Friday, September 12, 2014

Modern Slavery

From Aleteia:
One enduring evil, present at all times and in every form of human civilization, is slavery. In May of 2014, the world was awakened to the reality of modern slavery when Boko Haram, a Nigerian Islamist terror group allied with al-Qaida, kidnapped over 200 schoolgirls (mostly Christian) in Chibok, Nigeria. According to Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, the girls were to be sold into sexual slavery.

“Slavery is allowed in my religion,” claimed Shekau, “and I shall capture people and make them slaves.”

As of this writing, the fate of the Chibok schoolgirls is unknown, and every day that passes makes it less likely that they will ever be restored to their families.

Many Muslim leaders reject Shekau’s claim about the permissibility of slavery under Islam, but Boko Haram isn’t the only Islamist organization engaging in such practices. Reports have recently surfaced that the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) group has been abducting and selling Christian and Yazidi women into slavery. According to the Tunisia Daily, ISIS recently sold 700 Yazidi women at a public auction in Mosul. (Read more.)
A young Yazidi girl tells of the hell of being a slave. Not for the fainthearted. May God deliver them.

Another girl's story HERE. She was able to escape. Share

1 comment:

julygirl said...

I think it is interesting how some religious extremists claim such and such is allowed in their religion, especially when used to explain away some evil act.