Slavery in America was abolished almost 149 years ago. Yet various forms of this atrocious practice are still cropping up today.
In fact, several 7-Eleven franchise owners recently pled guilty to enslaving illegal aliens.
According to Department of Homeland Security Special Agent James T. Hayes, “These defendants knowingly hired illegal aliens to feed their greed… and swindled more than $2.6 million in wages from their enslaved workers.”
Loretta Lynch, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, took it a step further. She accused the franchise owners of running “a modern-day plantation system, with themselves as overseers.”
But here’s the glaring irony in all of this…
If Barack Obama wants to look the other way while illegal immigrants stream across the border to take “jobs Americans don’t want,” then why is his administration still busting business owners who hire these illegals?
Indeed, these arrests raise many interesting public policy questions. For instance, should it still be illegal to provide jobs for Obama’s “undocumented workers”? And why are those who hire the illegal aliens being chastised for unfair employment treatment, while the illegals themselves are being protected and, in fact, monetarily compensated?
Something doesn’t quite make sense, Obama.
Slavery: The Islamic Way of Life?
Obama is missing one crucial factor in this case.
All of the store owners charged with the crime are immigrants – and were raised in a different culture.
Under Sharia law, which governs much of the Islamic world, slavery is legal and still practiced.
Yes, slavery is abhorrent to Americans because of the morals we were all taught as children.
On the other hand, Islamic law teaches that slavery is an important part of Islam’s advancement.
After all, Mohammed owned slaves. Selling captives from war into slavery was a lucrative side business and funded many of Islam’s military campaigns. Over the last 1,400 years, Islamic slave traders have enslaved about 180 million Africans. The idea has become so common that the Arabic even have a word for it: “abd,” which means both African and slave.
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Due to these deeply imbedded beliefs, soldiers are encouraged to take women captive after battle. The Quran includes this passage: “And [also prohibited to you are all] married women except those your right hands possess. [This is] the decree of Allah upon you.” (Sura 4:24)
Jihadi warriors are drawn to the religion because women can legally be captured for sexual exploitation. Open slave markets were running in Saudi Arabia and Mauritania until 1962 and 1980, respectively.
They were only shut down after intense international campaigns, but in reality, the practices continue behind closed doors.
Sharia Law in the Western World
Aware of this issue, some Western countries with large Islamic populations, such as the U.K., have set up what are called Islamic family law courts. Though the United States has no Islamic courts, judges have begun to consider Islamic law in their decisions.
And since law is always in a state of transition, we need to be ever vigilant to make sure none of these concepts gain a foothold in the United States. But as we have increasing Islamic populations emigrating from the Middle East, the risk grows.
What’s more concerning, in spite of U.S. law, Islamic immigrants will engage in practices (like enslavement) simply because they were never taught it was wrong, and believe it to be a moral practice.
Currently, Britain is having a problem with gang rapes by Islamic men who have never been taught the Western, or dare I say, “Christian,” tradition of respect for women.
Obama, please get ahold of our policies before we become the United States of the Middle East.
Your eyes on the Hill,