Next time Obama feels overhwhelmed with lurve for Islam, he might care to recall the results of a report on human trafficking. A report by his very own state department has concluded that Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa lead the world in human trafficking.
Seventeen countries are named as ‘Tier 3’ offenders; in other words, the worst of the lot. Of these, nine are Muslim countries or countries with a large Muslim population from either the Middle East or Africa.
. Tier 3 countries are defined as those “whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards” of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 and “are not making significant efforts to do so.”
The Middle Eastern countries with Tier 3 status are Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Syria. The north-central African countries are Mauritania, Chad, Sudan, Niger and Eritrea, all of which have very large Muslim populations.
Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE and Lebanon are all on the Tier 2 Watchlist – one step above Tier 3.
The data in the report indicates that Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa are continuing their centuries-old practice of human trafficking. Historians estimate that between 9 and 14 million black Africans were brought to the Americas in the Atlantic slave trade and between 11 and 18 million black African slaves crossed the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Sahara Desert between the Muslim conquests in the 7th century and 1900.
Islam: the religion of peace and human trafficking.