Mumtaz Ladha guilty of Human Trafficking and Slavery
by Akbar Khoja
Mumtaz Ladha, a Ismaili woman disguised as a poster-lady 'philanthropist' of her Ismaili community, was actually a human trafficker - caught red-handed with a slave from Africa in her house in Vancouver. The 21-year old African woman as promised of a job in a West Vancouver hair salon, but was actually fed table scraps, had to wash the cars of people who came to visit the house and wasn't allowed to go to bed until her 'masters' had gone to bed.
RCMP Const. Michael McLaughlin further described that "she was working up to 18 hours a day, seven days a week in a private home. She wasn't paid. Her identity [papers] and passport were kept by the owner of the home and she wasn't getting enough food."
This is indeed only a tiny glimpse into the reality of a community which not only disguises itself as representative of Shia Islam in North America, but also disguises itself as loving, peaceful and at par with modern Western values. The Ismaili community members have been involved in various fraud incidents in North America, Kenya and the Indo-Pak subcontinent where they are mostly concentrated. The types of fraud range from ponzi schemes, to housing and building scams to banking frauds and global money-laundering. Click here to go 'The Ismaili Community' link on the Inside Ismailism site to see more details.
Mumtaz Ladha's complete story appears on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (www.cbc.ca) website as follows:
Slavery charge issued against B.C. woman
Captive woman fed table scraps, police say
li-bc-110516-slave-charges-home The multi-million dollar West Vancouver mansion where the African woman was held by Mumtaz Ladha
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a West Vancouver woman accused of keeping a slave.
The Crown laid one charge of human trafficking and a charge of human smuggling against the woman after investigating a report from a 21-year-old female who was allegedly recruited from Africa with a promise of a job in a West Vancouver hair salon, said RCMP Const. Michael McLaughlin.
"When she got here the reality was very different," McLaughlin said Monday. "She was working up to 18 hours a day, seven days a week in a private home. She wasn't paid. Her identity [papers] and passport were kept by the owner of the home and she wasn't getting enough food."
McLaughlin said the woman was fed table scraps, had to wash the cars of people who came to visit the house and wasn't allowed to go to bed until the owners had retired.
The young woman left the home in June 2009 after living there for one year and made her way to a women's shelter, police said.
McLaughlin said it's only the second time such charges have been laid in B.C.