Africa’s New Nelson Mandela?

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In the world’s worst slave state, a heroic anti-slavery activist comes second in a presidential election.

Muslim Country With 25% Slave Population Elected VP of UN Human Rights Council

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The UN Human Rights Council met today in Geneva and elected Mauritania as its Vice-President and Rapporteur for the next year, the second highest position at the world’s top human rights body. According to a recent report by the Guardian, “up to 800,000 people in a nation of 3.5 million remain chattels,”

The Burqa Bomb

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Terrorists disguised as women blow themselves up in Pakistan.

An Ex-Islamist Needs U.S. Support – WSJ.com

Hanevy Ould Dahah, who is now being held in Mauritania’s Dar Naim prison, is an unlikely dissident. Half-Arab and half-African, he was marked as a child to become a cleric, memorizing the Quran by age nine and studying at ultra-conservative academies. Some of his former classmates now lead Mauritania’s Salafist movement; Hanevy might have been […]