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35,000 still in Slavery by the Jihadis in North Sudan

Posted by avideditor on January 14, 2011

Jihadis still have over 35,000 thousand slaves. I thought slavery was a terrible system that only exists in the past. Guess it exists still for the Jihadis.

From http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/205848.php

35,000 Still in Slavery in Sudan

As Southern Sudan is on the eve of independence, let’s not forget those still in captivity in the North. AASG:

The U.S.-brokered Comprehensive Peace Agreement of 2005 ended the slave raids and confirmed the South’s right to self-determination. But it failed to create a mechanism for the return of slaves. Over 35,000 people, according to representatives of the Committee to Eradicate the Abduction of Women and Children, remain in bondage today.

And why is this a taboo subject?

But threats made by the government of Sudan against U.N. operations forced Unicef to backtrack. Meanwhile, in 1999, the Arab League declared that slavery was nonexistent in Sudan and that to say otherwise was an insult to Arabs and Muslims. For fear of offending Islam, many Western NGOs have turned a blind eye.

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