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Submitted by abubakar (Kenya), Jun 24, 2007 at 06:02

b4 ashaming ourselves. What Abiyah said & sadly what some blacks think of other races is tantamount to racism itself. Arabs were barbaric but who wasn't. By the way in Arabia b4 islam Arabs enslaved fellow defenceless Arabs coz of the inferiority of their tribes. But the point i want to make is to revisit the myth that black or is it africans were only victims in slavery. This is quite wrong in fact b4 even Arabs started trading slaves Great Egypt had the Jews enslaved. Remember Pharaoh. He was an African. Some of the Black or African people tend to forget this &potray Arabs as the only criminals in slave trade. This is a disservice to the black community.

Abiyah seems to have no idea of this part of history. This type of mentality is a racist mentality trying to potray the black man as the purest & most innocent of people on the planet who happenned to be invaded & enslaved. Perhaps you should also be ashamed of what your forefathers did . Every community in the world has good & evil people including the black community. Some black people know that not every white or Arab person in the world is a racist . Abiyah & his ilk think that every White or Arab person is evil. Not all Arabs were involved in slavery in fact some were slaves themselves but Abiyah thinks that no good comes out of the Arabs. While if an Arab thinks the same of a black man he/she is called a racist.

I am not denying the humilliation of Africans during the era of slavery, but history can't continue to haunt the people who's fathers were guilty. You can't kill a person for the crimes committed by the father coz if it is so black people are not to be left out.Every community on earth has undergone an era of barbarism & injustice. Every community has a history of violation of human rights be it to their own kith & kin or to others.I challenge Abiyah to show me one verse from the Quran that talks of the black man in an oppresive language in fact the quran talks ill of the Arab culture. Abiyah is still a slave of the West .

The west is the most guilty party of the situation in Africa today. The Arabs never drew any borders nor did they steal any natural resources like Gold. History in fact remembers the Arabs as traders including slaves which they bought from the Africans themselves. In fact part Arabia was once under the African rule but Abiyah couldn't remember this in his blame game. Yemen was once under the rule of Ethiopia. Archaelogists have proven this.

How would Abiyah feel if Arabs called black people racists & barbaric coz of putting them under their rule. In fact there is no closer community to the Africans than the Arabs whether one likes it or not. Coz the go very back very far . Arabs are children of Abraham from aN Egyptian(AFRICAN) mother HAGAR. If anything Arabs are related and closest to Africans. in east Africa we have the Swahili community mix breed of Arabs & bantus. Abiyah probably doesn't know his/her own history but prefers slinging mud in all direction in a desperate attempt to showw his love for Afica . You ought to be ashamed of yourself.

Do not mistake me as a denier of slavery or the oppression of black people. I myself am an African -Arab but Abiyah should not be seen as staunch black man fighting for his right but just an ignorant fool who is bent backwards on trying to distort the cultures of other people as tool of defence.

I know any sane black man would agree with me coz i live with black people & they are more open minded & focused than Abiyah ...Please READ before POSTING YOUR COMMENTS!!

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