How Little I Know

Sometimes you read something and you are really taken aback by just how little you know. I came across this paragraph after following links on entirely different subjects:

I saw a slave ship — a dhow — in Dar-Es-Salaam harbour in 1955. Saudi Arabia only abolished slavery ten years later. I have a fury against any religion that justifies slavery. It is an abomination and still widespread.

That was a response to a question posed to John Rhys-Davies, the actor who played Gimli in The Lord of the Rings. Here’s the source. I was looking up something totally unrelated and that just jumped out at me.

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2 comments
  1. I think There is still slavery in Saudi Arabia, though unofficially. I have read of how people who go there to work as domestic servants are treated and it is nothing but slavery

    • fojap said:

      Occasionally a shocking incident makes the news here. I think in Kenya you are more regularly aware of it.

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