Islam against slavery, truth yet to be delivered: Official
Slavery comes in many flavors in islamic countries; from the obvious- humans sold into bondage to the less obvious forced marriages and children traded for repayment of debt. No matter how a slave became a slave, they are still a slave. Calling the victims “employees or wives” does not change their fate just their title and legal standing. Apologists will claim slavery is not sanctioned by the state, religion or officials. That is a common lie but several things have to be considered before you buy into it. Islam is a total life system you cannot separate the person from the ideology. In islamic countries honor is everything, they do not allow slavery because in a modern world it can never be excused or explained away. What the do allow (mostly by turning a blind eye) is employers to seize passports from workers and stop paying them, sexually abuse them, trade them or sale them. Muslim children are also treated in a similar manner. The fact that slavery exists in all islamic countries is obvious. What is less clear is if anyone in a leadership role is attempting to stop it.
The trafficking in humans is not possible across continents and borders without high-level clerics and officials helping it along. Does islam sanctions this or high level islamic officials, I do not see a difference. Taking bribes and turnning a blind eye amounts to an official sanction. Some of the highest islamic officials are into the human trafficking networks up to their eyeballs, sounds like an official sanction to me. The koran encourages slavery, the pedophile mohammed owned slaves and modern muslims use that as an excuse to continue the practice. Read on.
By Fares Al-Qahtani, 16 Sep 2009, Saudi Gazette
RIYADH – The court system in the Kingdom has failed to clearly criminalize human trafficking from an Islamic perspective in the international human rights groups, said Nasser Al-Shahrani, head of the administrative committee at the Commission for Investigation and Prosecution Sunday.
-Catch that? “According to an islamic perspective” lots of wiggle room in that line. Let me clear it up for the pedophile worshipers, slavery is wrong. Got it?
Al-Shahrani’s comment came during the activities of the second day of the third scholarly symposium on human trafficking organized by the Ministry of Justice and the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) at the university campus here.
An anti-human trafficking law has been submitted to the King for final approval, he said. The law, guided by the Islamic Shariah, comes in line with international laws combating human trafficking as to prevent it, criminalize it from an Islamic perspective, and to protect its victims.
-The “islamic perspective” again. What this means is they obey islamic law and not the infidels international law. An important distinction, declare a victim a wife and presto-no slaves. We have ran several examples of corrupt islamic leaders and clerics, I have never seen one charged, fired or even rebuked for slavery in any form. That also is “official sanction”.
As the gap between rich and poor grows wider, destitute families are increasingly selling their most valuable property: their children. Trafficked children are usually denied education, communication with their parents; and most importantly, they are denied a normal child’s life, he said.
-Notice normal muslims that are not in charge do find this practice revolting, the problem stems from those in power, absolute power corrupts absolutely.
According to media reports, in some destitute parts of Asia, a child is sold for as low as SR2,000. “Their mothers or the middlemen bring them to me,” a woman agent of human trafficking was reportedly quoted as saying. “There are always fresh ones,” she said. There seems to be no shortage of kids for sale in a continent where 790 million people earn less than $1 a day.
-Fresh ones are virgins and are more valuable.
Trigged by poverty, human trafficking is a business-driven organized crime that takes different forms including forced labor and prostitution, Shahrani said.
-Business in islamic countries is owned and operated by officials and clerics, private ownership is allowed but taxes and gifts (bribes) are required. Read more official sanction.
International organizations fighting human trafficking defined modern time slavery as people being sold or tricked by agents into servitude to do something against their will, without having a way out, or the right to object, he said.
-Sounds about right but i would also include people born into oppressive all controlling ideologies which refuse the personal choice to stop practicing or convert.
According to the UN definitions, domestic help can fall into the category of modern day slavery when domestic workers are humiliated, mistreated, deprived of privacy and days off. Modern slavery has become a booming international trade that involves at least 2.5 million people being trafficked in bondage through physical or psychological force at any one time, representing the tip of an iceberg.
-This practice does exist outside of islam. No need for apple vs oranges here, it is wrong no matter who does it or how they justify and disguise it. The islamic world accounts for the majority of slavery found in the world today, stopping the practice has to include them which will require a rewrite to the koran. Basically it will never happen. Laws will be passed and additional efforts will be made to hide it but slavery and islam are joined at the hip and that will never change.
The UN international Labor Organization calculates the minimum number of people in forced labor at 12.3 million in a market valued at $32 billion, while research by Free the Slaves, a nongovernmental organization (NGO) based in the United States, puts the number at 27 million people. – Okaz/SG
-I would go with the NGOs assessment. Now just to stop all the bull, I am against all slavery and I am not singling out islam for the crime. I am just reminding everyone they have practiced it longer than anyone else, continue to practice it and that senior officials and clerics profit from it. To claim otherwise only helps the process continues and does nothing to help the victims. This has to end.