Brotha DK wrote: Here’s a Saudi massa violently terrorizing a worker:
Here’s the official Saudi response days later questioning if this is a real situation: “There is no proof this is real yet," said Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry, in a telephone interview on Tuesday. "The police are still investigating and trying to verify the video clip."
I saw this clip about a week after seeing “12 Years a Slave:” which I thought was weak on several levels. If the infernal horror of slavery was actually represented it would be 50x worse than the Saudi clip.
Exactly! And even the movie "Roots" depicting the Atlantic Slave Trade in my opinion is watered down. But the Arab Slave Trade was far worse than the Atlantic Slave Trade for several reasons. One: the Arabs were the initiators of the original slave trade in Africa; Two: There were far more brutal i.e. introducing male castration and FGM to the African world and three, they taught MASSA the ropes of chattel slavery prior to coming to the New World. Now I'm not saying Arabs are the original world slavers....I am saying that they are the original African slavers whose inhumane practices are relevant today. But!