Afrocentricity International condemns the auctioning of Africans as persons to be enslaved in the country of Libya. We are expressly outraged by the callousness of the Libyan government and the indifference shown by the African Union to the plight of African people at the hands of the Arab Libyans.
Africans from Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Sudan, Chad, Ethiopia, and other nations have been summarily “sold” to Arabs who steal their labor and abuse them physically and psychologically. We easily and correctly condemn European racism but we must be willing to condemn the racism practiced by Arabs who have a longer history of African abuse than Europeans.
Now that it has come to light that the government of Libya has allowed the Arab middlemen to sell Africans desperate to cross the sea into Europe, Afrocentricity International calls on the universal African world to bring this barbaric and savage action to a stop. We demand that those accused, captured, and tried be brought to justice for their crimes against humanity.
Afrocentricity International wishes to put on notice the nations of Mauritania, Sudan, and Libya where the twisted practices of Islamic religion permit the enslavement of black people. As in Libya today most of the Africans being sold to Arabs for enslavement are Muslims themselves, but this is of no consequence to the practitioners of Islam.
We immediately call upon our chapters everywhere in the world to speak out in strict condemnation of the enslavement of Africans by the Libyans. Although our reports of these activities are based on documentary evidences in videos that we have seen as well as witness accounts it is enough smoke in the forest for us to know that something awful is going on in the country. Where is the new Gaddafi who will fight this aggressive form of Arab racism against Africans? Where are the leaders of the African Union who are willing to speak for the ordinary Africans who are seeking to make a living for their families.
Unite and fight this evil with all of strength, moral, physical, and economic!
Unity is our Aim; Victory is our Destiny!
Dr. Ama Mazama, Peraat, Afrocentricity International
Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, International Organizer, AI