...whether tradition, practice, or even LEGAL which makes it the worst etc. etc.,etc., these are human beings...nobody deserves such a heinous, horrific treatment from a fellow human being...we fight for animal welfare, yet there are people - human beings, who are subjected to such treatment...UN SHOULD and MUST address this matter - a priority at that to save these suffering souls from hell.

Jennifer Ward (40)
Monday April 8, 2013, 6:06 pm
Unfortunately the UN and EU are just talking shops with massive self-serving bureaucracies which talk the talk but walk the way of the dictators and oligarchs. We the people should not rely on them to do the right thing. Slavery is an abomination that must be destroyed.

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Monday April 8, 2013, 7:13 pm
Noted, signed the petition mentioned in the first post, and shared both.

Lloyd H (46)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 7:49 am
Where to begin, slavery is wrong, that part is easy.The origin of socially and religiously sanctioned slavery of 'others' and one's own pre-dates Islam by several thousand years beginning in the Judeo-Christian Old Testament, a foundational document of Islam, continues in to the New Testament which pre-dates Islam by 500 years. Human trafficking is still a major problem in the USA. And for all of the hype it is not as if Mauritian has not tried to eliminate slavery, it has 3 separate times, 1905 and 1981 and 2007, but with no stable effective federal government and real power centered in the tribes/states, just what do you expect, Another American Civil War.
Dear lord, you still have lunatics like the Paul father-son team who oppose the Civil Rights Act, other Repug/Tea Bagged loons preaching the benefits of slavery and how good the slaves had it with free room and board. And quite frankly if you want to be taken seriously you might want to source something other than the DavidHorowitzz FrontPage Mag rag. FPM gave the Corporate Funded Tea Party Movement their person of the year award for 2010, Glenn Back in 2009, the Swift Boat Veterans in 2004 andconvictedd forced to retire lunatic Allen West in 2003. And considering that they feature such notable bastions of Reich-wing lies as Coulter, Dershawitz, Krauthhammer, Dick Morris, and Michael Reagan of recent Gay marriage leads to bestiality fame.
Slavery is indeed a problem in many back water nations and First World nations, but Islam did not start it and they are not the only ones to perpetuate it, as proven by the Repug/Tea Bagged continuing war on the reproductive rights of women , the right to equal pay for equal work, hell even Ann Coulter has called for banning women from the vote.

Alexander W (53)
Tuesday April 9, 2013, 10:01 am
Islamist apologists may bring up all sorts of nonsense about Tea Party, Front Page Magazine and anything else they blame for their routine of "fighting Islamophobes" rather than simply admit, that slavery is BAD even when done by Muslims, and to say that Koran reading needs to change to adjust changed reailities, like the Judeo-Chritisan principles changed long time ago.

Human traffickers in US get long jail sentences. Victims of forcible confinement are compensated by their offenders. Justice is on the victims side.

Slavery still practiced in Mauritania is just another proof of how intolerant and racist Koran is towards any minorities. It all starts with the Jews, then Christians and then after Muslims of "wrong" denomination or color.

Some posts remind that Arab countries were the large slave traders, and that slave trade condoned in Islam is still the norm for them. As long, as they will blame Glen Back for something he did or didn't do.

TY African for the article, you can see that the road to freedom for all is long and not easy. At least, some people here support your cause for the poor ones.
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