Slavery alive and well in muslim countries, as one victim speaks out

by Kal El on January 27, 2009 · 1 comment

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Another example of the barbaric way muslims treat those who do not follow islam.

Sudan native recounts slavery

A man who said he was captured at age 9 and sold into slavery urged North Jersey’s Jewish community on Sunday to continue speaking out against human trafficking in Sudan.

“Sudan is a country where human beings are still bought and sold into slavery, where genocide is being committed on the black people,” said Simon Deng, now a human rights activist.

He was speaking at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, where Jewish groups were marking U.N. Holocaust Commemoration Day.

“By inviting me here today you have given me the chance to be the voice of the voiceless,” Deng, now an American citizen who works with the American anti-slavery group iAbolish, told an audience of about 40 people.

Miriam Allenson, director of marketing for the UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey, which co-sponsored the program, said it is important to keep speaking out about the killings in Sudan because, in 1939, the world ignored the cries of the Jews as they were being killed by Hitler.

“We can never be silent,” Allenson said of the ongoing slavery in Sudan. “A genocide is a genocide.”

Deng, a Christian who was born a member of the Shilluk tribe in southern Sudan, said genocide against Christians in the area started in 1955 and has continued despite a 1983 peace treaty.

In 1983, Sudan’s president at the time, Gaafar Nimeiry, declared Sudan an Islamic nation and persecuted those who don’t follow Islam, Deng said. Villages have been burned and countless people have been slaughtered.

In 2008, the International Criminal Court accused President Omar al-Bashir of genocide but he has yet to be arrested and the slavery continues, Deng said.

“I was kidnapped and bought by an Arab man. He gave me to his relative as a gift,” Deng said. “You are looking at a human being made in the image of God.” Yet, he said, “I was forced to do things done by animals,” such as carrying water for the family.

He said he suffered torture, regular beatings and threats of having his legs amputated if he disobeyed.

Deng said he escaped after 3 1/2 years when he had a chance encounter with someone from his tribe – a man whom he recognized from the tribal markings across his forehead.

After that man helped him reunite with his family, Deng said he vowed never to speak of his enslavement. But after repeatedly seeing child victims of the strife in Sudan, Deng said he could no longer hide.

He urged his audience to demand that the United Nations hold al-Bashir accountable for the atrocities and that the slavery end.

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At age 9. The same age as Aiesha, whom the pedophile Muhammad had married when she was only 6. And Simon is not the only one, I was driving around yesterday, and in several neighborhoods inhabited by the native muslims, and I saw several young girls, and boys out in their driveways, dressed in ragged clothing, wearing flip-flops, washing their cars. And it was cool out, in the mid 60s, which for someone used to the desert heat, is equivalent to someone from the Southern US being out in the winter in Michigan. Just another reminder that islam = slavery, but the followers will say it means submission to allah.

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