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For Sohail: slavery and Islam and Arabian Imperialism part deux!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 24, 2006 at 09:01

My dear Sohail you need to read Bernard Lewis' book about slavery and Islam! The biggest traders in slaves in Africa were the Arabs. There were slaves in Saudi Arabia until the 1950's. Give me a break

Did you ever hear of al- Mamaleek (mamluk s.) and their rule in the spread of the religion of peace?

Hint: mamluk or 3abd is , and you guessed it: slave.

As for the Hindus and Buddhists and Sikh and Jain of India: Did you ever read about the brutalization of your native ancestors of India by the invading wannabe Arabs the likes of Mahmud of Ghazni?

But you know what? we here in the West admit that atrocities were committed against the natives of the Americans and we try to fix past mistakes. In Pakistan they still celebrate the likes of Mahmud of Ghazni. Shall I say more?

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