On the same day TFTP detailed how failed US foreign policy allowed slavery to be reborn, Megachurch Pastor and author T.D. Jakes called on his followers to get involved and take action to stop Libyan slave trading.
In a Facebook post, T.D. Jakes Ministries wrote:
The slave trade that is going on in Libya, and even globally, is an atrocity that has to STOP. We, as a people have to partner together to put an end to this horrific disregard for human life.
As TFTP reported on Tuesday, not only has the United Nations confirmed the active buying and selling of migrants in Libya but the president of Ivory Coast, also harshly condemned the practice, calling on those traders to be tried in the world International Criminal Court.
For his part, Jakes, who is also a best selling author and filmmaker, is calling on his followers as well as anyone who will listen to get involved and not be a passive sideline spectator to slave trading. He wrote:
Here are a few ways you can help:
—Use YOUR voice (Social Media, your community, etc.) to raise awareness!
—Support organizations that give aid to countries from which migrants are fleeing.
—Contact your local officials and become an advocate in the fight against slavery & human trafficking.
Additionally, T.D. Jakes Ministries uploaded an accompanying video, using CNN and Euronews footage which reportedly shows slaves being sold for as little as $400. “The bad old times are back, and I wanna challenge you to say something. Why are we not hearing more about this on the press, in the paper, in the news?” Jakes asks. “Let our voice be heard. Repost. Do everything you can. We’ve got to say something. We cannot be silent. Not again,” he added.
The slave trade that is going on in Libya, and even globally, is an atrocity that has to STOP. We, as a people have to partner together to put an end to this horrific disregard for human life. Here are a few ways you can help:—Use YOUR voice (Social Media, your community, etc.) to raise awareness! —Support organizations that give aid to countries from which migrants are fleeing.—Contact your local officials and become an advocate in the fight against slavery & human trafficking. We have got to say something…we CANNOT be silent. #Libya #HumanTrafficking #SlaveryInLibya
Posted by T.D. Jakes Ministries on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
As we reported earlier this week, Muammar Gaddafi’s decision to create a gold currency Dinar was the impetus NATO, France, and the U.S. needed to fuel the uprising President Obama championed as the “Arab Spring.” The revolt led to Gaddafi’s assassination and the assurance the central banking system would remain in place, posing no threat to the U.S. dollar. Then-Secretary of State, Hillary R. Clinton commented on his death jokingly saying, “We came, we saw, he died.”
As TFTP reported last year, declassified emails revealed that NATO killed Gaddafi to stop the Libyan creation of a gold-backed currency. It is also important to note that no matter who would have been in office, this plan would’ve been carried out as it is the standard operating procedure of US foreign policy. A gold-backed currency is a threat to the establishment who knows no party lines.
Once again, just like Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. foreign policy (collusion and meddling) in Libya resulted in the overthrow of the country’s leader and created unimaginable instability, not only in the country but also the region. Libya was once known as the most peaceful and civilized nation in Africa. Now, Libyan slave trading stands as proof the United States either did not think far enough ahead or could not care less what happens when they help insurgents overthrow a country.
Coupled with the Syrian civil war (also overwhelmingly supported and funded by the U.S.) the Libyan, Iraqi, Syrian conflicts (among others around the world) led to the largest human migration the world has witnessed in some time. After Italy began paying human smugglers not to import more immigrants into Italy, those same smugglers began selling their surplus product (humans) to the highest bidders.
As the UN’s director of Migration (IOM) Othman Belbeisi told reporters in November:
If you go to the market and you can pay between 200 and 500 dollars to get a migrant that will work with you on your daily jobs or support your work. After you buy, this person is handed over to you, again then it becomes your responsibility. Many of them escape, many of them are kept in bondage, and many of them are even imprisoned inside an area where they are forced to work on daily basis.
We reached out to Pastor T.D. Jakes for comment and are awaiting a response. We will update our story when and if we have a chance to interview him. Jakes joins other leaders around the world decrying a story the mainstream media is largely avoiding. Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara called on the International Criminal Court on Saturday to indict criminals who are selling black African migrants in Libyan slave markets. “I‘m shocked. I think it’s unacceptable, disgusting,” he declared.
Pastor T.D. Jakes serves as senior pastor of The Potter’s House Church in Dallas, TX. According to his bio on Amazon, “T. D. Jakes is the CEO of TDJ Enterprises, LLP; founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House of Dallas, Inc., which has over 30,000 members; and the author of the New York Times bestselling Making Great Decisions and Reposition Yourself. Time magazine and CNN referred to him as “America’s Best Preacher.” His TV show, The Potter’s Touch, reaches 67 million households per month. He has been the host of national radio and television broadcasts and is regularly featured on the highly rated Dr. Phil show. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, five children, and two grandchildren.”