Detroit Muslims Launch Campaign To Stop Calling Black People Slaves


How enlightened. And it’s a real issue because the word for black people in Muslim countries is Abd or slave. Muslim countries like Saudi Arabia only abolished slavery in the 60s and still maintain Apartheid for their black population.

A Muslim American group in the Detroit area is trying to combat racism in their community with a campaign urging them to stop using a derogatory Arabic word for African-Americans.

“Drop the A-Word” is asking Arab-Americans to stop using the slur “abed” which means slave or servant, or its plural form “abeed,” when referring to African-Americans. The word has been described in the local media as being used as a sort of Arabic equivalent for the N-word.

“Abed” is not always a negative term. Many Muslim men are named “Abed” which also means servant of God; however, when used as a reference to African-Americans, the positive context is not generally the intent, Muslim civil rights activists have noted.

The difference is that Abdullah refers to a Slave of Allah, the Muslim deity, not a slave of Muslims. There are plenty of racist Islamic Hadiths that promote the idea of black slavery.

Shem, the son of Noah was the father of the Arabs, the Persians, and the Greeks; Ham was the father of the Black Africans; and Japheth was the father of the Turks and of Gog and Magog who were cousins of the Turks. Noah prayed that the prophets and apostles would be descended from Shem and kings would be from Japheth. He prayed that the African’s color would change so that their descendants would be slaves to the Arabs and Turks.
Al-Tabari, Vol. 2, p. 11, p. 11

Ham [Africans] begat all those who are black and curly-haired, while Japheth [Turks] begat all those who are full-faced with small eyes, and Shem [Arabs] begat everyone who is handsome of face with beautiful hair. 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.

Al-Tabari, Vol. 2, p. 21, p. 21v

It’ll take more than dropping the A-word to fix that.

  • liz

    The best thing any black Muslim could do for civil rights is to LEAVE ISLAM.
    When it comes to racism, Muslims make all us evil white Republicans look like girl scouts.

    • Muslim Comments

      Well, in fact, people are coming to Islam, including in the African American and Latino American communities because the know that Islam is a mortal enemy of such racism even if some ignorant Muslims behave and talk in such a manner. Please see:

      • glpage

        The history of Islam disagrees with your statement.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        If Islam is a mortal enemy of racism, why did Mohammed own slaves?

        • Paul of Alexandria

          Note: don’t confuse the two issues. Racism and Slavery aren’t not necessary associated. Many Arab slaves were white Christians, many Muslims are African.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            As quoted above, there are Hadiths that emphasize the link between race and slavery.

        • Jones

          Many in the time of Muhammad time owned slaves and all slaves were not black. Even African black Africans owned slaves. However there was a difference in how and why one became a slave and how one became free and eventual a leader in the same group that enslaved him.

          Today in the United States millions are enslaved. Meaning they are incarcerated and forced in to labor making many products bought and sold on the market.

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Yes, slaves became free by adopting Islam, while Muslims enslaved free women for not being Muslim and raped them.

          • Jones

            Daniel..I’m Muslim and I really don’t care what you think about Islam. I will never leave it. Every time someone says something negative about Islam it draws attention and new followers. We appreciate your help.

          • truebearing

            Thanks for graphically showing how Muslims are incapable of rational thought. Instead of reading and refuting or verifying what Greenfield wrote, you summarily rejected it because you prefer to remain bainwashed.

            Muslim Arabs enslaved more blacks for far longer than any European in North America. They also kidnapped and enslaved Europeans.

            You belong to a cult that still endorses slavery. You have no standing for ever criticising slavery in this county as long as you are a Muslim.

          • Drakken

            Islam is blight and curse upon humanity and has been since Mohamed (may you pizz on his dusty bones) crawled out of the desert and fu**ed his first 9 year old. Islam and the west are headed for a very nasty bloodletting. Soon no one is going to care what flavor of islam you are, you will be considered dangerous period. Good luck worshipping the devils religion.

          • both ben and jerry

            Yes, they are incarcerated wrongly. All of the prisoners are actually innocent and really nice people. Convenience stores in urban neighborhoods use bullet proof glass because they are germaphobes, and the houses have bars on the windows for decoration! So let’s let all those innocent people out

      • john spielman

        Islam is the mortal enemy of everything that is good, holy, and lovely. Islam forbids music, laughter( there is no fun in Islam spoke Khomeni), and dance, haircuts. It portrays God as an corrupt unjust judge who is capricious, impotent and unable to punish by himself and turns heaven into a drunken sexual orgy.


        I keep reading the claim that Islam is the fastest growing religion.

        Consider that many converts come from prisons and mental hospitals.

        The failed sneaker bomber was a convert.
        The Woolrich UK beheader of Lee Rigby was a convert.

      • Paul of Alexandria

        Technically, “Comments” is right: Muslim tradition holds that once you’re a Muslim you are equal to every other Muslim, no matter your race. Of course, if you aren’t a Muslim, you’re lower than dirt and have only three options: conversion, death, or dhimmitude (for Christians or Jews).

        “Comments” – you are wrong, however, when you consider Islam’s response to people who are not Muslim. In this case, Islam definitely holds (non-Muslim) Africans to be ideal slave fodder. Remember, very few American or European slave traders during the years of the African slave trade caught their own slaves; the vast majority were purchased from Arab (Muslim) traders who had been there for hundreds of years before the Europeans ever showed up. Today, slavery is illegal in most countries – except for the Muslim ones.

        “Mohammed’s sword and kingdom are the devil’s own government, directed outright against Christ.”, Martin Luther.

        • Jones

          Wow did you really try to create a word dhimmitude? Wow. The word dhimmi is a protected class of people who agree to live in a muslim lands that are ruled under islamic law.

          • truebearing

            A protected class of people? That’s a real knee slapper. Protected from what: freedom, equality, civil rights, equal protection under the law, economic opportunity?

          • Paul of Alexandria

            see item 2e: Dhimmitude
            “Islam’s persecution of non-Muslims is in no way limited to jihad, even though that is the basic relationship between the Muslim and non-Muslim world. After the jihad concludes in a given area with the conquest of infidel territory, the dhimma, or treaty of protection, may be granted to the conquered “People of the Book” — historically, Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians. The dhimma provides that the life and property of the
            infidel are exempted from jihad for as long as the Muslim rulers permit, which has generally meant for as long as the subject non-Muslims — the dhimmi — prove economically useful to the Islamic state. The Quran spells out the payment of the jizya (poll- or head-tax; Sura 9:29), which is the most conspicuous means by which the Muslim overlords exploit the dhimmi. But the jizya is not merely economic in its
            function; it exists also to humiliate the dhimmi and impress on him the superiority of Islam.[emphasis added] Al-Maghili, a fifteenth century Muslim theologian,
            On the day of payment {of the jizya} they {the dhimmi} shall be assembled in a public place like the suq {place of commerce}. They should be standing there waiting in the lowest and dirtiest place. The
            acting officials representing the Law shall be placed above them and shall adopt a threatening attitude so that it seems to them, as well as to others, that our object is to degrade them by pretending to take
            their possessions. They will realize that we are doing them a favor in accepting from them the jizya and letting them go free. (Al-Maghili, quoted in Bat Ye’or, The Decline of Eastern Christianity under Islam, 361.)

            In no way are dhimmis accepted as equal to Muslims, nor are they granted any special protections. Just ask the Copts!

          • Pappa Bear

            Pretty much.

          • Drakken

            Your just going to have to forgive me as I say, not only no, but h*ll no period! Leave our western lands and go live in the Islamic paradise of your choice. I will never ever live on my knees before the devils religion islam. Deo Volente!

      • iluvisrael

        Most blacks and latinos who convert do so in prison. It’s the perfect way to sublimate anger and violent tendencies, not to mention live under a totalitarian ideology that controls every aspect of your life – like jail.

        • both ben and jerry

          Yes they were all framed and did not belong in jail. Black-on-black crime is a myth. The urban ghettos are quite safe, so feel free to move there and enjoy the friendly community

      • Black__Mamba

        I shall believe you and not the lying evidence.

        • truebearing

          You’re calling the Quran “lying evidence?”

          • Paul of Alexandria


      • liz

        And they become “ignorant” by educating themselves in the commands of your “prophet”, and actually obeying them, just like your jihadist true believers!
        Only a hypocrite can claim that Islam is anything other than the dredged of primitive barbarism.

  • Johnny

    Islam has a long history, 1,000+ years, of enslaving non Islamic populations. It got shut down in the nineteenth century by European military power, and in the twentieth century by culturally driven disapproval in non Islamic countries. If the European cultural group goes into decline, slavery could easily start coming back in the house of Islam. Currently there is some Islamic driven slavery in Central Africa.

    • Jones

      I guess you never read about force labor in American Jails.

      • truebearing

        Those are criminals being punished for hurting or killing other people.

        If you’re opposed to forced labor, why are you a Muslim? Muslims employ forced labor wherever they can get by with it, even in the US.

      • Drakken

        Let me guess? Your a convert to the devils religion and were in prison? In case you haven’t heard, the “rebels” in Syria are looking for folks just like you, perhaps you should go join them?

      • both ben and jerry

        Ah yes, all the people in prison are innocent like Tim Robbins in the Shawshank Redemption. That’s why everyone there is so polite and friendly (except when they’re raping or forcing you to join a gang)

  • mikeh420

    A black man converting to Islam is like a Jew converting to Nazism.


      CURRENT DAY SLAVERY goes on Sudan and Mauritania – both Islam dominated entities.

  • wileyvet

    No,, no, no. The only country, people and or culture that ever propagated slavery was America and Americans. The only place in the world where black people were treated badly was in America. Only white people had slaves. Don’t you guys know this? Sheesh!

  • CaoMoo

    well given that mohammed also said a black persons heart is grosser than a donkeys and when asked what the devil looked like he pointed to a black slave… Yeah gonna take alot more than Word dropping unless your a PC Multi Culturalist then that’s all it takes of course.

  • You People Make Me Laugh

    Lmao every Muslim knows that Al-Tabari is not a trustworthy source of Hadiths of the Prophet (saw). Of course you Islamophobes wouldnt know the difference…

  • Ana

    I’m disgusted by the hate comments on the Muslim religion .
    May Allah guide you all.