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Slavers were Muslims

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Submitted by Maurice Picow (Israel), Nov 24, 2006 at 08:33

You are very correct, Infidel. But I was referring to the Africans who were brought to the Americas between 1680 and 1820. The slavers in most of these instances where whites from numerous countries, including the American colonies and later the USA itself.

Muslim slavers took (and still take) most of their human cargos to the Arabian Penninsula, North Africa, and even other African countries. It's often been a tribe vs tribe situation, as is occurrng in Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, Ethiopia, etc.

Until recenlty Saudi Arabian slave markets were still active and even dealt in non-African slaves, some even white (especially women).

Not a very pleasant situation, but we live in an often unpleasant world.

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