Islamic Slavery and Racism

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


When Tuaregs and Islamists swarmed in to seize Northern Mali, one of the old grievances animating their campaign was slavery. The Tuaregs were not former slaves, they were, and in some cases still are, slaveholders.

The French invasion of Northern Mali, liberating towns and villages under Islamist rule, was a historical echo of the original French emancipation of Tuareg slaves back in the colonial period.  Despite French efforts, the Tuareg did their best to hang on to their slaves and Muslim Tuareg still continue to hold thousands of slaves in Northern Mali.

Mali is not unique. The Sudanese genocide was given theological and political force by the attitude that Arabs and Muslims had the natural right to a superior position over African Animists and Christians. And today Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the Butcher of Sudan, continues to enjoy the support of the Muslim world despite being indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court.

The supporters of the Muslim world’s campaign to displace the indigenous Jewish population of Israel in favor of the Arab colonists and settlers casually accuse Israel of apartheid. Every year Israeli Apartheid Week is held on college campuses in an attempt to compare Israel’s refusal to allow Hamas terrorists access to its territory with racial discrimination.

But racial Apartheid is very much a reality in the Muslim world. The same Muslim students who show up to denounce Israel as an apartheid state often come from countries where there is true apartheid when it comes to black skin.

In North Africa, the Haratin, a Berber word meaning dark skin, are the remnants of the indigenous African population. Many are still enslaved. Others live apart from mainstream society, forced into degrading or difficult occupations.

Mauritania is the country with the world’s largest proportion of slaves. There hundreds of thousands of Haratin serve the Bidhan, the so-called “White Moors”.  The Bidhan pass on the Haratin as property from generation to generation. And even those who are not legally property face a grim life.

In the 80s, Mauritania ethnically cleansed tens of thousands of Africans from its territory. Even Human Rights Watch stated, “It is fair to say that the Mauritanian government practices undeclared apartheid and severely discriminates on the basis of race.”

The best kept secrets of the Muslim world include large populations of former African slaves in places like Pakistan, Iraq and Turkey.  While Africans in Israel are not descended from slaves, Afro-Arabs, Afro-Turks and African-Pakistanis are living reminders of a Muslim slave trade that sometimes still lingers on.

The site of the world’s greatest slave rebellion was in Basra, Iraq, where half-a-million African slaves rose against the might of the Arab Abbasid Empire.

The Zanj rebellion was brutally suppressed, but its legacy lives on in the modern day city of Basra where hundreds of thousands of Afro-Iraqis live as a despised minority taunted with the slur “Abd” or Slave. That same Arabic word is often widely applied to black people in the Middle East.

While Muslim propagandists have exploited the legacy of slavery in the United States to win black converts, slavery in the Muslim world began long before the United States and ended a century later.

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862. By contrast, Saudi Arabia only abolished slavery in 1962. That same year Yemen abolished slavery and the United Arab Emirates abolished slavery a year later.

Saudi Arabia’s ruling family did not embark on this course out of the goodness of their hearts, but under pressure from President Kennedy, at a time when the House of Saud did not yet have the United States economy and its foreign policy in a headlock. The abolition of slavery was a compromise. Kennedy had wanted representative government and civil rights. He had to settle for a belated emancipation.

Slavery has been officially abolished; unofficially it lingers on. There is still a silent unofficial slave trade that is carried on and leading Saudi clerics have insisted that slavery is a part of Islam. Saudis living abroad are often discovered to have domestic workers who live like slaves leading to criminal cases.

The situation is worst in North Africa where Arab colonization largely displaced and suppressed the indigenous peoples, like the Nubians in Egypt. Ethnically cleansed to make way for the Lake Nasser project, Egyptian Nubians have, like so many other North African indigenous peoples, been reduced to a persecuted minority within their own land.

Some may argue that Islamic slavery, like Islamic terrorism, has nothing to do with Islam, and yet the rationale for racial slavery can be found in the Koran and the Hadiths which discuss Mohammed’s trade in black slaves.

Al-Tabari wrote that, “Noah prayed that the hair of Ham’s descendants would not grow beyond their ears, and that whenever his descendants met Shem’s, the latter would enslave them.”  This theological justification provided a religious manifest destiny for the Arab conquests and acts of ethnic cleansing in Africa.

The great Muslim historian Ibn Khaldun justified slavery by relegating black people to the rank of animals, writing, “The only people who accept slavery are the Negroes, owing to their low degree of humanity and proximity to the animal stage.”

The legacy of Islam makes the permanent abolition of slavery and racism impossible. Egypt and its Mamaluk slave empire fell in the 19th century and British attempts to abolish slavery appeared to have done the job, but the new Muslim Brotherhood constitution dropped the old ban on slavery. Mauritania officially outlawed slavery numerous times, but it still widely persists. Saudi Arabia abolished slavery, but its elite families, of whom the Hadiths say, Allah chose the Arabs above all others and chose the Quraysh above the Arabs, still fall back into their old habits even in the West.

The oil-rich tyrannies at the heart of the Islamic Gulf are maintained by armies of slave laborers with few rights. The skyscrapers of Dubai and Doha are built with the blood of thousands of foreign workers who are paid a pittance and are only allowed to leave with the approval of their masters.

Ali al-Ahmed, a leading Saudi scholar and the director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs, put it bluntly in Foreign Policy magazine. “Blacks, who make up around 10 percent of the population, are banned from judgeships — as are women and Muslims who observe a different version of the faith — because the monarchy’s religious tradition still views blacks as slaves, other Muslims as heretics, and women as half human. There is only one word to describe such a system: Apartheid.”

While Saudi money goes to sponsor propaganda that accuses Israel of Apartheid for fighting Saudi-backed terrorist groups, the brutal kingdom continues an ancient policy of slavery and repression.

And in North Africa, African migrants look to the West to escape racism in lands colonized by Islam. “Arabs hate black people. And that is not from today, it is in their blood,” a young African man named Aboubakr says. “Blacks have no rights here.”

To watch a video of Islam’s institution of slavery in Sudan today, see below:

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  • Mladen Andrijasevic

    I do not think there is a better book on this subject than Bernard Lewis’s
    Race and Slavery in the Middle East: An Historical Enquiry
    http://www.amazon.com/Race-Slavery-Middle-East-Hi

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    The situation in Sudan, the Islamist North's enslavement, as well as murder, of Black Christians in the South, should set the record straight and is a prima facie case – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/08/14/fungible-defi

    The above is the underlying policy paper, written at the request of Israel Institute for Strategic Studies – http://www.strategic-israel.org/
    to this full blown one – http://adinakutnicki.com/?attachment_id=11647

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Michael Copeland

    Islam authorizes slavery. The Sharia regulates it. Islam has not abolished slavery, and never will, because it is in the Sharia. Islam is predatory.

  • elishawah

    make no mistake about it,it takes blood to change the course of a nation or the course of a religion and the bigger the course the more blood it takes and there is a people that are scared of bleeding and this is the norm for most!"he who saves his life will lose it" so the question is for the most we'll just keep on talking about it but my words will do nothing.

  • Alvaro

    Almost forgot: Is is these people who accuse Israel of Apartheid?

  • elishawah

    behold I was on my knees in the third heaven and I lifted up my eyes and lo,I seen the course of things: this religion and doctrine was having it way on the earth and I heard a angel say:woe unto the people of the earth for cruel is there fruit that they must eat.then I heard another angel say:WOE the mean man boweth down and the mighty man humbleth himself therefore the earth is laid waste for the mighty man lifted up his eyes and dark clouds and bitter cold on all the earth and all flesh suffered for there was nothing to eat and the hair of the head fell out and all water was defiled …

  • Whateverman

    Great article as always from the incisive mind of greenfield! Slave markets are so common in any Islamic country that they are been sold at any supermarket.
    The slave section is right beside the grocery section at the Jeddah Walmart,
    They even have slave vending machines, in case you want to purchase one after hours.
    In other news, another cannibal burger joint opened in Johannesburg, South Africa. On the money: a McWhitey burger, with fries.
    This is the greenfield news, folks!

    • Lan Astaslem

      a muslim boot licker like you just hates in when the truth is told about islam.

    • gray man

      With a nom de plume of "whateverman" you acknowledge to the world you are a non-thinking brainless dolt.
      What's pathetic about it is you take pride in wallowing in ignorance.
      You deserve one of only two things: to be despised, or to be pitied.

      • wsk

        I think Whatevermas is demonstrating absurdity by being absurd, not pro-Islam.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          The absurdity of being pro-Islamofascist.

          Like gays who Heart Pal-e-SWINE – ignoring how hamass and the muslim brotherhood views and treats gays.

    • defcon 4

      Is that a strawman argument I'm smelling? Why yes it is!

    • Mary Sue

      ignoramus.

    • Grocer

      Amnesty International, wiki contributors & so many others disagree with you.

      Imam El Hassan Ould Benyamin of Tayarat in 1997 expressed his views about earlier proclamations ending slavery in his country as follows:
      "[it] is contrary to the teachings of the fundamental text of Islamic law, the Quran … [and] amounts to the expropriation from Muslims of their goods; goods that were acquired legally. The state, if it is Islamic, does not have the right to seize my house, my wife or my slave."

  • Brujo Blanco

    There are real situations where these slavers have life and death control over other humans. The left and their friends the Islamist deny this. Slavery does not exist in Israel. Apartheid does not exist in Israel. These things do exist in the Arab world.

  • dadmar

    Whateverman: Your sarcasm took me in, very humorous and witty.

    • Ben Jabo

      Halff-Witty is the word, no more or less can be expected from no man

    • Mary Sue

      watch him reply that he was serious, dead f***ing serious!

  • kaz

    its worse than that. islam has held africans in slavery from the 7th century to the 21st century. usa held slaves from 1776 until 1866. usa bad, muslims good. according to liberals. the confederacy, on the other hand, held slaves from 1861 until 1862. usa good, confederacy bad, according to liberals. it seems that the longer a nation holds africans in slavery, the better liberals like them.

    • DSDunlap

      WRONG. the CSA actually held its slaves until the UNION army forced the liberation in 1863-65. The Confederacy did not even ALLOW owners who WANTED to free their enslaved people to do so, legally.

  • Texas Patriot

    There is nothing inherently African or racist about Islamic slavery. Millions of Europeans were captured by Muslims and sold into slavery as well. The key distinction is that Islam regards all non-muslims as second class citizens. Unfortunately, the utopian ideal of Christianized Enlightenment Equality has never been fully realized anywhere.

    • Mary Sue

      but the irony is that in the West, Islam is held out as an alternative to the "Slave-owner's religion", the one true faith of the African or some crap. Whereas in reality it is the Original "Slave-owner's religion"!

      • Texas Patriot

        Many people were fooled by the hype about Islam being a peaceful and benevolent religion, including me. Unfortunately, I think it's been a slow waking-up process for almost everybody.

        • defcon 4

          I wish islam was what its liars purport it to be…

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      Texas Moron,

      "Millions of Europeans were captured by Muslims and sold into slavery as well."

      Care to provide supporting documentation?

      • Drakken

        As much as it pains me to admit that Texan is completely right about European slaves taken by muslims.

        • Texas Patriot

          Glad that you don't seem to share Mr. Socialism's confusion, Mr. Drakken. I thought everyone knew about the thriving Muslim slave trade involving kidnapped Europeans:
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_slave_trade

          "Reports of Barbary raids and kidnappings of those in Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, England, Ireland, Scotland as far north as Iceland exist from between the 16th to the 19th centuries. It is estimated that between 1 million and 1.25 million Europeans were captured by pirates and sold as slaves during this time period.[2] Famous accounts of Barbary slave raids include a mention in the Diary of Samuel Pepys and a raid on the coastal village of Baltimore, Ireland, during which pirates left with the entire populace of the settlement. Such raids in the Mediterrean were so frequent and devastating that the coastline between Venice to Malaga[3] suffered widespread depopulation, and settlement there was discouraged. In fact, it was said that this was largely because 'there was no one left to capture any longer'.[4] The power and influence of these pirates during this time was such that nations including the United States of America paid tribute in order to stave off their attacks.[5]"

      • Mary Sue

        In the Arabian Nights tales, the tale of Aladdin mentions forty black slaves, and forty white slaves (to bear gifts to the Sultan so that Aladdin can marry the Princess. While it's a made-up story, the person telling the story would not have "made up" the idea of white slaves.

        I'm not sure if it was "millions" but I'm sure it wasn't an insignificant number.

      • DSDunlap

        Actually, the very word "Slave" in English comes from "Slav." So many Slavs were taken as slaves by the Seljuks and Ottomans (and even by the Byzantines) that the name "slav" derived into "slave." So, Texas Patriot speaks true.

        Further, for most of Western history, most slaves in the Greek and Roman worlds were NOT of African ancestry. Rather, they tended to be from places the Romans fought and conquered. The concept of "slave = black" is from European contacts with the Mohammedan world starting from the mid-14th Century. It was Bartolome de las Casas who, in hoping to free the native Mesoamericans from being enslaved by Spanish conquerors and colonist, suggested that slaves be bought from Africa *he later came to regret even THIS, in fact* because he felt they wouldn't die as quickly from the work.

  • pierce

    Islamic slavery and racism are synonymous with each other. Like it or not muslims, you all are racist, you think you are better than us, and you definitely are not. You are on the extreme side of bigotry.

  • Texas Patriot

    Perhaps it is more like this. Muslims are equal opportunity slavers. All non-muslims are considered to be inferior to Muslims and theoretically subject to enslavement by Muslims. Whether some non-muslims are considered more inferior to Muslims than others seems fairly irrelevant.

    • Mary Sue

      While I know full well they had white slaves as well, don't ever kid yourself; there are "white supremacists" among the Muslims.

      • Texas Patriot

        I am aware of certain Arab supremacist ideas, e.g, the true meaning of the Koran can only be understood in Arablc. But I wasn't aware of any "white supremacist" ideology being involved.

        • Mary Sue

          They got the idea from Hitler.

          • Whateverman

            They got the idea of Islamic Supremacy in 1933?

        • defcon 4

          There are "authoritative" hadith that plainly indicate Muhammad was a white man.

          • Whateverman

            I hear that Hadiths are accepted based on which Islamic strain you follow. Shias accept some and Sunnis others. I am curious. How do you, a self-described homosexual Islamophobe, choose to decide which one is real and which one isn't?

          • defcon 4

            Your confusing me w/someone who gives a FFF what you think.

      • Drakken

        They are not white supremist, they are muslim supremist, and among themselves the more arab you are the better the muslim.

        • Mary Sue

          There are arabs who are fairly white skinned who borrowed from the Nazis the White Supremacist ideology, so that they consider themselves "white".

  • ObamaYoMoma

    While Saudi money goes to sponsor propaganda that accuses Israel of Apartheid for fighting Saudi-backed terrorist groups, the brutal kingdom continues an ancient policy of slavery and repression.

    Muslims don't perpetrate terrorism, they fight jihad in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme instead. Thus, unlike terrorism, jihad is both violent and non-violent, but overall it is the non-violent variety of jihad as opposed to the violent variety of jihad that is astronomically far more prevalent and damaging in the world today, but is nonetheless almost totally ignored because of the ignorant writings of writers exactly like this one that obsessively focus solely only on the violent variety of jihad while stupidly equating it to being terrorism at the same time in which it's not to take the focus off of Islam. Again, Islam is not a religion at least the way our Western Christian-Judeo culture defines religion. While Islam may be a religion in Islamic civilization, in Western civilization Islam is a very barbaric and draconian form of radical totalitarianism that seeks to control all aspects of life down to the minutest details.

    Additionally, terrorism isn't a self-generated product of American interventionist foreign policies as delusional leftists, self-hating libertarians, and many clueless neo-cons see it. In fact, terrorism has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam's relentless jihad in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme via the imposition of Sharia. We weren't attacked on 9/11 because of America's interventionist foreign policy, we were attacked by jihadists fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme and that attack was made possible by America gullibly importing millions of stealth jihadists in mass to America, as all Muslims are jihadists or otherwise blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of Islam must be executed. Moreover, the jihad being pursued by all Muslims against all non-believing infidels in the world has been pursued relentlessly since shortly after the Hijra in 622 AD. It's nothing new. Indeed, the so-called 9/11 terrorist attacks has nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism, because it's all about jihad in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme.

    • Cat K

      I do not see what your gripe is with this writer. Perhaps, this is the first and only time you have read anything written by him as your characterization is incorrect -to say the least.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        The first time? That's hilarious. You don't see because you have been blinded. You obviously also have a lot to learn about Islam and Muslims as you are a victim of the subtle indoctrination that arose as a result of the 9/11 jihad attacks and the subsequent US actions. Anyway don't beat yourself up, you are just one of the multitudes.

        • Western Canadian

          Anyone who fails to share this loons delusion, gets his 'i'm gona hold my breath till i turn blue' grade of temper tantrum, complete with name-calling. He's not worth bothering with.

    • Chezwick

      SKIPPY: "[When non-Muslims target non-combatants, it's terrorism. When Muslims target non-combatants, it's NOT terrorism, it's Jihad. Muslims can NEVER commit terrorism, they can only commit Jihad.]"

      RESPONSE: Errr, ummm, gee Skippy, terrorism is a tactic, a method, used in the service of Jihad, just as propaganda and influence-peddling are. By your logic, Muslims never use propaganda, they only use Jihad. Muslims never buy influence, they only use Jihad. It's really quite an absurd exercise in semantics.

      SKIPPY: "[You moonbat! You Leftist! You're ignorant! Thus, hence, and additionally, you are unhinged!]"

      RESPONSE: Well done, Skippy.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        I tell you what…you leave Islam and the Muslims up to me and I'll leave the Muslim apologizing up to you. That way you can be stupid and immature as always.

        • Western Canadian

          Leaving islam to a loon like you?? Only if you learn to read first. And promise to stay on your meds…..

      • trickyblain

        A-

        Only because you forgot Alas and Therefore.

        • Western Canadian

          Also Furthermore. Did I just agree with you? Oh wow, I need sleep!! Take care.

      • Western Canadian

        You have to forgive JIhadimydaddy, AKA obamayomoma, because…. because…. well, there is no reason to forgive him. He's a complete idiot. And if you do forgive him (why I don't know), he will still be an idiot.

        You could supply him quotes from mo himself (IHEE), where he states he has been made successful through terror, you could list the sections of the bloody koran where terror against the infidel is advocated and celebrated, you could list quotes from the hadith etc. where terrorism is celebrated…. but the idiot can't understand it. He should be mocked from time to time, so newcomers to the board don't take him seriously….

        (I did quote mad mo 'successful through terror', and his answer was a classic. He said my argument didn't make sense. Forgive him or not, he is an iron clad idiot. 'nuf said.

    • Horace

      Obama Yo Moma,
      What happened to your sense of discernment? Greenfield focuses on slavery as one of the attributes of Islam and you drive off the road. You are right that the stealth jihad is more of a problem and is being very succesful. You forget that it is enabled by the violence as the wimps of the west cower in fear at exposure to violent jihad and call it terrorism. Mohammed Atta was carrying a Koranic text saying "A prophet takes no prisoners until he creates a great slaughter in the land" meaning simply that create a great slaughter and the wimps will run in fear into the arms of the purveyors of "the religin of peace". Mission accomplished. Violent jihadis are Islamic missionaries pure and simple. Islam is all one evil organization and it is helpful to expose any and all of its lies and deceptions to anyone who will listen, like Daniel Greenfield does wonderfully well. He is not your enemy. Any wavering muslims especially need to hear it.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        What happened to your sense of discernment?

        What happened to yours?

        Greenfield focuses on slavery as one of the attributes of Islam and you drive off the road.

        I pride myself on being a good driver. I've never driven off the road in my life. In any event, he did a good job on slavery, I'll give him that, but he then mischaracterizes jihad as being terrorism, which shifts the focus off of Islam, unless you believe that all terrorists are Muslims. It's a distinction that might seem trivial to you since you have been inculcated by writers like Greenfield to believe that jihad is terrorism, but nonetheless it's not my fault that you don't know any better. It's Greenfield's fault and other writers just like him who all write the same idiotic garbage.

        In any event, if Greenfield truly understood Islam and the threat that emanates from it, he would be speaking out loudly against mass Muslim immigration to the West since it is really stealth and deceptive jihad. However, he ignores it, because it is non-violent. Hence, to him it isn't terrorism.

        Anyway, if you don't believe that mass Muslim immigration is jihad, then by all means point out just one group of Muslim immigrants in the world that have migrated to the West that have also assimilated and integrated.

        it is helpful to expose any and all of its lies and deceptions to anyone who will listen,
        like Daniel Greenfield does wonderfully well. He is not your enemy.

        He doesn't wonderfully because he ignores the fact that what he calls terrorism is really jihad and that all jihadists are really soldiers of Allah while also ignoring the most prevalent and destructive forms of jihad, which happens to take place non-violently and via stealth and deception. I never said he was my enemy. You did. I just pointed out his discrepancies and errors.

        Any wavering muslims especially need to hear it.

        Any wavering Muslim would be a blasphemous apostate that per the dictates of Islam must be executed.

        • Western Canadian

          Look, jihadimydaddy, AKA OBYM, you are an irrational idiot. The only people (and I use the term loosely) who insist that terror is not a tenant of islam (RTC), are muslims who lie, and you. No one else. Anywhere. Period. End of discussion. islamic (RTC) murderers, or terrorists and their supporters, insist that only those who resist jihad are terrorists. You may have missed that.

          ******
          He doesn't wonderfully because he ignores the fact that what he calls terrorism is really jihad ******

          People have tried to explain to you why this is a crock, both from the meaning of islam (RTC) and what terrorism is. You are too dim to understand. Unfortunately, it can't be done in small enough words for you to get it.

          *****
          and that all jihadists are really soldiers of Allah
          **********

          That's a given. That you think anyone has missed it, says a great deal about how little you pay attention to anything other than your ego. Not surprising, seeing around anything that absurdly over-sized would be close to impossible.

          **************
          while also ignoring the most prevalent and destructive forms of jihad, which happens to take place non-violently and via stealth and deception. *************

          Which is true, varying only in degree, about ANY FORM OF WARFARE, islamic (RTC)or any other less barbaric variety. But you lack the functioning brain cells to understand that. Dropping leaflets and propaganda broadcasts are not intrinsically violent, but they are part of warfare….

          ***********
          I never said he was my enemy. You did. I just pointed out his discrepancies and errors.
          **********

          He made no errors. That's YOUR job SKIPPY!! And it's one you do so well!! You idiot.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Your leftwing Canadian indoctrination that you somehow call an education has rendered you exceedingly mentally incompetent. Anyway, unlike you I don't ignore the millions of stealth jihadists migrating to the West every day, because I'm too stupid to understand that every Muslim in the world is either a jihadists or a blasphemous apostate that per the dictates of Islam must be executed. Hence, like a moron you don't see anything nefarious with the mass migration of Muslim jihadists into the West for the purpose of eventually dominating and subjugating us infidels via the eventual imposition of sharia because you are transfixed only on terrorism, which is always only violent. Indeed, you'd rather stick to the piss poor translation mistake that some leftwing Western loon masquerading as a scholar made years ago.

          • Western Canadian

            Wrong on every point. I did not suffer from a left-wing education, and have a considerably above average level of intelligence, unlike you, jihadimydaddy. And no, I and no one who follows and supports the anti-jihad movement ignores stealth jihad, or first stage jihad as it should be correctly called. And you are the only one stupid enough to swallow the lie that muslims do not practice and celebrate terrorism as part of jihad. Second stage jihad in the form of lawfare, and third stage jihad where terrorism is used to topple legitimate govt. and enforce its long term suppression. Again, no one who follows and supports the anti-jihad movement regards muslim immigration as something to be ignored. And again, no one who follows and supports the anti-jihad movement fixates on just violent jihad, also known as terrorism, or open warfare without basic rules of engagement or civil treatment of prisoners or civilians. Your inability to post comments that don't consist entirely of sub-juvenile name calling and falsehoods, speaks volumes about your weak mind and lack of education.

            **"I'm too stupid to understand"** is the only original comment you have ever posted that is actually honest. You living down to Chezwick's previous post about how you answer questions or criticism, is again proof of your weak mind etc. It is also hilarious. Unlike your lies about jihad. Why you echo jihadi muslims on that point, is something you probably can't answer, either.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Apparently, you've evolved somewhat on your previous position, which used to be initially according to you that jihad was really terrorism, which was ludicrous, but now you acknowledge the reality that jihad is also comprised of a non-violent variety that is pursued via stealth and deception, and you also seem to acknowledge that jihad is in the cause of Allah.

            Not to mention also that your previous position was that Muslims didn't perpetrate violent jihad. Instead, they perpetrated terrorism, but now you at least claim that terrorism is a part of violent jihad. It's not, but you have still moved quite a bit closer to my position nonetheless.

            In any event, officially Jihad is fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme and is comprised of both violent jihad, which is nearly identical to terrorism but technically is not terrorism because it is always and only in the cause of Allah and always and only perpetrated by Muslims, unlike terrorism that is perpetrated for a myriad of reasons and by members of all societies, and non-violent jihad which is pursued via stealth and deception and again only by Muslims.

            Of course, the Left and Libertarians, which defined violent jihad as terrorism in the first place erroneously and in which had a profound effect on your psyche did it for a couple of reasons: First, to take the focus off of Islam, as all societies are guilty of producing their fair share of terrorists, and second, because those unhinged self-hating loons believe that America's interventionist/capitalist/imperialist foreign policies creates terrorists. Hence, they did it also to bash America because bashing capitalist America is part of their leftwing Marxist nature.

            Anyway, you are slowly evolving and coming around to my way of thinking. You are not there yet, but you are getting closer nonetheless. Yet, you still can't admit that I have been right the entire time. Which indicates unequivocally you are not as intelligent as you purport yourself to be. Hell…I won't be surprised that in a few months you will still be attacking me insanely for my positions, while espousing my same exact positions in totality at the same time.

            Finally, the word "Islam" in Arabic means "submission" and the word "Muslim" in Arabic means "one who submits," and the first and foremost requirement of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission to the will of Allah, i.e., sharia, of all adherents of Islam where blasphemy and apostasy are capital offenses. Thus, all Muslims are jihadists, either violent jihadists as in AQ or non-violent jihadists that pursue jihad via stealth and deception as in the millions of Muslim immigrants now living in the West. For any Muslim to be a true so-called "moderate Muslim" as Daniel Pipes cluelessly defines, that Muslim would also have to be a blasphemous apostate, which would not only mean that person is no longer a Muslim, but also that the said person should be put to death according to the dictates of Islam.

            Hence, all Muslims are jihadists. Indeed, they are either violent jihadists as in AQ or non-violent jihadists that pursue jihad via stealth and deception. Indeed, the millions of Muslim immigrants living in the West today are all jihadists.

          • Western Canadian

            Amusing the way you go so seamlessly from merely being an ignorant blowhard, to being reduced to fabricating bare-faced lies…. But given your ignorance and dishonesty, it was expected.

            **********
            Apparently, you've evolved somewhat on your previous position, which used to be initially according to you that jihad was really terrorism, which was ludicrous, but now you acknowledge the reality that jihad is also comprised of a non-violent variety that is pursued via stealth and deception, and you also seem to acknowledge that jihad is in the cause of Allah.

            *********
            I have never denied the existence of stealth jihad, and referred you to columnists who were warning about it both currently, and over 20 years ago. WRONG. Jihad has been expressed by acts of terrorism since islams vile and criminal inception. I have pointed this out to you, quoting mad mo himself. WRONG.
            By deliberately lying about what I have in past said, you demonstrate your stupidity, and dishonesty. WELL DONE SPARKY!!!

            **********************
            Not to mention also that your previous position was that Muslims didn't perpetrate violent jihad. Instead, they perpetrated terrorism, but now you at least claim that terrorism is a part of violent jihad. It's not, but you have still moved quite a bit closer to my position nonetheless.
            ****************

            Nope, never was my position…. And why do you insist that YOU and the muslims (your fellow muslims, perchance?) who lie about jihad not being terrorism, should be taken seriously?

            WRONG!!

            **************
            In any event, officially Jihad is fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme and is comprised of both violent jihad, which is nearly identical to terrorism but technically is not terrorism because it is always and only in the cause of Allah and always and only perpetrated by Muslims, unlike terrorism that is perpetrated for a myriad of reasons and by members of all societies, and non-violent jihad which is pursued via stealth and deception and again only by Muslims.
            **************

            Your original gibberish. How you can be so stupid and ignorant, as well as contradicting yourself in such a blatant manner is amazing… And why would you not agree with your hero, mad mo???

            *****************
            Of course, the Left and Libertarians, which defined violent jihad as terrorism in the first place erroneously and in which had a profound effect on your psyche did it for a couple of reasons:
            ****************

            Jihad has always been defined as bloody uncontrolled slaughter, merely another form of terrorism. You are so ignorant, light bulbs must dim when you enter the room….

            WRONG!!

            ********************
            Anyway, you are slowly evolving and coming around to my way of thinking
            ****************.

            Wrong again sparky, and not merely because you demonstrate that you are completely incapable of thinking. I am maintaining the same position, and you are merely lying to dry to pretend you are not an ignorant looser, or a jihadi yourself.

            *****************
            You are not there yet, but you are getting closer nonetheless. Yet, you still can't admit that I have been right the entire time.
            **************************

            Wrong again. Same distance from you, and upwind to avoid the stench of your ignorance and muslim grade ego.

            *******************
            Which indicates unequivocally you are not as intelligent as you purport yourself to be. Hell…I won't be surprised that in a few months you will still be attacking me insanely for my positions, while espousing my same exact positions in totality at the same time.**************

            Dream on, you poor ignorant lying jihadi apologist. And the only insanity is that which you wear so proudly as a badge of honour. How sick you are.

            And your last two paragraphs are, again, you pretending to tell people something they do not know, in better detail and context than you ever will.

          • ObamaYoMoma

            Jihad has been expressed by acts of terrorism since islams vile and criminal inception. I have pointed this out to you, quoting mad mo himself.

            No…what you've pointed out is a piss poor translation that apparently was made by someone as delusional and as mentally handicapped as you. Meanwhile, while violent jihad appears to be identical to terrorism, it isn't, as it is always and only in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme as opposed to all kinds of various political motivations. Not to mention as well that all Muslims in the world without exception are jihadists, either violent or non-violent jihadists. Otherwise they are blasphemous apostates that per the dictates of Islam must be executed. As the first and foremost requirement of Islam is the total, complete, and unconditional submission to the will of Allah, i.e., sharia, where blasphemy and apostasy are capital offenses. Is it your contention that somehow all Muslims are terrorists, even the ones that pursue jihad non-violently and by stealth and deception? Yeah right!

            Your original gibberish. How you can be so stupid and ignorant, as well as contradicting yourself in such a blatant manner is amazing… And why would you not agree with your hero, mad mo???

            Typical…when you can't counter with anything logical and that makes sense, you go on the attack or call it gibberish. Nevertheless, jihad is holy fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme. You can't deny that, and only Muslims and Muslims alone pursue fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme, whether it's violent jihad, that your PC indoctrination and utter stupidity causes you to moronically mislabel as being terrorism, or non-violent jihad via stealth and deception.

            Meanwhile, terrorism, on the other hand, is a product of all societies as opposed to jihad, which is a product of Islamic civilization alone. Terrorism is also perpetrated by members of all societies, in stark contrast to jihad, which again is only pursued by Muslims. Jihad is also a perpetual war against all infidels and is waged against both civilian non-combatants and combatants, while terrorism is politically motivated violent attacks usually perpetrated against civilian non-combatants.

            Violent jihad was mislabeled terrorism by political correct leftists who don't have a clue about Islam because it appears to be virtually identical to terrorism. It also conveniently equates jihadists with terrorists, while also deflecting attention off of Islam, since all societies are guilty of perpetrating terrorism and generating terrorists. Indeed, according to leftist dogma, Islam is a so-called "Religion of Peace," instead of what it really is, which is a very draconian and aggressive form of totalitarianism that aims to dominate the world and that also purports itself to be a religion.

            Moreover, the left also believes that America's capitalist/imperialist/interventionist foreign policies causes, generates, and creates terrorists and terrorism, even though jihadists and jihad predates America by more than a thousand years. Of course, because the left controls and dominates our society, our institutions, and our medias, the wrong terms, terrorists and terrorism, have become predominate. Nevertheless, we are not fighting a so-called "War on Terror" as the left and moronic neo-cons stupidly believe. Instead we are fighting a "War Against Islam", as Muslims correctly affirm.

            Finally, the left also conveniently mislabels jihad and jihadists as being terrorism and terrorists because to them acts of terrorism are unlawful criminal acts and terrorists are unlawful criminals that should be handled by our criminal justice and judicial systems. The reality, however, is jihad is perpetual Islamic war against infidels to make Islam supreme and all acts of jihad whether violent or non-violent are acts of war that should be handled as a matter of national security and by our military.

            Like I said, apparently, you will never overcome that crummy Canadian education/indoctrination you received. Oh well.

          • Western Canadian

            *********
            No…what you've pointed out is a piss poor translation that apparently was made by someone as delusional and as mentally handicapped as you.
            ***************
            My are you not impressed with yourself! And only you are impressed with yourself. And perhaps your muslim buddies, who you are assisting with your drivel, are impressed by what a marvelous dhimmi you are…

            Terror is an old word, it predates political correctness.

            ************
            Meanwhile, while violent jihad appears to be identical to terrorism, it isn't, as it is always and only in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme
            **************
            The mere and it is very mere, fact that it is committed by muslims, does not make an act of terrorism any less an act of terrorism.
            Only you and muslims offer up that rubbish, for the same reason: to pretend that islam is not by nature vile and violent.

            *********** as opposed to all kinds of various political motivations. Not to mention s well that all Muslims in the world without exception are jihadists, either violent or non-violent jihadists*****

            Others have produced interesting and worthwhile work on this issue, to date, you have failed to offer anything of merit. You just can't help yourself.

            *************
            Otherwise they are blasphemous apostates blah blah balh
            *****************

            The way you keep repeating yourself with details you know less of than anyone else, is frankly childish and boring… Just like you.

            ***************
            Is it your contention that somehow all Muslims are terrorists, even the ones that pursue jihad non-violently and by stealth and deception? Yeah right!
            ******************

            No, and again I suggest you quite trying to put words into other peoples mouths, as you can barely put words into your own mouth.
            I have never suggested such, and you know it but hope lying about it will impress people. FAIL.

            ******************
            "your original gibberish. How you can be so stupid and ignorant, as well as contradicting yourself in such a blatant manner is amazing… And why would you not agree with your hero, mad mo???"

            Typical…when you can't counter with anything logical and that makes sense, you go on the attack or call it gibberish.
            ********************

            You haven't offered anything logical. You offer up drivel that echos muslim lies about jihad, and think you are clever. You are not, abdul.

            ***********************
            Nevertheless, jihad is holy fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme. You can't deny that
            *******************************

            No one has. That is your problem. You state something that is common knowledge, and carry on like you have made an incredible discovery. You are truly pathetic.

            **************
            and only Muslims and Muslims alone pursue fighting in the cause of Allah to make Islam supreme, whether it's violent jihad, that your PC indoctrination and utter stupidity causes you to moronically mislabel as being terrorism, or non-violent jihad via stealth and deception.
            ****************

            Again, you cannot make a rational argument, so you scream and shriek and name call, as well as lie about what others say or know. You are sick.

            **********************
            Meanwhile, terrorism, on the other hand, is a product of all societies as opposed to jihad, which is a product of Islamic civilization alone.
            *****************

            All cultures practice warfare, in all of its possible ways. And most call it by a name in their own language. Just like muslims do, in arabic. That you seem to think it being uttered in arabic makes it better or superior to other non arab cultures, says a lot about you, abdul

            ***********
            Terrorism is also perpetrated by members of all societies, in stark contrast to jihad, which again is only pursued by Muslims.*********

            Yes, muslims do call terrorism committed by themselves to be jihad. And other cultures call terrorism commited by themselves something from their own language. WOW! WHAT A FINDING ON YOUR PART!!! NOT!!!

            ********************
            Jihad is also a perpetual war against all infidels and is waged against both civilian non-combatants and combatants, while terrorism is politically motivated violent attacks usually perpetrated against civilian non-combatants.
            *****************

            Your grasping at straws is pathetic, and all that could be expected from a mind as weak and twisted as yours. And since you have echoed others who actually know something about islam and stated that it is not a religion but a political system, you have just blown your own foot off again. You are not capable of being coherent. Jihadi terrorism was practiced at fort hood and other military basis, sadly with success. Your statement was knowingly and deliberately false.

            ************************
            Continued.

  • LindaRivera

    A young African man named Aboubakr says. “Blacks have no rights here.” End of quote. It is shameful that blacks in America and other countries have converted to Islam, ignoring the terrible SUFFERING of black brothers and sisters who are SLAVES of excessively cruel Muslims in Mauritania, Sudan and other countries. God help them!

    Barbaric mass murderer, founder of Islam, Mohammad was a HUGE slave trader. He married a six year old child when he was in his fifties. Mohammad is considered the perfect man and role model by Muslims who follow the POLITICAL-religious system of Islam.

    Islam calls for the MASSIVE breaking of God's eternal Laws:
    Bible, Exodus 20: YOU SHALL NOT MURDER

    Bible, Exodus 21:16 He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death.

    Who will dare to make WAR against the Holy One and God's Holy Laws?

    The Bible warns of a terrifying Day of Judgment. The cruel things people have done will be returned back to them.

    Bible, Proverbs 12:14 The deeds of a man's hands will return to him.

    Jihad Slavery in Sudan, with Dr Charles Jacobs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP4Fcx7AE_o

    OBEY Almighty God and God's Laws! FREE THE SLAVES!

    • defcon 4

      i used to know a Christian from Eritrea, a really smart guy who had a master's in EE. He told me that his uncle, also a Christian, had a valuable business and muslimes had offered to buy it (at far below it's actual worth). He refused and was murdered in the streets by these same muslimes. Despite the fact there were numerous witnesses, the muslime police did NOTHING.

      • LindaRivera

        Horrible. Once Muslims increase even more, this will happen in America and other Western countries, thanks to our treasonous leaders who are colonizing our countries with many millions of Muslims in order for Muslims to OBEY commands in the Quran and mosques to wage jihad against hated infidels.

        • defcon 4

          Just for the record, I've heard similar horror stories from an Iraqi Christian who had her two brothers murdered by muslimes and no police investigation was done, not even the appearance of one.

  • JacksonPearson

    What brings slavery into society is either from slave markets or war captives turned as
    slaves

    Jihad rulings & rulings on taking war captives & slaves

    Firstly, The existence of Islamic State or Reasons for Legality of waging war/jihad [to wage
    Jihad it does'nt necessarily requires a pre-existent Islamic state ,if Islamic state is present then
    its fine, if its absent even then jihad becomes valid provided the situation demands it .Jihad can
    be waged in alliance with non-muslim state against Non-muslims & terms and conditions can
    be laid down mutually but when it comes to establishing administration of the conquered land
    only Islamic law will abide.

    Secondly, The Islamic State is offering other territories to join Islam or to have treaties on
    humanitarian grounds in accordance with Islamic excellence & those territories refuse all kinds
    of offers. Then Jihad will be announced or if they announce war.

    Thirdly, During a war, If inshallah muslims win then spoils of war can be distributed by the
    Khalifa/the chief & prisoners can be dealt it four ways.

    (a) They may be killed.
    (b) They may be freed on ransom.
    (c) They may be freed generously as a favor.
    (d) They may be kept as slaves. Women are basically not killed unless & until they are charged with crimes.

    If both sides capture prisoners, and they exchange mutually, then there are no slaves. If captives are freed either as favor or by ransom, they can live under Islamic law as Dhmmis or they may choose live outside Islamic state.

  • Suzanne

    This was a wonderful article. I hope it is distributed far and wide. Any Black American who converts to Islam should be ashamed of himself and publicly shunned by the American Black community. Where is the education on this? Why are Black children not warned of this by their parents? Where is the Black church on this? However, anyone of ANY race who converts to Islam needs a psychiatrist.

    • DSDunlap

      Too many have fallen victim to the Leftists.

      I wholeheartedly agree: In fact, I believe any Black person who willingly converts to Islam should have their "Black Card" revoked, immediately.

  • jojo

    Do unto others as u would be done unto.

    • kaz

      good motto for all the infidels who have been genocided by islam. for live infidels, there better be a better motto. i suggest "do unto others as they are planning to do unto you". a quick scan of history and islamic holy scriptures will assure you that muslims plan to enslave, then kill you, as they have everyone else if they were able.

  • Rianna Richards

    Very interesting article and very informative too about how black people are treated in these countries – very sad indeed.

  • Chanameel

    Why not send this message to the head of BET TV?

    Mr. Johnson?

    Why not send this message to the White House?

    President Obama?

    Why not send this message to Rev. Wright?

    Why not send this message to Jesse Jackson and his poor bi-polar son?

    Why not send this to the inner city community papers?

    Don't they have a "right" to know?

    Come on!

    You must become a bit more "Liberal" to share this information.

  • ratonis

    One of the dumbest things we see is black Americans converting to Islam and taking on Arabic names thinking they are making some kind of statement against slavery and affirming their true heritage. The "Roots" thing.

  • Pavelina

    Saudi Arabia abolished slavery in 1990, but they still have slavery because Sharia Law, (Allah's Law), takes precedence over man's law and Sharia Law permits slavery. They abolished slavery to satisfy world opinion. The late King Abdullah of SA referred to Americans as his "blue-eyed slaves".

  • tanstaafl

    In Arabic the same word is used for "slave" and "black".

  • charlesmartelmoietmoi

    This document has been published on 'Islam : danger planétaire' http://ScoopItIslam.jumpingcrab.com and on G+

  • Western Canadian

    ************************
    Violent jihad was mislabeled terrorism by political correct leftists who don't have a clue about Islam because it appears to be virtually identical to terrorism.**************

    It is called terrorism because it is terrorism. Your inability to grasp that again suggests that you except the muslim lie that THEY don't commit terrorism, terrorism is what those fighting back are guilty of. You are so sick, you must be a muslim…

    ********************
    It also conveniently equates jihadists with terrorists, while also deflecting attention off of Islam,**********

    No, it does not deflect attention from the truth about islam…. it demonstrates the truth about islam. Can you grasp that, abdul??

    **********************
    since all societies are guilty of perpetrating terrorism and generating terrorists.**************

    ALL societies SKIPPY? That would include islamic societies, which you have been lying about for months. Cut it out abdul.

    **********************
    Indeed, according to leftist dogma, Islam is a so-called "Religion of Peace," instead of what it really is, which is a very draconian and aggressive form of totalitarianism that aims to dominate the world and that also purports itself to be a religion.***************

    The way you keep preaching what everyone else here knows more about and better than you do, is quite sad. Suggest you get psych help.

    *****************
    Moreover, the left also believes that America's capitalist/imperialist/interventionist foreign policies causes, generates, and creates terrorists and terrorism,***************

    They probably do not, but the dishonesty they demonstrate, the same way you do, probably has the same purpose as you do. Cover for their own wishes….. abdul.

    *************************
    even though jihadists and jihad predates America by more than a thousand years.*************

    Again, part of the subject you know less about then those you preach, scream and shriek at.

    ************
    Of course, because the left controls and dominates our society, our institutions, and our medias, the wrong terms, terrorists and terrorism, have become predominate. Nevertheless, we are not fighting a so-called "War on Terror" as the left and moronic neo-cons stupidly believe. Instead we are fighting a "War Against Islam", as Muslims correctly affirm.*********

    You forgot to mention that islam excuses starting wars against the other, by blaming the others. Common to all fascist states.

    **************************
    Finally, the left also conveniently mislabels jihad and jihadists as being terrorism and terrorists because to them acts of terrorism are unlawful criminal acts and terrorists are unlawful criminals that should be handled by our criminal justice and judicial systems.**********

    Obamabots do. Or holder tried to, but wasn't allowed to. Try to get it right skippy.

    ********************
    The reality, however, is jihad is perpetual Islamic war against infidels to make Islam supreme and all acts of jihad whether violent or non-violent are acts of war that should be handled as a matter of national security and by our military. ****************

    Preaching to the choir again skippy. You really are so sad. You should try to get out more often. There is this marvelous creation that, if you don't scare them off or revolt or abuse them (good luck with that), might give even you a semblance of a life. They are called WOMEN. Try to check it out, even though you will fail….. Poor little loser.

    ********************
    Like I said, apparently, you will never overcome that crummy Canadian education/indoctrination you received. Oh well. ******

    Hey, why not try to cut out the low grade and off target insults, oh, forgot who I was dealing with…. That's all you've got. Poor loser.

  • Ayush

    And its funny how the Muslim preachers in US convert these African Americans to islam citing the racism in America.

    its funnier how some African Americans like to be called the 'animals' religiously.

  • Kafir911
  • Luqman Abdullah Sudan

    Yes white arabs are racist. If they are not freeing slaves, they’re not practicing Islam. If they mistreat women, that is not Islam. Cruelty, oppression, are FORBIDDEN in Islam. Do the KKK represent Christians? Are American blacks insane for being Christians? Intelligent people know the difference.

    • Lendell Lyas

      Sorry my friend kkk does not represent Christians. Only disciples of Christ represent Christians.

  • Luqman Abdullah Sudan

    And look who’s giving you your information.

  • Shalom

    Israeli is no different when it come to blacks. I think the writer is misinformed or pourpously ignoring the fact!

    • Pedro Rabaçal

      I think you are changing the subject because you cannot refuse the writer and also because you are an hatemonger, like all jew-j«haters.

      • MOJO

        I do agree with you he is changing the subject but he is write though, and isn’t Jews and Israelis a different thing.

        • Pedro Rabaçal

          Many anti-zionists are actually jew-haters indisguise. I met lots of them: some personally, others in their contradicting speeches.

  • mansa musa

    a zionist jew wrote this. dont trust it. go to the library and double check every word he says

    • Pedro Rabaçal

      An islamonazi without balls for facts and prefers to blame jews.

      Pathetic…

      • MOJO

        I am sudanese and this article is empty of facts, I dont label the writer anything but the whole article is bullshit, In fact it was Prophet Muhammed who ended slavery not just in Africa but in persia and the roman empire, In addition there is no genocide in Darfur there is a conflict going between rebels and the Army but there is no genocide what so ever and the whole article is just propaganda, his points about slavery its not in Mali its in Mauritania, and actually what they are doing is they do have slaves but it has nothing to do with ISlam.
        Stop fuleing hate in Africa I dont know why humans are so evil and come to places and fuel hate in Africa.

        • Pedro Rabaçal

          HAHAHAHAHAHAH Muhammad ended slavery in Africa and Roman empire??????
          You know nothing about history nor mooHamMad`s biography.
          Grow some balls and start facing facts and the truth.

        • http://mostintolerantreligion.com/ seawasp

          You are so wrong it beggars belief. Read your islamic sources. Muhammad was one of the biggest slave traders and set the framework for future slave trade. Don’t be so naive. Muslim distortions of history and reality is well known.

        • http://mostintolerantreligion.com/ seawasp

          YOUTU.BE/pOPD7_SCFNA – Slavery in Sudan alive and well CNN

        • http://mostintolerantreligion.com/ seawasp

          We can examine the history of the Sudan as a case in point. Before the Muslim invasion of 1275 A.D. by the Islamic Mamluks of Egypt, the Sudan had three mini-Christian states called:

          NOBATIA in the north, the capital of Qustul

          MAKURIA, the capital of old Dongola, and

          ALODIA or ALWA, the capital of Soba.

          These three African Christian states, from 300 A.D. to 1500 A.D. had their own written language, great centers of learning, international commerce with Egypt, Ethiopia and other Middle East states, and sent out missionaries to other African states.

          (Read K. Milhalowski,Faras, vol.2, Poland, 1965 for extensive archaeological and historical documentation on these states).

          Even the Arab, ibn Selim al-Assuani, was impressed when he saw Soba, describing it as having, …fine buildings, roomy houses, churches, and the land is more fruitful than Makuria…[and it has] much meat, and good horses.

          All this was wantonly destroyed by Muslim invaders in 1275 A.D., not by European Imperialism.

          The historical records show that the same type of massive destruction,slaughter, subjugation, forced conversion and enslavement happened all over Africa, yet we never hear anyone holding the Muhammadan Muslims – both Arab and African Muslims – in any way responsible.

          No Arab or Muslim country has ever admitted fault or offered any kind of apology while the Europeans and Americans have.

          Why have Christian countries who traded in slavery offered apologies and not a SINGLE Muslim one?

          Current incidences of large-scale slavery and near-slavery:

          Sudan: There is considerable evidence that slavery is still practiced in a large scale in Sudan — an estimated 14,000 people have been abducted since 1983. However, the existence of slavery is denied by the Sudanese government. Some western religious groups have attempted to buy freedom for individual slaves. Unfortunately, this has become counterproductive.

          It increases the profitability of enslavement as a commercial enterprise, and results in more slaves being created.

          The enslavement of the Dinkas in southern Sudan may be the most horrific and well-known example of contemporary slavery. According to 1993 U.S. State Department estimates, up to 90,000 blacks are owned by North African Arabs, and often sold as property in a thriving slave trade for as little as $15 per human being.

          Animist tribes in southern Sudan are frequently invaded by Arab militias from the North, who kill the men and enslave the women and children. The Arabs consider it a traditional right to enslave southerners, and to own chattel slaves (slaves owned as personal property).

          Physical mutilation is practiced upon these slaves not only to prevent escape, but to enforce the owners’ ideologies. According to an ASI report: “Kon, a thirteen-year-old Dinka boy, was abducted by Arab nomads and taken to a merchant’s house. There he found several Dinka men hobbling, their Achilles tendons cut because they refused to become Muslims. Threatened with the same treatment the boy converted.”

          In a detailed article by Charles Jacobs for the American Anti-Slavery Group (ASI), Jacobs recounts how a 10-year-old child was taken in a raid on her village in southern Sudan, and branded by her master with a hot iron pot.

          Niger: Anti-Slavery International reported in mid-2003 that slavery is rampant in Niger, mostly in the southwestern Tillaberry region of that country. This occurs even though slavery is prohibited by the
          constitution and is being fought by stringent new laws. About 7% of the population – some 870,000 individuals are condemned to life-long servitude. Many are born into slavery and will remain slaves all of their life.

          Programs of near-slavery: Anti-Slavery International (ASI) presented a paper to the United Nations Working Group on Contemporary Forms of Slavery which met in Geneva, Switzerland, 2003-JUN-16 to 20. 8 All of the major offending countries cited have large Hindu or Muslim majorities. ASI discussed the situation in Sudan and Niger as well as describing situations of near-slavery such as:

          United Arab Emirates — Child trafficking: Although it is illegal to employ a child under the age of 15, hundreds of boys between four and ten are trafficked from South Asia to the UAE, India, Nepal and Pakistan — Millions of men, women and children are used as forced and bonded labor in these countries. Most are dalit or
          from a low caste, or are from indigenous or minority groups. Laws against the caste system and against bonded labor exist but are not enforced.

          Indonesia — Forced labor and exploitation of migrant workers. “Poverty and lack of opportunity in Indonesia have increased the number of Indonesians seeking work in Asia. Indonesia’s lack of protection and the
          Government’s existing system for women migrant domestics exposes them to trafficking and slavery.”

        • http://mostintolerantreligion.com/ seawasp

          To begin with, the Quran justifies slavery, and often mentions slaves. Here are some relevant verses:

          33:50 – “Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.”

          This verse clearly shows that Muslims believe that taking slaves in war was a God-given right. These slaves were considered ‘booty’ or the spoils of war. As the saying goes: to the victors go the spoils.

          23:5 – “… except with their wives and slave girls, for these are lawful to them:…”

          The passage’s context here (not quoted in full) details how Muslim males are allowed to have sexual relations with their wives and slave girls. Implicit in this is that Muslim males had slave-concubines. 70:30 is basically a repeat of 23:5.

          Ibn Sa’d’s “Tabaqat”, gives a clear description of Muhammad having “relations” with at least one of his slave girls. Muhammad had sexual relations with Mariyah, his Coptic slave. Mariyah and her sister, Sirin were slaves given as gifts to Muhammad. Muhammad gave Sirin to Hasan Thabit, the poet. Ibn Sa’d says that Muhammad “liked Mariyah, who was of white complexion, with curly hair and pretty.” [Taken from Ibn Sa'd's "Kitab al-Tabaqat al-Kabir" (Book of the Major Classes), p151].

          Ibn Sa’d also writes that Mariyah bore Muhammad a son named Ibrahim. He died 18 months later. Sa’d writes: “If he had lived, no maternal uncle of his would have remained in bondage”, p164. This shows that there were other Coptic slaves owned by the Muslims.

          The Quran also instructs Muslims NOT to force their female slaves into prostitution (24:34), and even allows Muslims to marry slaves if they so desire (4:24), and to free them at times as a penalty for crime or sin (4:92, 5:89, 58:3) and even allows slaves to buy their liberty, if they meet certain of their master’s conditions (24:33). [90:10 'freeing of a bondsman' refers to Muslims ransoming other Muslims who were slaves of non-Muslims.]

          While I think it’s nice to allow a slave to obtain his freedom, (at his master’s discretion) it is tragic that Islam allows them to be enslaved in the first place. That’s like robbing a bank and giving some of the money back to the bank, and thinking you did the right thing!

          The above verses show that taking slaves was ordained by Allah, and that it was permissible for Muslim males to have sex with their female slaves. It also shows that slaves were a valuable commodity to the Muslims, otherwise, Allah would not have imposed the penalty of freeing a slave to make up for a crime.

          There are many Islamic writings that document how Muhammad took, purchased, sold, and gave away slaves. The following quotes are from “Behind the Veil”.

          Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, a great scholar and Islamic historian says in his book “Zad al-Ma’ad”, part 1, p160:

          “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”. Tabari and Jawziyya both record this, so Islam accepts this as true.”

          Ali, who was Muhammad’s son-in-law, whipped Aisha’s slave in front of Muhammad to make her talk about the adultery charges against Aisha. Muhammad did not say a word to Ali about beating the female slave. [From the Sirat Rasulallah, p496.]

          In the Sirat Rasulallah, Muhammad massacred 800 males and took their women and children as slaves. He kept at least one Jewish female named Rayhana as his concubine, and gave the rest away to the Muslims. The Sirat says (p466) “Then the apostle divided the property, wives, and children of Banu Qurayza among the Muslims….

          and

          “Then the apostle sent Sa’d Zayd brother of Ashhal with some of the captive women of Banu Qurayza to Najd and he sold them for horse and weapons.”

          One thing for certain: MUHAMMAD WAS A SLAVER. The names of many of Muhammad’s slaves are detailed in Muslim writings and they can be found in “Behind the Veil”.

          Some Muslims claim that slaves under Islam were always treated fairly and kindly, and that slaves in the West were always treated like “chattel”. The fact is that the real treatment slaves in both the west and under Islam has varied. Some slaves were treated fairly, others were treated brutally. Both the Quran and New Testament command masters to treat slaves fairly. Compare Ephesians 6:9 with Sura 4:36. Both are similar. However, the New Testament condemns slave trading in 1 Tim 1:10 (menstealers is the same word for slave-traders), the Quran allows for, even urges slave-taking.

    • chris

      I believe him – its appalling what goes on in this world. There is a huge world out there – outside of where each of us live and many despicable things happen.

    • Johnstoirvin

      As hard as I try to see your point of view, I simply can’t get my head that far up my azz. If ignorance is bliss, you must be one happy son of a gun.

  • Muhammad Jameel

    “Final sermon of Prophet Muhammad [peace be on him]

    Even as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another. No one has any right, nor any preference to claim over another. You are brothers.
    The Last Sermon of Muhammad delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H (c. 630 AD)
    O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I don’t know whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.
    O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have right over you. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.
    All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor a black has any superiority over white except by piety and good action. You know that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.
    All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly.
    Even as the fingers of the two hands are equal, so are human beings equal to one another. No one has any right, nor any preference to claim over another. You are brothers.

    • http://mostintolerantreligion.com/ seawasp

      This only applies between Muslims. Try again. Captives taken as slaves are still treated as sub human.

  • Muhammad Jameel
  • Nevada Smith

    File this one under “Pot Calls Kettle Black.”

  • chris

    this is such a tragic and sad story. I really feel for him and his family and friends.