German TV Films ISIS Slave Trade in Turkey… Where’s Obama?
Last week was the 150th anniversary of the abolishment of slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States.
Barack Obama marked the momentous occasion by scolding America for its “original sin” that has been passed down from America’s beginnings to today.
He didn’t have it in him to praise the country that led the world in abolishing this dreadful practice.
And he didn’t condemn the nations that practice slavery today.
Meanwhile, while Obama was lecturing, German television released footage this week documenting the slave trade being conducted by ISIS in Turkey.
A Yazidi family was filmed by TV channel correspondents while buying their relatives to save them from ISIL. (Photo: Cihan)
Today’s Zaman reported:
German television station ARD has produced footage documenting the slave trade being conducted by the radical terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) through a liaison office in Turkey.
Two correspondents from the TV channel filmed a Yazidi family buying their relatives to save them from ISIL and spoke to witnesses. The Yazidi family contacted a liaison office of ISIL in Turkey through a Kurdish man named Abu Mital, who works as an intermediary for ISIL, in order to purchase a mother, her three children and an 11-year-old boy from ISIL and return them to their family.
In the video, Mital is seen contacting ISIL militants on the Internet, bargaining with them and setting a price for the sale of the woman and the children. Mital then went to the southeastern Turkish province of Gaziantep, where he received information via WhatsApp about the name of the person to whom he had to give money and the address of the ISIL liaison office.
During his visit to the office in Gaziantep, Mital was secretly filmed. The office only employed Syrians and owned a number of money-counting machines. ISIL demanded $20,000 for the woman and $15,000 for the 11-year-old boy. The footage shows Mital handing the money to the Syrians in the office, who then counted the money using the money-counting machines.
After he paid the money, Mital is seen going to a hotel in Syria, where he waited for another WhatsApp message. Mital is then told he will be contacted by someone for the delivery of the woman and her three children. The Yazidi family burst into tears when they are reunited with their relatives in Syria.