Category Archives: Islam and slavery

Muslims tied maid to tree as punishment for leaving furniture outside in the sun

A woman who worked for a wealthy family in Saudi Arabia suffered a humiliating punishment at their hands.

Lovely Acosta Baruelo, 26, is alleged to have angered her employers by leaving an expensive piece of furniture outside in the city of Riyadh. One of the Filipino maid’s colleagues took a picture of Lovely as she was tied by her wrists and legs to a tree in the family’s garden on May 9.

Speaking this week, she said she hoped her former bosses would find their karma for all the things they did wrong.


Europe and the Experience of Slavery

…Let me begin with a notorious instance. At Midsummer, 1631, Barbary pirates from North Africa raided the Irish village of Baltimore, and took several hundred local people into lifelong captivity. Such a distant projection of Islamic power might seem extreme and even bizarre, but it was no such thing. Although that reality is forgotten today, the danger of Arab and Turkish assault remained a nightmare for the vast majority of Europeans throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and well beyond that date in some regions. If you have any European ancestors whatever, then they shared a common nightmare of such slaving enterprises.


Understanding Modern African Horrors by Way of the Indian Ocean Slave Trade

On January 15, and well into the morning of the next day, terrorists affiliated with the Somali Jihadi group Al Shabab forced their way into an upscale Nairobi hotel and business centre, killing 21 innocent civilians. Kenyan authorities, with some help from Western allies, killed some of the terrorists and captured the rest. Al Shabab justified the attack by denouncing the Kenyan government’s participation with African Union forces in Somalia, which has been in a state of civil warfare since the early 1990s.


“The boss demands sexual favours in exchange for food”

How an Ivorian domestic worker escaped captivity in Kuwait

On October 1, 2018, the FRANCE 24 Observers team received a message on WhatsApp from an Ivorian man.

The man had heard about a shady Kuwaiti agency called Al-Fadhli that recruits domestic workers and exploits them. His source was a childhood friend, who herself was employed by the agency and was experiencing abuse. He told us that some of these workers were being held against their will and could only obtain food in exchange for sexual favors.

To think we helped “liberate” Kuwait. Islam loves slavery.


UK: Muslims tried to make their imported nanny sell one of her Kidneys

A nanny brought to Britain to work for a doctor couple has detailed the alleged horrific treatment carried out by the pair, claiming she was called a ‘dog’, locked in a room for days and had her passport taken away.

Safaa Ismail and husband Hussien Al-Maghraby – evil Muslim slavers

Asmaa Hemdan was paid just £400 in five months, or less than 50p an hour, by gynaecology specialist Dr Safaa Ismail and consultant neurosurgeon Hussien Al-Maghraby, an employment tribunal was told today.

Miss Hemdan claims Dr Safaa asked her to sell her kidney and threatened to have her killed.


Slavery charge: Texas couple allegedly forced woman to work without pay for 16 years

Mohamed and Denise Touré

FORT WORTH, Texas — U.S. authorities have arrested the son of a former president of the West African country of Guinea and his wife for allegedly enslaving a countrywoman in their Texas home.

Mohamed and Denise Cros-Toure were being held in a federal detention facility Friday pending a probable cause hearing Monday in Fort Worth on a forced labour charge.

Guinea is a Muslim majority (86%) state according to the CIA fact book.


Ontario: Muslim family on trial for enslavement and torture of Son’s wife

Witness in domestic assault case had access to evidence

She lied. And she lied. And she lied some more.

And then she got caught. Right there on the witness stand. With the documents to prove it in her very own handbag.

Sehrish Hassan is one of the star defence witnesses at one of the most complex domestic violence trials ever to unfold in Hamilton. Her husband, his brother and their mother face a load of charges alleging they kept a family member as a slave in their Binbrook home, tortured her and prevented her from having contact with the outside world.

Hassan, a 30-year-old law clerk at Hughes Amys firm in Hamilton, has been on the stand for several days, called there by Dean Paquette, lawyer for Adeel Safdar.

How much you want to bet they’re card carrying Liberal Party members?


Saudi Arabia: Critics slam human trafficking of Moroccan ‘maids for sale’

In Saudi Arabia, pictures of Moroccan women have been circulated on social media to be sold as housemaids for lump sums of cash. The Twitter picture above shows two Moroccan women being advertised for “sale” as a domestic worker. The woman on the right is described as being 30 years old, with five years’ work experience in Saudi Arabia, and knows how to cook and clean; she is offered for 1500 Saudi riyal (€325, $397). The woman on the left is described as “able to cook Saudi dishes and enjoys children.” She is also being offered for 1500 riyal.


Muslim nation of Mauritania failing to tackle pervasive slavery, says African Union

The African Union has reprimanded Mauritania for failing to take action against widespread slavery within its borders and ordered the government to give financial compensation to two child slaves who were failed by its legal system.

The landmark ruling is the first time the AU has spoken out against the pervasive practice of hereditary slavery in Mauritania, which activists believe affects many thousands of people.

Despite passing slavery laws in 2007, and amending them in 2015, Mauritania has only prosecuted two cases of slavery. In 2011, after sustained regional and international pressure, the Mauritanian courts sentenced Ahmed Ould El Hassine to two years in jail and to pay 1.35m Mauritanian ouguiya (£2,700) to two brothers, Said and Yarg Ould Salem, who had been kept in slavery since birth.

Islam encourages slavery.


‘Somebody had to tell these stories’: An Iraqi woman’s ordeal as an ISIS sex slave

LONDON — Islamic State militants have lost the last of their strongholds, but for Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad, a new battle is just beginning.

Three years after escaping militants in northern Iraq, Murad is unveiling a harrowing memoir, “The Last Girl,” about her ordeal as a sex slave.

Murad’s disturbing personal account is part of her effort, represented by human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, to bring Islamic State members to justice for war crimes and genocide against the Yazidi people.

“This is not something I chose,” Murad, 24, said in an interview in the lounge of a posh London hotel. “Somebody had to tell these stories. It’s not easy.”

Islam is a barbaric cult that condones Sex Slavery: Yes, boys, you CAN have sex slaves: Outrage as British Muslim cleric at mosque where Cardiff jihadis were radicalised tells teenagers that ‘captives’ are permissible under Islam in vile sermon


US warned Mauritania’s ‘total failure’ on slavery should rule out trade benefits

The routine abuse of thousands of enslaved Mauritanians, including rape, beatings and unpaid labour, should prevent the African republic from receiving US trade benefits, American labour unions have said.

Mauritania, which has one of the highest rates of modern-day slavery in the world and has been roundly criticised for its poor human rights record, is currently on a list of countries that benefit from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). The act, designed to promote the economic development of countries that can show they uphold human rights and meet labour standards, enables African countries to export goods duty-free to US markets.

But Mauritania is a Muslim majority state!


No justice for slaves of Muslims in Brussels’ court

Belgian court finds Arab princesses guilty of trafficking and abusing servants

Eight princesses from Abu Dhabi’s ruling al-Nahyan family were each given a 15-month suspended prison sentence and fined 165,000 euros ($185,000) on Friday after a court in Belgium found them guilty of human trafficking and degrading their servants.

The incident dates back to 2008, when Princess Shekha Alnehayan and her seven daughters rented an entire floor in Brussels’ Conrad Hotel for several months and brought more than 20 servants with them.

According to the prosecution, the workers were “treated like slaves” and forced to attend to the princesses’ every wish 24 hours a day, while not being given enough food or beds to sleep in. Prosecutors said the princesses had also confiscated their passports and refused to pay their salaries.