This article is dedicated to the missing girls in Washington, D.C. and across the world. We pray for your safe return.
“If you are not careful, your own brothers will try to put you in slavery.”
~ A saying of Noble Drew Ali as reported by J. Blakely Bey
By now, many of us are of the alarming number of young teenage girls who have ended up missing in what’s known as the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. While there are conflicting reports as to the exact number of girls who have recently gone missing, the fact that they are missing is itself cause for alarm.
What is even more alarming being the fact that no official Amber alert has been sent out for any of these missing girls. Chances are, that is because these girls have been identified under the racial categories of “Black” and “Latino”.
These children, who are identified under these terms, are consistently going missing daily. This is not only happening in Washington, D.C., but in other urban areas throughout the country as well. This has been going on for decades and it has not been given the media exposure and political attention that it deserves.
It is no mystery that human trafficking is (unfortunately) alive and thriving. Simply do a Google search and you will find the most recent cases of “human trafficking rings”. Human trafficking is a multi-billion-dollar business. Although police officials have denied any such connection to these missing girls (they even deny the increase of girls missing), the urban areas, such as Washington, D.C., are prime targets for human trafficking.
Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery, and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit human beings for some type of labor or commercial sex purpose. Across America, thousands of women and children—racially identified as “Black” and “Latino” —are victims of human trafficking. Victims are often lured with false promises or are manipulated by people they trust, but instead are forced or coerced into prostitution, domestic or sexual servitude, etc. Other times, they are simply taken by force. One of the most terrorizing accounts was the case of a 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped and later gang raped in Chicago. What makes this story even more horrific was the fact that the rape was recorded on Facebook Live and watched by about 40 people who never even reported the rape to the police.
It is unfortunate that we now live in a world where, via social media, most people have become desensitized to the moral and social ills that exist. Human trafficking is a real epidemic, which must be addressed and dealt with. We can no longer just speak about the past slavery against the Moors in 1774 who were stripped of their nationality. We must also speak of the modern-day slavery as well.
In closing, if you suspect any human trafficking activity in your area, please inform those who will address the matter promptly. We must protect our babies. As stated in the Holy Koran of the Moorish Science Temple of America, chapter 25, verses 4 &5:
“If thy brother is in adversity, assist him; if thy sister is in trouble, forsake her not. So shall the fortunes of thy father contribute to the support of his whole race; and his care be continued to you all, in your love to each other.”