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Submitted by dancer (United States), Mar 8, 2006 at 17:01

1. Liberia, from the Wikipedia: The history of Liberia as a political entity begins with the arrival of the black American settlers — the Americo-Liberians, as they came to be known — who established a colony of "free men of color" on its shore in 1822 under the auspices of the American Colonization Society. The historical roots from which a majority of present-day Liberians derive their identity, however, are found in the varied traditions of the several ethnicities of indigenous Africans whom the settlers confronted in their struggle to gain a foothold in Africa and, later, extend their control into the interior.

On July 26, 1847, the American settlers declared the independence of the Republic of Liberia.

I heard that the American Civil War had freed the slaves by then....

2. Much chat, no alternate word for abid ("slave") for a "black African". Arabic can describe Persian slaves and Roman slaves, but there just isn't any other term for darker-skinned people than "slave" - that's the whole point. There is no more monumental supremacist thinking than to describe a whole race of humans as only "slave."

Goy/Goyim means nation/nations. It is a term for anyone of the other nations, back when Israel was the only nation that (as a whole) served the Almighty Creator. The other nations served pagan gods, animism, etc.

Jizya? That is a moslem idea, again a supremist idea. There is, in fact, a Biblical payment of a half shekel for the HEBREW sons who were saved from the Death of the Firstborn in Egypt. Jesus told his student Peter to pay that tax for both of them one year, as recorded in the oldest documents. So this tax is recorded in both the Hebrew Tenach (Old Testament) and New Testament.

Now tell us please about this concept of takiya--"holy" deception?

Then we can discuss the time-honored building of the strawman....
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