Every now and then we meet an old, loved but forgotten friend…and we also run across old snakes that we thought were dispatched last time we met. You may guess the category of John Eibner, who now runs Christian Solidarity International. Seemingly Christian, CSI feeds on and spreads Islam-a-phobia, one of many who prosper on various faces and hues of racism. Many, like Mr. Eibner, are focused on Islam.
Eibner wants donations for his work in the Middle East. When we met him last in about 2003, he was pretending to redeem slaves in the southern part of Sudan. That has now been shown to be an invented purchase and release scheme that many played and which raised $millions for mission promoters. Sadly, as best we can tell, no slaves were ever freed, because most never existed in the definition of slavery we know. But the business of raising money to free them has never stopped, because it is all profit.
Brazenly, John Eibner is circulating a story he wrote that is republished by a fanatically pro-war-with-Islam publication called Middle East Quarterly, thus giving credence to his questionable story. We are linking you to Quarterly, along with Eibner’s website, in the interest of fair and honest disclosure. Serious readers need to know how far Neo-Con connected publisher Daniel Pipes will go to stir up hatred toward Islam, and how far men like Eibner will go to raise dollars. The eventual results have been past and future wars, including the present ISIS war. We will quote Eibner about his “career” of freeing slaves, that we know to be false and that Pipes swears to. Please judge for yourselves.
The slave repatriation business, of which Eibner was a part 17 years ago, raised large funds from churchgoers who believed there were slaves in Sudan and that they could be freed for as little as $35.00 per head, an amount most churchgoers would not miss. But this price tag proved to be a marketing device, for it was learned that a small lamb sold for more than $35.00 in Sudan, and slaves have always been the most pricey animal that breathes! Let’s hear about the scam from Eibner himself:
My Career Redeeming Slaves
by John Eibner
Middle East Quarterly
December 1999, pp. 3-16
Eibner wrote, and Danial Pipes republished: “CSI began redeeming slaves in October 1995; as of October 1999, it has freed 15,447. An impressive number, perhaps, but it pales in comparison with the total number of slaves in Sudan.” My Career Redeeming Slaves.
The viewpoint of We Hold These Truths was confirmed when at least two well known “missionaries” came clean and admitted the slave redemptions were photo-ops. Why is this important? It’s about war. Those who vilify Islam (ISIS is not Islam) are conditioning others to accept continuing war in the Middle East and hatred of Muslims here at home. Those who make a living by promoting hatred and war are our worst and most dangerous enemies, for they prey on the minds of our children.