Tag Archives: Islam

Slavery, discrimination and inhumanity in Mauritania — Gross abuse of law

“Despite the considerable efforts of governments, civil society and the international community, we still live in a world blighted by slavery and slavery-like practices.  Millions of human beings are subjected to an existence that is almost unfathomable in its degradation … Continue reading

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Key points on Islam and slavery — Corollary to ‘The burden of being Black in Mauritania’

By its crimes against humanity through the genocide, discrimination, slavery and apartheid visited on its African citizenry, Mauritania violates three sets of human rights laws it is bound to uphold — its own national law, international legal instruments and Islamic … Continue reading

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The dark side of motherhood

Today, May 10, is Mothers Day in the corner of the planet where I am at this time (Mexico). The rest of the world will observe this day on other days. Never mind the day, it’s the spirit that counts. There … Continue reading

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