It probably comes as no surprise to Jihad Watch’s regular readers that certain countries in the Middle East continue to traffic in slaves from Africa, with the authorities either indifferent or as willing accomplices. While we’ve written on this before, there’s now a novel twist. According to a recent media report, homosexual men in Kenya are lured to certain Middle Eastern countries with the false promises of lucrative legitimate employment, only to find themselves in involuntary servitude of the worse kind–as chattel and sex slaves of rich families and individuals. Remember, in Arabic the word for ‘black’ (as in black African) and ‘slave’ is the same: abed.
Islamic supremacists constantly lambaste the supposedly ‘immoral’ West for permitting homosexuality and even legalizing gay marriage in some jurisdictions — homosexuality is in fact a capital crime in five Muslim-controlled countries. But these same supremacists, along with every Muslim government, hypocritically and blatantly ignore the ongoing Muslim trafficking of homosexuals (and others) for the explicit and sole purpose of sex.
Somehow this particular 21st century Islamic slave racket eluded CNN’s notice during their recent, much ballyhooed effort against slavery in ‘The CNN Freedom Project‘. Could it be because slavery finds deep roots with Islam, with Islam’s founder having owned and made handsome profits from the slave trade? We can’t have that kind of talk on CNN of course — that would be ‘Islamophobic’ and so on.
From “Kenyan gay men become sex slaves in Arab Gulf”, by Sharifa Ghanem, Bikyamasr, 29 December 2011:
DUBAI: Being gay in the Middle East is taboo. Crackdowns in Arab countries against homosexuals is common and swift, with many countries
employing the death penalty against convicted homosexuals.
Now, a new report published by Identity, a gay magazine in Kenya,
reveals that gay Kenyan men are being trafficked into the Gulf as sex
slaves for the wealthy.
The report alleges that gay and bisexual men are lured from
university campuses — particularly from Kenyatta University — with
promises of high-paying jobs and then transported to labor as sex
workers for men in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
According to the magazine, due to Kenya’s soaring unemployment rate, the men are easily fooled into this trap.
The publication interviewed one Kenyan victim who was promised a job in Qatar but ended up suffering sexual abuse.
Qatar specifically, has no laws against human trafficking, which has made cracking down on the practice nearly impossible.
“Qatar is a transit and destination country for men and women
subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically forced labor and, to a
much lesser extent, forced prostitution,” the US State Department
stated in a recent report.
“Men and women from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the
Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Sudan, Thailand,
Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and China voluntarily travel to Qatar as laborers
and domestic servants, but some subsequently face conditions indicative
of involuntary servitude. These conditions include threats of serious
physical or financial harm; job switching; the withholding of pay;
charging workers for benefits for which the employer is responsible;
restrictions on freedom of movement, including the confiscation of
passports and travel documents and the withholding of exit permits;
arbitrary detention; threats of legal action and deportation; false
charges; and physical, mental, and sexual abuse.”
In the Emirates, while being openly gay is illegal, the community has
blossomed in recent years. Mark, a gay Canadian man, told Bikyamasr.com
that “the community has increased dramatically and people are more
willing, and accepting, of the LGBT community here.”
But he said the report that Kenyan men are being used as sex slaves is “not surprising.”
“We have seen a lot of the elite and super wealthy want to be gay, but
that would go against their traditions, so instead they often marry and
then hire or do this kind of thing, to have their real desires met. It
is a problem of society not opening up to the gay lifestyle and forcing
it to the background,” he argued.