Qatar using Cuban slave doctors

Slavery is acceptable in Islam. The Qur’an has Allah telling Muhammad that he has given him girls as sex slaves: “O prophet, indeed, we have made lawful to you your wives to whom you have paid their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses of those whom Allah has given you as spoils of war.” (Qur’an 33:50)

Muhammad bought slaves: “Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) reported: There came a slave and pledged allegiance to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) on migration; he (the Holy Prophet) did not know that he was a slave. Then there came his master and demanded him back, whereupon Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: Sell him to me. And he bought him for two black slaves, and he did not afterwards take allegiance from anyone until he had asked him whether he was a slave (or a free man).” (Muslim 3901)

Muhammad took female Infidel captives as slaves: “Narrated Anas: The Prophet offered the Fajr Prayer near Khaibar when it was still dark and then said, ‘Allahu-Akbar! Khaibar is destroyed, for whenever we approach a (hostile) nation (to fight), then evil will be the morning for those who have been warned.’ Then the inhabitants of Khaibar came out running on the roads. The Prophet had their warriors killed, their offspring and woman taken as captives. Safiya was amongst the captives. She first came in the share of Dahya Alkali but later on she belonged to the Prophet. The Prophet made her manumission as her ‘Mahr.’” (Bukhari 5.59.512) Mahr is bride price: Muhammad freed her and married her. But he didn’t do this to all his slaves:

Muhammad owned slaves: “Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah’s Apostle was on a journey and he had a black slave called Anjasha, and he was driving the camels (very fast, and there were women riding on those camels). Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Waihaka (May Allah be merciful to you), O Anjasha! Drive slowly (the camels) with the glass vessels (women)!’” (Bukhari 8.73.182) There is no mention of Muhammad’s freeing Anjasha.

“Report: Qatar Using Cuban Slave Doctors to ‘Influence Local Politics,’” by Frances Martel, Breitbart, December 13, 2022:

The human rights organization Cuban Prisoners Defenders published a report Tuesday accusing the Mideast emirate of Qatar of funding and benefiting from Cuba’s slave doctor industry — and forcing enslaved health workers to promote Doha’s “political agendas.”

The full report also accused the local government of Calabria, Italy, and the Mexican government under far-left President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, of propping up Cuba’s multi-billion-dollar health worker slave trade. The impoverished communist island has for decades styled itself a global medical leader despite the destitute state of its healthcare system in large part through its foreign medical missions, which enslave doctors and other health workers in friendly countries. In 2019, the Wall Street Journal estimated that Cuba makes $11 billion a year on the health worker slave trade.

Cuban health workers abroad face imprisonment or other legal consequences if they violate restrictive rules prohibiting them from driving without authorization, befriending locals, or leaving their residences during their curfews. Those who attempt to defect face an eight-year ban from entering Cuba, often meaning that defection leaves them unable to be present for their children’s childhoods.

Some defectors have nonetheless fled the program and attempted to sue the Cuban state for violating their human rights. Their testimonies have resulted in exposing a system that not only abuses its workers, but falsifies medical data to make Cuba appear more successful in providing health care than it actually is. Some doctors have testified to being forced to destroy medicine and claim to have administered it to patients who did not exist, increasing the number of patients those doctors “treated.”

In 2019, the Organization of American States (OAS) formally condemned Cuba for human trafficking.

Most of Cuba’s known doctor slavery operations are stationed in Latin America and Africa, where countries such as Zimbabwe, Angola, and Sierra Leone have long welcomed Cuban communist healthcare operations. The Cuban Prisoners Defenders report highlighted a large “medical collaboration” project in the heart of the Middle East, made up of over 500 health workers as of 2020.

Anonymous Cuban doctors speaking to Cuban Prisoners Defenders said that those shipped to Qatar never chose to do so and “did not know their final destination until they arrived there.”

“Their passports are permanently withheld by Cuban authorities as soon as they cross the border, and they are under constant surveillance,” the doctors reportedly said. “They are under curfew in their residences and cannot stay overnight in any place other than the one assigned by the Cuban government in Qatar.”

Notably, in addition to any medical work they are forced into, the doctors said they had to engage in political propaganda projects – similar to what defecting doctors have testified to experiencing in leftist countries such as Bolivia and Venezuela. Unlike those socialist governments, Qatar is an Islamist state run under a sharia system, leaving open-ended exactly how the Cuban doctors were expected to support the emirate.

“They are forced to fulfill political agendas and tasks among the native population, so they are used to influence the local politics of the rulers,” the doctors told Cuban Prisoners Defenders.

The doctors said that the Castro regime keeps about 90 percent, sometimes up to 94 percent, of the salaries that Qatar offers them as part of their contracts….

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