Slavery in Africa – A Modern Horror Story « AfricaRights

Slavery in Africa – A Modern Horror Story « AfricaRights

This story raises many questions. Not the least of which is the shear illogical situations presented. Severing Achilles tendons for refusing to become Muslim? One Muslim may not own another Muslim as I understand things. Crippled slaves also would not be very productive either.

Then there is the statement about how westerners all think that slavery was abolished with the Emancipation Proclamation. That just makes no sense whatsoever. It applied only to slaves that were residing in the rebellious southern states, not even to those that were in the north. So how on earth could people all over the western world think that it applied everywhere?

This is not at all to say that modern day slavery does not exist. It does, and it is every bit as evil today as it was in the past.

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2 Responses to “Slavery in Africa – A Modern Horror Story « AfricaRights”

  1. Paul Sondergaard Says:

    Your points are well taken. The point on the severing of tendons for refusal to not become Muslim is not a slight on Muslims, and has no intention of implicating the religion, but is a piece of data on the tortures and ‘reasoning’ given behind the desire for total control over slaves by the madmen that deal in this trade. For all intense purposes, the ‘reasoning’ could have been Christianity, Judaism or for that matter not willing to howl at the moon on Friday nights. The point being made was slavers harm their victims to hold control over their ‘possessions.’

    As for the Emancipation Proclamation, many do believe, and I as well as those researching, did establish this, that this did ‘end’ slavery. However, possibly my wording was a bit misleading and should have read ‘many’ or ‘some’. I stand corrected on this point.

  2. patricksperry Says:

    In any case, slavery is an abomination. Your points are well taken. Thanks for the response.

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