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Arabs and slavery

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Submitted by lafn (United States), Mar 16, 2007 at 17:08

I wish more people of the African diaspora knew these facts. Doesn't the word 'abd' mean 'slave' as well as 'black' in Arabic? I try to make these facts known every chance I get. I'm taking a class on development at university and of course the European depopulation of Africa is a theme in the text (which the professor wrote). I couldn't help myself but to mention the Arab atrocities in Africa and their part in depopulation as well, which started centuries before. Of course this is absent from the text.............

God Bless you, Abiyah!

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