Private investigators hired by the parents of Madeleine McCann found a girl they believe to be a kidnapped American. From the Daily Mail:
The insider at Metodo 3 said of the American girl: “Investigators came across her as they were working to find Madeleine and have tipped off Interpol. There is a long history of girls being kidnapped from Europe and ending up in Morocco.
“It’s a very secretive country and the area of the Rif mountains enjoys official protection because of the importance of the hashish production and trafficking that goes on to the country’s economy.
“It was obvious to the investigators that this girl was not with her natural family. It’s entirely feasible that Madeleine could be in a similar situation.
“Seeing this other girl gave investigators a lot of hope that Madeleine too is alive.”
Metodo 3, based in Barcelona, currently has three men on the ground in northern Morocco, including a former head of the Spanish National Police’s organized crime squad. They are also thought to have an army of informers working for them.
“There are a thousand cases of children being abducted and ending up in Morocco. Blonde children are a very valuable commodity in places like North Africa. It’s the obvious conclusion to come to, not some far-fetched flight of fancy.
“The theory that Madeleine was kidnapped is now top of their list. And the possibility she is in Morocco is something they are considering.”
Last week Metodo 3 launched a phone hotline. Anybody with information should call 0034 902 300 213.
Many countries in the Islamic world still practice various forms of slavery with Christian girls, some as young as 11, targeted specifically to be forcibly converted than married off to Muslim men. Egypt’s Coptic population is especially hard pressed and the Janjaweed Militias in concert with Sudanese military often kidnap young girls and sell them into slavery.
Morocco was part of the Barbary Coast, whose corsairs enslaved thousands of European Christians for centuries. If little Madeleine is found to have been taken by modern Barbary slavers, will this be considered an act of war? For that matter, if the Moroccan authorities are turning a blind eye toward white slavery, what will our own government do if this girl turns out to really be a kidnapped American?