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Bilal was not all black. His father was an Arab, his mother a black slave.

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Submitted by Maria (United States), Jan 4, 2014 at 03:22

Most black Muslims come to the defense of Islam that it is not racist towards blacks because one of Muhammad's earliest followers was Bilal who was a black slave.

What most black Muslims are unaware is that Bilal was HALF black. His father was an Arab and his mother was a black slave, yet he was born into slavehood.

Also some of the most racist countries today towards blacks are Arab ones...just look on youtube and see the proof.

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