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Islam and slavery of Africans

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 22, 2015 at 09:47

Dr Pipes

I just do not get it why would African Americans convert to and of all religions Islam. Islam and Muslims enslaved their African ancestors and what is most amazing is that the first extant monument of what was to become Islam is a tombstone in Aswan Egypt of an Arab Muhajir (later to be known as Muslim) who was hunting for slaves in Nubia!

I just do not get it

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Daniel Pipes replies:

review the early history of African-American Islam here: http://www.danielpipes.org/13873/african-american-islam

More broadly, Islam offered the most comprehensive way to reject the America they lived in. Islam has often served this function, including among Europeans today. I

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