Muslim Arabs holding black slaves continues to this day in countries such as Mauritania and Sudan.
Dozens of Africans say they were sold for labour and trapped in slavery in Algeria in what aid agencies fear may be a widening trend of abusing migrants headed for a new life in Europe.
Algeria is 99% Muslim.
Just as we do not hear gay activists loudly opposing Islamic hate and intolerance against them, nor do we hear feminist outrage over the deplorable treatment of women in Islam. We also do not hear an outcry from black activists about black slavery in Islam. And if they did speak out, the mainstream media would absurdly label them “racist” and “intolerant.”
“African migrants report torture, slavery in Algeria,” by Nellie Peyton, Reuters, May 30, 2018:
DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Dozens of Africans say they were sold for labour and trapped in slavery in Algeria in what aid agencies fear may be a widening trend of abusing migrants headed for a new life in Europe.
Algerian authorities could not be reached for comment and several experts cast doubt on claims that such abuses are widespread in the north African country.
The tightly governed state has become a popular gateway to the Mediterranean since it became tougher to pass through Libya, where slavery, rape and torture are rife.
Amid a surge in anti-migrant sentiment, Algeria since late last year has sent thousands of migrants back over its southern border into Niger, according to the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM), where many tell stories of exploitation.
The scale of abuse is not known, but an IOM survey of thousands of migrants suggested it could rival Libya.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation heard detailed accounts of forced labour and slavery from an international charity and a local association in Agadez, Niger’s main migrant transit hub, and interviewed two of the victims by telephone.
“The first time they sold me for 100,000 CFA francs ($170),” said Ousmane Bah, a 21-year-old from Guinea who said he was sold twice in Algeria by unknown captors and worked in construction….