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Tiger Woods utilizes Saudi "slave labor" for golf course.


CofCC.org News Team

Photo Right: An Asian slave woman lives in confinement while forced to do hard labor in Dubai.

Saudi Arabia officially outlawed slavery in the 1960’s, however they still openly practice indentured servitude that international rights groups say is tantamount to slavery. Servants are brought in from countries like Bangladesh to do hard labor while living in squalid conditions. Women are also lured to Saudi Arabia to work as secretaries, where they are immediately forced to work as prostitutes instead and kept in confinement. Rights groups claim that 10,000 women from all over the world are being held as sex slaves in Saudi Arabia.

Tiger Woods accepted millions to design a golf course in Dubai that is being built by these foreign servants. One of the men connected to the course, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, was recently arrested and charged with abducting and trafficking Southeast Asian children as young as two years old to use as jockeys in camel races.

Slavery In Dubai, from Harare Tribune…

Sahinal Monir, a slim 24 year-old from the deltas of Bangladesh. “To get you here, they tell you Dubai is heaven. Then you get here and realize it is hell,” he says. Four years ago, an employment agent arrived in Sahinal’s village in Southern Bangladesh. He told the men of the village that there was a place where they could earn 40,000 takka a month (£400) just for working nine-to-five on construction projects. It was a place where they would be given great accommodation and food, and treated well. All they had to do was pay an up-front fee of 220,000 takka (£2300) for the work visa – a fee they’d pay off in the first six months, easy. So Sahinal sold his family land, and took out a loan from the local lender, to head to this paradise.

As soon as he arrived at Dubai airport, his passport was taken from him by his construction company. He has not seen it since. He was told brusquely that from now on he would be working fourteen hour days in the desert-heat – where Western tourists are advised not to stay outside for even five minutes in summer, when it hits 55 degrees – for 500 durhams a month (£90), less than a quarter of the wage he was promised. If you don’t like it, the company told him, go home. “But how can I go home? You have my passport, and I have no money for the ticket,” he said. “Well, then you’d better get to work,” they replied.

Sahinal was in a panic. His family back home – his son, daughter, wife and parents – were waiting for money, excited that their boy had finally made it. But he was going to have to work for more than two years just to pay for the cost of getting here – and all to earn less than he did in Bangladesh.


Oh, and by the way, Tiger Woods would like you to know that America is a “racist” country and we should all beg for forgiveness for alleged mistreatment of black people.