The Prejudice of CNN in ‘Breaking’ the Slave Trade in Libya

It’s been in the news, and all over Twitter for days, that there is a slave trade going on in Libya.

CNN “broke” the story.

First, I want to point out that the slave trade has never ended.

Muslims have continued selling slaves for centuries, they just do it more secretly.

But recently there has been a rise in the slave trade in Egypt, Nigeria, Sudan and Ethiopia (where large communities of Christians remain).

This growth in the slave trade began with the Arab Spring.

Then, ISIS catapulted slavery into the common place.

Muslims love the idea of having slaves.

Especially sex slaves.

But even before the Arab Spring, Saudi Arabians and members of other Gulf countries came to Egypt to buy young girls as slaves.

The Arab Spring and ISIS just made slavery expand.

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