Why Isn’t Black Lives Matter Protesting the Slavery That Still Exists Today? By Robert Spencer.
According to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Maryam Bint Al-Sheikh stated in a June 18 interview: “Unfortunately, there is still slavery in Mauritania. More than 20% of people in Mauritania suffer from slavery — a situation where a person owns another person and does whatever he wants with him at any given moment. This situation exists here in Mauritania, unfortunately.”
Al-Sheikh further explained that slaves are often even “bequeathed from father to son. A person can own a slave and when that person dies, his children inherit the slave, who is later bequeathed to the grandchildren.”
The Islamic Republic of Mauritania was conquered by Islam in the Arab conquests of the 8th century.
hat-tip Stephen Neil