Ethnic profiling and intimidation and racism? Nah…not these democrats that the Obama administration is resting its hopes and dreams of “change” on. Nothing to see folks, move along. KGS

Libyan rebels round up black Africans

By BEN HUBBARD – Associated Press | AP – Thu, Sep 1, 2011

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Rebel forces and armed civilians are rounding up thousands of black Libyans and migrants from sub-Sahara Africa, accusing them of fighting for ousted strongman Moammar Gadhafi and holding them in makeshift jails across the capital.

Virtually all of the detainees say they are innocent migrant workers, and in most cases there is no evidence that they are lying. But that is not stopping the rebels from placing the men in facilities like the Gate of the Sea sports club, where about 200 detainees — all black — clustered on a soccer field this week, bunching against a high wall to avoid the scorching sun.

Handling the prisoners is one of the first major tests for the rebel leaders, who are scrambling to set up a government that they promise will respect human rights and international norms, unlike the dictatorship they overthrew.

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  1. No surprise here, the ‘followers of the teachings of the prophet’ are just reverting to their old ways and habits. As we a know so well the ‘faith’ was not only spread by the sword, but by trade and commerce, including human beings. This practice still rampant, yet under the surface in many ME and African countries, is a very touchy subject. It is often ignored by the MSM and carefully avoided by the political class. I have my doubts when Western diplomats visit the ‘Kingdom’ or sub Saharan Africa they discuss the freeing of those unfortunate enough to be held in bondage.

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