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Barack Obama promised if he was elected, he would change the world — and a disturbing new international report from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says that he did just that.
But this isn’t the “Hope and Change” promised.
This is far more medieval.
It turns out, Obama’s decision to overthrow Muammar Qaddafi helped bring a thriving slave trade back to North Africa — and it is helping to fund radical Islamic terror organizations like the Islamic State.
The regime change in 2011, which was supported by Hillary Clinton, means that thousands of men, women, and children are now being sold like cattle in town squares.
And besides the BBC, the mainstream media is largely ignoring it.
Hundreds of thousands of Africans cross through Libya every year on their way to Europe since the refugee crisis began. 450,000 have crossed the Mediterranean since 2014, thanks to the promise of open borders and great jobs (and generous welfare benefits).
But instead of taking them to the Promise Land, the human smugglers they pay to get them across the desert often sell them into slavery.
The mainstream media proudly displays the terrible stories of migrant boats sinking and refugees drowning – but they are willfully ignoring the horrific Islam-inspired slave trade happening just across the Mediterranean Sea.
Since Obama and Hillary turned Libya into a lawless hellhole, smugglers now openly run slave dens there in towns like Sabha.
One man who managed to escape said that slaves are kept in houses of 100 at a time. They are tortured as they beg their families for money on the phone, he told the U.N. migration agency IOM.
Sometimes these migrants are kept like cattle in overcrowded prisons and forced to for the local warlord as slave labor, especially if they have any work skills. Sometimes, they’re sold to a different slave trader… and then another.
If they can’t raise the money, their kidnappers slaughter them, work them to death, or leave them to starve. One man dropped down to 77 pounds while starving in the Libyan desert.
A lot of these victims are young kids. 26,000 children came into Italy through Libya last year.
But a lot of these unaccompanied kids never made it to Europe. They were kidnapped, abused, and trafficked by the slave traders set loose by Obama and Hillary’s insane foreign policy.
“Nearly half the women and children interviewed had experienced sexual abuse during migration – often multiple times and in multiple location,” said a UNICEF report released in February. “Approximately one-third indicated they had been abused in Libya.”
And sometimes the women made it to Europe – as sex slaves. “Libya is a major transit hub for women being trafficked to Europe for sex,” the report said.
There are three things every sane person should learn from this.
1 – Open borders are ruining the lives of these innocent Africans.These “refugees” – who are really just illegal immigrants – are being pulled to Europe by promises of a cushy life, mostly at taxpayer expense. German Chancellor Angela Merkel offers to keep accepting these “migrants” – anyone, anywhere, no questions asked. If you can make it to Europe, you’re good.
Worse yet, the EU tells every single country that belongs to it how many refugees they will accept. If a country refuses, they can be fined more than $250,000 for every “refugee” they refuse to take in.
Who could resist such an offer? But instead, these poor Africans end up enslaved, mostly by Muslims, because…
2 – The slave trade is a major part of radical Islam’s plan for the world.The Islamic State – ISIS – wrote in its propaganda magazine last summer that, if it ruled the world, “the lucrative African slave trade would have continued, supporting a strong economy.”
Slavery is a major part of Islam; it always has been.
800,000 Africans were trafficked in the Gulf throughout the 19th century — more than twice the total brought to North America.
At one time, slaves made up 20 percent of Qatar’s entire population!
This evil it wasn’t the race-based institution like it was in early America. Whites, blacks, and all other “infidels” were equally worthless in their eyes.
Between 1 and 1.25 million white, Christian Europeans were taken into slavery from the 16th to 19th century, according to Robert Davis, a history professor at Ohio State University. Muslim pirates kidnapped slaves as far north as Iceland and Scotland – even 130 Americans.
The Islamic ruler of Baghdad around the year 900 “had 7,000 black eunuchs and 4,000 white eunuchs in his palace,” according to Ronald Segal in his book, Islam’s Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora.
And ISIS promises to keep kidnapping “pagan humans, to teach them, and to convert them … to make the word of Allah supreme.”
Radical Islam has a supremacy problem that will never end. It can’t be reasoned with; it can only be defeated. That is why….
3 – Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton may be the worst foreign policy failures in history.Obama and Hillary toppled Qaddafi and put ISIS in charge. That led directly to the murders at Benghazi and the open slave trade. They backed the “rebels” in Syria – and maybe gave them deadly weapons.
They paid Iran $1.7 billion and let Tehran keep its nuclear program going.
They pressured the EU to accept these “refugees,” some of whom have committed terrorism in Europe.
And they tried to open U.S. borders, too.
Until now, we thought the worst part of regime change was seeing Libya collapse into anarchy and the black flag of ISIS fly over government buildings.
But now it’s undeniable — Obama changed the world.
And he sent mankind backwards in history.
— The Horn editorial team