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Sengbe
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I saw the ghastly pictures on the Bintu webpage relative to the CNN documentary about the slave trade in post-Ghaddafy Libya, and my blood started gushing up to my head again in anger. On 04/11, I wrote a scathing piece about that inhumanity. Please refer to the following webpage:

https://bintumani.forumchitchat.com/post/the-libyan-slave-trade-in-modern-times-8474737?highlight=sengbe

For anyone to even attempt, or consider, to sell someone into slavery means that that anyone does not believe that that someone can be considered to be a human being. We have witnessed this inhumanity in the past, and we are witnessing it again in modern times, circa 2011 - 2017 in LIBYA, a north African country between Egypt and Algeria/Tunisia, whose nationals do not consider themselves to be Africans but ARABS. And Arabs practice the Islamic faith (Muslims) overwhelmingly. There are about a billion and a half Muslims in the world, so I will not cast a blanket condemnation on ALL of them as I do the post-Ghaddafy muslims in Libya nowadays.

In that article I posited that since these mordaphockers believe in their own brand of the Islamic faith in perpetuating such EVIL, their religion must be a GUTTER religion. Everyone should now believe this logical conclusion after watching that documentary on CNN quite recently, or in the near future.

Is Libya still a member of the African Union (AU), as they were under Ghadaffy? If so, why does the AU not vehemently sanction and EXPEL Libya from the Union?

The enslaved black Africans' only crime is to use the Libyan Coast as a gateway to Europe, for greener pastures out of abject poverty in their own homelands. So why are the "leaders" of these native nations mute about this inhumanity perpetrated against their own ambitious nationals in an AU commonwealth state such as Libya?

The inhumanity in the practice of slavery is deeply embedded in the psyche of most Arabs in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Mauritania, UAE, etc. And since these mordaphockers are members of the Islamic faith, I say again: the Islamic faith is a GUTTER religion under these circumstances due to these evil deeds it portends. 
Bra Enviable
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Dear Professor Sengbe,

Greetings, my dear honorable brother. Like a lion emerging  out of a den to caper and retrace his steps, let me respond to this topic, and leave.  Your observation of Arabs is spot-on.  Arabs have always acted as mortal enemies toward BLACK people. The Arabs were the first people to enslave Africans, thereby predating European slave-masters in the vileness that sustained slavery. Few years ago, I briefly discussed Arab racism on this forum, only to be chided by ill-informed debaters who did not seem to have the scantiest knowledge of Arab devilry against  Africans. Brainwashed by Islamic dogmas, many black Muslims wrongly see Arabs as "brothers."  Denunciations of Arabs are seen by millions of indigenous African Muslims, as attacks against Islam. Even some black academics, politicians and activists, have fallen for the falsehood that Arabs are oppressed people, whose resistance is indissolubly linked with the black man's anti-imperialism. That is a lie!

The Arab is an enemy. The truth of the matter is that Arabs have inflicted on Africans, all the cruelties committed by Europeans, against black people.   Europeans are colonizers of Africans. Arabs are enslavers and colonizers, too. European occupiers committed genocide against Africans in places like Congo and Namibia. Like restless Conquistadors, the Arabs who overran Mauritania in West Africa, murdered an untold number of Africans to facilitate the consolidation of Arab supremacy. Today, Mauritania remains a slave-holding domain, hedged by the enslavement of Africans by Arabs.

Here is another disquietingly strange thing about Arab racism. Whereas Western bigotry is frequently exposed and challenged, Arab racism against Africans remains unpublicized. Even the sale, enslavement, rape and murder of African maids and other domestic workers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Lebanon, have not aroused the international outrage that could have pricked Arab conscience.   The heart-stopping  images from Libya  are only the tip of the iceberg. There are African slaves all over the Arab world, kept in conditions similar to the horrors to which  confederate-era America, tethered its African slaves.  Every Arab may not be a Muslim, but almost every Arab--whether Christian or Muslim--believes that black people are animals, expendable after use. 
Black people are openly known all over the Arab world as "Abeed," the Arabic word for slave.

  The conquests of Africans by both Europeans and Arabs, were followed by introductions of doctrinaire religions, which  pacified Africans by teaching them to "pray for your enemies."   That Euro-Arab rubbish is contrasted by the fact that  Europeans and Arabs do NOT pray for their enemies. They eliminate them!

Today's Africans know how to forgive their slave-masters, while remaining adamantly unforgiving of fellow Africans.    Arabs are enemies. Islam is nothing but Arab supremacy, which has been embraced by millions of Africans with dispositions to risk limb and life,  in defense of the same Arab bastards who regard Africans, even in the twenty-first century, as animals.

 My dear Veteran Academic, AKA Professor Sengbe, Please have a nice day. I am outta here.
Bra Enviable.
Bye.
Spectator 007
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“Denunciations of Arabs are seen by millions of indigenous African Muslims, as attacks against Islam.” - The Indomitable Bra Enviable

Quite true ....and that’s why you have to be tactful when dealing with a topic like this.

If you were a professor at some northern Nigerian university and expressed such views during a lecture, your students would rudely interrupt your lecture and lynch you. Something tells me you’d be prudent not to say such things in an environment like that.

Welcome back




Spectator 007
Reply with quote  #4 
Sengbe,

Don’t you think the break down of law and order is the main reason for current slavery?

If Libya had a stable government that had popular support do you think this would happen?
Cornelius Hamelberg
Reply with quote  #5 

Sengbe :

Steppin razor

Not funny

The Arabs will take over the world before the Messiah comes

if this is true then the Messiah will probably soon be here, if he is not already here…

I want to take exception to your Islamophobia and to strongly denounce your premises and of course your conclusions which are based on those false premises. Even Edward Wilmot Blyden would disagree with you  ( in his Christianity, Islam and the Negro Race

The Last Sermon of Prophet Muhammad

There are no tenets in Islam that  support, encourage or condone slavery.

Islam is against slavery . Period.

The Jesus of Lubeck was the first ship that transported people like Sengbe Pieh into slavery, to  the so called new world . It’s a long and detailed history and yet you have not come to the correct conclusion about Christianity as the slavers religion or about  christianity and slavery

I’ve had these types of discussions before and you are not going to receive a hundred page long refutation from me.. Nazism is not Christianity either, nor is colonialism.  Nor is what is happening with the Rohingya muslims, Buddhism, nor is the enslavement or buying and selling of Africans by Africans or by anybody else, Islam. I hope that people of your ilk are intelligent enough to understand this.



Paopa diehard
Reply with quote  #6 
But Libya screams like Donald Trump at slavery news on CNN: fake news!!

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/28/libya-slave-trade-cnn-report-trump-fake-news
Sengbe
Reply with quote  #7 
@ Bra E: Kabor ya me broda! Kahui yieh na? Ngewor ee bi mahu gbay.

I respect your decision to respond so eloquently, as you usually do, and return into peeperdom, just like you have been for months now. But Bra I'd implore you to reconsider this stance and return to educate our folks in general as you usually do, considering the fact that the opportunity to educate our folks at home has been squandered for the last ten or more years. Thus, it is mainly through the eloquent submissions of folks like you on public fora that this opportunity to educate can bear some juicy fruits amongst our peoples. So please reconsider coming back to the Bintu however intermittently it can be. Please do not give up on the Bintu especially, due to the uncivilized and stupid antics in rudeness of our usual detractors.

KUGBEH MIA AR MWAY. Mweh louwah noomi gbi ma duni gii hun. So konne lay, yama time mi na bi longo la.

Furthermore, you very well know that our usual detractors thrive only in a chaotic environment hence the term: gbose-gbose-mordaphockers; is usually ascribed to them and their ilk. Please do not give them the satisfaction that they can succeed in overcoming us. At best, please just ignore the wretched fools, and carry on with the excellence you subscribe to usually.
Sengbe
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"...Don’t you think the break down of law and order is the main reason for current slavery?..." Specky 007

Is there a breakdown in law and order in Libya? I know for a fact that a singular CENTRAL governing body does not exist, as was the case when Colonel Muammar Ghaddafy ruled the Libyan nation for 42 years. Several different armed factions govern different enclaves in the country, plus ISIS. Does that mean that there is a breakdown in/of law and order? I do not think so. Centrally, perhaps. So I cannot ascribe the current trend in selling black Africans into slavery by these savages to that.  

"...If Libya had a stable government that had popular support do you think this would happen?..." 007

I do not know the answer to that question. Did it exist when the Colonel was in power for all those years? Clandestinely, perhaps, knowing the nature of dem A- rabs? How would you answer that question Speckyman?

@Cornie Rabbit:
 I cannot refute what you believe in your opinion, however perverted it may be. So long!
Cornelius Hamelberg
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Little Big Man ,

I could disagree with many of Rabbi Tovia Singer’s opinions but I don't know enough chemistry to understand let alone “refute” your O3

As we may or may not know, the devil’s agents are working overtime and some of his followers want  the gullible people to believe that they are holy men and holy women sent by ”the Creator of  heaven and earth” and everything in between.

So who created the devil? Where was he born? Does he have any parents?

Now there's spiritual warfare and flesh and blood breaking down

Ya either got faith or ya got unbelief and there ain't neutral ground” ( Mr. Dylan: Precious Angel)

We have to understand what’s meant by  “The first casualty of War is Truth” and that the enemies of Islam are very good at propaganda .They are geniuses, well versed in an Islamophobia going back to before the era of Crusader propaganda in Europe that got some of their people all jazzed up by some hideous allegations ( propaganda) that Muslims worship an unholy trinity comprising the devil, his prophet and the black stone in Mecca. These lies generated religious zeal, a frenzy of Christian knights in armour, foaming at the mouth with holy zeal to go and liberate Jerusalem from the devil- worshipping infidels.

Indeed “the enemy is subtle”  - appealing as he does to the infantile imagination and not only constantly but incessantly on the attack with his subliminal messages. The devil’s technique is to win your confidence and then introject a few lies that you will never notice, as was the case when the serpent deceived Eve.

The propaganda takes many forms; take Ayi Kwei Armah’s 2000 Seasons for example, a really nauseating piece of work culminating in this short piece that turned up at the top of my facebook page this morning : Arabs’ Mortal Hatred And Enslavement Of The Black Race, full of easily refuted outright lies, fake news,  falsified quotations , mistranslations and distortions, penned by one Naiwu Osahon.

On a much gentler scale this simple tale turned up in my email box a few days earlier : We are all Africans

Even in  the famous  Kuzari  (by  a Jewish author Judah Halevi ) - typical of that era , there is a contrastive comparison to someone from the darkest depths of the vast continent of Africa equipped at the most rudimentary language stage and  no more morally and spiritually elevated than a chimpanzee...

The Arabs will take over the world before the Messiah comes “ is quite another matter

Spectator 007
Reply with quote  #10 
<<"...If Libya had a stable government that had popular support do you think this would happen?..." 007

I do not know the answer to that question. Did it exist when the Colonel was in power for all those years? Clandestinely, perhaps, knowing the nature of dem A- rabs? How would you answer that question Speckyman?>> Prof Sengbe

I am of the opinion that the lack of a stable government created opportunities for militia gangsters and other hustlers to abuse our brothers and sisters for a profit. They are being held for a ransom.
Sengbe
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"...They are being held for a ransom..." Spectator 007

Correction! They are being brutalized and sold into SLAVERY by the post-Ghaddafy ARABS in LIBYA.

Specky, did you ever go to/attend the birthday parties the Sumners (Aunty Nancy & Uncle Doyle) used to hold for their kids (Sorbah, Kona, and the others) at their ministerial quarters in the late 50's to early 60's, when we were kids? Well! How do you think I know all of your siblings, but not you in an earlier post you made several months ago when you and Bra E had that KussKass? Just a reminder!
Eddie Grant
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Kothor Semgbe,
We're on the same side in this saga, so please allow your concerns to carry heavy weight by removing islamophobic gown.
The Arabs, are the most vicious and the biggest "monafique " in the world. It's rather fortunate or unfortunate that Islam have its root from their land.
They could have been worst had islam not started there and persuaded a few of them to be true believers.
Perhaps you and Bra Enviable are not privileged to understand Islamic teachings. These "kufarrs" behaviour is nothing Islamic rather it's devilish.
The Western media is largely responsible for the misconception about Islam we're seeing today. With all their vast knowledge on the world's religions, they chose to conflate islam and the Arab treachery. This is largely due to the fact islam has robbed them of their intended world dominance with their chosen religion. Africa widely accepted islam as opposed to the western religion.
What the Arabs are doing to the Africans today is devoid of any religion rather it's everything to do with hatred of the black race.
Spectator 007
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Sengbe,

We are not in disagreement about the brutality meted out to our people. You clearly are more on top of this story than I am. So I have a question for you and others, “are the people being used as traditional slaves, i.e. working for a boss who makes a profit while they get no pay, and or are they being sold off for a profit, held for ransom etc.”?

Unfortunately I do not have a vivid recollection of the 1950s in Salone. We may have met, but I must have been very young and don’t remember. I first left Salone when I was six years old. When I returned five years later to attend secondary school, I started meeting some of your siblings at parties during holidays.
Gaya Bomber
Reply with quote  #14 
Sprecky, Sengbe and Bra Enviable should be left alone because their perceptions of events are more important than the proven truth. They probably spend too much time watching fake news at CNN rather than getting their information from multiple sources. They can make their case that Africans or blacks are not liked by many Arabs but to say slavery is being practised is an oxymoron. If slavery is going on why are those Africans being held in prisons when they should be working for free? This duo is stuck in the past and will not let go of their grudges.
Bra Enviable
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Kaamor Sengbe and Agba Specky: Thank you for the kind words. May the Almighty Ngewor bless you guys. Ngewor is, of course, the Mende word for the Most High God.

Agba Specky: Libya's ungovernability is no excuse for the prevailing horrors in that country.  There is actually a degree of authority in Tripoli, where a UN-backed government wields power, even if tenuously.  The truth of the matter is that the Tripoli-based government has not done anything to stop the atrocities. An overwhelming number of detained and tortured Africans were "rescued" on the high seas and put in the custody of the Libyan navy and coast guards. Those armed agencies are answerable to the Tripoli-based government, which controls the capital and some contiguous precincts.

With the complicity of the government, kidnappings--mostly by civilians and security personnel--have become a RELIABLE way to own and keep  African slaves. There are thousands of Africans in government-controlled camps, where they are  OPENLY sold to private citizens, by security men and civilians alike. There are also thousands of black people who were kidnapped--often in broad daylight-- by civilians. The Tripoli-based government has NEVER lifted a finger to discourage this fifteenth-century method of acquiring slaves.


The CNN investigative video which revealed this horror was embarrassing, rather than regrettable, to the Tripoli-based government.
Here is an important detail, which has been overlooked.  Hatred of black people is so common among Arabs that the Western-backed coalition which overthrew Gaddafi, committed genocide as soon as the rebels marched on Tripoli.

Black Libyans {I am NOT referring to sub-Saharan Africans}, were targeted and murdered with unerring precision. The reason? The so-called "white" Libyans wanted to purge Libya of "apes and subhumans," a reference to Libya's black Arabs. Using the presence of African immigrants within Gaddafi's army as an excuse,  the "white" Libyans put Africans on the extermination list, prompting a Nazi-like elimination of black people in general.


Negrophobia--that is, hatred of black people--is part of Arab culture. When Gaddafi was in power, his anti-imperialism and the loudness of his Pan-Africanism--urged Gaddafi to suppress his citizens' hatred of black people. While today's horror in Libya remains incomparable, noticeable forms of racism certainly prevailed in Gaddafi's Libya. To his credit, however, the dictator's sonorous Pan-Africanism put women and BLACKS in positions that NO ARAB GOVERNMENT-from North Africa to the Middle East--could imagine.

  The blood-soaked drama in Libya is not an accident.  While the country's political chaos should not be overlooked, Arab racism is the main force behind the cruelties against Africans in Libya. The absence of Gaddafi's radicalism, which contained an unusual amount of pro-blackness, has simply given Arabs an opportunity to revert to type.

  Gaddafi stood out in the Arab world because his pro-blackness, despite its questionable mien, was unthinkable in a nastily racist Arab culture.  There is no war in Kuwait or Saudi Arabia. Yet, those countries have African maids in slave-like statuses synonymous with peons in feudal societies.


Bra Enviable
Spectator 007
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@Gaya Bomber: Please read my posts again. I don’t know how you arrived at that conclusion regarding my views.
Spectator 007
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@Bra E: I did not watch the CNN video and have clearly not followed the story as closely as I should. Please send me a link of the CNN video.

Thanks
Bra Enviable
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Some people are so brainless that I do NOT want to be around them. Let us, for a moment, forget the fact that slavery is part and parcel of Arab culture. Let also forget that the fact that there are black Arabs in the Arab world, descendants of African slaves. Let us forget these facts, which point to Arabs as wicked animals and historical, slave-owners.

Answer this question: If there no slavery in Libya, why are Arabs openly auctioning or selling Africans in slave markets? Why are Arabs buying black people? To turn them into relatives?  Some people are too brainless for comfort.
Bra Enviable
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Some people are so brainless that I do NOT want to be around them. Let us, for a moment, forget the fact that slavery is part and parcel of Arab culture. Let us also forget that the fact that there are black Arabs in the Arab world, descendants of African slaves. Let us forget these facts, which point to Arabs as wicked animals and historical, slave-owners.

Answer this question: If there is no slavery in Libya, why are Arabs openly auctioning or selling Africans in slave markets? Why are Arabs buying black people? To turn them into relatives?  Some people are too brainless for comfort.
 
 
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Sengbe
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"...Unfortunately I do not have a vivid recollection of the 1950s in Salone. We may have met, but I must have been very young and don’t remember..." Spectator 007

I am talking about the period between 1959 - 1962, when my parents and my siblings resided at the Hill Station Lodge with Sir Milton and his "family" (Aunty Sally Rogers) before moving to the ministerial quarters on Spur Road. I was a year older than you during that period. We were ALL very young at that time, not only you, but I still remember those birthday parties Uncle Doyle and Aunty Nancy held for Sorbah, Yema, Baaki, Kona, and Mahey (do you remember those names?). You, your sister, and younger brothers were there too during those times, so do not pretend that you do not remember, as wise as you are. Your Dad, and the Margais and Sumners were very close. And you do not remember? After that period your Dad was sent to the UK and Nigeria as the Saro Ambassador. Anyway, it really does not matter now. Just trying to refute the statement you made a few months ago that I have never met or know you, only your siblings. Case closed!

@ Eddie Grant of NGC infamy:
"...We're on the same side in this saga, so please allow your concerns to carry heavy weight by removing islamophobic gown..."

Bo School "Smallboy"?, Eddie Grant, what "Islamophobic Gown" am I wearing in this case? Isn't the politics of them Arabs based on Sharia law? Does Sharia Law not emanate from the Koran? Do Muslim Arabs not practice their faith through the Koran? Does the Koran not state that a woman committing adultery should be stoned to death in a public square for all to see? How about chopping off the hand of a thief with a blunt knife? Were the primordial slave traders not Arabs using the Islamic faith as enticement? I'd apologize to you and all if these questions cannot be affirmed, but they can, so spare me the Islamophobic gown allegation that I am NOT "wearing".

Go back to Saro and campaign for your losing candidate, KKY, and leave me alone with your nonsense! The truth is hard to swallow about the enslavement of our folks by the folks you share this gutter religion with, isn't it? Please remember that I have not cast a blanket condemnation of ALL the billions of folks practicing the Islamic faith - only the post-Ghaddafy Libyan evil-doers who misrepresent the faith by instilling brutality on my black peoples out of extreme hatred of my racial make-up.

Eddie, are you an Abeed?
Spectator 007
Reply with quote  #21 
Sengbe,

Between 1959-1962, my family was not in Salone. Think back and you’ll remember.

My old man had fallen out of favor with Sir MM because he supported AM for the leadership position in 1957. By 1959, he had made peace with MM who sent my old man and his cousin Kelfa Caulker off as envoys.

The only political leaders I remember before departing were Sir Milton Margai and Uncle John, whose house we visited all the time.

At six, all I wanted to do was play. I recall few individuals, families, and events prior to departing in 1959. Just remember a couple places in Freetown, Moyamba town, and Yoyema.

When we returned in 1964, that’s when I vividly recall meeting Sawba, Soko, Orbai et al. They were a couple of years older than me and we became good friends.

Can you remember much of what happened when you were six?
Bra Enviable
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Agba Specky: Here is the video you requested. Researching on "Arab slavery" is the EASIEST  thing to do. The EVIDENCE is everywhere. I do not want to flood this forum with one incontestable evidence of Arab slavery, after the other.  There is NO GENERALIZATION in the statement that Arabs are historical, slave-masters. 

Slavery is part of Arab culture. The so-called Holy Land, Saudi Arabia, has BLACK ARABS, descendants of African slaves. Saudi Arabia did NOT officially criminalize slavery until the early 1960s. There are, of course, slave-like black people all over the so-called Holy Land. A black man in the Arab world, no matter how deeply he understands the Quran--will not be allowed to lead prayers in a mosque frequented by "white" Arabs. It is rare, very rare, to see a black imam in the Arab world.

Can anyone deny that Arabs are not buying Africans women and girls as slaves in Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere in the Arab world?  I do not normally respond to cowards who rely on innuendoes to spew rubbish. Used for sexual slavery,  African girls in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are treated like animals. Their passports are seized, and those girls must work without pay.  Some have managed to escape, only to return home  as traumatized victims. Where is the generalization? Isn't it hypocritical to condemn Western bigotry, only to excuse a more virulent form of sadism in the Arab world?







Spectator 007
Reply with quote  #23 
Thanks Bra E.

Although I know a lot more about the Atlantic slave trade I am also aware of the Arab slave trade and that slavery was legally allowed in some Arab countries until last century.

I just wanted to get up to speed about the Libyan situation an am sure the video will help.
Sengbe
Reply with quote  #24 
."...Can you remember much of what happened when you were six?..." 007

Yes.

So na oosai ar know u orda fambul dem? Na America nomor? No, bra.

Anyway leh we lef dis torke now. ar bin jus wan prove point.

"...Sawba, Soko, Orbai..."

They are like brothers to me from when we bin small up to our days in England, and the US.
Spectator 007
Reply with quote  #25 
Prof Sengbe,

We’ll chat privately one of these days when you are free.

Spectator 007
Reply with quote  #26 
@Bra E: I searched for the video you sent on YouTube to read the comments section at the bottom of the page



Over 4,000.

I read a sample to get different view points.

Some serious stuff.

I certainly need to get more enlightened...educate myself.

Quick question. Do you know if more Sub-Saharan African people are still leaving their countries in hopes of getting to Europe via Libya?
Bra Enviable
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Agba Specky: The answer is "yes."  As you may have observed from the Video, most of the brothers and sisters being preyed upon by human traffickers and Arab slave-masters,  are illiterate. The mind, they say, is a terrible thing to lose. When lost to illiteracy in the twenty-first century,  the mind can lead its carrier into fatal blunders. I am still wondering why Libya alone is the focus, when many parts of the Arab world are awash with Africans living a slave-like existence.

The Arab world is one of the most dangerous places for a Sub-Saharan African to live. Narratives from Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Libya, are similarly heart-wrenching.

 The pouring of hot water on maids and the subsequent destruction of their bodies by Lebanese, Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian slave-maters, is fairly common. Do NOT let me get away with these "lies."  Do some research on slavery and Arab racism against Africans. You will see the facts and some graphic pictorial evidence to support me.

Where, therefore, is the "generalization," when torture and murder of Africans is horribly common in the whole Arab world, from North Africa to the Middle East?

Black people are the only victims who would turn around and either "pray for their enemies," or attack other Africans who justifiably oppose the enemy. Libya is not the only monster. Slavery is an integral aspect of Arab culture, and from the 14th-century to 2017, millions of Africans have been dehumanized by the Arab penchant for enslaving black people.


Bra Enviable
DMK
Reply with quote  #28 
Bra E welcome back. Any comments on the contribution our leaders across Sub Saharan Africa have made, through their poor leadership, to this evil state if affairs. Any lessons we should learn as we choose our next president?
Eddie Grant
Reply with quote  #29 
Kothor Semgbe,
Sorry I was unable to reply earlier due to time differences.
Believe me, I'm feeling the same way as you and Bra Enviable if not worse. However you need to present your points just as brilliantly done by Bra E.
I'll try my best to clarify some of what's misleading in your narrative about Islam. I hope to get the apology. Lol.




"Bo School "Smallboy"?, Eddie Grant, what "Islamophobic Gown" am I wearing in this case? Isn't the politics of them Arabs based on Sharia law? Does Sharia Law not emanate from the Koran?"
The answer to these questions is an emphatic NO
Sharia law is not from the Qur'an. There's no verse in the Holy book that supports sharia law

"Do Muslim Arabs not practice their faith through the Koran?"
They're supposed to but honestly, what they actually practiced are laws of their land. They used islam only to gain recognition .

" Does the Koran not state that a woman committing adultery should be stoned to death in a public square for all to see?"
Kothor Semgbe, your question is hypothetical.
The Qur'an never contradict its teachings. If the Qur'an ever state the above, why would it also state that anyone who destroy human life is as if he had destroyed the whole of humanity. The taking of human life is unique to Allah only.
'How about chopping off the hand of a thief with a blunt knife?'
These are all laws of the Arab lands and not of Islam.
"Were the primordial slave traders not Arabs using the Islamic faith as enticement?"
Thank you, you got my work cut out by stating a fact. When humans wants to engage in malpractice they hide behind religion to justify that.

"I'd apologize to you and all if these questions cannot be affirmed"
I'm waiting for it.

"Go back to Saro and campaign for your losing candidate, KKY,"
I'll be going at the end of December to help Salone get a better leader.
"The truth is hard to swallow about the enslavement of our folks by the folks you share this gutter religion with, isn't it?"
I'll ask Allah to forgive you for uttering these blasphemous words through anger and disappointment.

"Eddie, are you an Abeed"
Hahaha no bro, I can never be.

@Bra E.
Your analysis are simply brilliant and I want you to know that I share the same sentiments about these Arabs.
Bra Enviable
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Greetings, Brother DMK,


"If ose nor sell you, trit nor go buy you," is a well-known Sierra Leonean saying. The desperation to leave West Africa and embark on a trans-Saharan journey to Europe via Libya, is caused by the dire socioeconomic conditions at home.  Some of the fragile democracies in West Africa are, realistically, semi-authoritarian states haunted by lawlessness and primitive levels of poverty. From Nigeria to Sierra Leone, life remains drab, often characterized by criminal, political systems bereft of principles.

The African men and women seen in Libya, did not do anything unusual. It is human nature to seek greener pastures when your habitat runs dry. Some of us in the Diaspora are economic refugees, too. I am an economic refugee. I just happen to be blessed enough to acquire advanced education in an affluent society  like the United States, which I now use to live a comfortable life in an equally prosperous society. If I were illiterate, dispossessed, divested of hope and driven by desperation, I could have been one of the brothers and sisters absorbing Arab medieval cruelty, somewhere in North Africa or the Middle East.
 
The failure of our political systems, however, is no excuse for the bestial cruelty meted out to Africans by Arabs in Libya and elsewhere in the Middle East. There are thousands and thousands of Mexicans and other Latin American nationals, breaking every law to enter the United States. That, however, does not justify American dehumanization of illegal immigrants. Like prisoners in the hands of the state, illegal immigrants have rights, too. Every civilized human being certainly understands that fact.

During the Lebanese civil war {1975--1990}, scores of Lebanese left the homeland, in search of tranquility and a rosier future. There is actually a school of thought, which believes that there are more Lebanese nationals outside the country, than those domiciled within the Lebanese state.

Lebanese are Arabs. There are Lebanese all over Africa, committing felonies like smuggling, money-laundering and other crimes. Africans have never tried to abuse, let alone enslave, the Lebanese in their midst.  In a country like Sierra Leone, where nationalism was deliberately stamped-out by a criminal political system,  Lebanese have been emboldened to believe that they are above the law.  Illegal migration should never justify the animalistic behavior being exhibited in Libya, by uncivilized Arabs. 

Some Africans, usually the less analytical  ones, have opined that Africans have not been enslaved in Libya or the Arab world.   My response to that self-hating opinion is in the form of a question: Is there any difference between enslavement and being hung upside-down and burnt alive, like a pig?

What difference does it make? Whether enslaved or not, the torture, sexual slavery and forced labor that punctuate life in Libya, are fates calamitous enough to summon the vistas of plantation-era slavery,  in the Americas. 

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