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Why would any African-American choose to be muslim

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Submitted by Phil Greend (Canada), Jun 26, 2007 at 21:10

The founder of islam was mohammed , he was not black and he owned black slaves.

There are good muslims who are sickened that mohammed owned black people , how ever there are some bad muslims who don't care that mohammed was an extreme sinner and they are happy to cover up the fact that mohammed owned black men , black women and black children.

How could any African-American decide to join a group founded by a slave owner. May be if the followers of islam today were to speak out against mohammed owning slaves like the way the Lutherans have talked about the fact that their founder Martin Luther was anti Jewish and they say he was wrong for this , then maybe it would not be so weird for a black person to choose to be islamic , but I have never heard any muslim ever speak out against mohammed for any reason. Not for the fact he owned slaves or for the fact that at age 53 mohammed had sex with a 9 year old girl.

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