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Human Trafficking – Real Hope. Real Help.

Human Trafficking – Real Hope. Real Help.

Show Summary: Human trafficking is real and it’s happening right here in the U.S. Tune in to learn about it, recognize the signs, and what you can do to help someone who is trapped in it. Or get help for yourself. (Jump to links and information below, or head to our Take Action on Human Trafficking page.)

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Air Dates: May 4 & 5, 2019 | Andi Buerger & Karen Kataline

This Week: We’ve all heard a baby’s laugh that makes the world light up.  At that moment, it feels as if we’re shielded from the darkness, a little bubble where the innocent are protected.

But where there is light there is also darkness and one of the darkest parts of that same world is human trafficking. Where innocence is destroyed. Smothered by men and women who turn innocence into a commodity.  Something to be sold, traded, and exploited. However, there is hope. 

Human Trafficking: It’s real and it’s in the U.S.

Infographic on human trafficking from Department of Homeland Security's Blue Campaign
An Infographic on human trafficking from Dept of Homeland Security

It seems impossible but even right here in the U.S., the land of the free, human trafficking—in all 50 states—not only exists but in some cases thrives.

Sadly, the numbers of those exploited are rising. According to the FBI, human trafficking is thought to be the 3rd largest criminal activity world-wide.  A world-wide epidemic of condemning children and adults to a lifetime of anger and hopelessness.  And it happens everywhere, rural and urban, to all ages, and to men, women, boys, and girls.

But this show is about help. And hope. Plus, it not only exposes what’s happening, but it will give you tools to help others get out from this nightmare.

Hope and Help: Beulah’s Place

So to understand more about human trafficking, we talk with Andi Buerger, the CEO and Founder of Beulah’s Place located in Redmond, Oregon.  Andi, a survivor of human trafficking herself, has created a support system for homeless children, including those who have been trapped in the human trafficking world.

Beulah’s Place focuses on getting these children food, clothing, and a place to sleep. They also find them supports that will start the healing process and lead to another life.  Listen to find out what her work has meant to so many youth who without her organization’s help felt trapped and unloved.

Get Help and Healing

Then we bring in Karen Kataline, a fellow talk-show host. Karen holds an MSW (masters of social work) and talks to us about the healing process that takes place as these young people start to learn a new norm.  She discusses what behaviors to look for, the types of counseling that have proven to help, and this very real problem of human trafficking in today’s society. 

To help a child or for more information:
The National Childrens Alliance operates Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) around the country with an interactive map to find a center near you.
The National Center of Missing and Exploited Children

Help Stop Human Trafficking

We’re bringing some light to this because it is our hope that those in our listening audience will become more aware of the issues. So we hope you will join us to learn some tools and find resources that you might be able to be in a position to help someone who truly needs it.

Recognize the signs of Human Trafficking
Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help save a life. See the list of signs and indicators of human trafficking via the Department of Homeland Security

So why is this so important? Aside from the cruelty, stopping human trafficking can have long-term impact. Because human trafficking and abuse causes generational problems to fester in our society.  Left alone the rage, self-hate, confusion, and feelings of betrayal these children and adults experience will impact our future for generations to come.  Child abuse is no longer something we can turn our backs on. Perpetrators have only become more bold and more aggressive. We cannot ignore this problem any longer.

You can help break the cycle. You can be someone’s answer to prayer. Please tune in and help spread the word.

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Links & Information

NOTE: If you need help or want to help someone else, including emergency contact texts and hotlines, go to our Take Action against human trafficking page.

However, if you’re just looking for more information about human trafficking or where else to look, the resources on this page can point you in the right direction.

Links Mentioned During the Show

Human Trafficking: Get Help!

Additional hotlines and emergency contacts are on our Take Action against human trafficking webpage.

Additional Information & Resources on Human Trafficking

Resources on Human Trafficking via U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

The Dept. of Homeland Security is actively fighting human trafficking and trying to raise awareness under the banner of The Blue Campaign. They have a tremendous amount of resources and places to get help.

Facts and Figures

  • According to some estimates, approximately 80% of trafficking involves sexual exploitation, and 19% involves labor exploitation (Dosomething.org)
  • 40 percent of U.S. human trafficking happens in the Southeast
  • Human Trafficking Is an Epidemic in the U.S. It’s Also Big Business (via Fortune, April 14, 2019)
    • “Human trafficking is estimated to bring in global profits of about $150 billion a year—$99 billion from sexual exploitation, according to the International Labor Organization. Nearly 9,000 cases in the U.S. were reported to the National Human Trafficking Hotline and BeFree Textline in 2017—a 13% increase from the prior year, according to the Polaris Project. But this data is incomplete, as cases are severely underreported.”
    • “Some of the biggest factors that lead vulnerable children to become vulnerable adults are poverty, homelessness, abuse at home, the foster system, and glamorization of the sex industry, what is essentially a “pipeline of vulnerability,” said Dr. Sharon Cooper, founder and CEO of Developmental and Forensic Pediatrics.”
    • “While prostitution is defined as the exchange of sex for money, drugs, or influence between two consenting adults—where consent can be given—human trafficking means there is third-party control.”

Human Trafficking: Further Reading





Hopes of Islam coming True?

Hopes of Islam coming True?

Show Summary: In the birthplace of Free Speech, the U.K., citizens are quickly losing their right of free speech. Activists are being jailed. Journalists expelled or banned from Britain. Facebook and Twitter urged to ban “hateful” posts. The one thing all these have in common? Islam. Are Muslims beheading Free Speech?

Jump to links section (Peter Sweden, Ravi Zacharias, Koome Ministries, articles mentioned, and more)

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Air Dates: March 17 & 18, 2018 | Kamal Saleem

This Week:  Kamal Saleem entered the United States after being commissioned by a Saudi Prince to destroy it from within.  His intent? To undermine society and American culture and heritage through the training he’s received from the PLO and Muslim Brotherhood.

The goal was to pave the way for Islam to take over by undermining our Constitutional rights such as free speech.  Thankfully, Kamal saw the light and not works to expose the tactics and strategies jihadists use to wage war on other countries—not just through open warfare but subtle, cultural attacks.

What better way to do that then to swamp countries with “immigrants” and “refugees” that build communities that fight with law enforcement at every turn?

Follow Peter Sweden on Twitter to hear first hand what has happened to Sweden and their loss of Free Speech

Is the West Losing the War on Free Speech?

This past week there have been many flare-ups throughout the world that caught our attention.  Especially so when you think about freedom of speech.

Case in point, Dr. Tim Ball has seen his life dramatically changed in Canada due to multiple lawsuits filed against him—all because he dared to speak out about global warming when he questioned the validity of the science.

Free speech in Canada? Not so much.

That’s right. The scientific community, the foundation of which is asking questions is shutting down the right of a fellow scientist for daring to question the establishment’s position.

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Free Speech Dying in the UK

This is free speech in the UK. Journalist Laura Southern banned from entry into the UK
This is free speech in the UK. Journalist Laura Southern banned from entry into the UK

England was the forerunner of many of America’s rights through English common laws and philosophies, which grew into one of our most cherished rights: the freedom of speech.

But it’s dying in England.

The concept of Free Speech, as we know it today, originated in England. Before the English Bill of Rights in 1689, you could exercise your right of Free Speech but it could get you killed for what you said.

Islamic Takeover of the UK

But since the rapid rise in Muslim immigration into England—and no, not all Muslim immigrants are bad—there have been a strong effort to end Free Speech. Right now, there is a concerted effort to replace freedom speech with Muslim ideology.

Wait. What?

Yes. In the UK, freedom of speech is being strangled by Muslims. How? By ensuring no one is able to criticize or speak up against Islam. And that includes speaking out against the crimes committed by Muslims.

Examples of Losing Free Speech

Muslims vs free speech. Behead those who insult Islam.In London, Muslim Mayor Kahn, is asking that Facebook and Twitter take a strong stance to eliminate what he considers “hate speech” from users’ posts.  But he only points to posts that criticize him or Islamic beliefs. Also, three journalists were recently banned from even entering the U.K. when they wanted to talk to so-called hate groups that are trying to raise the alarm about what is happening to England in the wake of mass immigration.

What has happened to the birthplace of Free Speech?

Islamic Attacks on Free Speech are Real

With that we welcome our guest, Kamal Saleem, to examine these worldwide occurrences in other countries and in the US, on how the Islamic beliefs are trying to take down our right to voice opinions that may be unpopular to some Muslim populations.

We examine England, Sweden, Israel, South Africa, and America (think Texas bombings) as we look at some very current actions that have impacted many citizens and their abilities to speak freely without recrimination or even jail.

FBI Whistleblowers in Las Vegas Shooting: It’s ISIS

And there is news about the Las Vegas mass shooting that points to ISIS—exactly what we had talked with Kamal about months ago.

That previous show with Kamal: The Las Vegas Mass Shooting — Former Jihadist Reveals what FBI & Media are Ignoring

What’s it say about Free Speech here in America if our own government agencies are afraid to say anything against Islam or known terrorist groups like ISIS.

Radical Islam vs Free SpeechThere is a war on free speech.

That’s what it says.

In the UK. In the US. And it’s spreading. What we’re seeing in so many countries, are people actually being jailed for speaking up and about what is happening in their countries.

And if you think that can’t happen or won’t ever get that bad here in the US consider our own Deep State and its election spying.  Had Hillary gotten the reins to the White House, it is almost certain that radical Muslims would be in powerful seats controlling our governmental agencies.

Be thankful. And tune in to hear what is coming if we don’t turn this around.

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Links Mentioned

  • Kamal’s website is koomeministries.com. Consider supporting him with a donation! He is out there on the front line, fighting for Christians and trying to warn America about the dangers of Islam
    • Church leaders and political leaders, be sure to check out his many resources!
  • You can follow Kamal Saleem on Twitter
  • Take a look through Peter Sweden’s twitter feed. You’ll get a good taste of what cultural jihad looks like and the devastation of a country
  • Ravi Zacharias video: only a Judeo-Christian heritage could have given rise to the Declaration of Independence. His ministry site is Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, RZIM.org.
  • Sadiq Khan Warns Silicon Valley on ‘Hate Speech’ and Fake News, Blames Donald Trump (Breitbart, Mar 12, 2018)
  • The mayor of London read racist tweets about himself during SXSW as a plea for Facebook and Twitter to stop hate speech (Business Insider, Mar 12, 2018)
  • FBI Insiders Blow Whistle on Massive Las Vegas Cover Up; Agents Told Not to Investigate Key Evidence Including ISIS Terror Link to Mandalay Bay Massacre (True Pundit, Mar. 12, 2018)
  • ‘We are not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now’: South African parliament votes to SEIZE white-owned land as experts warn of violent repercussions (Daily Mail, Feb 28, 2018)
  • Florida teen slits the throat of his victims, claims he was doing what Islam expects of him: to kill the enemies of Islam. Video report from Laura Loomer.

A Jupiter (Florida) teenager said his Muslim faith led him to fatally stab a boy on his 13th birthday and injure two others at a sleepover. Palm Beach Post, March 13, 2018

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