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Submitted by Bronson (Australia), Jul 28, 2009 at 01:56

So "Allah send firman to Prophet Muhammad to let free all slaves" seems to have been forgotten by Muslims soon after because they have run the slave trade for 1400 years on a mass scale, reporting to have cost the lives of many, many millions of Africans.

I love it when people defend Mohammed's practices like marrying 6 year olds and deflowering them as 9 year olds when already over 50 himself with the excuse well that is what people in Arab tribes did back then, or as in this example of defending his practice of enslaving people by saying it was allowed back then. For it shows the falsity in the claim that Mohammed was the model for all people for all time. For this defence indicates he was just another person of his time and place.

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