Agents of the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC) are forever wailing from the rooftops over the fact that whites once enslaved blacks in America.
But there are some crucial facts that they omit from the narrative of White Oppression and Black Victimhood.
First, from the mists of time until the 18th century, slavery had been a universal institution, endorsed by religious and non-religious moralists alike. The very word “slave” stems from “Slav,” which in turn derives from the Slavish people’s experience of having been enslaved en masse by North African Muslims.
There is scarcely a person alive today whose ancestors weren’t both enslavers and enslaved. Yet it wasn’t until the late 1700’s that, for the first time, a moral backlash erupted against this age-old institution, a revolt in England spearheaded by people who—horror of horrors!--were white, Christian business men. Such was their vigilance that they soon swayed the British Empire, which in turn brought the full weight of their military and economic weight to bear upon Africans, Arabs, and Asians who had to be coerced into abandoning the practice of slave-trading.
Other European countries, and their offshoots, like America, soon enough followed suit. Thanks to their efforts—the tireless endeavors of just those people upon whose shoulders “anti-racist” ideologues lay sole blame for slavery (and every other scourge)—slavery is now illegal everywhere. That RIC agents act as if none of this history happened proves just how invested they are in peddling their ideological fictions.
Their neglect of politically-inconvenient circumstances in the present is also telling.
While slavery is illegal, it is nevertheless still practiced in a variety of places. By some estimates, there are more slaves today than there has been at any time in the past.
And nowhere is slavery more common, and more brutal, than in the Islamic world.
The Daily Mail relays some of the unspeakable cruelty to which Yazidi women and girls have been subjected by their Islamic State captors.
A 19 year-old female from the Yazidi community in Iraq revealed the extent of her courage in sharing with the world details of her time spent as a slave to ISIS.
Hamshe was married and pregnant when ISIS jihadists stormed her community, murdered the men—including, she is nearly sure, her husband—and made slaves of her and the other females. Hamshe relays that one of the militants threatened to lock her in a room and withhold all food and water unless she agreed to marry him.
While in the custody of her captors, Hamshe gave birth. After 28 days as a slave, she managed to escape with her child. Thankfully, after a harrowing trek, she was reunited with her family. But her life is forever different, and Hamshe confesses that the memory of jihadists wrenching women and children from their men and carting them off as “war spoils” will forever be seared into her consciousness. Her mother, though eternally grateful for the return of her daughter, says bluntly that both their family and the Yazidi community have been “destroyed.”
Most of these women are not as fortunate as Hamshe.
And many aren’t women but girls as young as 12 years of age who are repeatedly, violently raped, beaten, and sold into slavery and marriage.
But that’s not all.
These female slaves of ISIS are subjected to blood transfusions for the purpose of supplying blood for wounded ISIS fighters.
A 21 year-old Yazidi woman who claimed to have refused to be “gift” to the head of ISIS—Abu Bakir Al Baghdadi—spoke at length about the horrors that she witnessed. “I saw everything,” she said, “I saw girls being raped, I witnessed their torture. I saw babies separated from their mothers. Some children were 5 or 6 years old when they were taken from their families.”
The survivor said that there was “no horror” that she hadn’t experienced. She witnessed the murders of “our fathers, uncles, and everyone.” She also tells of a 13 year-old girl who was locked in the home of an ISIS head who raped her for three days—even though he told his children that he was instructing her in the Koran.
Two sisters tried to strangle one another after being abducted by ISIS and awaiting their sale to men who promised to make them their wives. They would’ve succeeded had it not been for their fellow captives who separated them. Other women also attempt suicide, but are deterred by ISIS militants who promise to murder their families in the event that they kill themselves.
One escaped slave described how ISIS militants would drag young girls by their hair to be carried off into a living nightmare. Another said that some “girls” who had been brutalized while enslaved would be returned until they healed—and then resold. All of the girls were sold before the women. No amount of crying and pleading moved the Islamic State barbarians.
ISIS published a document regarding some rules for slavery. While announcing their belief that Christians, Jews, and Yazidis can become slaves to Muslim masters, they followed this up with the following:
“Question: Is it allowed to have intercourse with a female captive immediately after taking possession of her? Answer: If she is a virgin, her master can have intercourse with her immediately after taking possession. But if she is not, you must make sure that she is not pregnant.
“Question: Is it allowed to have intercourse with a female slave who has not reached puberty? Answer: You may have intercourse with a female slave who hasn’t reached puberty if she is fit for intercourse. However, if she is not fit for intercourse, it is enough to enjoy her without.”
These monsters are thriving now. But rather than address any of this, RIC agents in Washington, the media, and academia would prefer to talk about white slave masters and traders from more than 150 years ago.