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Islamic Slavery

Post  polka23dot on Sun May 06, 2012 7:40 am

Few people know true history of slavery. White people did not enslave black people. Muslim Arabs and blacks enslaved blacks. Most of the black slaves (about 17 million) were sold to Muslim Arabs. Very few of them survived extremely cruel treatment by their Arab masters. The rest (about 12 million) were sold to American countries, mostly Brazil. About half a million were sold to white people living in North America. White people abolished slavery, first in the West, then in Africa and Muslim countries, and yet they are blamed for slavery. Many Muslims believe today that slavery is desirable because "prophet" Muhammad bought, sold, captured, and owned slaves.

The survival rate of inmates of Nazi concentration camps was about 25%. The survival rate of Negroid slaves marching across Africa to nearest Islamic ports was only 10%.

Saudi Arabs are still selling castrated black slaves today:

Prophet Muhammad had 24 male slaves and 11 female slaves.

"Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam." - Sheik Saleh Al-Fawzan (member of the Senior Council of Clerics, Saudi Arabia's highest religious body)

"Muhammad had many male and female slaves. He used to buy and sell them, but he purchased more slaves then he sold. He once sold one black slave for two. His purchases of slaves were more than he sold. Muhammad had a number of black slaves. One of them was named 'Mahran'. Muhammad forced him to do more labor than the average man. Whenever Muhammad went on a trip and he, or his people, got tired of carrying their stuff, he made Mahran carry it. Mahran said "Even if I were already carrying the load of 6 or 7 donkeys while we were on a journey, anyone who felt weak would throw his clothes or his shield or his sword on me so I would carry that, a heavy load".. - Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya (Islamic scholar and historian in his book "Zad al-Ma'ad", part 1, page 160)

There is evidence that slavery still continues beneath the surface in some majority - Muslim countries as well — notably Saudi Arabia, which only abolished slavery in 1962, Yemen and Oman, both of which ended legal slavery in 1970, and Niger, which didn't abolish slavery until 2004. In Niger, the ban is widely ignored, and as many as one million people remain in bondage. Slaves are bred, often raped, and generally treated like animals. Slavery is still practiced openly today in two Muslim countries, Sudan and Mauritania. In line with historical practice, Muslim slavers in the Sudan primarily enslave non-Muslims, and chiefly Christians. source:

Islam does not enslave Muslims, only kafirs (non-Muslims). Since only kafirs are enslaved, it assures that more of the world submits to Islam. Islamic slavery is based on the Trilogy of the Koran, the Sira (Mohammeds life) and the Hadith (the Traditions of Mohammed). All three texts say that slavery is permitted, ethical, desirable and a virtue. There is not one single negative word about slavery. Slavery is seen as a process that brings kafirs to Islam. It is a virtue to free slaves, but Mohammed only freed slaves who submitted to Islam. If the kafir slave does not submit, then their children will. So given enough time, slaves convert to Islam. That is one of the reasons that Islam sees slavery as a positive Arabic has more words for slaves than any other language. Both a black African and a black slave have the same name, abd. The historical reason for this is that African slavery was so important to Islamic economics. Language reflects history. Islamic legal history is filled with the complaints by African Muslim jurists about how Arabic Muslim slave traders captured African Muslims and sold them on the auction block. History records around 11,000,000 Africans being sent to the Americas and about 13,000,000 being sent to Islamic countries for a total of 24,000,000 African slaves. To get one slave, many others have to be killed for the tribe to surrender to enslavement. The old, sick and children are left behind to starve. These collateral deaths are conservatively estimated to about 5 to 1. So that implies that over 1400 years, 120 million Africans have been killed to furnish Islam with its profits... Many African slaves were castrated by removing both testicles and penis. Castrated slaves brought more on the slave block. Castrated blacks were the traditional keepers of Mohammed's mosque in Medina.

A system exists now by which Arab Muslims -- the bidanes — own black slaves, the haratines... According to some estimates, up to 600,000 Mauritanians, or 20% of the population, are still enslaved. source:

Islamic slavery and racism:

Arab Islamic slavery (links):

Islamic slavery (9 min. video):

Islamic slave trade:

Slave trading in Sudan (20 min. video):

On the slave trail in Sudan (23 min. video):

Genocide, slavery and Islamic jihad in Sudan:

Arabs are racists because they are Muslims:

Arab racism is familiar to African guest workers in countries like Libya and Egypt, enduring routine verbal and physical attack. Sudanese Arabs suffer from their own racial identity dilemma, viewed as black by their Egyptian neighbours to the north (Sudan is a corruption of the Egyptian word for black). I have heard the Arab Sudanese use the word for slave (abid) to the faces of their fellow citizens who self-identify as non-Arab. source:

"The only people who accept slavery are the Negroes, owing to their low degree of humanity and proximity to the animal stage. Other persons who accept the status of slave do so as a means of attaining high rank, or power, or wealth, as is the case with the Mameluke Turks in the East and with those Franks and Galicians who enter the service of the state in Spain... Beyond known peoples of black West Africa to the south there is no civilization in the proper sense. There are only humans who are closer to dumb animals than to rational beings. They live in thickets and caves, and eat herbs and unprepared grain. They frequently eat each other. They cannot be considered human beings... Therefore, the Negro nation are, as a rule, submissive to slavery, because [Negroes] have little [that is essentially] human and have attributes that are quite similar to those of dumb animals, as we have stated." - Ibn Khaldun (famous Arab Muslim historian)

"As for the Zanj [blacks], they are people of black color, flat noses, kinky hair, and little understanding or intelligence... We know that the Zanj  are the least intelligent and the least discerning of mankind, and the least capable of understanding the consequences of actions." - Al-Muqaddasi (medieval Arab writer)

"Like the crow among mankind are the Zanj for they are the worst of men and the most vicious of creatures in character and temperament." - Jahiz (d. 868 AD, in Kitab al-Bukhala = Book of Misers)

Muhammad was not an Arab, but a white man who lived among the Arabs.
In Hadith no.63,vol 1, it says: "When a man arrived at the mosque, he asked, "who amongst you is Muhammad?" The companions of the prophet replied "THIS WHITE MAN RECLINING ON HIS ARM".
In Hadith no.122, vol 2 and in vol 2 Hadith no. 141, when Muhammad raised his arms in prayer, it tells us that 'The WHITENESS of his armpits became visible".
The Hadith vol 1, no. 367 tells us that Anas, one of Muhammad's trusted companions "saw the WHITENESS of the penis of Allah's prophet".

Wikipedia article about slavery:

Former black slave, Francis Bok talks about his Muslim masters:

Francis Bok's book: Escape From Slavery (Current history of an escapee from Islamic slavery in Africa)

Stanford University interview with Sudanese ex-slave of Muslims, Simon Deng:

M. A. Khan'a book: Islamic Jihad: A Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery

Mauritania, slavery's last stronghold:

Arabs first moved south of the Sahara over a thousand years ago and often came as conquerors and slavers. Although many of the black Africans were converted to Islam, the lighter skinned Arabs (including the Tuareg and Berbers of North Africa) considered themselves superior. This racist attitude has persisted and the black Africans often reciprocate. This is one reason why the largely Tuareg of northern Mali constantly rebel. Not only is the Mali government corrupt but it is dominated by black Africans, which is what 90 percent of Malians are. Officially, Islam and most African governments deny that such ethnic tensions exist. This in itself is progress, but the animosities remain and often become quite deadly. The slaving also continues, most recently in Sudan, where the government encouraged Arabized tribes to raid non-Moslem black African tribes and take slaves. source:

While the Mali constitution bans slavery (a clause inserted to appease foreign donors) laws making slavery illegal were never passed. So over 200,000 Malians (mostly black Africans) continue in bondage, mostly in the north where their owners tend to be Tuareg or Arab. source:

Scenes from the slave market:

Denials of Islamic slavery:

My career redeeming slaves:

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In the April 9, 2002 issue, The Wall Street Journal published blood money paid by murderers in Saudi Arabia: 100,000 riyals if the victim is a Muslim man, 50,000 riyals if a Muslim woman, 50,000 riyals if a Christian man, 25,000 riyals if a Christian woman, 6,666 riyals if a Hindu man, 3,333 riyals if a Hindu woman.

For decades Western aid groups have been agitating for the African governments to pass laws criminalizing slavery. While the Mali constitution bans slavery (a clause inserted to appease foreign donors) laws making slavery illegal were never passed. So over 200,000 Malians (mostly black Africans) continue in bondage, mostly in the north where their owners tend to be Tuareg or Arab. source:

There is a country in the Middle East where 10 percent of the population is denied equal rights because of their race, where black men are not allowed to hold many government positions, where black women are put on trial for witchcraft and where the custody of children is granted to the parent with the most “racially superior” bloodline. This Apartheid State is so enormously powerful that it controls American foreign policy in the Middle East even as its princes and princesses bring their slaves to the United Kingdom and the United States. That country is Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia abolished slavery in 1962 under pressure from President Kennedy, who accomplished what the Ottoman Empire and the League of Nations had not been able to, but that hasn’t stopped its citizens from selling castrated slaves on Facebook or its princes from beating their black slaves to death in posh London hotels... The Arab slave trade was longer, crueler and far more enduring than anything Europeans and Americans are familiar with and left behind large numbers of Afro-Arabs across the Middle East and Afro-Turks in Turkey. While African-Americans are prominently represented in American life, Afro-Arabs and Afro-Turks suffer from an inferior status which keeps them away from political power and out of public view. source:

Dr. Ammar Nakshawani, an Iraqi Muslim lecturer who lives in London, recently gave a speech in which he explained why slavery could not be abolished. source:

Politically correct campus commissars would have us believe that the only men ever enslaved were black and the only slavers were white. Not quite. The first slave-labor plantations on an industrial scale were in not the Mississippi Delta but the Mesopotamian Delta, around Basra during the Arab “Golden Age.” For centuries, millions of blacks from Africa and brown-skinned captives from the subcontinent were put to work in conditions that led, in the late ninth century, to the greatest slave revolt known to historians, the 15-year Revolt of the Zanj (East African blacks), the scale of which eclipsed the better-known Spartacus uprising against Rome or the Haitian struggle for freedom. At its peak, perhaps a half-million slaves, impoverished Arabs and Bedouins, repeatedly defeated the sultan’s armies. At the climax of the uprising, Basra was obliterated amid a regional apocalypse. Slaves thereafter were more strictly disciplined and dispersed, but the institution boomed throughout Islam’s realms. Compared to the mega-mall slave markets of Damascus and Baghdad, of Cairo, Tunis, and Bakhchisaray, and, later, of Timbuktu and Istanbul, the slave pens of Charleston and New Orleans were country stores. As the Ottoman claw choked one third of Europe, the enslavement of Africans continued unabated, but the real prizes now had white skins (blonde females and pretty boys were especially prized). Each of the literally hundreds of Ottoman and Tartar invasions and slave-taking raids into the Balkans, Hungary, Romania, southern Poland, Ukraine, the Caucasus, and even Russia herded thousands and tens of thousands of prisoners southward in vast drives of human cattle. The Eurasian steppes and the Balkan mountain passes shone white with the bones of millions of captives who did not survive the journey. Muslim pirates plagued the Mediterranean, raiding the lands not occupied by Muslims, to fill their slave markets and man the oars of their galleys — the latter a fate worse than that of plantation hands. Adventurous corsairs even raided coastal England and Ireland, kidnapping the populations of entire towns. Apologists for Islam — and they are legion — claim that Muslim rule over conquered peoples was enlightened, that conquered Christians and Jews had only to pay the dhimmi tax and everything was fine. Tell that tale over the graves of the Balkan and Greek families forced to send their fittest, finest sons to the Sublime Porte of the sultan to be brought up as Muslims. The strongest young boys trained as janissaries, Ottoman shock troops, to make war on the frontiers against Christians and take more slaves. Others were trained for administrative duties. Indeed, some slaves rose high under both Arabs and Ottomans. But as the soldier-scholar Peter G. Tsouras reminded me, millions of males were castrated to suit the warped values of societies dysfunctional beyond Freud’s darkest dreams. To be fair, the eunuchs who survived the procedure were valued as harem guards and for other positions of trust. A few became viziers. Nonetheless, one suspects that there was never an abundance of volunteers... Barbary pirates... seized hundreds of American ships over decades, enslaving crews and passengers or, at their most merciful, holding them for ransom... No religion did greater harm to Africans than Islam. Endless slave caravans crossed the Sahara, while Arab slave ships plied the Indian Ocean and Red Sea, their fetid hulls full of “Zanj.” The Swahili coast of East Africa was a vast exporter of slaves from the interior, while Muslim Berbers, Arabs, and converted blacks looted the savannahs of the Sahel and the West African forests to their south. Even after the European slave trade began to expand, Muslims remained the brokers almost everywhere. But that was then, right? Nope. Long after Europeans and Americans banned the trade and outlawed slavery, Arabs and other Muslims continued to take black slaves by the hundreds of thousands. In light of his Kenyan ancestry on his father’s side, our president should be more aware of who has tormented Africa since the seventh century, for nigh on 1,400 years (and counting). Our treasured ally, Saudi Arabia, outlawed slavery only in 1962 — although a mere law didn’t kill the practice. Mauritania had to re-outlaw slavery just a decade ago. And human-rights advocates insist that slavery still exists in states such as Mali, Chad, Sudan, and elsewhere in Africa where Islam is dominant. These days, the new emirs of the Middle East have legalized slavery in the form of guest-worker programs — in which Nepalese or Filipinos are treated little better than the outright slaves of yesterday. Surely our president will want to take all this up with a conclave of Muslim clerics and scholars? source:


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Re: Islamic Slavery

Post  polka23dot on Wed Oct 26, 2016 7:18 am

Some historians estimate that between A.D. 650 and 1900, 10 to 20 million people were enslaved by Arab slave traders. Others believe over 20 million enslaved Africans alone had been delivered through the trans-Sahara route alone to the Islamic world. Dr. John Alembellah Azumah in his 2001 book, The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa estimates that over 80 million Black people more died en route... The Arab slave trade typically dealt in the sale of castrated male slaves. Black boys between the age of 8 and 12 had their scrotums and penises completely amputated to prevent them from reproducing. About six of every 10 boys bled to death during the procedure, according to some sources, but the high price brought by eunuchs on the market made the practice profitable... The Arab slave trade was the longest yet least discussed of the two major slave trades. It began in seventh century as Arabs and other Asians poured into northern and eastern Africa under the banner of Islam. The Arab trade of Blacks in Southeast Africa predates the European transatlantic slave trade by 700 years. Some scholars say the Arab slave trade continued in one form or another up until the 1960s, however, slavery in Mauritania was criminalized as recently as August 2007. source:


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