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ARAB RACIST GENOCIDE IN SUDAN – WORST CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY SINCE WWII

April 25, 2010

ARAB RACIST GENOCIDE IN SUDAN – WORST CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY SINCE WWII
YES, IT IS ABOUT RACISM

Genocide in Darfur: investigating the atrocities in the Sudan – Page 30 Samuel Totten, Eric Markusen – 2006
Racist ideology plays an important part of the story, as it has in the history of other twentieth century genocides… And the psychology of “genocide” has become familiar through the sorry repetition of genocidal acts that the last century has witnessed. In 1987, Libya used the northwest Darfur corner as a backdoor to attack Chad. It had equipped and sent out the so-called Arab legion, an Arab supremacist militia, to pursue Arab expansion in the minerall-rich sub-Saharan regions it bordered and to drive out the African tribes. Libya was not orchestrating a simple border raid on a poor country; it was pursuing a new strategy of pan-

Arabism, couched in an emotionally charged ideology.
The sharp distinctions between Arabs and Africans in the racially mixed Darfur region had not been drawn until the ideology of pan-Arabism that came out of the Libya made itself felt.
Some of the nomadic sheiks of the region came to see themselves as the avatars of Arabism, the authentic representatives of their Bedouin origins. They foisted a racial label on a farming people whose way of life they simultaneously distained and felt threatned by.
http://books.google.com/books?id=S2a9bDb0qesC&pg=PA30

“The Janjaweed are like a grotesque mixture of the mafia and the Ku Klux Klan,” says Prendergast. “These guys have a racist ideology that sees the Arab population as the supreme population that would like to see the subjugation of non-Arab peoples. They’re criminal racketeers that have been supported very directly by the government to wage the war against the people of Darfur.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/08/60minutes/main648277.shtml

The Janjaweed are sort of the KKK, the Ku Klux Klan of Darfur. They’ve been used by the government to attack non-Arab civilian populations, to wipe them out so that they undermine the rebellion in Darfur.
http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0706/17/cnr.03.html 

Racism at root of Sudan’s Darfur crisis / The Christian Science (14 Jul 2004)
http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0714/p09s02-coop.html

genocide… Janjaweeds… blatant racism and a political ideology known as “Arab supremacism” also fuel the Janjaweed’s agenda.
The Janjaweed are both “cleaning” the land of non-Arabs and viciously combating the rebellion while receiving impunity from the government in Khartoum…
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_coverage/africa/darfur/militia.html

Blacks in Sudan are seen as inferior to the Arabs
http://www.turkishweekly.net/op-ed/2419/humanitarian-intervention-in-darfur-a-viable-option.html

Darfur TV cameras cover violence in the Middle East,  but a war of… ferocity has been going on in Darfur, western Sudan, since 2004, largely unnoticed. Here the goal of Sudanese Arab gun-wielding, horse-riding,  janjaweed militias is to eliminate the non-Arab population. Up to 300,000 people had been shot, hacked, or starved to death by the end of 2006. Thousands of women have been raped. Raids in Darfur by small bands of men with simple hand-held weapons –even machetes in some cases– are killing more people, both in absolute numbers and as rate-per-thousand of the population, than modern computer-guided weapons systems or supersonic fighters dropping fragmentation bombs.
…The janjaweed militiamen are pastoral Arab tribes who have long despised the black African farmers who practice settled agriculture… [Sex and War: How Biology Explains Warfare and Terrorism and Offers a Path to a Safer World, Authors Malcolm Potts, Thomas Hayden, Publisher BenBella Books, 2008 (ISBN 1933771577, 9781933771571) p. 345]
http://books.google.com/books?id=utUUHbI84QAC&pg=PA345

Sudán: race, religion and violence  Jok Madut Jok – 2007 – 338 pages  (page 176)
…the governement… building anti-Dinka militias to fight the war by proxy. To persuade Arab Sudanese to join militias, the old Sudanese ideas of racial cleavage between the north and the south were deployed. Southerners were characterized as abid (slaves) and …
http://books.google.com/books?id=riBzAAAAMAAJ&q=anti-dinka

The Sudanese soldiers and Janjaweed abuse their victims as “Abid” or “Zurka,” meaning slave or “dirty black,” and tell them that the rape will produce light-skinned babies. (“Complicity with evil”: the United Nations in the age of modern genocide By Adam LeBor, Yale University Press, 2006, p. 152)
http://books.google.com/books?id=Hr18bWYwCEcC&pg=PA152&lpg=PA152

Dr Deng traces the conflict to its toots, dating back to ancient times, when the Arabs traded freely with Bilad al-Sudan, an Arabic phrase “from which Sudan derives its name” and which means “Land of the BlacksThe term land of the blacks was one applied to regions of Africa by almost all outsiders. Today, because the continent’s countries were named by outsiders a good number of them have names that translate as land of the blacks:

The Arab traders married into leading African families. In due time, and with the expansion of Islam and the Arab empire ..

in the 7th century, many descendants DESCENDANTS. Those who have issued from an individual, and include his children, grandchildren, and their children to the remotest degree.  of the admixture of Arab and African blood became ready converts to Islam.

But, unlike elsewhere in Africa “where, with the exception of Mauritania, people identify themselves as Africans, the northern Sudanese see themselves as Arabs and deny the strongly African element in their skin colour and physical features. They associate these features with the Negroid race and see it as the mother race of slaves, inferior and demeaned.

“Having been permitted by Islam and the assimilationist Arab culture to pass into the supposedly superior Arab-Islamic identity, northern Sudanese ‘Arabs’ (39%) do not only vehemently resist any attempt by the non-Arab population (61% nation-wide, with 33% in the South and 28% in the North) to identify the country with black Africa,” says Dr Deng.

They insist on defining it as an Arab country “A prominent northern Sudanese scholar and statesman has even suggested that the Sudan should change its name because it is reminiscent of a denigrated racial label.”

“In the Sudanese context, the more the North asserts its Arabness, the more the South asserts Africanness as a counter identity,” says Dr Deng. Therein lies the heart of the conflict: “In both the North and the South, then, the identity factors have been moved from the realm of benign self-perception to the politically contested stage of national symbolism with the associated implications of shaping and sharing power, wealth, and other national values.”

But, while the conflicting identities between the North and the South appear clear-cur, there are also large groups of non-Arab communities in the North (about 28%) “who have been partially assimilated by their conversion to Islam and adoption of Arabic as the language of communication with other tribes.” These groups have been “virtually adopted by the dominant Arab groups as ‘orphans’ of Arabism, redeemed from their degraded status of their slave origin as black.

“Their identification with Arabism.” Dr Deng says, “is the result of a process in which races and religions were ranked, with Arabs and Muslims respected as free, superior and a race of slave masters, while Negroes and heathens were viewed as legitimate target of slavery, if they were not in fact already slaves.”

All it needed for an African to become an Arab was to convert to Islam, learn to speak Arabic language Arabic language

Ancient Semitic language whose dialects are spoken throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Though Arabic words and proper names are found in Aramaic inscriptions, abundant documentation of the language begins only with the rise of Islam, whose main texts , intermarry with the Arabs and identify genealogically  with the master race. “In due course, so liberal was the process that the claim to Arab ancestry could be made from fictional assertions that usually did not need to be verified.”

Colour of skin is also an important factor in Sudan: “The darker the colour of skin, the less authentic the claim to Arab ancestry and the greater the likelihood of being looked down on as of slave origin.”

The vision of the leadership of Sudanese “Arabs” (39%) for a “united Sudan” is one in which the Southerners (33%) are either peacefully converted or forced into Islam. Their vision is a “united Sudan” in which 39% are “Arabs” while 61% are “orphans” of Arabism. The South has rejected that vision as unacceptable and divisive

The vision of the southern leadership had been that of self-preservation and protection of their ancient beliefs and cultures and, lately, Christianity. But in recent years, led by the SPLA/M, for a “United Sudan” has been that of a nation under secular laws, with religious and racial identities consigned to the realm of benign self-perception.

That was the vision the SPLM/A brought to the negotiating table at Machakos. Under this vision, the identity of the nation would revolve around .. name and the flag. Sudan would no longer be identified as “Islamic” or “Arab” or “African”, though in some appropriate instances beneficial to Sudan it could still be identified as “Afro-Arab”.

That vision was rejected as “unacceptable to Islam” by the government “because Islam is a way of life” and therefore encompasses everything a Muslim does.

The compromise vision, it seemed, was the Machakos Protocol, which would give the South six years of secular self-administration in a United Sudan, with the option of voting for the continuation of such unity in diversity or secession as a separate nation.

But the September suspension of the talks by the government and the call for an all-out war should not be seen as mere protest for the SPLA’s capture of Torit, as no ceasefire agreement was signed.

During the negotiations leading to the Machakos Protocol, the government continued the bombing of SPLA-controlled areas and captured a string of SPLA positions; while the SPLA captured the strategic town of Kapoeta from the government, and none of them walked out of the peace talks in protest.

The likelihood is that President Omar Bashir Omar Bashir can refer to:
Omar al-Bashir, leader of Sudan, like President Numeiri before him, has given in to relentless high and low profiled criticism from pan-Arabists and Islamic extremists for having signed the Machakos Protocol, which they see as signalling either an end to their hegemony over other races and religions or providing a possible way out for the people of the South.

When eventually they return to the negotiating table, the observing nations will find that the Sudanese leaders do not agree on what it was exactly they agreed to in Machakos.
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Why+peace+is+elusive:+The+government+has+suspended+the+peace+talks…-a093230771

Grass curtain, Volumes 1-2, Author Southern Sudan Association, Published 1970
[Page 36]
LAMENT THE POINT OF NO RETURN by Jacob Akol Nothing but the pride of feeling more Arab than the Arab, would breed to lasting hostilities between the Blacks and the Arabs of the Sudan.
http://books.google.com/books?cd=1&id=cmRIAAAAMAAJ&dq=Jacob+Akol

Omar Hassan al-Bashir
[April 15, 2010]
On June 30, 1989, Lieut. Gen. Omar Hassan al-Bashir, a military leader in Sudan, seized power in a bloodless coup backed by Islamists. He assumed the presidency in 1993.
Mr. Bashir has been vilified in the West and blamed over the years for cozying up to Osama bin Laden, abusing human rights and unleashing death squads in Darfur, the war-racked region of western Sudan. Last year, he was charged by the International Criminal Court with crimes against humanity.
[…]
Bashir Accused of War Crimes
In February 2009, judges at the International Criminal Court approved a warrant for Mr. Bashir’s.
[…]
In announcing his request for a warrant, the prosecutor in the case, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, said that Mr. Bashir had “masterminded and implemented” a plan to destroy three main ethnic groups in Darfur, the Fur, the Masalit and the Zaghawa. The prosecutor said that the president, responding to attacks by rebel groups seeking greater autonomy,  had used government soldiers and Arab militias and had “purposefully targeted civilians” belonging to these groups, killing 35,000 people “outright” in attacks on towns and villages […]
The Arab-led government
responded with a ferocious counterinsurgency campaign, which the prosecutor called a genocidal strategy against Darfur’s black African ethnic groups.
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/omar_hassan_al_bashir/index.html

Nearly 30,000 people are believed dead in attacks by Arab militants on black villagers, and that may just be the least of it.
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0407/19/acd.01.html 

US State Department – Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Sudan The government continued to support the largely Arab nomad janjaweed militia… On October 23, an attack on the Fur village of Tama in southern Darfur left … threatened with death, and subjected to racial epithets during attacks.
http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2005/61594.htm

The war in Darfur: News24: Africa: Features Non-Arabs say the tribal fighters – on horse and camels… claiming a pattern in which Sudanese warplanes attack non-Arab villages...
http://www.news24.com/Africa/Features/964/53390f2c56fd428da673ccf6d678c35c/22-10-2004-09-38/The_war_in_Darfur

Arab women singers complicit in rape | World news | The Guardian 20 Jul 2004 … While African women in Darfur were being raped by the Janjaweed militiamen, Arab women stood nearby and sang for joy…
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/jul/20/sudan.ewenmacaskill

Inside the Janjaweed: how one man escaped the ethnic cleansing in …The racist character of the militia became evident… they activated their network of Arab tribal contacts in Darfur. …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/aug/01/sudan.jeevanvasagar 

Darfur – A complex ethnic reality with a long history – NYTimes.com 15 May 2004 …  many of the racist attitudes traditionally directed toward slaves have been redirected to the sedentary non-Arab
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/15/opinion/15iht-edofahey_ed3_.html?pagewanted=1

A peek into Darfur – Nicholas D. Kristof – NYTimes.com 3 Apr 2009  … All this makes the Arab League’s decision to stand behind President Bashir simply blood-curdling. …Racism by skin tone is not a uniquely Western concept, …
http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/a-peek-into-darfur/

Ahmadinejad’s Own Goal – The Middle East Blog – TIME.com 21 Apr 2009 … If the Arabs really cared about racism they would have arrested the President of Sudan for the genocide in Darfur. Talk about racism! …
http://mideast.blogs.time.com/2009/04/21/ahmadinejads-own-goal/

…the aggression and the racist attitudes of the Sudanese government...
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1205325,00.html 

Genocide in Darfur: investigating the atrocities in the Sudan (Samuel Totten, Eric Markusen – 2006) – Page 255
The primary victims have been non-Arab residents of Darfur. numerous credible reports corroborate the use of racial and ethnic epithets by both the Janjaweed and Gos military personnel; “kill the slaves, kill the slaves,” 
http://books.google.com/books?id=S2a9bDb0qesC&pg=PA255

The Crisis – Jan 2005 (Vol. 112 – 70 pages – Magazine) – Page 46
According to reports released by the US State Department and Human Rights Watch, the attacks on villages follow a … in southern Sudan call non-Arab Africans abid or slave, and zurga, which means Black, but is used as a racial slur. …
http://books.google.com/books?id=8kIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA46

Darfur’s Sorrow: The Forgotten History of a Humanitarian Disaster – Page 245 (M. W. Daly)
… while also disquieting other non-Arab elements in Darfur… the National Council for the Salvation of Darfur emerged. Responding to a racist appeal by an “Arab Alliance”...
http://books.google.com/books?id=LLGqKAZpUHkC&pg=PA245

Homeland Security Handbook – Page 187 (Jack Pinkowski, 2008)
Blacks are viewed by Arabs as racially inferior, and Arab violence against blacks has a long, turbulent record
http://books.google.com/books?id=XEmVaxZBXXQC&pg=PA187

Violence, political culture & development in Africa (Preben Kaarsholm – 2006) – Page 95
The Arab Alliance, formed in 1987, was founded by former members of the Islamic Legion (de Waal, 2004: 26). It was during this time that land grabs by Arab militias (janjawid) 2 became more frequent, and an explicit racist ideology
http://books.google.com/books?id=G-pVrSSxU7IC&pg=PA95

Sudan in Pictures (Francesca DiPiazza – 2006) Page 34
… a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.” in Darfur the Arab janjaweed militias have killed an estimated 100000 non-Arab people, burned their villages, and sought to destroy their way of life.
http://books.google.com/books?id=jaLr4YpUHGUC&pg=PA34

The Crisis – Jan 2005 – Page 46 Vol. 112 – Magazine [By National Association for the Advancement of Colored People]
According to reports released by the US State Department and Human Rights Watch, the attacks on villages follow a common pattern, beginning with bombing from Sudanese combat aircraft or helicopter gunships. … in southern Sudan call non-Arab Africans abid or slave, and zurga, which means Black, but is used as a racial slur.
http://books.google.com/books?id=8kIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA46

Darfur’s Sorrow: A History of Destruction and Genocide. … earlier examples of ethnic cleansing such as the campaign against the Nuba in 1992… and the injection of racism by the “Arab Alliance” and later by Libyan Arabs …
http://www.britannica.com/bps/additionalcontent/18/33606981/Darfurs-Sorrow-A-History-of-Destruction-and-Genocide

BBC News – Sudan country profile 15 Mar 2010 … Arab militias of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against non-Arab locals. … Omar al-Bashir is wanted on war crimes charges …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/820864.stm

Al Jazeera English – Focus – Profile: Omar al-Bashir 4 Mar 2009 … Omar al-Bashir has been the Sudanese leader through two decades of … has been criticised for what the UN has called ethnic cleansing… and crimes against humanity against the non-Arab ethnic groups in Darfur. …
http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2009/03/20093485834634368.html

Al-Bashir Arrest Warrant Issued By International Criminal Court 4 Mar 2009 … Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attends a graduation ceremony at an air force … Moreno Ocampo had accused Sudanese troops and the janjaweed Arab militia they …. the racial subjugation, ethnic cleansing and genocide against a people ….
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/04/albashir-arrest-warrant-i_n_171703.html

Peace in the balance: the crisis in the Sudan – Page 117 by Brian Raftopoulos, Karin Alexander (2006)
Today Gaddafi’s pan-Arabic ideals seem passé but the legacy of Libyan Arab supremacy lives on in Darfur. The Janjaweed are amongst those who are said to have received training in Libya. Regional power play clearly contributed to ethnic …
http://books.google.com/books?id=L1ntZmY30CoC&pg=PA117

The Economist, Volume 376, Issues 8438-8441, 2005 (p 12)
But peace in another, currently even more violent, part of Sudan, the western region of Darfur, looks more elusive than ever. For two years, the government has sponsored an Arab militia
http://books.google.com/books?ei=j4_JS5aYHYfg8QTxw7G9BA&ct=result&id=a8-2AAAAIAAJ&dq=elusive

Religion in Third World politics
  Jeffrey Haynes – 1993 – 166 pages
Omar Hassan al-Bashir cynically called itself an Islamic government, and instituted sharia law for three reasons: … That the amputees in Sudan are predominantly black, non-Arab and poor highlights the crude racism of those in power.
http://books.google.com/books?ei=TX3JS-WdD43-8wTY0ojJBA&ct=result&id=sCEvAAAAYAAJ&dq=al-Bashir

CATASTROPHE

 
FRONTLINE/WORLD . Sudan – The Quick and the Terrible . Facts and …Since the 1983 start of the civil war, more than 4 million people have been displaced, and an estimated 2 million have died. Opposition groups as well as …
http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/sudan/facts.html

The division between Muslim and other victims is unclear. The large district of Noba, populated by many black Muslims, was served its portion of horrors. The Muslims, should they be black, are not granted any favors. Since the rise to power of radical Islam, under the spiritual guidance of Dr. Hassan Thorabi, the situation has worsened. This is probably the worst series of crimes against humanity since WWII. We’re talking about ethnic cleansing, deportations, mass murder, slave trade, forcible enforcement of the laws of Islam, taking children from their parents and more. Millions have become refugees. As far as is known, there are not millions of publications about the Sudanese ‘Right of Return’ and there are no petitions by intellectuals negating Sudan’s right to exist.
http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART1/483/521.html

”Since the eruption of conflict in 2003, Darfur, Western Sudan, remains one of the world’s worst human rights and humanitarian catastrophes,” writes Margaret Roberts, president of the local sorority, and Jacqueline Jackson, event co-chair. …
http://www.ohio.com/news/cardwell/84546602.html

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LEADING APARTHEID AND OPPRESSOR OF THE WORLD SETS UP “HUMAN RIGHTS” DIV. [OIC], LOL

April 23, 2010

LEADING APARTHEID AND OPPRESSOR OF THE WORLD SETS UP “HUMAN RIGHTS” DIV. [OIC], LOL

This BITTER JOKE is in the news:
Major Muslim group sets up human rights division 22 Apr 2010
… The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) has announced it is setting up a special division that will deal with human rights.

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=173731


The regionalization of minority rights is most advanced within the West, in Europe and the Americas, By contrast, there is virtually no enthusiasm in Asia or the Arab/Muslim world to defelop regional norms on minortitiy rights. The whole issue remains essentially a taboo topic in many Asian and Middle Eastern countries…. Interestingly, the Organization of the Islamic Conference, representing Muslim-majority countries around the world, has a Department on Minority Affairs, but its formal resolutions focus exclusively on the rights of Muslim minorities living in non-Muslim majority countries (Khan 2002). (For representative example, see the OIC’s resolution ‘On Safeguarding the Rights of Muslim Communites and Minorities in non-OIC Member States’– Resoliution No. 1/10-MM (IS) , adopted at the 10th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference, 16-17 October-2203). The OIC has not attempted to codify norms, or to establish formal monitoring mechanisms, regarding the treatment of ethnic minorities within Muslim-majority countries, such as the oppression of the Kurds in Syria, the Ahwaz in Iran, the Hazars in Afghanistan, the Baluchs in Pakistan,the ‘Al-Akhdam’ in Yemen, or the Berbers in Algeria.

http://books.google.com/books?id=yySlh_dSElQC&pg=PA308
OIC, World’s Leading Human Rights Violators, To Set Up Own Human rights division

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/03/oichuman-rights-commission-.html

Muslim Human Rights–A Record Incompatible with the Civilized World …5 Mar 2010 … Yet despite the documents’ lofty principles, the record shows the Arab world is one of the worst offenders in the field of human rights. …

http://bsimmons.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/muslim-human-rights-a-record-incompatible-with-the-civilized-world-very-long-but-very-important/

Muslim extremist up for human-rights post 20 Apr 2010 … The Islamic legal code is enforced by religious police in Saudi Arabia and … Department has cited as one of the world’s worst abusers of human rights. … records it possesses prove a connection between CAIR and Hamas. …

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=143545

Last year International Christian Concern placed (Muslim) Eritrea at number nine in its annual Hall of Shame. According to the ICC the intensity of persecution was “high” and “increasing.” In the ICC’s report this year the group abandoned its attempt to rank persecutors, but again included Eritrea among the worst ten. Eritrea placed among the top four in intensity of persecution, along with North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Somalia.
http://spectator.org/archives/2010/04/02/eritrea-doubly-evil

It’s something along the line of Libya (where 2 Million Africans are oppressed because of racism) & Iran (where everyone suffers under the Islamist boot, especially minorities have a “special” treatment from the bastion of “tolerance,” like: Bahai’, Christians, Jews, Azeris, Baluchis, Ahwazis, etc.) hosting a UN conference on racism…

Meet (or rather not) the Janjaweeds butchers – the Arab racist, fascist, supremacist version of the KKK

April 18, 2010

Meet (or rather not) the Janjaweeds butchers – the Arab racist, fascist, supremacist version of the KKK

“The Janjaweed are like a grotesque mixture of the mafia and the Ku Klux Klan,” says Prendergast. “These guys have a racist ideology that sees the Arab population as the supreme population that would like to see the subjugation of non-Arab peoples. They’re criminal racketeers that have been supported very directly by the government to wage the war against the people of Darfur.”

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/10/08/60minutes/main648277.shtml

http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0706/17/cnr.03.html

The Online NewsHour: Crisis in Sudan Janjaweed Militia PBS 7 Apr 2006 … Janjaweed Militia – In-depth Coverage of Crisis in Sudan by the Online NewsHour. … as observers often tell stories of Janjaweed militiamen riding horses …blatant racism and a political ideology known as “Arab supremacism” also fuel the Janjaweed’s agenda.

The Janjaweed are both “cleaning” the land of non-Arabs and viciously combating the rebellion while receiving impunity from the government in Khartoum, de Waal said.

The Janjaweed has been a key force in the government’s campaign in Darfur “that has resulted in the murder, rape and forced displacement of thousands of civilians,” said Human Rights Watch, a nonprofit organization particularly concerned about Darfur.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/indepth_coverage/africa/darfur/militia.html

Genocide in Darfur

Racial Motivation of the Genocide. Reports state the African Arab Janjaweed shout racial slurs as they destroy the villages, claiming that they will kill all non-Arab “Africans” or “Blacks”. While both the Janjaweed and Darfurians have black skin, the Janjaweed persecute the Darfurians because they are non-Arabs.

One refugree told New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof that “the Arabs want to get rid of anyone with black skin… There are no blacks left [in the area I fled].”

http://internationalstudies.uchicago.edu/outreach/archive/speakersbureau/alizalevine.ppt

They grabbed my donkey and my straw and said, ‘Black girl, you are too dark. You are like a dog. We want to make a light baby,’ ” said Sawela Suliman, 22, showing slashes from where a whip had struck her thighs. ‘They said, ‘You get out of this area and leave the child when it’s made.’ ”
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A16001-2004Jun29?language=printer

…bad guys — the Arab supremacist Janjaweed, their backers in the Sudanese government and their protectors in the oil-hungry Chinese government — and good guys, the oppressed African Darfuris…
That the Janjaweed are bad guys is beyond doubt — they precipitated a conflict that has killed 200,000 and left 2 million homeless in four years, and their own catalogue of atrocities includes mass murder, wholesale rape and burning of “enemy” villages. The same is true of the Sudanese government, which has instigated and supported the Janjaweed reign of terror, and also of Beijing, which shows ruthless cynicism by shielding Khartoum from international sanction in keeping with its insistence that countries should be left to manage their own internal affairs — a position driven by its desire to protect its oil interests in southern Sudan.
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1667153,00.html

Nigeriaworld Feature Article – On homosexuality: Black …1 Apr 2009 … Supremacists include the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Brotherhood and Arab Janjaweeds. The liberal racist is the direct opposite of the supremacist …
http://nigeriaworld.com/articles/2009/apr/015.html

The Janjaweed first emerged in 1988 after Chadian President Hissène Habré, backed by France and the United States, defeated the Libyan army, thereby ending Col. Muammar al-Gaddafi’s territorial designs on Chad. Libya’s Chadian protégé, Acheickh Ibn Omer Saeed, retreated with his Arab militia forces to Darfur, where they were hosted by Sheikh Musa Hilal, the newly-elevated chief of the Mahamid Rizeigat Arabs of north Darfur. Hilal’s tribesmen had earlier smuggled Libyan weapons to Ibn Omer’s forces. A French-Chadian incursion destroyed Ibn Omer’s camp, but his weapons remained with his Mahamid hosts, along with an Arab supremacist ideology associated with the Libyan-sponsored ˜Arab Reunion’.
http://en.allexperts.com/e/j/ja/janjaweed.htm

Homemade genocide… The large district of Noba, populated by many black Muslims, was served its portion of horrors. The Muslims, should they be black, are not granted any favors. Since the rise to power of radical Islam, under the spiritual guidance of Dr. Hassan Thorabi, the situation has worsened. This is probably the worst series of crimes against humanity since WWII. We’re talking about ethnic cleansing, deportations, mass murder, slave trade, forcible enforcement of the laws of Islam, taking children from their parents and more. Millions have become refugees. As far as is known, there are not millions of publications about the Sudanese ‘Right of Return’ and there are no petitions by intellectuals negating Sudan’s right to exist.

http://www.nrg.co.il/online/1/ART1/483/521.html

”Since the eruption of conflict in 2003, Darfur, Western Sudan, remains one of the world’s worst human rights and humanitarian catastrophes,” writes Margaret Roberts, president of the local sorority, and Jacqueline Jackson, event co-chair. …

http://www.ohio.com/news/cardwell/84546602.html

U.S. says janjaweed militia is supported by Sudan’s government
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-448866/U-S-says-janjaweed-militia-supported-Sudans-government.html

Sudan’s president appoints Janjaweed leader as adviser

Blow to Darfur peace talks as militia chief rewarded Hilal under UN ban and facing war crime charges

…A tribal sheikh described as “the poster child for Janjaweed atrocities in Darfur” has been given a senior government position by the Sudanese authorities. Musa Hilal, who is accused of leading militias on a state-sponsored campaign to cleanse parts of Darfur of non-Arab farmers, will act as special adviser to the minister of federal government.

The appointment was made despite Hilal facing a UN travel ban and sanctions for his role in the conflict, and ahead of his possible indictment by the international criminal court for war crimes (ICC).

…rights groups allege that Hilal ran training camps for fighters and was present at the scene of several large attacks on villages in north Darfur. As part of its case against Harun, prosecutors at the ICC described Hilal as a “notorious militia/Janjaweed leader” who spoke alongside Harun at a militia rally in 2003, making a “very racist” speech in which he talked of “holy war”. The court is planning to issue more indictments and Hilal is thought to be high on the list of candidates.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jan/22/sudan.international

“Carterwauling”:

Jimmy Carter’s Shamefully Ignorant Statement on Darfur

…Then there is the use of rape as a weapon of war by Arab militias in Darfur. The racial component of rape in Darfur has been well-documented at this point. In a typical example, here is what three Fur women–the Fur are the largest African tribal group in Darfur–told Doctors Without Borders: “We saw five Arab men who came to us and asked where our husbands were. Then they told us that we should have sex with them. We said no. So they beat and raped us. After they abused us, they told us that now we would have Arab babies; and if they would find any Fur, they would rape them again to change the color of their children.” Racist epithets are typically hurled at women and girls, who are often gang-raped and then scarred to mark them as rape victims–a terrible burden in Darfur’s conservative Muslim ethos. Can there be any denying that such ethnically targeted rapes fall under the Genocide Convention’s admonition that “[c]ausing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group” constitutes genocide?

Moreover, because of the stigma that attaches to raped women, marriage and thus child-bearing becomes impossible for many. And, for some victims, especially younger girls, ensuing medical complications make child-bearing physically impossible. Which means that these rapes clearly meet yet another definition of genocide contained in the U.N. convention: “[i]mposing measures intended to prevent births within the group.”

In addition, children, as well as women, are continually abducted by the Janjaweed. This, too, is a genocidal act under the convention, which prohibits “[f]orcibly transferring children of the group to another group.”

http://www.sudanreeves.org/Article188.html

Omar Hassan al-Bashir

Mike Hutchings/ReutersUpdated: April 15, 2010

On June 30, 1989, Lieut. Gen. Omar Hassan al-Bashir, a military leader in Sudan, seized power in a bloodless coup backed by Islamists. He assumed the presidency in 1993.

Mr. Bashir has been vilified in the West and blamed over the years for cozying up to Osama bin Laden, abusing human rights and unleashing death squads in Darfur, the war-racked region of western Sudan. Last year, he was charged by the International Criminal Court with crimes against humanity.

[…]

Bashir Accused of War Crimes

In February 2009, judges at the International Criminal Court approved a warrant for Mr. Bashir’s.

[…]

In announcing his request for a warrant, the prosecutor in the case, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, said that Mr. Bashir had “masterminded and implemented” a plan to destroy three main ethnic groups in Darfur, the Fur, the Masalit and the Zaghawa. The prosecutor said that the president, responding to attacks by rebel groups seeking greater autonomy, had used government soldiers and Arab militias and had “purposefully targeted civilians” belonging to these groups, killing 35,000 people “outright” in attacks on towns and villages

[…]

The Arab-led government responded with a ferocious counterinsurgency campaign, which the prosecutor called a genocidal strategy against Darfur’s black African ethnic groups.
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/omar_hassan_al_bashir/index.html

Arab writer admits: “We [Arabs] are racist to the bones”

April 11, 2010

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

“White Skin, Black Mask”: An Interview with Kamel Riahi

Kamel Riahi was born in the village of Al Manafikh, Tunisia, in 1974. Riahi, who is the head of the Arab Higher Institute for Translation, has recently moved back to his native Tunisia, and works as a full-time author. After having received his Masters in Arabic literature, he is currently preparing for his PhD in modern Arabic literature. He has published a number of short stories and novels, most notably The Scalpel, which won him the 2007 Comar D’Or for Arabic literature. Last November, Riahi joined four other Beirut39 participants at the inaugural ‘Nadwa’ (writers’ workshop) held by the International Prize for Arab Fiction. His texts have been translated into English, French, Italian and Hebrew. Riahi talks to Beirut39 about the racial representation of the characters in his novels, and his previous life as a nomad.

Translated from Arabic (below). Interviewed by Sousan Hammad.

Tell us more about you. When did you first start writing?

I hail from the northwest region of Tunisia, a marginalized region that suffers poverty and oblivion. Since childhood I moved between numerous jobs: I was a farmer, a pig and lizard hunter, a trafficker of cloths from Morocco, an electrician, and a bookseller in the backstreets of the capital city. I was also a traveling photographer who moved from north to south in order to capture pictures of jungle women. Later in my years I became an editor at a number of Tunisian and Arabic newspapers, and a teacher’s assistant at the University, a debater, and finally an international employee at various Arabic universities.

This journey has taught me that a human is like an idol, of whom Hemingway once said “a man can be destroyed but not defeated”. My life is full of ups and downs, an experimental life that never runs out of adventures. I answer to its appeal like a man haunted with a Jinn, playing hide-and-seek, I defeat it and it defeats me. I feel like I have a magical power that moves me to try and uncover it. I am not aware of what sort of power I may have, but it feels as if a creature larger than myself lives inside of me, struggling to break out to the world.

I started writing before I was conceived, I was in my mother’s womb, busily recording her plot to shed my blood and abort me. I struggled with all the medications and drugs she took to abort the baby, I counted her breaths.

I only started publishing in my twenties, after having lost my father.

And who are some of your most influential writers?

I am an avid reader to the point where I no longer remember who I read. I cultivate books and experiences, yet I never get influenced by anyone. I have always been myself: a complex identity yearning for independence. I love being a Bastard. I lived an orphan, and I loved being an orphan because this helped me become who I am. I have no idol, no father, no symbol and nothing is sacred.

There is a character in your novel, The Scalpel, who the narrator simply refers to as “the negro” (in Arabic as النيقرو .) At one point the narrator describes “the negro” as ‘simple and miserable’, one who reminds him of Mersault from The Stranger. Albert Camus characterized Mersault as being apathetic and alienated. These types of ‘racial’ social characterizations are similar to Ibn Khaldun’s writings. Would you say this is a deliberately placed connection?

Since I started writing fiction, I focused on the marginalized groups in Tunisia, whether socially or racially. My stories reflected the lives of the poor, the homeless, the shoe polishers, felines, young criminals, prostitutes, crushed employees, sailors and street peddlers.

I cared for the blacks in Tunisia so I tried to overcome the ideological arguments regarding them towards a psychological approach, and to show their daily suffering. The Negro in The Scalpel is a secondary character, yet he pleased my readers and nearly became the protagonist. A black man who hailed from the Tunisian countryside to became a guard at the “Jillaz” cemetery, the largest in Tunis. He is rebuked for being black. He lives a miserable life with his friend Bu-Lihya (the bearded one), both of them live in the same situation and pursue the same mystery: the case of the women’s assassinator. Both characters disappear on the same day in mysterious circumstances as if both are the two faces for the same token: one black, the other white, both of which are lost in the wilderness of the city.

You cannot judge a character by the name. This is what the novel tried to portray, since the entire novel is based on nicknames, not actual names. My novels mention no names. There’s the Negro, the bearded one, the mustached man, the Rotunda lady, the solid lady…etc. In the Arab World, a nickname ends the name.

The Negro chose to be called by this name because it reflected his color, his name did not suite him well, Saïd (The happy one), he felt alienated by that name.

My forthcoming novel will be titled The Gorilla, already one chapter has been translated into English by Peter Clark, a British translator. The protagonist will be a black man as well, and the story will uncover the (sexual) bastardness, racism and discrimination against blacks in the Arab world. Another novel I worked on, Diaries of a Slain Person, touches upon blacks in a new narrative game. These are themes that we must take into consideration, as I noticed in my many trips across the Arab world, with my careful observation, that Arabs are perfectly racist. A month ago, I was joined by a black Arab poet in Algeria, and was stunned by how she was received. All of this has confirmed to me that I am heading into the right track with this theme. Even in Tunisia, the most civilized Arab country, we still refer to whites as “free” and black as “slaves”. Blacks still suffer from being marginalized despite the fact that the law of the land and the constitution call for equality.

The name in the novel is a “wounded” name. Yet, names remain as signs that try to lead us, yet might be misleading in attempting to learn about ourselves. Saramago once said “Inside us there is something that has no name; that something is what we are.”

It might come as a surprise to you to learn that Negro was the term people called my black grandfather. I consider myself as someone of a Negro decent, although I am not black. Perhaps my wide nose proves this theory. Therefore, I am sympathetic towards the blacks ideologically, by heritage and by history. We, the whites, will not be liberated until we liberate ourselves from the racist views we have of other races and religions.

We still curse each other using “you’re Jewish” or “you’re Kurdish”, this is also racial and religious discrimination. Watch any Egyptian sitcom and tell me about the image of the Sudanese character. Listen to the Tunisian jokes about the Libyans or jokes about people from Hums in Greater Syria. Listen to the debates regarding noble families and family lineage… even horses now are divided between what is considered “noble” and what is not. We are racists to the bones. Attempting to hide or silence this fact will not help with the matter because we are a sick society which still suffers from the complexes of color and race.

http://beirut39.blogspot.com/2010/03/white-skin-black-mask-interview-with.html

More here:

http://arablit.wordpress.com/2010/03/28/kamel-riahi-on-arab-racism-writing-and-his-new-book/

Mauritania: Marginalised Black populations fight against Arabisation

April 9, 2010
Mauritania: Marginalised Black populations fight against Arabisation

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  Thursday 8 April 2010 / by Alicia Koch, Patrick K. Johnsson

Hundreds of Black Mauritanian students gathered at the University of Nouakchott Tuesday to express their outrage against what they call a “comprehensive Arabization” of Mauritania. The sit-in follows several demonstrations triggered by speeches, delivered by the Prime Minister and Minister of Culture. The students condemn a move to promote Arabic as a national language.

The atmosphere was tense on Tuesday at the University of Nouakchott. Under heavy police surveillance, Black Mauritanian students gathered, once again, to show their indignation over speeches given by the country’s Prime Minister Mohamed Ould Moulaye Laghdaf and Culture Minister Cissé Mint Boide on March 1, a day set aside for the promotion of the Arabic language.

Strong statements calling for the primacy of the Arabic language in strategic areas including television, education, and administration, while reducing French and other national languages like Fulani, Wolof and Soninke to sheer Vernacular. “Everything is Arabized!”, hurled Yacouba Diakite, secretary general of the National Union of Mauritanian Students (SNEM), as he condemned the Arabic language broadcasts on Mauritanian television. He describes the speeches delivered by the two ministers as discriminatory and “disastrous” as they do not take into account the country’s cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity.

This latest protest follows an initial demonstration that took place Wednesday, March 24. Mainly represented by members of the SNEM and bilingual clubs of the University of Nouakchott, the protesters hit the streets with two main requests : An apology from the Prime Minister who, by imposing Arabic as the sole administrative instrument of exchange and work, has given rise to a sense of cultural oppression among Black Mauritanians; And the resignation of the Minister of Youth and Culture, who, according Ndiaye Sarr Kane, spokesman for the demonstration, is incapable of representing Mauritania’s multiculturalism. According to her, part of the minister’s speech which read: “The national languages are obstacles to the emergence of the Arabic language,” were shocking.

The demonstration quickly turned violent as Arab students chanting “yes to Arabization!” clashed with the Black Mauritanians. The violence led to the arrest of several students by the police. The number of students arrested range between 4, according to Atlas Vista, and 8, according to RFI. Those arrested were released 24 hours later without being charged.

A multicultural country?

These multiple demonstrations has incurred strong reactions from the prime minister, who remains determined to justify his remarks, in an interview accorded to three journalists from the country’s private media and published on the ruling party’s (l’Union des forces de progress) website.

Interpreting his speech, according to him, requires placing it in its appropriate context. He further explains that the speech was made on the 1st of March, a day commemorated by 22 countries as a day of the Arabic language, following a decision by the Arab League, of which Mauritania has been a member since 1973. He insists that it was not unusual to place the language on a pedestal that day, he however denies denigrating the other national languages, which according to him, remain an integral part of the country. A country he describes as having both strong African and Arab roots.

Analysts believe that this is an essential fight for the Fulani, Wolof, Soninke and other black-skinned groups, who account for about a third of the country’s population, as the Arabic language consolidates the position of the Arab-Berber majority who wield more political and economic power, and who have often been accused of enslaving the minority Black populations. Slavery which is still practiced by the Arab-Berber populations was abolished three times in Mauritania in the last century alone. In 2002, Action for Change (AC), a political party which campaigned for greater rights for blacks and the descendants of slaves, was banned by the government.

Symptomatic of a deep malaise, the question of identity has rocked the Mauritanian landscape since 1966; a year that saw a massive mobilization of Black students in Nouakchott to ask for the suppression of a law that sought to make the use Arabic language in secondary education compulsory. A cultural constraint for the Black minority, natives of the region of the Senegal River Basin, the issue has remained latent for nearly half a century.

http://en.afrik.com/article17279.html

ARAB ISLAMIC SLAVERY

April 9, 2010


SLAVERY TODAY

[It is often] Derived from both diabolical motives, Arab Racism & Islamic Apartheid

In generalInfamous NOI’s L. Farrakhan’s support for today’s slavery & hateful Islamists’ revisionist history

SudanMauritaniaUAESaudi ArabiaKuwaitBahrainmisc.

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Leading government cleric, author of country’s religious curriculum:a
Saudi Sheik: ‘Slavery is a part of Islam’
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35518

Islam’s Black slaves
http://www.salon.com/books/int/2001/04/05/segal/

Where Slavery is Not a Metaphor
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/04/02/where_slavery_is_not_a_metaphor_105026.html

‘End black slavery in Arab lands’

27/06/2007
 
CULTURAL NEWS

THE Global African Civil Society Organisations (GACSO) on Tuesday urged the African Union to use its upcoming conference in Accra as a platform to end black slavery in Arab lands before the Continent embarks on the “United States of Africa” agenda.
http://ghanaculture.gov.gh/index1.php/10/privatecontent/File/CISP%20Ghana/privatecontent/File/swf/in dex1.php?linkid=65&archiveid=678&page=1&adate=27/06/2007
Slave Girls and Their Rights in Islam
http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/SStephan/slavegirls.htm

Darfur slaughter rooted in Arab-African slavery
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001970382_slavery02.html

Islam, Racism, Slavery…
http://adfc.pytalhost.com/hammihanirani/islam.html

ARAB MASTERS-BLACK SLAVES
http://www.raceandhistory.com/historicalviews/2252001.htm

Islamic Slavery
http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/SStephan/islamic_slavery.htm

The Persistence of Islamic Slavery –
http://www.middleeastinfo.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=14257

06:49 500,000 migrant workers, site death toll exceeds 800

‘End black slavery in Arab lands’   

27/06/2007
 
CULTURAL NEWS

THE Global African Civil Society Organisations (GACSO) on Tuesday urged the African Union to use its upcoming conference in Accra as a platform to end black slavery in Arab lands before the Continent embarks on the “United States of Africa” agenda.
http://ghanaculture.gov.gh/index1.php/10/privatecontent/File/CISP%20Ghana/privatecontent/File/swf/in dex1.php?linkid=65&archiveid=678&page=1&adate=27/06/2007

Libya, Slavery
http://www.mathaba.net/sudan/comment.htm

Saudi Arabia

BBC NEWS | Programmes | This World | The child slaves of Saudi Arabia In wealthy Jeddah, in Saudi Arabia, thousands of young child beggars are trying to survive.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/this_world/6431957.stm

Human Trafficking & Modern-day Slavery in Saudi Arabia US CHILD SEX SLAVES IN SAUDI ARABIA – We are continuing a limited investigation of the nonparental abductions of US children by Saudi princes. …
http://gvnet.com/humantrafficking/SaudiArabia.htm

Maids ‘treated as slaves’ in Saudi Arabia | The Jakarta Post Jul 9, 2008 … Maids ‘treated as slaves’ in Saudi Arabia… Working conditions for migrant …
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2008/07/09/maids-039treated-slaves039-saudi-arabia.html

Eight million foreign workers, mostly from Asian and African countries, work in a real hell there. These workers, making up a third of the population of the country, are tied hand and foot to their employers, deprived of any way to fight back. Slavery may have been officially abolished in Saudi Arabia – in 1962! – but immigrant workers continue to suffer under a form of "extreme exploitation," which is little more than slavery.
http://www.the-spark.net/np735401.html

Filipinas trafficked as sex slaves for Saudi Arabian prince Can’t see what the sympathy for the arab is though! Filipinas trafficked as sex slaves for Saudi Arabian prince – Coalition Against Trafficking In… …
http://www.catw-ap.org/2007/10/filipinas-trafficked-as-sex-slaves-for-saudi-arabian-prince/

Saudi Arabia: The Mistreatment of the Slaves — Winds Of Jihad By …Jul 24, 2009 … The housemaid revealed her tragic story to Saudi Gazette from her hospital bed. It has been only two months since she came to Saudi Arabia …
http://sheikyermami.com/2009/07/24/saudi-arabia-the-mistreatment-of-the-slaves/

Saudis Import Slaves to America :: I LIVE IN SAUDI ARABIA [301 words], noor alsawadi, Oct 1, 2008 13:43. ↔ Comment on Saudis Import Slaves to America [37 words], ak, Dec 28, 2008 01:24 …
http://www.danielpipes.org/2687/saudis-import-slaves-to-america

The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 61 [2004] Slaves in Saudi Naeem Mohaiemen On July 15, Human Rights Watch issued a report on the condition of Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia. …
http://www.thedailystar.net/2004/07/27/d40727150297.htm

Slaves in Saudi Arabia – Jihad Watch, Slaves in Saudi Arabia. A report from a Muslim, Naeem Mohaiemen, in the Daily Star (thanks to Nicolei): On July 15, Human Rights Watch issued a report on …
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2004/07/slaves-in-saudi-arabia.html

Child Sex Slaves In pursuit to pacify the West, the ruling members of Saudi Arabia deny vehemently the existence of slaves,especially child sex slaves, …
http://www.insidesaudi.com/childsexslaves.html


Kuwait

BBC News – Sponsored workers in Kuwait are ‘modern day slaves’ Dec 12, 2009 … Foreign workers in Kuwait have complained that the sponsored workers system which is currently in place is unfair, whilst human rights …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8409533.stm

slavery in kuwait maybe a problem – Anti-Slavery – tribe.net Jan 2, 2006 … Slavery is defacto legal in Kuwait and Micronesia. The problem is that slaves have no legal rights. They have to go to their own embassy if …
http://anti-slavery.tribe.net/thread/b42185d3-71b9-4684-a180-e2721c24c08b

Kuwait Crime: The sex slaves of Khaitan…
http://loft965.com/2008/11/30/kuwait-crime-the-sex-slaves-of-khaitan/

Servants: Diplomat Held Us as Suburban ‘Slaves’ : NPRThree former servants are suing a Kuwaiti diplomat, alleging that he treated them like slaves in his suburban home in Washington, D.C. The workers are poor …
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7626754

Housemaid jumps to her death from fourth floor (Kuwait ..)
Her boyfriend told her it was well-known that the Kuwaiti’s abducted Iraqis, brought them to Kuwait and made them their slaves.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=102×1593713

Eradicating Slavery: Preventing the Abuse, Exploitation and …
Workers Allege Abuse by Kuwaiti Attache, Wash. Post, Jan. 18, 2007; Colbert I. King, The Slaves in Our Midst…
http://www.aclu.org/images/asset_upload_file359_32786.pdf

Exclusive: Germany Refuses to Help Slaves of Persian Gulf Sheikhs …Apr 20, 2009 … There they received a list of business partners in Kuwait. … and treats its foreign workers as slaves, business as usual for the West …
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.3035/pub_detail.asp

Filipino, Maids .Treated .Like Slaves In Mideast .KUWAIT— maids working abroad are treated like slaves and their employment as domestic helpers should be phased out, a former Philippines judge said. …(Manila Standard – Jun 11, 1995)
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1370&dat=19950611&id=Ja8mAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FAsEAAAAIBA J&pg=6629,1889814

UAE

The dark side of Dubai – Johann Hari, Commentators – The Independent Apr 7, 2009 … This is a city built from nothing in just a few wild decades on credit and ecocide, suppression and slavery. Dubai is a living metal …
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/the-dark-side-of-dubai-1664368.html

Johann Hari: A morally bankrupt dictatorship built by slave labour …Nov 27, 2009 … Dubai is finally financially bankrupt – but it has been morally bankrupt all along. The idea that Dubai is an oasis of freedom on the …
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-a-morally-bankrupt-dictato rship-built-by-slave-labour-1828754.html

The Misery Behind Dubai’s Architectural Splendor – Architecture … Oct 16, 2008 … As you know, we always wonder at the grandeur of Dubai’s buildings…
http://gizmodo.com/5062693/the-misery-behind-dubais-architectural-splendor

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Dark side of the Dubai dream Dubai night view. Ben Anderson investigates the working conditions for some …. exploited and desperate people i.e. (modern) slaves that raised skyscrapers …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7985361.stm

Slaves of Dubai | Human Rights Apr 15, 2009 … They number in the tens of thousands. Toiling away in heat that reaches 50 Centigrade, the slaves of Dubai are the unseen and unheard …
http://gizmodo.com/5062693/the-misery-behind-dubais-architectural-splendor

Dubai: Land of Luxury, Land of Slavery – Raise the HammerIs there slavery in Dubai? By definition or not I would say Yes! Is there poverty? In the midst of so much wealth the worker’s compounds are sites of abject …
http://www.raisethehammer.org/index.asp?id=781

Michelle Malkin » Child slavery in Dubai. By Michelle Malkin • September 14, 2006 08:30 PM. childslaves.jpg. The issue of children–as young as 2–being kidnapped, …
http://michellemalkin.com/2006/09/14/child-slavery-in-dubai/

UAE PRISON.COM Covers Child Slavery Lawsuit, camel Jockeys Lawsuit …Dec 28, 2006 … UAE, Child Slavery Lawsuit, camel Jockeys Lawsuit, Abu Dhabi, uae rulers, uae abuse, gulf prison, arab jail, camel jockeys, …
http://uaeprison.com/camel_jockeys_uae_sheikhs_face_child_slavery_lawsuit.htm

FOXNews.com – 86 Kids Rescued From Slavery in UAE, Friday, July 08, 2005
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,161915,00.html

Anti-Slavery – 030310 Ten year olds forced to risk lives racing camels in UAE
Children as young as ten years old are being forced to take part in dangerous camel races in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), new photos released today by Anti-Slavery International can reveal. The photos show children racing at the Sweihan camel race track and even show a child narrowly avoiding being trampled by a camel.
http://www.antislavery.org/english/press_and_news/news_and_press_releases_2009/ten_year_olds_forced_ to_risk_lives_racing_camels_in_uae.aspx

UAE: Selling immigrants into sex slavery

— Raed Rafei in Beirut – 2008
She came all the way from Eastern Europe to treat her daughter’s asthma. Instead, once in Dubai, the 27-year-old Moldavian woman found out that she was lured into the city to literally be sold as a sex slave.

Her Ukrainian friend had actually planned to offer her to a local for nearly $8,000.

A few days ago, this case was brought to a court in Dubai, where the 36-year-old Ukrainian broker was charged with sexual exploitation, according to media reports.

But this is likely only the tip of the iceberg of human trafficking to the Persian Gulf.

Many people from poor Asian and East European countries go to the oil-rich region to work as domestic servants, labor workers or secretaries but find themselves actually forced into involuntary servitude and sexual practices, according to human rights organizations.

It’s rather recurrent to hear stories of men and women from these areas bought by pimps and coerced into prostitution until they pay their "debts." The sad reality of sex trafficking is the other side of the coin for a region portrayed as a hub for trade and economic prosperity.

An extensive Feb. 23 report on the topic by Reuters’ Lin Noueihed described one victim’s misery:

Aysha sold her wedding gold to pay traffickers $200 to find her and a cousin jobs in Dubai. A world away from her village in Uzbekistan, she was forced to work in a disco and expected to offer sex. Beaten by her Uzbek boss when she shooed prospective clients away, she and her cousin fled and hid in airport toilets for two days, surviving on tap water.

Some Gulf countries are becoming aware of this problem and have recently drafted stiff laws to combat trade in humans. Last month, in the UAE, officials promised to build shelters for victims of human trafficking.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2008/03/united-arab-e-1.html

UAE Royalty Sued For Camel Jockey Slavery

From Al Jazeera:

A camel race in Dubai. A camel from a "prize-winning bloodline" has been sold for 680,000 dollars at an auction in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where camel racing is hugely popular.

Camel racing lawsuit against UAE royals
Thursday 14 September 2006, 5:56 Makka Time, 2:56 GMT
A lawsuit accusing rulers of the United Arab Emirates of enslaving and forcing tens of thousands of young boys to work under brutal conditions as camel jockeys over the past three decades has been filed in the US.

The civil lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, was filed last week by unnamed parents of boys as young as two years who were allegedly abducted, enslaved and sold to serve as camel jockeys.
http://sweetness-light.com/archive/saudis-sued-over-slave-camel-jockeys

UAE nationals held in sex slavery probe – report – Hedgehogs.net Ukrainian police make arrests in bid to break human trafficking operation.
http://www.hedgehogs.net/pg/newsfeeds/hhwebadmin/item/673060/uae-nationals-held-in-sex-slavery-probe -report

Sexual Slavery in Dubai « The Fanonite Nov 8, 2007 … I have a friend visiting me in the U.A.E., …
http://fanonite.org/2007/11/08/sexual-slavery-in-dubai/

Worst Form of Child Labour – United Arab Emirates: Global March …Diplomats and businessmen from the UAE have been caught with slaves they have smuggled into the United States.
http://www.globalmarch.org/worstformsreport/world/united-arab.html

Bahrain

Bahrain has announced it will scrap its sponsorship system for foreign workers – a first in a region often criticised by rights groups over the issue.
The system, known as "kafala", is used to monitor the number of foreigners working in Gulf Arab economies, which rely heavily on cheap foreign labour, mostly recruited from countries from the Indian subcontinent.

Bahraini Labour Minister Majeed al-Alawi said the changes would be introduced in August.

Mr Alawi said the main change in the regulations would mean foreign workers would now be directly sponsored by the Labour Authority and would not rely on their employers.

The current system, which is common to all Gulf countries, has long been criticised by human rights groups for placing workers at the mercy of their employers.

Employers usually take employees’ passports when they enter the country and sometimes use possession of the travel documents to extort a large fee before the workers can leave the country.

Overhaul

Gulf governments have historically welcomed immigrant workers on the assumption that nationals will not do many jobs, which they consider to be below them.

Despite this, Majeed al-Alawi told BBC Arabic radio that the new system would form part of a broader initiative to place a ceiling on the number of expatriate workers in Bahrain.

The US State Department in 2008 placed Bahrain in tier two – out of three – of its annual human trafficking report for not fully complying with minimum standards to stop the trafficking of people for forced labour or the sex trade.

Labour ministers of other Gulf countries have agreed that the present sponsorship system needs to be overhauled.

The system means that expatriate workers can enter, work, and leave the host country only with the permission or assistance of their sponsor.
Many sponsors exploit the system to make money.

Since the 1970s, there has been a significant increase in the number of immigrants working in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council or GCC (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates).

The pattern of immigration has also changed as South and Southeast Asian migrant workers have replaced Arab migrants.

They now constitute as much as 90% of the foreign workforce in some GCC States.

The "kafala" system has become the legal basis for residency and employment.

Migrant workers receive an entry visa and a residence permit only if a GCC citizen or a GCC institution employs them.

Sponsorship requires the sponsor-employer to assume full economic and legal responsibility for the employee during the contract period.

The worker can only work for the sponsor and is entirely dependent on their sponsor to remain in the country.

Vulnerable

In many GCC States, the sponsor is legally able to confiscate the passports of employees until their contract has ended.

Bahrain’s Labour Minister Majeed al-Alawi likened the current system to slavery.

Women employed in domestic service are particularly vulnerable.
If an employee sues their sponsor for violating labour practices, there is generally no form of unemployment protection while the case is pending in the legal system.

And even if the worker wins the case, the usual result is for the sponsor contract to be terminated, meaning that the worker has to leave the country.

While the "kafala" system provides the state with an important means for monitoring labour flow, these policies can infringe the rights of workers as they are often used to deny them justice and basic protection.

This is the system that Bahrain says it is now committed to change.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/middle_east/8035972.stm

Emirates Melbourne Cup, Slavery and RacismNov 1, 2008 … It’s that time of the year again and excitement is building, with the retail sector inviting us to cast aside gloom and join in the …
http://www.islammonitor.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1694&Itemid=96

January 2010 – news archive Housemaids can endure conditions approaching slavery. Laws exist to regulate working conditions and to prevent employers from seizing workers’ passports, …
http://www.rascott.com/News%20pages/archive-January%202010.htm

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa | Architecture review
Many of Dubai’s construction workers live on starvation wages: £120 a month on average for a six-day week, with shifts of up to 12 hours. Housemaids can endure conditions approaching slavery. Laws exist to regulate working conditions and to prevent employers from seizing workers’ passports, but they are not well enforced. Government figures are invariably owners, partners or shareholders in private companies. You only have to travel an hour into the desert to see the construction workers’ shanty towns to get a sense of what life is like for those who are building Dubai’s skyscrapers, but few do.

Construction workers on the Burj Khalifa have rioted on several occasions, including in March 2006, when 2,500 protested at the site, and again in November 2007. A Human Rights Watch survey found a cover-up of deaths from heat, overwork and suicide in the emirate. The Indian consulate recorded 971 deaths of their nationals in 2005, after which they were asked to stop counting.
http://www.the-sheet.com/architecture-news/dubais-burj-khalifa-architecture-review

Slavery in the UAE… Slave indian uae emirates labour…  asia worker inhuman dubai abu dhabi dictatorship…
http://videos.desishock.net/166659/Slavery-in-the-UAE

Uae Construction Workers Dubai Abu Dhabi Middle East Human Slavery …
http://www.vidoemo.com/yvideo.php?i=Qk9kWFJjcWuRpLW83Mk0&uae-construction-workers-dubai-abu-dhab i-middle-east-human-slavery

Child Camel Jockeys in United Arab Emirates – SHOCKING VIDEOUAE is an Islamic country with proven record of torture and child abuse, including child slavery and sex trade. These children live lives that involve …
http://www.beersteak.com/breaking-news/child-camel-jockeys-united-arab-emirates-shocking-video/

I noticed in a couple of the threads on slavery in the UAE that people like to point out that slavery exists here, suggesting we are no better on this front.

There is a big difference between hidden slavery rings that operate in secret and regenerate when arrests are made, and a system wherein slaves are used at public events at places such as race tracks.

To compare the two is to blur the lines of culpability to such an extent that there is no right and wrong — or, more accurately, better and worse — as long as there are lawbreakers.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=364×500885

Sudan

The Raw Story | Features Though I knew about the rape of slave girls, I did not know this could also be happening … the interviews she conducted on slave boy rape while in Sudan.
http://www.rawstory.com/exclusives/maria.htm

Sudan: Widespread Gang-Rape of Boy Slaves by Arab Masters, Sudan, July 15, 2002: During a recent fact finding trip to Southern Sudan, … Another recently freed boy slave, Deng Ayuel testified: "I watched the Arabs …
http://www.hvk.org/articles/0802/135.html

Slavery in Islamist Sudan On a visit with his master to his master’s friend, Bok said he was instructed to talk in the Dinka language to another boy-slave, who had had his leg cut …
http://97.74.65.51/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=D8100901-E13E-4FF9-B1D2-5D4E03C5E7F9

Sudan, Genocide and Slavery, As the slave trade was denied by Sudan and the story accepted by the UN, …. A young boy of 8 was captured in a raid. While walking to the masters homes a …
http://www.lnsart.com/Sudan%20Slave%20Story.htm

Who was the real Slave Master?
http://answering-islam.org.uk/Bailey/real_slave_master.html

Arabs and Slave Trade
http://www.answering-islam.org/ReachOut/slavetrade

Goverment Sponsored Genocide in Sudan
http://www.religioustolerance.org/geno_su.htm

Slavery in Sudan
http://members.aol.com/casmasalc/newpage8.htm

Slavery in Sudan – hamline
http://www.hamline.edu/cla/academics/global_studies/Slavery_2004/Sudan.html

BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Probe of Darfur ‘slavery’ starts
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6468097.stm

Saudi UAE ARE SLAVERY: ALL ARAB COUNTRIES PRACTICE SLAVERY
http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/36025

Resurging Islam-Revival of Slavery
http://www.news.faithfreedom.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=888

Arabs and slavery
http://www.danielpipes.org/comments/86539

Who was the Real Slave Master?
http://www.answering-islam.de/Main/Bailey/real_slave_master.html

Arab Slavery in Southern California
http://www.littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=21323_Arab_Slavery_in_Southern_California&only

Islam’s Wretched Record on Slavery
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=4686

The living legacy of jihad slavery
http://www.americanthinker.com/2005/04/the_living_legacy_of_jihad_sla.html

NRO on Sudan Slave Redemption
http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment-jacobs060402.asp

Saudi Religious Leader Calls for Slavery’s Legalization
http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/123

Soyinka Links Darfur Crisis to Arab Racism, Slavery
Written by Evan Mwangi: Afrika News Books and Arts Editor
Wednesday, 25 April 2007
Nigerian author Wole Soyinka has linked the Darfur genocide to the history of Arabs enslaving Negroid Africans in Sudan, the Harvard Crimson has reported.
The first African winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and a consistent critic of the Sudanese government asked the Arab section of Sudan to confront its enslaving past and acknowledge its current role in the violence in Darfur as racist instead of remaining in a “state of amnesia.”
An articulate intellectual and dramatist, Soyinka delivered the speech “Darfur: Anything to do with Slavery?” to a full house at the Center for Government and International Studies, Harvard University. He addressed the ongoing violence that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths and millions of displaced refugees.
Soyinka argued that Arabs played a historic role in the African slave trade, and a feeling of supremacy still prevails among the Janjaweed, a militia terrorizing the Negroid part of the Sudan.
Soyinka said the Janjaweed are “motivated” by a mentality in which they see their victims as slaves. “You destroy a people if you treat them with disdain,” Soyinka is quoted as saying.
http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=518470
http://afrikanews.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=74&Itemid=39

Human Rights in Arab and Muslim Countries
http://www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/MFAArchive/2000_2009/2001/8/Human%20Rights%20in%20Arab%20and%20Muslim%20Co untries

Child rape slavery
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/sudan_niger_darfur_maurataniagenocide_child_rape_sla very/http://dorsch.hyperphp.com/arabracismandislamicjihad/index.html

Slaves, Sexual slaves
http://sudanwatch.blogspot.com/search?q=slaves

Slavery in the Arab World, a comprehensive portrait of slavery in the Islamic world from earliest times until today…
http://books.google.com/books?id=vO1pNQAACAAJ&dq
http://www.amazon.com/Slavery-Arab-World-Murray-Gordon/dp/1561310239

African Slaves In The Arab World Oct 3, 2006 … African Slaves In The Arab World … While many children were born to slaves in the Americas, and millions of their descendants are citizens …
http;//www.aina.org/news/2006100394917.htm

Boy slave ‘crucified’ by Sudanese Muslim Sep 28, 2006 … A Sudanese slave who was assigned to watch his Muslim master’s camels was "crucified" when he was caught sneaking out to attend a Christian …
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52181

Sudan jihad forces Islam on Christians Sudan’s militant Muslim regime is slaughtering Christians who refuse to convert … of Sudan to continue its jihad against the Black African Christians of … (2002)
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=26672

(Jun 30, 2007)
Muslims Taking Christians As Slaves The systematic rape, murder and enslavement of the black Christian Sudanese … and the Murahaleen in Sudan, routinely take black slaves as children, …
http://www.hinzsightreport.com/dave/dave-032507.html

THE SYSTEMATIC USE OF RAPE AS A TOOL OF WAR IN DARFUR: A BLUEPRINT …Amnesty International describes the human rights situation in Sudan as …… with knowledge of the attack: (a) Murder; (b) Extermination; (c) Enslavement; …. Indeed, international prosecutions for the systematic rape of women in …
http://www.allbusiness.com/legal/3589178-1.html

Slave Trade Thrives in Sudan – Christian Solidarity International estimates tens of thousands of black slaves are owned by Arabs in northern Sudan.
http://www.domini.org/openbook/sud80210.htm

Forced circumcision in Sudan – Women and children abducted in slave raids are roped by the neck or strapped to animals … The people of southern Sudan are black, and they are not Muslim. …
http://www.cirp.org/news/frontpage11-25-03/

Slavery ignored – black slavery in Sudan and Mauritania National …Black women and children (mostly Christian) are being captured in raids on their … (NOI) is speaking out — in defense of Sudan and of Muslim enslavers. …
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1282/is_n20_v47/ai_17443644

Islamic Slavery In his fact-filled work on the history of the Muslim Arab slave trade in Africa.
http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/SStephan/islamic_slavery.htm

Killings for Islam Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, … Starving girl trying to get to feeding centre, Sudan famine, 1993. …
http://markhumphrys.com/islam.killings.html

“Things non-offensive to Muslims” by Paolo BassiAs part of their racial and religious war against the southern black Christians, the northern Arabs also forced blacks into slavery. This modern slave trade …
http://www.islam-watch.org/PaoloBassi/NonOffensive2%20Muslims.htm

American Thinker: The living legacy of jihad slavery Jihad slavery also contributed substantively to the growth of the Muslim …. and Christians of southern Sudan, by the Arab Muslim—dominated Khartoum regime … http://www.americanthinker.com/articles.php?article_id=4407

Islamic Slavery – Even the famous Arab philosopher Ibn Khaldun, expressed racist attitudes … Slavery is still practiced in two Islamic nations: The Sudan and Mauritania. …
http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/SStephan/islamic_slavery.htm

The Centre for Advanced Studies of African Society’ Conference on Arab-Led Slavery of Africans’ convened by CASAS and the …. ‘Arab Racism in the Sudan”.
http://www.casas.co.za/activities.htm

The Unknown Slavery: In the Muslim world, that is — and its not over…
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1282/is_9_54/ai_85410331

Saudi sheik: ‘Slavery is a part of Islam’ In a lecture recorded on tape by SIA, the sheik said, “Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam.” …
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35518

ARAB MASTERS & BLACK SLAVES * ARABISM:
http://www.theblacklist.net/

Arab masters raping boy slaves, The rebels of southern Sudan, a mostly Christian and animist region, … because they go into these Muslim towns and they see how these women and children
http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28304

Islamic Slavery in Sudan – HUMAN EVENTS The International Criminal Court this week issued warrants for the arrest of Ahmed Haroun, the minister for humanitarian affairs of Sudan, and Ali Ko.
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=20586

The Persistence of Islamic Slavery All this indicates that the problem of Islamic slavery is not restricted to recent events in the Sudan; it is much larger and more deeply rooted. …
http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Printable.asp?ID=29227

Slavery in Sudan, Go to “Slavery in Sudan” – full report as published jointly with Anti-Slavery …. Children are taught a crude exclusionist Islam and made to Arabize …
http://www.sudanupdate.org/REPORTS/Slavery/slave.htm

Slave Trade Thrives in Sudan“I thought it would be better to die than to remain a slave,” Akuac says. … Sudan’s radical Islamic leaders encourage soldiers to take slaves…
http://www.domini.org/openbook/sud80210.htm

The Arab Slaver
Posted by Jeff Morton on Saturday, June 07, 2008 8:19:48 PM My country is called the great Satan by many in the Islamic world. We were once called capitalist pigs or similar metaphors used by much of the communist world. It has been stated by a certain group of people living within America that we have white devils running the establishment. Far to many Black Americans have yet to move beyond the race issue while at the same time (unfortunately) racism is still practiced by just about every group within our borders. I have experienced racism in Asian restaurants. I have had Mexicans say to my face that, “some Blacks are just ignorant!” I have dealt with many Whites who have a sense of entitlement that excuses racism because after all, the “It’s my country mentality” is still pervasive to some. I have dealt with the blatant ignorance of white supremacy as well.
One experience I have yet to have occur of late is a black liberal or black conservative politician or so called black academia mention the historical facts concerning Islamic slavery and how the Arab countries subjugated entire communities or groups of human beings otherwise known as infidels to slavery. This timing is ripe for this discussion.
When I read materials by Cornell West such as, Race Matters” or Jews and Blacks (let the healing begin) or when I read of the latest rant by what I have deemed to be our countries, ‘super idiot’ Al Sharpton, I wonder why Black America cannot move beyond victimization. It is as though we want white people to apologize for slavery and until they do we won’t forgive, ever! Truth be told, what the Arabs perpetrated on the African and continue to do so especially on the black Christian is remarkably never spoken of by Jesse Jackson or any member of the black community. Please, review the following video before reading further, click the link (www.dailymotion.com/video/x459mk_islam-slavery_politics) THANK YOU!
http://mortonstwocents.blogtownhall.com/2008/06/07/the_arab_slaver.thtml

Mauritania

Slavery in Mauritania
http://members.aol.com/casmasalc/mauritan.htm

Mauritania: Marginalised Black populations fight against Arabisation

Thursday 8 April 2010 / by Alicia Koch, Patrick K. Johnsson

Hundreds of Black Mauritanian students gathered at the University of Nouakchott Tuesday to express their outrage against what they call a “comprehensive Arabization” of Mauritania. The sit-in follows several demonstrations triggered by speeches, delivered by the Prime Minister and Minister of Culture. The students condemn a move to promote Arabic as a national language.

The atmosphere was tense on Tuesday at the University of Nouakchott. Under heavy police surveillance, Black Mauritanian students gathered, once again, to show their indignation over speeches given by the country’s Prime Minister Mohamed Ould Moulaye Laghdaf and Culture Minister Cissé Mint Boide on March 1, a day set aside for the promotion of the Arabic language.

Strong statements calling for the primacy of the Arabic language in strategic areas including television, education, and administration, while reducing French and other national languages like Fulani, Wolof and Soninke to sheer Vernacular. “Everything is Arabized!”, hurled Yacouba Diakite, secretary general of the National Union of Mauritanian Students (SNEM), as he condemned the Arabic language broadcasts on Mauritanian television. He describes the speeches delivered by the two ministers as discriminatory and “disastrous” as they do not take into account the country’s cultural, ethnic and linguistic diversity.

This latest protest follows an initial demonstration that took place Wednesday, March 24. Mainly represented by members of the SNEM and bilingual clubs of the University of Nouakchott, the protesters hit the streets with two main requests : An apology from the Prime Minister who, by imposing Arabic as the sole administrative instrument of exchange and work, has given rise to a sense of cultural oppression among Black Mauritanians; And the resignation of the Minister of Youth and Culture, who, according Ndiaye Sarr Kane, spokesman for the demonstration, is incapable of representing Mauritania’s multiculturalism. According to her, part of the minister’s speech which read: “The national languages are obstacles to the emergence of the Arabic language,” were shocking.

The demonstration quickly turned violent as Arab students chanting “yes to Arabization!” clashed with the Black Mauritanians. The violence led to the arrest of several students by the police. The number of students arrested range between 4, according to Atlas Vista, and 8, according to RFI. Those arrested were released 24 hours later without being charged.

A multicultural country?

These multiple demonstrations has incurred strong reactions from the prime minister, who remains determined to justify his remarks, in an interview accorded to three journalists from the country’s private media and published on the ruling party’s (l’Union des forces de progress) website.

Interpreting his speech, according to him, requires placing it in its appropriate context. He further explains that the speech was made on the 1st of March, a day commemorated by 22 countries as a day of the Arabic language, following a decision by the Arab League, of which Mauritania has been a member since 1973. He insists that it was not unusual to place the language on a pedestal that day, he however denies denigrating the other national languages, which according to him, remain an integral part of the country. A country he describes as having both strong African and Arab roots.

Analysts believe that this is an essential fight for the Fulani, Wolof, Soninke and other black-skinned groups, who account for about a third of the country’s population, as the Arabic language consolidates the position of the Arab-Berber majority who wield more political and economic power, and who have often been accused of enslaving the minority Black populations. Slavery which is still practiced by the Arab-Berber populations was abolished three times in Mauritania in the last century alone. In 2002, Action for Change (AC), a political party which campaigned for greater rights for blacks and the descendants of slaves, was banned by the government.

Symptomatic of a deep malaise, the question of identity has rocked the Mauritanian landscape since 1966; a year that saw a massive mobilization of Black students in Nouakchott to ask for the suppression of a law that sought to make the use Arabic language in secondary education compulsory. A cultural constraint for the Black minority, natives of the region of the Senegal River Basin, the issue has remained latent for nearly half a century.

http://en.afrik.com/article17279.html

The modern African state: quest for transformation – Page 136

  Godfrey Mwakikagile – 2001 – 251 pages

But of late, institutionalized racism by Arabs against black Africans has become a

growing problem in Africa, especially in Mauritania, Sudan, and Tanzania.”

http://books.google.com/books?id=zw6PgwJVaMwC&pg=PA136



Global restructuring and peripheral states: the carrot and the stick in …? – Page 227

Mohameden Ould-Mey – Business & Economics – 1996 – 316 pages

The report claims that the policy of Arabization in Mauritania “discriminates

against the black ethnic communities, particularly the Halpulaars” and that “it is fair

to say that the Mauritanian government practices undeclared apartheid

http://books.google.com/books?id=iWxZ9JV-UOEC&pg=PA227



Silent terror: a journey into contemporary African slavery

  Samuel Cotton – 1998 – 170 pages

[page 47]

13 In this regard, ‘Antara is the forerunner of the Hara- tine “black Arabs” of

Mauritania and the “brown Arabs” of Sudan, both of whom have internalized racist

Arab perceptions of black Africans. Indeed, after centuries of slavery, …

http://books.google.com/books?ei=UOC-S6XBEI32sQOL9pmaBQ&ct=result&id=2724AAAAIAAJ&dq=hara  

[Page 70]

I often cited a Mauritanian case reported in Newsweek in 1992. in that article,Fahl
Ould Saed Ahmed, the Arab owner of twoten-year-old African…

http://books.google.com/books?ei=UOC-S6XBEI32sQOL9pmaBQ&ct=result&id=2724AAAAIAAJ&dq=RACISM



RACIAL STRUGGLE IN MAURITANIA Jul 4, 2007 … RACIAL STRUGGLE IN

MAURITANIA. Posted by RUNOKO RASHIDI …. nations to take a moral stand on
condemning Arab slavery in Mauritania. …

http://www.cwo.com/~lucumi/mauritania.html



Islam’s Black slaves: the other Black diaspora? – Page 204 Ronald Segal – History –

2002 – 273 pages

There are, however, two states, Mauritania and Sudan, with rogue regimes that
… slavery but also policies amounting to racism in the treatment of blacks.

http://books.google.com/books?id=fdh3GYnXvrAC&pg=PA204



UN Report on slavery in Sudan, genocide in the Nuba Mountains, and …GENEVA,

Aug 30 (AFP) — Sudan and Mauritania were singled out for practising slavery and racial discrimination in a study of countries on the Afro-Arab …

http://www.sudanreeves.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=375&page=1



Yambo Ouologuem: postcolonial writer, Islamic militant – Page 5

  Christopher Wise – 1999 – 258 pages

There are tens of thousands of black slaves in Mauritania who remain the property of

their master, … who angrily insists that “the worst enemies for blacks right now are racist Arabs,”

http://books.google.com/books?id=D0oFGq8aowgC&pg=PA5



Encyclopedia of twentieth-century African history? – Page 356 Tiyambe Zeleza, Paul



Tiyambe Zeleza, Dickson Eyoh – Reference – 2003 – 652 pages

Since l920 Mauritania had been attached to French West Africa and the … But to

its critics Mauritania remained a divided country, where slavery, racism,

http://books.google.com/books?id=kjUHZrPBPPYC&pg=PA356



Durmam Daxxel homepage – Military Rule, Racism and Democratisation …THE ORIGIN AND EFFECT OF RACISM IN MAURITANIA & SUDAN As was noted above, racism in both countries has its origin in the ways Arabs came into contact

with …

http://garbadiallo.dk/mrulems.htm



Country Report: Mauritania Slaves are raised to believe that serving their Arab-

Berber masters is a … Denied an education and trapped within Mauritania’s pervasive racism and …

http://www.iabolish.org/slavery_today/country_reports/mr.html



Mauritania Fights to End Racism : NPRMar 6, 2008 … Since it gained its

independence from France in 1960 Mauritania has struggled … between the Afro-Mauritanians and so called Arab-Mauritanians.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87940096



The Senegal-Mauritania Conflict of 1989: A Fragile Equilibriumby R Parker – 1991 –

racial character of Mauritania’s Arabs. The so-called ‘white’ Moors, or ‘Beydanes’, enslaved and assimilated blacks, or ‘Haratines’, over a …

http://www.jstor.org/stable/160997



[PDF] Colonialism –Arab and European Compare

character of black African lands by importing Arab settlers, as in … ethnic origins, 28 per cent white Moors of Arab-Berber origin, and 40 percent black slaves known ….

The Arabs in Mauritania call themselves Beydane (Arabic … aggressors who have exploited, enslaved and oppressed black Africans for centuries? …

http://www.ncobra-intl-affairs.org/comments/Colonialism_Arab_and_European_Compared.pdf



Edofolks – Arabs in AfricaIn Mauritania, they have had to declare an end to slavery
six times …. Arabs’ racial war against black Africa started with their occupation and …

http://www.edofolks.com/html/arabs_in_africa.htm 



Ethiopia | Arab enslavement of blacks: The forgetten war…Sep 1, 2009

Slavery is still practiced in two Islamic nations: The Sudan and Mauritania. … Arab racism is so deep it is inscribed in the fundamental semantic … For many Arabs, the

historical description of blacks as slaves and …

http://www.ethiopianreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14973



Black Africans are also the victims of Arab racism. The Arab government of Sudan,
for example, sponsors militias that massacre and enslave blacks. The Arab government of Mauritania likewise permits blacks to be enslaved.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/article.php3?id=488

NPR: Slavery in Mauritania, 28, 2001 — The government of Mauritania abolished slavery more than 20 years ago. But despite the government’s persistent denials, the practice continues …
http://www.npr.org/programs/specials/racism/010828.mauritania.html

Despite the agtrocious anti-Christian, anti-Jewish Nation of Islam’s infamous bigot Louis Farrakhan’s attempts to rewrite history and the ilk sites like The Islamic revisionists at that lunatic site: “arabslavetrade” (with its made-up lies and “conspiracy theories”), truth must be told.

Nation of Islam’s infamous Louis Farrakhan support for the Slavery in Sudan

Slavery Is an Issue Again – New York Times… of Sudan in a black slave trade — and about the support that Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, has voiced for the Sudanese Government. …
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9c07e5d91439f937a15750c0a960958260

Slavery in the Sudan has come to increasing public attention during the country’s 16 year war waged by the Muslim north against the black Christian south
Despite mounting evidence pointing to the disturbing reality of Black enslavement in the Sudan, Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam maintain ties with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and leader of Sudan’s ruling party, Hassan al-Turabi. Under this leadership, the country has become a base for Islamic extremist terrorism, and Muslim enslavement of Sudanese Blacks has persisted.
The Minister refuses to condemn the current regime regarding this atrocity occurring in Africa to his fellow Blacks.
http://www.adl.org/issue_nation_of_islam/farrakhan_and_slavery_in_sudan.asp

Farrakhan and the Sudan slave trade Farrakhan’s support to the Sudanese slave masters is yet another example of his utterly reactionary program and purpose
http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/33/170.html

Farrakhan’s Sudan Connection
Farrakhan’s support to the Sudanese slave masters is yet another example of his utterly reactionary program and purpose.
http://www.therant.us/guest/jonsson/2008/02022008.htm

[Apr, 2010]
I recently read an article noting that slaves throughout history usually had more economic security and stability than employees of big corporations, in exchange for their labor. Slaves had more security than I have in 2010.

Between 1526 and 1810, Africa sold about 10 million of its people to slavery –many sold their own children.

Europe bought 175,000 slaves
Spanish America bought 1,552,000 slaves
Brazil bought a WHOPPING 3,647,000 slaves!
British Caribbean bought 1,665,000 slaves
British America (no longer exists!) and the United States bought a small sum of 399,000 slaves
French America (no longer exists!) bought 1,600,000 slaves
Dutch America (no longer exists!) bought 500,000
Danish West Indies bought 28,000 slaves, and the number of people sold by Africa to Islam through the Arab slave routes of east Africa is unknown to the West. Islam is forgiven by my observation. Why the preferred treatment?:
According to World History, United States participation was negligible by comparison to the rest of the entire world. Would anyone like differ with history? If so, your argument is one which results from lack of information. Argumentative and overbearing members of our black population should return to the proverbial drawing board and STOP viciously attacking the innocent Southern population. Indeed, we all know the truth about WHO and WHAT countries were involved in flesh traffic, as witnessed by world history.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-cluchey/virginia-is-for-haters_b_529206.html#cmt_txt_wrap_44177 356

Then…

THE ARAB SLAVE TRADE
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9vggt_the-arab-slave-trade_news

Video: Islamic Justification for the Arab Slave Trade
Vlad Tepes 23 March 2010
This important documentary details both the Islamic justification for the trading of human beings as slaves and how the true history of the slave trade is distorted and outright buried by organizations such as OXFAM and UNICEF due to the take over of the UN by the OIC, or ‘Organization of Islamic Conference’. This truly is a stunning document, and makes sense of a lot of history of slavery, Islam, and the west. French & German, subtitled in English.

Arab Slave Trade English titles from Vlad Tepes on Vimeo.

http://europenews.dk/en/node/30715

Two Views of The History of Islamic Slavery
http://www.faithfreedom.org/Articles/SStephan/islamic_slavery.htm

The legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: a quest for inter-religious …
John Alembillah Azumah – 2001 – 264 pages
This.. book reassess the presence of Islam in Africa.
http://books.google.com/books?id=pSoQAQAAIAAJ&q=The+Legacy+of+Arab-Islam+in+Africa&dq=The+Legacy+of+Arab-Islam+in+Africa&hl=en&ei=Gj-_S8bWMo_atgOKpfGaBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAA

The Bloody Legacy of Arab Islam in Africa
Posted in African Theater, Islamic Expansionism by Rob Taylor on November 12th, 2007
Here’s an interview with John Alembillah Azuma, author of the most important book Black Americans thinking of converting to Islam will ever read, The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa. In the book Azuma proves definitively not only that Arab Muslim enslavement of Blacks is more pernicious than any other slavery in the world (indeed it still goes on today), but that it was in fact viler and more vicious.

Compared to the white washes of Arab racism that most “academics” participate in, Azuma’s book is a breath of fresh air that exposes the ugly truth about Arab Imperialism and its consequences when embedded in a religious community. I’ve blogged about Arab racism toward Blacks leading to murder and genocide, this book is my evidence of that truth.

If you don’t read the book at least watch the interview and learn about the horrors of 1400 years of systematic rape, torture and murder perpetrated on innocent Africans by Arab Imperialists:
http://www.red-alerts.com/islamic-expansionism/the-bloody-legacy-of-arab-islam-in-africa/

Then…

THE ARAB SLAVE TRADE
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9vggt_the-arab-slave-trade_news

Video: Islamic Justification for the Arab Slave Trade
Vlad Tepes 23 March 2010
This important documentary details both the Islamic justification for the trading of human beings as slaves and how the true history of the slave trade is distorted and outright buried by organizations such as OXFAM and UNICEF due to the take over of the UN by the OIC, or ‘Organization of Islamic Conference’. This truly is a stunning document, and makes sense of a lot of history of slavery, Islam, and the west. French & German, subtitled in English.

Arab Slave Trade English titles from Vlad Tepes on Vimeo.

http://europenews.dk/en/node/30715

The legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: a quest for inter-religious …
John Alembillah Azumah – 2001 – 264 pages
This.. book reassess the presence of Islam in Africa.
http://books.google.com/books?id=pSoQAQAAIAAJ&q=The+Legacy+of+Arab-Islam+in+Africa&dq=The+Legacy+of+Arab-Islam+in+Africa&hl=en&ei=Gj-_S8bWMo_atgOKpfGaBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDoQ6AEwAA

The Bloody Legacy of Arab Islam in Africa
Posted in African Theater, Islamic Expansionism by Rob Taylor on November 12th, 2007
Here’s an interview with John Alembillah Azuma, author of the most important book Black Americans thinking of converting to Islam will ever read, The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa. In the book Azuma proves definitively not only that Arab Muslim enslavement of Blacks is more pernicious than any other slavery in the world (indeed it still goes on today), but that it was in fact viler and more vicious.

Compared to the white washes of Arab racism that most “academics” participate in, Azuma’s book is a breath of fresh air that exposes the ugly truth about Arab Imperialism and its consequences when embedded in a religious community. I’ve blogged about Arab racism toward Blacks leading to murder and genocide, this book is my evidence of that truth.

If you don’t read the book at least watch the interview and learn about the horrors of 1400 years of systematic rape, torture and murder perpetrated on innocent Africans by Arab Imperialists:
http://www.red-alerts.com/islamic-expansionism/the-bloody-legacy-of-arab-islam-in-africa/

& now…

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It’s final, The ‘war on terror’ is on the Dalai Lama, the Pope, father O’reilly, Rabbi Finklestein, the boy scouts

April 7, 2010

It's final, The 'war on terror' is on the Dalai Lama, the Pope, father O'reilly, Rabbi Finklestein, the boy scouts


Apr. 2010

It seems that the more time we have with Obama as President., the more "clarity" on the world I have.

"President Barack Obama's advisers plan to remove terms such as "Islamic radicalism" from a document outlining national security "
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9EU2T1O0&show_article=1


It has been a long and painful process, but rewarding, finally I simply start opening my eyes.

Since most "conflicts' and bloodshed involve Islamic forces [1] [2], I have –somehow– managed to de-Islamize them and put the blame  squarely on the west, as a good appeaser would do,  Wow! I am automatically guaranteed a blessing from Jimmy Carter now.

Here it is, a digest.

The sectarian violence in Iraq & Al Qaeda are all oppressed victims of Imperial occupation, it's all NATO's fault that the Arabs, Muslims hate each other so much for… so many years before.

Al Qaeda, as you are aware, serves as a mouthpiece for the "oppressed Muslims," Did you know -for example- that A.Q. planned on DEC. 2001 to bomb the London financial district [3], why, "because of the occupation in Iraq of 2003, of course, amazingly enough they also "forgot" to mention the "oppressed Palestinians" in their first tape….

Forced conversions to Islam in Pakistan [4] or in other Muslim countries? That's entirely a "minor" problem, oppressing Christians [5] [6] in the Islamic world, among them on the Copts [7], [8], Assyrians [9], on Lebanese [10], Iraqi Christians [11], in the "Palestine" area [12] [13] [14] [15] [16], in Nigeria [17]? that's Christians' fault, I mean, as a whole, why can't middle eastern minorities just "put up AND shut up?"

All the attacks on Americans [18]are because of 'what we do,' fact, since Obama took office, the Islamic plots (including by American Muslims [19]) to massacre are simply "gone"…

The fact that the Taliban is not defeated is because Bush was too "tough."
After all, these cute warriors, look at them, they just want "freedom" & basic 'rights' to impose Sharia in hellish way, treat women like subhuman.

The Sudanese genocide [20] by the Arab Muslim regime is entirely an "internal" matter, the UN should be more busy condemning Israel for the "crime" of fighting for survival, after all that's what the Arab oil lobby is for.

The Pakistani Islamic terrorists hitting Indians are just because of the "Kashmir' conflict (and as you know Kashmir is because of Buddhists & Judea-Christians…[21] nothing to do with Islamists on Indians long war… [22]), for just as soon as you solve, it will immediately disappear… they'll join hands, sit in kumbaya… together with the frequent terror attackers on Pakistanis [23] [24] [25] themselves…

The Islamists in Somalia have all the "right" to impose their strict Islamic system, especially if it involves eliminating infidels.

Honor killing epidemic? not an issue, as a rule, we should "respect" Islamic countries, communities and their "unique" way of life.

It has been "proven" that the Islamists that murder locals or westerners in the Philippines, or that massacre Buddhists in Thailand [26] [27] [28] [29] [30], all in the name of Islam's Allah, the Islamic themes in the bombings in Russia [31] or the plots in China [32] [33], or the frequent busted terror plots in Europe [especially in: UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Belgium, etc.], are all "made up stuff" by the 'right wing.'

As you know, the Arab Palestinians are merely "resisting occupation" including all the mass murder in the years before "occupation" [34] [since at least in the 1920's [35]] occurred… which is why they increased their militant Hamas-tan as soon as Israelis gave them Gaza in 2005… as the attacks on Jews since the Oslo accords picked up even higher [36], because it's all about "on-going-struggle" when they call to kill all Yahud (Jews) (including by pro-Palestine actvists in the west [37] [38], when they support "wiping off map" [39] [40] [41] [42] [genocide [43] [44]] mantra they are just "misunderstood," when they use their women & children as toys to die [45] [46] [47] [48] [49] in their bloody propaganda 'victimhood' game – they are "oppressed-heroes," heck they're fighting for "freedom" when they crack down on anything that is not "in line" not "purely Islamic," or that can be in the way of their dream of an all Islamic domination – caliphate vision – final goal (as their clerics & masses demand [50]).

The Arab Muslim bigoted apartheid campaign against Israel, is because they simply "ache" for the "poor" Arab-Palestinians, because they love so much their Palestinian brothers [51], [52], which is why these guys suffer so much in: Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, you name it.

Big deal, Syria is sponsoring terrorism's crimes against humanity, oppression [53] all its citizens especially racism against Kurds [54].

Slavery in the Gulf Arab states, who the hack cares, so Asians are real (not metaphoric) slaves, sex [55], or labor [56], it's a completely "internal Arab Muslim culture" thing. we can't interfere.

Hypocrisy in Saudi Arabian "moderate" wahabbi totalitarian kingdom, you say? at least they fight terrorism… in planting the seeds of hatred against the "apes & pigs" in Maddrasas in the west [57].

I mean what's all this talk about sanctions on Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic republic is so "right" in its immense oppression of all its population, bigoted persecution of all minorities [58] [59] [60] [61], so what if they send their Hezbollah murderers to wreak havoc, shed blood in Lebanon, Egypt, Israel, Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq… so what if they want a nuclear power to dominate & dictate the world with their Mahdi apocalyptic plan [62] [63] [64] [65]? I mean, who are we to protest our right to survive?

Last but not least, I am "convinced' that if we declare to our enemies who wish to destroy us that we won't hit them with nukes they will simply change their minds and not fight us…

Geez!
What a relief!
I am so glad I finally figured it out, now I am relax at last, and most of all so "safe."


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Not All The Terror In The World Is Muslim. But “99.44%” Is. Sort Of Like Ivory Snow

April 7, 2010

Maybe you remember Ivory Snow. Maybe you don’t. In any case, this is not about soap. It’s about murder, mass murder.

Benny Morris has written, for next week’s hard-copy edition of TNR (available in this space some days thereafter), a review of a book by a Kremlin diplomatic hack named Yevgeny Primakov. It is called Russia and the Arabs. Morris proves that even a mendacious writer sometimes inadvertently tells the truth. So what Primakov shows is that Moscow, under the boot of the Communists and of their less doctrinaire successors, financed, collaborated with, and fronted for Muslim terror.

The more research that comes out about the modern history of the Arab orbit and of the Muslim world, the more evidence we have of the cooperation of secular totalitarianism with these two phenomena.

The latest of the books in this regard is from Jeffrey Herf, a TNR contributor whose writings for us are almost always provocative, not to mention his book Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World. The Arabs during the Second World War learned tactic and ideology from the Reich. Soviet and Russian entanglement with Arab terror and Palestinian terror has been axiomatic for years. Anti-Semitism was a keystone of the three ideologies.

But now Islamic jihadists have continued their warfare against the Russian people, with 39 utter innocents killed in the Moscow train system, 12 in Dagestan, and two or three others elsewhere. These give the sense of an ongoing war against the civilian population. I believe it will continue.

Dmitri Medvedev has retaliated just in words for now. But he does promise “a harsher, crueler terror crackdown.” Still, we all feel a sense of fraternity with the citizens of greater Russia. They are today’s victims. But Russia has been complicit with so many of the world’s terror systems that it is not innocent. It cannot be.

And now back to my “99.44% pure” Muslim origins of terror. Against non-Muslims: the Philippines, Thailand, Nigeria, Sudan, Chechnya, India, Britain, Spain, Germany, Holland, Denmark, France, Egypt, the U.S., Israel. And against other Muslims: the Shi’a in Iraq (the most haunted and taunted Muslims in the world), Gaza, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia.

http://www.tnr.com/blog/the-spine/not-all-the-terror-the-world-muslim-%E2%80%9C9944%E2%80%9D-sort-ivory-snow

ISLAMOFASCISM alert

April 4, 2010

Compiled by a penpal:

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***RUSSIA ***

Islamic jihad in Russia. By Lee Jay Walker‎
Pakistan Christian Post
Latest terrorist attack which killed at least 38 people is a stark reminder that terrorism, radical Islam, and ethnic nationalism, is still a potent force within the Russian Federation.
http://www.pakistanchristianpost.com/headlinenewsd.php?hnewsid=1876

Medvedev: Terrorist bombers ‘are animals’‎
UPI.com
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev laid flowers at the Lubyanka metro station … that Russian security forces killed several leaders of the Islamic rebel …
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/International/2010/03/30/Medvedev-Terrorist-bombers-are-animals/UPI-31691269955159/

President Dmitry Medvedev echoed his words after laying a wreath at the site of one of the attacks, saying: "They are animals. I have no doubt that we will find and destroy them all."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8592190.stm

Jihadi subway bombing horror in Russia…again Mar 29, 2010 … coverage of the Muslim terrorist subway attacks
http://michellemalkin.com/2010/03/29/jihadi-subway-bombing-horror-in-russia-again/

Putin orders Russia to hunt down bombing militants – Yahoo! NewsMar 30, 2010 … Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered security forces to snare the masterminds of the metro bombings that killed 39, … On one hand, it still has the contention of Islamic nationalists in the …
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100330/wl_afp/russiaattacks

*** ISRAEL / "Palestine" ***

Hamas back on the attack with rockets from Gaza‎
World Tribune – Mar 19, 2010
On March 18, a Palestinian missile landed in Israel’s Negev Desert and killed a Thai laborer. The death marked the third Palestinian missile strike from the …
http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2010/me_palestinians0221_03_19.asp

IAF Responds to Rocket Strikes
…Gaza terrorists fired a rocket at the Ashkelon area on Thursday night.

Terrorists have greatly increased the frequency of their attacks on Israel over the past month. On Thursday, Israel Security Agency officials reported that Gaza terrorists had fired 35 rockets and six mortar shells at Israel in the month of March, compared to five rockets and five shells the month before.

March also saw the first rocket death since Operation Cast Lead in early 2009. A Thai worker was killed in March when a rocket struck the kibbutz (cooperative community) where he was employed.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/136828

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*** INDIA ***

India blames Pakistan militants for Kabul attack
Indian officials in Kabul also believe a December 15 suicide car bombing that … is worried about Pakistan and the Islamist Taliban assuming key roles once
http://sify.com/news/india-blames-pakistan-militants-for-kabul-attack-source-news-national-kebqEcagbaj.html

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*** INDIA / PAKISTAN ***

Kashmir railway blown up by separatists, police say  
The train service was launched a year ago
Separatist militants have blown up a section of railway track in Indian-administered Kashmir, the police say.

No trains were running when the militants detonated an improvised explosive device on the tracks near Pulwama. There were no casualties.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8600369.stm

*** AFGHANISTAN ***

German soldiers killed in Afghanistan clashes‎
German participation in the international coalition in Afghanistan has been deeply unpopular with the German public. The German parliament voted in February …
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8601032.stm

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*** IRAN ***

US to ratchet up pressure on Iran‎
Sydney Morning Herald – Jo Biddle

… to ensure Iran reins in its suspect nuclear program, Obama put the Islamic republic… develop an atomic bomb, saying its contested nuclear enrichment program

Obama and Sarkozy want new sanctions against Iran ‘in weeks’‎ – The Guardian (blog)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/richard-adams-blog/2010/mar/30/iran-sanctions-obama-sarkozy

CIA Says Iran Inching Toward Nuke Capability‎
Christian Broadcasting Network – Erick Stakelbeck

WASHINGTON — The possibility of Iran’s Islamic regime wielding … Iran is quickly developing the ability to produce a nuclear bomb. …
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2010/March/CIA-Says-Iran-Inching-Toward-Nuke-Capability/

*** IslamicRepupublicOf IRAN’s bloody hands in AFGHANISTAN ***

Report Claims Iran Arms Taliban‎
New York Times (blog) – Robert Mackey – Mar 19, 2010
Afghan officials and a man who claims to be a Taliban commander told Britain’s Channel 4 News that Iran was supplying weapons to Taliban …
http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/19/report-claims-iran-arms-taliban/

U.S. officials: Taliban fighters training in Iran – Afghanistan …Mar 23, 2010 … But Reidel said that Iran views the Taliban as a way to counter U.S. … Obviously the Taliban weapons are coming from Pakistan as they did …
http://afghanistan.blogs.cnn.com/2010/03/23/u-s-officials-taliban-fighters-training-in-iran/

Taliban fighters being taught at secret camps in Iran – Times Online Mar 21, 2010 … Taliban hi-tech weapons to fight British. In the past, Shi’ite Iran has opposed the Sunni Taliban. But western officials say Iran now wants …
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article7069817.ece

CHICAGO ISLAMIC (IMMIGRANT) CABBIE PLANNED  TO BOMB A STADIUM

Scum-Bag Islamic Cabbie From Chicago Busted By Feds | Chandler’s Watch Mar 26, 2010 … http://www.chandlerswatch.com/2010/03/26/islamic-scum-bag-cabbie-from-chicago-busted-by-feds/

Chicago cab driver indicted – also planned August 2010 attack …Mar 29, 2010 … http://homelandsecurityus.com/archives/3642

Raja Lahrasib Khan, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Pakistan, was arrested last week on the same charges. http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/01/grand-jury-indicts-cabbie-on-terror-related-charges/

Chicago Muslim Indicted — Planned August 2010 attack against U.S. …Chicago cab driver indicted – planned August 2010 attack against US large sports stadium 29 March 2010: A federal indictment charging Raja Lahradib …
http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2010/03/chicago-muslim-indicted-planned-august-2010-attack-against-us-large-sports-stadium-boom-boom-boom.html

*** IRAQ ***

53 killed in twin blasts in Iraq ahead of poll results  
2010-03-27 03:40:00  

At least 53 people were killed and 105 injured in two blasts in Iraq’s eastern Diyala province Friday, hours before the announcement of the final result of the country’s parliamentary elections.
http://sify.com/news/53-killed-in-twin-blasts-in-iraq-ahead-of-poll-results-news-international-kd1dEccfadg.html

Gunmen in army uniforms massacre 25 people in Iraq‎ [Apr, 3, 2010]

BAGHDAD — Gunmen in army uniforms swooped on a village south of Baghdad, stormed three houses and massacred 25 people from families linked to an anti-Qaeda

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gNuk5fGDl8rQaKqcxYqWP–BtnWg

25 people killed in Iraq by fake Gunmen Apr 3, 2010 … attacks were local members of the Sons of Iraq, the group which helped U.S. and. … Several others with their hands bound were found alive after the killings. … Date with Destiny: 25 people massacred in iraqi village … The brutal killings, which bear the markings of an Al-Qaeda attack, …
http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/5533229-25-people-killed-in-iraq-by-fake-gunmen