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islam is slavery

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Submitted by susan (Italy), Oct 7, 2007 at 05:16

"many religious leaders in the past had slaves, it was common. what about abraham (pbuh) and his slave servant hagar? and he is the father of all three monotheist religions. "

christ didn't have slaves, buddah didn't have slaves. I don't care about abrahm, I don't adore abraham the way you adore muhammed. Not all people mentioned in the bible have the same importance. They might be important figures but not theologically important.

It's YOUR problem that you adore as "perfect man" someone who had slaves. I don't adore christ as a perfect man but I do have to admit he was a pretty well behaved person. About abraham, I never heard anybody calling him perfect man and the man to imitate. You say muhammed is to be imitated.

"Now as these countries you talk about with slavery, i know of a few but i do know that saudi arabia has none. all their help are paid if you want to call them slaves then we who all work to make a living in society are slaves too."

If you steal documents from philipino workers and forbid them to escape the country and you rape your maids and you underpay them making them live on the streets, that's having slaves.

here are some real news links of slavery in your beloved saudi arabia (muslim holy land)

Foreign laborers', including domestic workers', passports were often illegally retained by their employers and can sometimes result in forced labor. Foreign nationals who have been recruited abroad have, after their arrival in the country, been presented with work contracts that specified lower wages and fewer benefits than originally promised. A reportedly small number of non-citizen women were thought to engage in prostitution, comprising a minor element of the trafficking problem in the kingdom.

SECTION 6 WORKER RIGHTS – [d] Child beggars were reportedly often non-citizens who had been trafficked into the country for that purpose or are Hajj or Umra over-stayers. The Ministry of Social Affairs maintained special offices in both Mecca and Medina to combat the growing problem of child beggars.

http://hrw.org/mideast/saudi/labor/

http://www.sptimes.com/2002/webspecials02/saudiarabia/day3/story1.shtml

I don't care that slavery was officially abolished. You muslims take the koran over any law therefore the koran admits slavery of non-muslims. That's why it's still practiced.

BTW, you claim you are so morally superior and you only abolished slavery in 1952? that's a bit late for claiming islam is the religion of peace and equality don't you think?

Beside, Sudan, Mali and Mauritania still practice slavery of non-muslims. All muslim countries.

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