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Timbuktuís slaves liberated as Islamists flee
Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2013 | By Sudarsan Raghavan

Posted on 06/01/2013 1:21:29 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Timbuktu, Mali — Her light-skinned master no longer beats her with a camel whip. He no longer makes her work from dawn to night without pay. He fled with his family four months ago, along with the Islamists who briefly ruled this historic city.

“I am free,” said Aminaya Traore, a 50-year-old woman who was born a slave. “I can do whatever I want.”

Across this sand-swept city, hundreds of modern-day slaves are experiencing a sense of liberation, many for the first time. Nearly all the lighter-skinned Tuaregs and Arab Moors who for generations exploited them have fled the city, fearing reprisal attacks for supporting a separatist rebellion that helped ignite the Islamist takeover of Mali’s north last year.

“Under the Islamists, blacks were exploited even more by the pink-skinned people,” said Roukiatou Cisse, a social worker with Temedt, a human rights group, referring to the Tuaregs and Arab Moors. “They told them, ‘We are with the Islamists. We are in power. We are the masters and you are our slaves. We will do what we want.’ ”

“Now, the slaves have profited by the pink-skinned people leaving.”

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TOPICS: Extended News
KEYWORDS: africa; alqaeda; arabs; france; mali; timbuktu; tuaregs
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1 posted on 06/01/2013 1:21:29 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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Under the Islamists, blacks were exploited even more by the pink-skinned people,” said Roukiatou Cisse, a social worker with Temedt, a human rights group, referring to the Tuaregs and Arab Moors.

The Moors were pink skinned people. What happened to Othello?

2 posted on 06/01/2013 1:25:18 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

>> Nearly all the lighter-skinned Tuaregs...

VW named its SUV after a *slavemaster* people?


3 posted on 06/01/2013 1:27:52 PM PDT by Nervous Tick
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To: Brad from Tennessee

What does a slave do who has just been set free.

Who feeds them? Must they work? Where do they live, find shelter, what do they do for money? How much education do they have?


4 posted on 06/01/2013 1:28:01 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Brad from Tennessee
“Under the Islamists, blacks were exploited even more by the pink-skinned people,” said Roukiatou Cisse, a social worker with Temedt, a human rights group, referring to the Tuaregs and Arab Moors. “They told them, ‘We are with the Islamists. We are in power. We are the masters and you are our slaves. We will do what we want.’ ”

But then this:

“Now, the slaves have profited by the pink-skinned people leaving.”

Apparently black hatred of whites aka pinks knows no bounds there. Screw 'me. Part of me hopes the islamiacs come back.

5 posted on 06/01/2013 1:28:16 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Venturer

The same issues arose in the US after the Civil War.


6 posted on 06/01/2013 1:32:15 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Venturer

All excellent questions that our abolitionists should have asked.


7 posted on 06/01/2013 1:36:34 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Venturer

I just asked that same question. Might learn something if we watch this evolve.


8 posted on 06/01/2013 1:39:03 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Nervous Tick

“>> Nearly all the lighter-skinned Tuaregs...

VW named its SUV after a *slavemaster* people?”

What did you expect from Hitler’s company?


9 posted on 06/01/2013 1:40:21 PM PDT by sagar
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To: Venturer

The Democratic Party will register them all as Chicago voters and then sign them up for food stamps and EBT cards. Now they will be on the Progressive plantation. :-)


10 posted on 06/01/2013 1:40:22 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

It’s a relativistic matter ~ but enough banter, praise God!


11 posted on 06/01/2013 1:41:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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My abolitionist ancestors busied themselves with disposing of slave catchers over in the family orchard. They'd mark the site with piles of rocks.

Right up against slavery and its evils, the Abolitionists opted for freedom.

12 posted on 06/01/2013 1:43:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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“VW named its SUV after a *slavemaster* people?”

There was quite a PC fuss over it and VW’s answer was, f*ck you. Actually, I was happy with their answer as I’m really sick of PC. As Freud said, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.” Sometimes a name is just a name.


13 posted on 06/01/2013 1:43:23 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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not all the Tuaregs were into slavery either.


14 posted on 06/01/2013 1:44:38 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The Washington Post is new to being an Obama enemy...

OK listen up you Washington Post people. Janet and her goons don’t like it when people say bad things about Muslims. They find that ‘extreme’ - meaning it’s NOT how they feel. Interesting way to define extreme... but I digress. This article puts you on a list - and that list will be shared with the IRS... So get with the program guys..


15 posted on 06/01/2013 1:49:05 PM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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The Moors were pink skinned people. What happened to Othello?

"Moor" is a term used for Muslims of North African or Arab origin. They generally have a darker complexion than Northern Europeans, but are recognizably Caucasian, like these Tunisian women.


16 posted on 06/01/2013 1:50:17 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Venturer

Slaves have always worked - the difference will be that they’ll get paid.


17 posted on 06/01/2013 1:50:22 PM PDT by GOPJ (Swedes bring their cars..savages their flames..burning cars a metaphor. D. Greenfield)
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To: Nervous Tick
VW named its SUV after a *slavemaster* people?

Why is that a surprise?

18 posted on 06/01/2013 1:55:33 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: piytar
“Now, the slaves have profited by the pink-skinned people leaving.”

Apparently black hatred of whites aka pinks knows no bounds there. Screw 'me. Part of me hopes the islamiacs come back.


It sounds to me like they are making a distinction between European whites and the Arab Islamists.

19 posted on 06/01/2013 1:55:37 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: piytar

The “pink skins” they are referring to are Arab Islamists who have taken a hike, leaving these poor people free from terror. This is what I would call a feel-good story.


20 posted on 06/01/2013 1:55:50 PM PDT by miss marmelstein ( Richard Lives Yet!)
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