This BBC report, not surprisingly, makes no mention of the Islamic sanction for slavery that allows this practice to continue relatively unhindered. “‘Thousands made slaves’ in Darfur,” from the BBC, December 17 (thanks to Alan):
Strong evidence has emerged of children and adults being used as slaves in Sudan’s Darfur region, a study says.
Kidnapped men have been forced to work on farmland controlled by Janjaweed militias, a coalition of African charities says.
Eyewitnesses also say the Sudanese army has been involved in abducting women and children to be sex slaves and domestic staff for troops in Khartoum.
But Khartoum said the report was “very naive” and called the authors ignorant.
“The government does not condone abductions and it is not government policy,” a government spokesman told the BBC.
“We are working hard to stop such violations. The rebel factions are mostly to blame for abductions in Darfur.”…