muslims were slave masters
Submitted by susan (Italy), Dec 31, 2006 at 16:52
you talk like I belong to the british empire. No I wasn't. It's not my interest to prove the british empire was the biggest and most flourished.
You keep on telling lies about muslim spain. Muslim spain was a cesspool, like I proved earlier. If you muslims are so great why you always need to rape christian churches ? ... At the time of columbus muslims were looters and pirates, not sailors.
"How can you condemn the Muslim empires for slavery, when the Christian empires engaged in equally horrific slavery? "
I CAN SAFRAZ for this simple reason that fails your muslim logic. While the western world is FORCED to apoligise EVERY DAY for ITS MISTAKE, muslims still think you're God's gift to humanity and the 4 places where SLAVERY IS STILL PRACTICED BY LAW ARE MUSLIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mali, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.
SEE SAFRAZ? It's not Buddhist countries that allow SLAVERY, not even mormon countries or shamanism based countries.
IT'S MUSLIM COUNTRIES THAT HAVE SLAVERY NOWADAYS. WAKE UP FROM YOUR MUSLIM NAP. WE ARE IN 2007, WE ARE NOT OBSESSED WITH WHAT WE WERE DURING THE ROMAN EMPIRE, DURING THE SPANISH EMPIRE, DURING THE RENAISSANCE, DURING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. MUSLIMS STILL HAVE THE DELUSION OF GRANDEUR ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE.
...HERE'S AN ESSAY ON MUSLIM SLAVERY
Slavery, in short, was an ingrained part of Islamic culture -- and it might still have been one today, but for European insistence that Muslims end it. As recently as 1878, the holy cities of Mecca and Medina served as major slave markets, trading 25,000 slaves annually. The eradication of slavery, in fact, is one of the great and unheralded legacies of colonialism.
The first Islamic countries to abolish slavery -- Tunisia, Egypt, the Ottoman Empire -- did so under pressure from the West. Others were more obstinate. In East Africa, slavery continued until after World War I. Its persistence into the 20th century explains why the League of Nations prioritized the abolition of slavery, even though doing so must have seemed an anachronism to unsuspecting Westerners. It wasn't until the start of World War II that Ethiopia and Liberia had gotten rid of slavery. Later still, the U.N.'s Declaration of Human Rights condemned slavery -- again, because the Islamic world had failed to wipe it out. In 1953, sheikhs from Qatar attending the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II included slaves in their retinues, and they did so again on another visit five years later. Saudi Arabia and Yemen didn't get around to abolishing slavery until 1962; three years later, a special report by the U.N. reported that the Saudi royal family continued to keep hundreds in bondage.
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