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Submitted by Jo (United Kingdom), Aug 7, 2012 at 15:07

It is not a good argument to try to prove that an individual case was not genuine when there have been many cases of muslim families treating foreign girls (often from Indonesia or the Philippines) as slaves. It has happened in London. Often the passport is taken away, the girl does not speak the local language and has no-one to turn to for help. And to say that prostitution is modern-day slavery may in some cases be true, but to say 'Muslims may behave badly but so do non-Muslims' does not make the bad behaviour of Muslims who enslave people right, especially as Muslims claim to be morally superior. At least in the West there are laws against slavery and most people do not approve of it, whereas Muslims who want to behave like this, can point to passages in the Quran that permit slavery. It was abandoned long ago by Christians, even though allowed in the Bible. Muslims will not or cannot reject slavery as morally wrong because they will not allow a word of the Quran to be altered.

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