Thursday, April 19, 2007


Virginia Tech Shooter - ISMAIL AX

Virginia Tech Shooter - ISMAIL AX

David J. Jonsson

April 17, 2007

Cho Seung-Hui, the 23-year-old senior gunman suspected of carrying out the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead.There are many theories being proposed as to the meaning of the words -- ISMAIL AX found written in red ink on the inside of one of Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old senior’s arms, the gunman suspected of carrying out the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead. See: VA. TECH KILLER REVEALED.

I would propose for consideration thatthe ISMAIL AX may have reference to Ismaili - a member of a branch ofShiism that follows a living imam and is noted for esoteric philosophy. It maytake a while before the motives are known and if there is any relation betweenCho and the Islmaili sect of Shiism.
However, the Leftist Islamist Allianceremains in tact.
On April 15, 2007, Chuck Neubauer and Robin Fields writing in the Los Angeles Times article Campaign donor's cash arrived with real baggage:
On a sun-dappled October afternoon, Ray Jinnah stood besidehis Bel Air swimming pool to address 60 guests gathered for his latestfundraiser, a 2004 affair for New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.”
“Jinnah belonged to Los Angeles’ small Ismaili community, Shiite Muslims whose spiritualleader is the Aga Khan. Other Ismailis said he used political connections toraise his status, inviting them to his events.”

“Then-LosAngeles Mayor James Hahn was there, along with then-City Council President Alex Padilla. Both had received backing from Jinnah, a Pakistani businessman positioninghimself as a player in Democratic fundraising and organizer of support forPakistan on Capitol Hill.”
“As capturedon a DVD he distributed to guests, Jinnah introduced Clinton, whose politicalaction committee would take in $45,000 through his efforts.”
“By 2004, Jinnah had cemented hisparty ties. He and his family, who had moved to Bel-Air, personally contributed$122,000 to Democratic candidates and causes that year alone.”
"I'm just recalling how closeI've been with the Clinton family and those nights, movies, dinners, lunches inthe White House," he said in unsteady English.
“Atabout the same time, the Justice Department began investigating allegationsthat Jinnah’s fundraising on behalf of Clinton and others was illegal. He wouldlater be charged with violating federal law by reimbursing employees andassociates for contributions made in their names to Clinton’s HillPac and theFriends of Barbara Boxer campaign. Today, having fled the country, Jinnah is on the FBI’s “featured fugitives” list.”

Bernard Lewis in his book The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam tacklesand persuasively debunks most of the popular legends about the Assassins, suchas the claim that their Grand Master secured the fanatical loyalty of his youngfollowers by drugging them with narcotics and then conveying them for shortperiods to an artificial "paradise" of his own creation that wasstaffed by sensuous and accommodating young women. Lewis instead finds that amore straightforward (and plausible) explanation for the willingness of theAssassins' fida' is to offer themselves up for suicidal missions: religiouspassion and commitment to the Nizari community.
Lewis's elegant account will thus introduce you toan intriguing period of medieval Islamic history, one populated by a collectionof memorable figures - the brilliant and ascetic Assassin leader Hassani-Sabah, the real founder of the Order; the "Old Man of theMountain," Sinan, who commanded the Order's Syrian branch during the mostcritical years of the Crusades; Saladin, who was at different times both atarget and an ally of the Assassins; Hulegu, the grandson of Genghis Khan, whofinally succeeded where the Seljuks had failed, rooting out the Order from itsmountaintop fortresses and then ordering mass exterminations of itscommunicants; and last but not least, Marco Polo, to whose vivid tales can beascribed much of the lingering fascination that continues to surround theAssassins.

Ismailis are a Muslim Shiite sect that holds Ismail, the son ofJafar as-Sadiq, as its imam. On the death of the sixth imam of the Shiites,Jafar as-Sadiq (d. 765), the majority of Shiites accepted Musa al-Kazim, theyounger son of Jafar, as seventh imam. Those who remained faithful to Ismail,the eldest son, soon evolved the belief that Ismail was endowed with aninfallible gift for interpreting the inner meaning of the revelation. The firstsuccess of the Ismaili movement was the establishment of the Qarmat state in East Arabia. Ismaili missionaries and its political organization also mobilized a networkof North African tribes to support the Fatimid claim to the caliphate in Egypt and several regions of the Mediterranean.
On March30, 2007, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi said that it was a mistake to believethat Christianity was a universal faith alongside Islam according to the Reuters correspondent Salah Sarrar writing from AGADEZ, Niger. See: Gaddafi says only Islam a universal religion.

"There are seriousmistakes -- among them the one saying that Jesus came as a messenger for otherpeople other than the sons of Israel," he told a mass prayer meeting in Niger.
"Christianity is nota faith for people in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Other people whoare not sons of Israel have nothing to do with that religion," he said atthe prayer meeting, held to mark the birth of the prophet Mohammed.
Gaddafi, who is seeking to expand his influence in Africa, said his arguments came from the Qur’an. He led similar prayers last year in Mali.
On March 31, 2007, Qaddafi called, in a speech in Niger to Tuareg tribal leaders, for the establishment ofa second Shi'ite Fatimid state in North Africa, after the model of the10th-13th century empire that ruled North Africa, Egypt, and parts of the Fertile Crescent. In his speech, Qaddafi denounced the division of Muslims into Sunni and Shi'ite as a colonialist plot, and rebuked the Arab League members for "hating Iran" according to the article In Overture to Iran, Qaddafi Declares North Africa Shi'iteand Calls for Establishment of New Fatimid State by MEMRISpecial Dispatch Series – No 1535 of April 6, 2007.

"The Fatimid state arose in the beginning ofthe 10th century, and it formed an umbrella over North Africa, and under itsbanner all of the tribal, denominational, political, and ethnic differencesfused, and they all became one single Fatimid identity, which lasted 260 yearsand extended as far as the Arab East.
Islam has a long history of using terror as apolitical instrument. The most famous of these was the ‘Fort of the Assassins’of the founder of the Ismaili order.
Terrorism, bywhich we mean the threat and use of violence against innocents, has a longtradition in Islam going back to Prophet Muhammad himself according to N.S.Rajaram in the article: Grandmasters Of Terror.

The most famous of the Islamic terroristorganizations was the Nizari Ismailiyun, a Shiite politico-religious sect,founded in 1094 by Hasan-e Sabah. He and his followers captured the hillfortress of Almaut in northern Iran, which became their base of operations.Hasan styled himself Grand Master and went on to set up a network of terroriststrongholds in Iran and Iraq. He had trained assassins, most of whom accordingto Marco Polo were drug addicts. According to Marco Polo, young boys capturedby the Grand Master were turned into addicts by giving them progressively largedoses of the drug hashish. This way they were totally dependent on him andwould do anything in return for hashish. They came to be known as hashishin,from which get the word ‘assassin.’ So the use of narcotics in terrorism isnothing new.

Some historians doubt Polo’s account, but itis difficult to believe that he made up the whole thing. What is not in doubt,however, is the fact that Hasan-e Sabah and his successor Grand Masterscommanded an army of assassins who spread terror among the people in Iran and Iraq. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, The Grand Master had “a corps ofdevoted terrorists, and an unknown number of agents in enemy camps and cities,who claimed many victims among the generals and statesmen of the Abbasidcaliphate as well as several caliphs.”
The Nizari Ismaliyun or the Order of the Assassins expanded into Syria after its founder’s death. In the 12th century, Rashid ad-Din as-Sinan,famous as the ‘Old Man of the Mountain,’ set himself up as an independent GrandMaster of the Assassin Order in the impregnable castle of Masyaf in Syria. Forover a century and a half, from 1094 to 1256, these Grandmasters and theirassassins spread terror throughout the Middle East. Their end came at the handsof the Mongol warriors of Haleku Khan—the grandson of Chengis Khan. He capturedand destroyed assassin strongholds in Iran one by one, and finally Almautitself in 1256. Two years later, in February 1258, Haleku’s soldiers sacked Baghdad itself and ended the Caliphate by executing the Abbasid Caliph al-Mustasim and hissons. So, the main result of the activities of the Assassins was the end of theCaliphate.

Inmore recent times, terror was used to gain political ends by Mohammed Ali Jinnah. In 1946, his call for ‘Direct Action’ in support of his demand for Pakistan led to street riots all across North India. The Congress party, which had won the electionby promising that it would not allow India to be divided, capitulated andagreed to the Partition of India.

Inall this, there is an almost religious belief that terrorism pays. In thePakistani official manual The Quranic Concept of War by Brigadier Malik,it is explicitly stated: "Terror struck into the hearts of the enemy isnot only a means; it is the end in itself. Once a condition of terror into theopponent's heart is obtained, hardly anything is left to be achieved... Terroris not a means of imposing decision upon the enemy; it is the decision we wishto impose upon him.”
Theauthority for this is the Qur’an (Anfal 59-60): “Against them make ready yourstrength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terrorinto the enemies of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may notknow, but whom Allah doth know.”
The Ismaili Students’Association operates on many campuses.

David J. Jonsson is the author of Clash of Ideologies —The Making of
the Christian and Islamic Worlds,
Xulon Press 2005. His new book: Islamic Economics and the Final
Jihad: The Muslim Brotherhood to the Leftist/Marxist - Islamist Alliance

(Salem Communications (May 30, 2006). He received his undergraduate and graduate
degrees in physics. He worked for major corporations in the United States and
Japan and with multilateral agencies that brought him to more that fifteen
countries with significant or majority populations who are Muslim. These
exposures provided insight into the basic tenants of Islam as a political,
economic and religious system. He became proficient in Islamic law (Shariah)
through contract negotiation and personal encounter. David can be reached at:

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Monday, April 16, 2007


The mass Kidnapping, Intimidation of the death cult "palestine"

The mass Kidnapping, Intimidation of the death cult "palestine" Ironic Palestinian Kidnapping Watch The Politics of Intimidation: Kidnapping... (2007) Gaza area has seen 15 journalists abducted since 2004: CPJ research (April 2007) UN aide attacked in Gaza (March 16 2007) IDF warns against hitchhiking, citing terror kidnapping alerts ... (April 2007),7340,L-3347997,00.html Gaza infighting: 5 killed, 10 kidnapped (January 2007) Palestinians Kidnap Israeli-Arab in Gaza April 8, 2007 Palestinians kidnap BBC reporter Jerusalem Post (April 2007) Palestinian Gunmen Kidnap French Civilians in Gaza GAZA (Reuters) - Masked Palestinian gunmen kidnapped three French civilians in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis Friday (July 16 2004) Palestinians Kidnap two Fox News Reporters: Reuters Spins It ... (2006) Palestinians kidnap Italian journalist in Gaza (Sep, 2005) Palestinians kidnap UK Human Rights Workers [Archive] (Dec. 2005) Palestinians kidnap Steve Centanni(2006) Fox News Journalists Kidnapped in Gaza,2933,210645,00.html Captors Release Two FOX News Journalists Kidnapped ... Olaf Wiig and Steve Centanni were released Sunday, after nearly two weeks ... "We were forced to convert to Islam at gunpoint," Centanni told FOX News Palestinian gunmen release US student after 24 hours - Independent (2006) GAZA, Palestinian gunmen kidnapped a Spanish photographer working for the Associated Press in Gaza, keeping him captive nearly 13 hours before pressure from Palestinian officials secured his release. Emilio Morenatti, 37, was grabbed by four (October 2006) Update: Kidnapped Spanish Aid Worker Released In Gaza (October 30, 2006) PALESTINE: News photographer kidnapped in Gaza City Reuters AlertNet - Photographer, Palestinian gunmen abducted in Gaza... held a Spanish aid worker and a photographer working for the Associated Press ... Palestinian militants release U.S. hostage abducted in NablusPalestinian militants release U.S. hostage abducted in Nablus [Michael Philips] abducted in Nablus (2006) Hunt for kidnapped Egyptian diplomat [by Palestinians] (Feb 2006) Following the raid, armed Palestinians kidnapped at least nine foreigners in the West Bank and Gaza. (March 15 2006) Israeli physician kidnapped, murdered ... (July 2006) Peruvian Journalist [Peruvian photographer Jaime Razuri] Is Seized in Gaza (January 2 2007)


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Sunday, April 15, 2007


Muslims believed behind bombing of Gaza Christian bookstore

Muslims believed behind bombing of Gaza Christian bookstore Jerusalem Newswire, Israel -

Christians in the "Palestinian Authority" are deemed enemies who need to be brought, through persuasion, terrorism or violence, into submission to ...


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Thursday, April 12, 2007


ALAN JOHNSTON BBC PETITION [held by vicious "palestinian" kidnapping cult]

ALAN JOHNSTON BBC PETITION [held by vicious "palestinian" kidnapping cult]
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BBC News website users have written in their thousands to demand the release of BBC Gaza correspondent Alan Johnston. Mr Johnston disappeared on 12 March


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Sunday, April 08, 2007


Why is it so hard to believe that Arab “Palestinians” murdered Rachel Corrie in cold blood to make her a “hero symbol”?

Why is it so hard to believe that Arab “Palestinians” murdered Rachel Corrie in cold blood to make her a “hero symbol”?

If they do it with their own kids like Muhammad Al Dura.

Rachel Corrie Palestinian Propaganda

How do we know where she was killed? The Palestinians are quite capable of murdering her themselves, looking for more propaganda? Who is Rachel Corrie? ...

Who killed Rachel Corrie?Rachel Corrie, the Olympia, Wash., college student killed trying to protect a Palestinian house – a house, remember, not even a human being – against an ...

Who Killed Rachel Corrie?

American college student Rachel Corrie was tragically killed

Rachel Corrie, One Year Later by Steven ...The one-year anniversary of the demise of Rachel Corrie has not passed ... Later other ISM activists were also injured when they put themselves in...

Tom Gross on The Forgotten Rachels “My Name is Rachel Corrie,” a new play based on the writings of the young American radical who was accidentally killed during an anti-Israeli demonstration ...

CAMERA: From Tragedy to Propaganda; Rachel Corrie and ISM. Rachel Corrie


Who Killed Muhammad Al-Dura? Blood Libel — Model 2000, by Amnon LordWho Killed Muhammad Al-Dura? Blood Libel — Model 2000, by Amnon Lord.

Who killed Mohammed al-Dura?

Question: Is the possibility that Mohammed al-Dura was killed by a zealous Palestinian prepared to send the boy to a glorious life in heaven in return for ...

A Terrible Crime

Images from the video footage of 12-year-old Muhammad al-Durrah being shot dead in the Gaza ... For further information see:. Who killed Mohammed al-Dura? ...

The Atlantic June 2003 Who Shot Mohammed al-Dura? Fallows Al-Dura was the twelve-year-old Palestinian boy shot and killed during an ... “that Muhammad Al-Dura was not killed by IDF gunfire at Netzarim junction. ...

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Saturday, April 07, 2007


Should the Islamic World Apologize For Slavery?

Should the Islamic World Apologize For Slavery? – Part Three (of 3)

Exclusive: Should the Islamic World Apologize For Slavery? – Part Three (of 3)
Adrian Morgan

Author: Adrian Morgan
Source: The Family Security Foundation, Inc.
Date: April 3, 2007

Misguided people in America and Britain have recently apologized for slavery, but is any representative of Islam prepared to apologize for 14 centuries of it? Slavery is intrinsically a part of Islam and to deny it is to contradict Mohammed, the founder of Islam. FSM Contributing Editor Adrian Morgan takes us through Islam’s mind-boggling involvement with this heinous practice.

Should the Islamic World Apologize For Slavery? – Part Three (of 3)

By Adrian Morgan

The white slavery of the Barbary corsairs ended only when the perpetrators were subjected to the threat of the firepower of a military assault. Though xebecs no longer captured Western ships and their crews, slavery still continued. James Richardson (1809-1851) was a British traveler and diplomat. He noted in 1850 that in Tripoli and Tunis, caravans were continually arriving with new black slaves for their Muslim masters. As he followed the slave routes southward, he saw numerous small piles of stones, which he was told were grave markers left by women slaves for their children who had died on the caravan journey.

Richardson would later discover in Zinder, Niger, that many of the black slaves transported to the Barbary states were themselves Muslim. In "Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa" (Ch 12) he wrote: "I am very sorry to hear of the iniquitous manner in which slaves are captured for the supply of the north at this present time. It appears that, now all these populations are Muslims, it is difficult to get up the war-cry of "Kafers!" - "Infidels!" What is then done? The sultan of a province foments a quarrel with a town or village belonging to himself, and then goes out and carries off all the people into slavery."

Richardson also traveled to Morocco, which was ruled by Moulay Ismail's descendant, Moulay Abderrahmane (sultan from 1822 to 1859). Richardson wrote that in one particular year, 10,000 black slaves had been imported into Morocco, but the usual annual traffic was about half that number. He wrote: "No Jew or Christian is permitted to buy or hold a slave in this country. Government possesses many slaves, and people hire them out by the day from the authorities. The ordinary price of a good slave is eighty dollars. Boys, at the age of nine or ten years, sell the best; female slaves do not fetch so much as male slaves, unless of extraordinary beauty."

In central and east Africa, the medical missionary David Livingstone (1813 - 1873) would witness at first hand the abuses of the Muslim slave trade. On his second journey to the interior, he encountered a Muslim slave caravan in Malawi, a region he described as where "Satan has his Seat". He wrote that "two of the women had been shot the day before for attempting to untie the thongs. One woman had her infant's brains knocked out because she could not carry her load and a man was dispatched with an axe because he had broken down with fatigue."

The Muslim slave trade in central and eastern Africa had gone on for centuries. A slave market in Zabid, Yemen, is depicted in a painting from 1237 (pictured). A hub of this trade would become based on the island of Zanzibar, which in the 18th century had seen an increase in its traffic. By 1800, more than 8,000 African slaves annually passed through Zanzibar slave market, based at Stonetown.

One Muslim slave trader, Tippu Tip (Hemedi bin Muhammad el Marjebi) was born in Zanzibar in 1837, himself the grandson of an African slave. He established a base west of Lake Tanganyika, helped by Africans of the Nyamwezi and Msiri tribes, and thence exported slaves to Stonetown for sale. In 1873, the British threatened to bombard Zanzibar, and its slave trade was officially ended. The Arab slave trade had been draining Africa since the 9th century.

Traditionally, Islam has never condemned slavery. As Murray Gordon states of traditional Arab scholars; "No moral opprobrium has clung to slavery since it was sanctioned by the Koran and enjoyed an undisputed place in Arab society."

According to Bernard Lewis, author of Race and Slavery in the Middle East: "Black slaves were brought into the Islamic world by a number of routes - from West Africa across the Sahara to Morocco and Tunisia, from Chad across the desert to Libya, from East Africa down the Nile to Egypt, and across the Red Sea and Indian Ocean to Arabia and the Persian Gulf. Turkish slaves from the steppe-lands were marketed in Samarkand and other Muslim Central Asian cities and from there exported to Iran, the Fertile Crescent, and beyond. Caucasians, of increasing importance in the later centuries, were brought from the land bridge between the Black Sea and the Caspian and were marketed mainly in Aleppo and Mosul."

Slavery is advocated in the Koran. Though Mohammed states that freeing slaves gains merit, he made no prohibitions against acquiring slaves. Women and girl slaves could be gained as "booty" in raids. Sura 33, verse 50 states: "Prophet, we have made lawful for you.... the slave-girls whom God has given you as booty." These could be raped at will by Muslims who in no way contradicted the Koran - Suras 23:1 and 70:22 state that it is lawful to have sex with slave girls. The Hadiths are filled with references to slaves owned by Mohammed and his associates. In one Hadith Mohammed intervened to reverse one man's emancipation of six slaves. By casting lots, Mohammed denied freedom to four of them.

With such a poor example set by the founder of Islam, it is no wonder that Muslim countries were slow to forbid slavery. The Ottoman Empire abolished slavery in stages, beginning in 1847, when trading in slaves was banned in the Persian Gulf. Women slaves were still sold in the Ottoman Empire as late as 1908. Slavery continued after the Ottoman Empire was crushed in 1924. Qatar did not abolish slavery until 1952. Yemen and Saudi Arabia abolished slavery in 1962, and Mauritania did not officially abolish slavery until 1980.

In 1990, an Islamic "declaration of human rights" was signed in Cairo, even though "freedoms" are only allowed if they do not contradict Sharia law. Article 11 a of the declaration reads: "Human beings are born free, and no one has the right to enslave, humiliate, oppress or exploit them, and there can be no subjugation but to God the Most-High."

Despite this lame attempt to declare rights for all, Muslim slavery continued, following the tradition of Islam's founder. Mauritania had practiced slavery for centuries, particularly when it was part of the empire of Moorish rulers such as Moulay Ismail. Declarations of Islamic human rights have had little influence here, where Arab elites still believe they have the right to enslave Africans.

The Atlantic slave trade exacted a high death toll, but in the West, male slaves were encouraged to reproduce. In the Islamic world, though Islam forbids castration, black male slaves were frequently subjected to this brutal operation. A. B. Wylde, a British consul in Egypt, noted in the 1880s that there were 500 eunuchs in Cairo. He believed that 199 out of 200 people who were castrated did not survive, and suggested that the 500 Cairo eunuchs represented "100,000 Soudanese" who had been killed. Whyte was over-estimating the death-rate, but certainly more people subjected to the operation died than survived. Eunuchs could gain status in Muslim societies, but their rights to procreate had been denied. As late as 1903 the Ottoman ruling family owned 194 eunuchs, and 35 of these had positions of "seniority".

Islamic apologists make claims that Islam has no racism, even though Mohammed himself said that an Ethiopian slave could have a head that "looks like a raisin". According to Bernard Lewis (page 38) the Arab philosopher Ibn Khaldun (1332 - 1406) wrote: "The only people who accept slavery are the Negroes, owing to their low degree of humanity and their proximity to the animal stage."

Such attitudes still exist in Mauritania and also Sudan, where Arab elites enslave black people from the Dinka and the Shilluk tribes who live in southern Sudan. Since 1983 when the northern government engaged in a war with the south of Sudan, slavery cases proliferated. Simon Deng had been a Shilluk child slave, abducted to live in northern Sudan by an Arab. In May 2006 he went on a fact-finding mission to southern Sudan. He said that "villages are still being burnt, women are still being raped, and people are being sold into slavery." Mr. Deng now lives as a US citizen in New York.

Another Sudanese-born black man who is now a US citizen is Francis Bok. He came from a Catholic family in a Dinka village. In 1986, when aged seven, he was abducted by Arabs from the north who decapitated adults at a local market and stole the children. For ten years Mr. Bok was a slave in a Muslim household - forced to convert to Islam - until he ran away. Some Dinka slaves who do not convert to Islam have had their Achilles tendons cut.

In 2000, a UNICEF representative estimated that 5,000 to 10,000 children were still slaves in Sudan. The Dinka Committee in 2001 claimed that 14,000 children have been abducted since 1983. In Sudan, as elsewhere, child slaves are subjected to cruel punishments.

In February 2006 as part of the Sudanese government's peace deal with the south, initiated by the late John Garang with US assistance, 163 former slaves were repatriated back to the south. Not all slaves are children. One, Abuk Ater, was already a married adult when she was abducted by an Arab militia. She was also raped. For 20 years she endured slavery until being repatriated.

In Mauritania, though some black Moors own slaves, racism is also involved in Muslim slavery. In 1987, a purge took place on black officers in the police and army. In 1989, 60,000 blacks were deported into Senegal at gunpoint. Many of the slaves in Mauritania are born into slavery.

One male slave told the BBC in 2004: "I don't know how I became a slave. I was just born one. My family were slaves. We did all the hard work for our master and all we received in return was beatings."

Though slavery has been officially illegal in Mauritania since 1981, no real punishments were enacted upon slave-owners, allowing the trade to flourish It was only in 2003 that owning a slave was made punishable with a fine or prison sentence. A year later, no one had been convicted under this law, and the slavery was allowed to continue.

One escaped Mauritanian woman slave said: "I was tied up all night and all day. They only untied me so I could do my chores. In the end I could barely move my limbs. All those years, and I don't even own a goat. They raped me often. At night, when everyone was asleep, they came for me and I couldn't stop them. If I had been free I would never have let this happen to me. My master is the father of my first child, my master's son is the father of my second child and my baby girl's father was my master's nephew."

The notion of a Muslim man being sanctioned by the Koran to rape his female slaves still has echoes in the way guest workers are treated in Saudi Arabia. Though beyond the scope of this article, I urge you to read the harrowing account by a Filipino woman I know, who became a virtual slave to her Saudi employer, an imam who repeatedly raped her. Similarly, the trade in young children, abducted or bought in Pakistan and Bangladesh, who became camel-jockeys in the United Arab Emirates, is an example of modern Muslim slavery.

The archbishops in Britain may apologize for slavery, as may the US states of Virginia and Maryland. But is any representative of Islam prepared to apologize for 14 centuries of slavery? In 2003, it was revealed that a Saudi Sheik, Saleh Al-Fawzan, said: "Slavery is a part of Islam. Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam."

The Sheikh, who belongs to the Council of Religious Edicts and Research and is an imam in Riyadh, also authored Saudi textbooks which were sent to Saudi-funded schools around the world, including the United States.

Slavery is intrinsically a part of Islam, and to deny it is to contradict the supposed wisdom of Mohammed, the founder of Islam. Much as I would love to see the luminaries of CAIR apologize for Islam's long history of slavery and subjugation, I think that day will be a long time coming. For many of Islam's public representatives, being Muslim means never having to say you're sorry. Contributing Editor Adrian Morgan is a British based writer and artist who has written for Western Resistance since its inception. He also writes for Spero News.

He has previously contributed to various publications, including the Guardian and New Scientist and is a former Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Society.

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