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History of the Arab-Islam Slave Trade

Posted in Islam, Slavery by Karmi on June 30, 2008

This is a history of slavery that is rarely addressed by the likes of a Jeremiah Wright, a Fard Muhammad, an Elijah Muhammad, a Malcolm X, a Louis Farrakhan, a Jesse Jackson, an Al Sharpton, a Keith Ellison, a Warith Muhammad, or a Siraj Wahhaj.

Muslim Black slavery – Islam slave history of Black Africa

(Hat Tip – Baldilocks)

From: middleeastslavery:

When doing research on African slavery I came across this video and was surprised about the slave trade in the Middle East, especially around North Africa.

This explains the current genocide that is going on in Darfur and the Sudan. I could see the link with the past that this has been going on for 14 centuries.

This person wrote this book about slavery in Islamic states.

John Alembillah Alembillah Azumah

The book is called Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: A Quest for Inter-Religious Dialogue.

This book reveals the dark secret of Islam and slavery of black people in Africa and the history of how Arab Muslims went to war on and captured black men, women and children and turned them into slaves.

While slavery only lasted 3 centuries in the west, it has lasted 14 centuries in the Middle East and exists today in many Muslim countries.

He explains the book in this short video and it is very interesting.

It explains that when Arab slave traders would raid black villages to the south they would kill the adults and kidnap the children.

The boy children were indoctrinated into an Islamic army for the Arabs and the girls were taken as household and sex slaves.

The reason their were not that many black descendants in the middle east is because the black male children were castrated so they could not reproduce.

There were a few black Africans who grew up and because they curried favor with their masters were allowed to also be slave traders.

A very interesting history of black African slave trade and the Muslim Arab world.

People need to know this history, BUT instead sadly people will never get enough of watching Souljah Boy dance dude, 50 cent, old Tupac Shakur Rap videos, Britany Spears and other videos and never know the truth, especially white and black converts or reverts.

This is part of the legacy of slavery that most African American people should know.

Many black converts or reverts do not know this history before they converted believing that they were originally Muslim before they were sold into slavery. They were not. People should research their history before they convert or revert.

14 centuries”…as in 2008 – 1400 = 608. Islam’s founder, Muhammad, was born in 570 AD and died around 632 AD. Islam isn’t the only thing that Muhammad founded, i.e. he also founded or helped to found the Arab-Islam slave trade. Note also, that “slavery only lasted 3 centuries in the west”, whilst it still “exists today in many Muslim countries.

There is no clear timeline for the formation of slavery in any formalized sense. Slavery can be traced to the earliest records, such as the Code of Hammurabi (ca. 1760 BC), which refers to it as an established institution.

We do know that Arab-Islam slavery has been around for about “14 centuries”, and that there are many African American Muslims in America. There is at least one African American Muslim in Congress. The racist, Rev. Jeremiah Wright is not a Muslim, but he supports them, and teaches a similar doctrine – Black Liberation Theology. In fact, Wright gave Louis Farrakhan the Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award. At the National Press Club interview, Rev. Jeremiah Wright said – Louis Farrakhan is not my enemy. He did not put me in chains. He did not put me in slavery. And he didn’t make me this color. Why is it that African Americans blame today’s ‘Whites’ for the slavery their ancestors went through, and yet ignore the connections of American Muslims to the history of slavery?!

Why do not the likes of a Jeremiah Wright, a Fard Muhammad, an Elijah Muhammad, a Malcolm X, a Louis Farrakhan, a Jesse Jackson, an Al Sharpton, a Keith Ellison, a Warith Muhammad, or a Siraj Wahhaj speak out against Islamism, instead of embracing it?!? Personally, I think that their own hatred has blinded them from many of the facts.

Truth of Slavery In West Africa- Who are Diasporan Africans?

Arab philosopher Ibn Khaldun, expressed racist attitudes toward black Africans: “The only people who accept slavery are the Negroes, owing to their low degree of humanity and their proximity to the animal stage,” Khaldun wrote. Another Arab writer, of the 14th Century, asked: “Is there anything more vile than black slaves, of less good and more evil than they?”

More slaves were sent to the Middle East than were sent to the West, and/or across the Atlantic Ocean. “The reason there are not that many black descendants in the middle east is because the black male children were castrated so they could not reproduce.” The black female children “were taken as household and sex slaves.” Where is the outrage of American Muslims and/or African Americans towards Islamism?

Arab Slave Trade

In Africa, slaves taken by African owners were often captured, either through raids or as a result of warfare, and frequently employed in manual labor by the captors. Some slaves were traded for goods or services to other African kingdoms.

The Arab slave trade from East Africa is one of the oldest slave trades, predating the European transatlantic slave trade by hundreds of years. Male slaves who were often made eunuchs were employed as servants, soldiers, or laborers by their owners, while female slaves, mostly from Africa, were long traded to the Middle Eastern countries and kingdoms by Arab and Oriental traders, some as concubines and others as servants. Arab, African, and Oriental traders were involved in the capture and transport of slaves northward across the Sahara desert and the Indian Ocean region into the Middle East, Persia, and the Indian subcontinent.

From approximately 650 CE until around 1900 CE the Arab slave trade continued in one form or another.

For some people, any mention of the slave-trading past of the Arab world is rejected as an attempt to minimize the transatlantic trade. Yet a slave trade in the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and Mediterranean pre-dates the arrival of any significant number of Europeans on the African continent.

Well, that last paragraph would explain why the likes of a Jeremiah Wright, a Fard Muhammad, an Elijah Muhammad, a Malcolm X, a Louis Farrakhan, a Jesse Jackson, an Al Sharpton, a Keith Ellison, a Warith Muhammad, or a Siraj Wahhaj have failed to speak out against the Arab-Islam Slave Trade. Fail to speak out, even though slavery still exists today…in the Muslim World.

Updated: Arab-Islam Slave Trade (Four new videos.)

Swåmp Hermî†

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