American students are always shocked to see old advertisements for slave auctions reprinted in the chapters on the Civil War in their social studies textbooks, as the sheer inhumanity of it is exposed by the cold businesslike language of sales and commodities as human beings are described in the same terms as horses and sold in the same way.

That way of life ended over 150 years ago in this country when our nation went to war to stop it.

In the Muslim world of 2016, it not only lives on, but has become more efficient, more sanitary, and more emotionless as slave auctions move from the block to the internet.

Slavery is officially illegal in Saudi Arabia, but continues to exist unofficially – and out in the open.

A recent ad posted on social media is possibly even more shocking than the 19th century versions in the cold, calculating sales pitch, because most of the world has progressed in the intervening centuries while the Muslim world actively chooses to remain ensconced in the ignorant past.

Warning: The advertisement for the male slave is graphic.


It was posted by a Muslim from Saudi Arabia, and, with the errors intact, reads:

Peace be upon you …

I have a [male] slave I bought from an African country and arranged for his visa and stay till I got him to Saudi [Arabia]

His description:

1 – Black skin. Tall 172 sm. Weight 60 kilos.

2 – Castrated (excellent for working with a family) you can check him with a doctor our yourself if you have experience in the matter.

3 – [His] health is quite undamaged and has no imperfections.

4 – Age 26 years.

5 – Religion muslim and [he is] obedient and will not disobey you except in what displeases God.

 After reading the ad, one wonders whether the man in question would agree with President Obama’s repeated assertion that Muslim is the “religion of peace.”


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