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Submitted by OMAR (Kenya), Jun 21, 2007 at 04:56

PEOPLE HAVE COME TO IGNORE THEIR CULTURAL TEACHINGS AND SENSE OF MORAL DUTY ESPECIALLY IN THE WEST. THEY HAVE BEEN MADE TO BELIEVE IN SOME UNNECESSARY RIGHTS & MAN MADE LAWS. IT IS POINTLESS FOR US TO TALK ABOUT SLAVERY IN ISLAM IN HISTORY WHILE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE SO CALLED ABOLITION OF SLAVERY SAY & DO VERY LITTLE OF MODERN DAY SLAVERY. PEOPLE... PREFER SHIFTING THE BLAME TO ISLAM. IF WE TRULY HATE SLAVERY LET US TALK ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW.

I AM KENYAN BORN ARAB. 22 YRS OF AGE.I CONSIDER MYSELF AS A MUSLIM FIRST THEN A KENYAN THEN LASTLY AS AN AN ARAB AND THAT IS WHAT MY RELIGION TEACHES ME. I AM NO IGNORANT FOOL WHO BELIEVES EVERYTHING I SEE ON THE TV. IN SWAHILI THERE IS A SAYING THAT GOES MUACHA MILA NI MTUMWA IN ENGLISH THE ONE WHO ABANDONES HIS CULTURE IS A SLAVE. BY THE WAY SWAHILI IS A PRODUCT OF ARABIC & BANTU.

NOW THIS CLEARLY SHOWS THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BTW ARABIA & AFRICA WAS MORE THAN JUST SLAVERY, THOUGH I CAN'T DENY THAT ARABS TRADED SLAVES. BUT THE RELATIONSHIP IS FAR FROM THAT OF THE WEST & AFRICA . SO IF WE ARE TO GO BY THIS SAYING IT WILL MEAN THAT MAJORITY OF AFRICANS, IN FACT THE WORLD POPULATION, ARE SLAVES. AND THIS IS SOMEHOW TRUE.

THE THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES ARE ENSLAVED BY THE WEST. THAT IS WHY YOU GET A RICH CONTINENT LIKE AFRICA BEING THE POOREST & WHY ? COS OF EXPLOITATION BY THE WEST WHO IRONICALLY ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS . AND THIS IS NO ACCUSATION.OR HOW ELSE DO YOU EXPLAIN IT? UNLESS ONE IS TRYING TO SUGGEST THAT AFRICANS ARE INCAPABLE OF RULING THEMSELVES, WHICH IS NOT THE CASE AT ALL.

SLAVERY NEVER ENDED. BE IT PHYSICAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL. HUMAN TRAFFICKING IS BECOMING THE MOST LUCRATIVE ACTIVITY. IT IS HAPPENING WITH IMPUNITY & WHY? COZ THEY PROVIDE THE LABOUR FORCE FOR THE FREE MARKET. BUT TO YOU THIS IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS SLAVERY IN ISLAM. THE MULTINATIOMALS ARE THE USERS OF THESE SLAVES, WHICH MEANS MOST PRODUCTS IN THE MARKET NOW ARE STAINED WITH THE BLOOD & SWEAT OF EXPLOITED HUMANS.

WHERE DOES ISLAM COME IN? THE BLAME HAS TO BE SHIFTED & WHERE BEST TO SHIFT IT TO IF NOT TO ISLAM, THE ONLY WEAPON FOR THE OPPRESSED. ISLAM MAY HAVE USED FORCE TO EXPAND IT'S INFLUENCE & WHY NOT, GIVE ME ONE COMMUNITY OR RELIGION THAT NEVER USED FORCE TO EXPAND. BUT IT NEVER OPPRESSED ANYONE. IN FACT IT IS ONLY UNDER ISLAMIC RULE THAT THE THREE DOMINATING RELIGIONS WERE ABLE TO EXIST IN PERFECT HARMONY HISTORY IS MY WITNESS. IT WAS SO IN CORDOBA (SPAIN) SYRIA, TURKE,Y BUT THAT LOGIC IS LOST ...

ISLAM CAN ONLY COEXIST WITH OTHER RELIGIONS, NOT THE SECULAR FACADE THAT IS RUNNING THE WORLD TODAY. SOME PPEOPLE TEND TO SAY THAT RELIGION CAN NOT MIX WITH POLITICS OR THEIR NEED TO BE SEPARATION BTW CHURCH & GOVT COZ RELIGION TENDS TO TRAMPLE ON THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF NON BELIEVERS. THIS IS PURE RUBBISH. MOST OF THE WORLD POPULATION ARE BELIEVERS. WHAT ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF THIS MAJORITY TO LIVE UNDER THE RULE OF GOD.

MOST RELIGIONS HAVE SENSE OF MORAL DUTY WHICH IS LACKING TODAY. THIS WORLD IS ENSLAVED BY THESE COVERT IDEOLOGIES THAT ALIENATE RELIGION & TRY TO DISTORT HISTORY IN THEIR FAVOUR. THE WEST HAS FALLEN IN THAT TRAP & THE REST OF THE WORLD IS FOLLOWING.

ONLY ISLAM HAS STOOD IT'S GROUND, THE MORE REASON FOR ME TO BE PROUD COZ I CAN'T BE FOOLED BY THEM

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