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in response to reader comment: zafire, no mention of muslim slavery?

Submitted by ahmadzafire (United States), Dec 30, 2006 at 21:32

As i said before all faiths,races took part in slavery and also were slaves themselves. but since youre pointing fingers....which should be at everyone...but in your case...so here we go!!! CASTRATION well.well.well guess who thought that up first?...youre right again....christians. Taken right out the bible according to christians interpretations, lets see...! christians castrated african males at times not for population control but to put down the black man's pride. Because of strong genes and the christian women were have sex with male slaves because of their large private areas. therefore the slaves masters use this tactic to put fear in the hearts of africans. But also needed to breed stronger slaves...this wasn't all the time but use as a listen of humiliation.

http://www.answering-christianity.com/slaves.htm :

Let us look at Leviticus 25:44-46 " your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly." What kind of a human value does the Bible give to slaves? If slaves and their children must be inherited and passed down to newer generations as slaves, then how in the world will they ever gain their freedom?? Does the Bible believe in Freedom? Does the Bible believe in liberating human beings from slavery? Apparently it does not !!!.

Exodus 21:7-8 "And in case a man should sell his daughter as a slave girl, she will not go out in the way that the slave men go out. If she is displeasing in the eyes of her master so that he doesn't designate her as a concubine but causes her to be redeemed, he will not be entitled to sell her to a foreign people in his treacherously dealing with her."

.It was this Church that initially ordered the slavery of Africans - the Africans who were enslaved were Muslims!

In 1457, the Council of Cardinals met in Holland where they sanctioned, as a righteous and progressive idea, the enslavement of Africans for the purpose of their conversion to Christianity and exploitation in the labor market as chattel property. This satanic scheme speedily gained the sanctimonious blessing of the Pharaoh (Pope) and became a standard policy of the Catholic Church, and later of the Protestant churches, enduring for three centuries: thus the ghastly traffic in human misery was anointed with the oil of pontifical righteousness in Jesus' name.

A bull of Pharaoh Nicholas 5th instructed his followers to `attack, subject, and reduce to perpetual slavery the Saracens, Pagans and other enemies of Christ, southward from Cape Bojador and including all the coast of Guinea'.

In fact, most of the Africans who were caught up in the Atlantic slave trade came from West Africa, an area roughly from Senegal River in the north to the Congo River in the South.

But why were West Africans specifically targeted ? Because they were Muslim.

Following the destruction of Baghdad in 1258 by Christian-backed Mongols, the only remaining intellectual Islamic states were in Africa. Africa was home to several Islamic universities, namely Fez, Timbuktu, Jenne and Al-Azhar, with many Faculties including Law, Medicine, Grammar, Building, Crafts, Manufacturing and Geography, and they attracted scholars from all over the Muslim world. Even though, two-thirds of the world's supply of gold came from West Africa during the Middle Ages, more profit was made from the sale of books . Arabic was not only the language of religion and learning, but it was also the language of trade and commerce . On his way to Mecca in the 1320s, Mansa Musa of Mali stated that his brother, Abu Bukhari, had sent two expeditions, one of four hundred ships and the other of two thousand, across the Atlantic.

This is not surprising because Islam is a universal religion. Allah Almighty is the Lord of the East, and the West . Furthermore, the Last Prophet (saw) had come for the whole of mankind, the Last Message had been delivered and Islam had been completed . Muslims were inclined to do: trade, missionary work to the whole of mankind, defend borders; expand the Islamic State, migrate (the Islamic calendar reminds of Migration), etc.

In addition, Muslims were sailors, geographers, astronomers, scientists. For example, it was reported in part 3 of the Weekend Section of Financial Times November 16 / November 17 1996, that in 793 AD, Al-Biruni, an Afghan scientist in the Punjab had calculated the earth's circumference ]. Thus, Muslims had already ascertained that the earth was round, 700 years before the Europeans. More importantly, Muslims traveled using the stars and
the winds as the following Ayats (Verses) from the Holy Quran reveal:

6:97. It is He Who maketh the stars (as beacons) for you that ye may guide yourselves with their help through the dark spaces of land and sea. We detail Our Signs for people who know.

10:22. He it is Who enabled you to traverse through land and sea; so that ye even board ships they sail with them with a favourable wind...

30 46. Among His Signs is this that He sends the Winds as heralds of Glad Tidings giving you a taste of His (Grace and) Mercy that the ships may sail by His Command and that ye may seek of His Bounty in order that ye may be grateful.

Furthermore, Ancient Egyptians knew the world was round and one of the first countries that the Arabs brought the Last Message to, was Egypt in 641/2 AD. One of the first Islamic universities was built in Egypt, namely Al-Azhar. Furthermore, it is alleged that Muslims studied Greek works including Ptolemy who wrote the world was round.

Unlike Christians then, Muslims faced few obstacles to trade and spreading Islam throughout the world. When the Church discovered that Muslims from West Africa were actually doing so, they launched the Naval Crusade and the brutal slavery of West Africans.

We also find that during the Scramble for Africa / colonization of Africa, two countries were totally unaffected - Liberia and Ethiopia. In fact Ethiopia doubled the size of its empire during European colonization. Why ? They were CHRISTIAN countries!

Perhaps that is why the White Christian societies had always had Black African slaves!

The Church in Europe had always allowed enslaving Africans. The African slaves were brought to the U.S tied in chains after the church gave the OK on that!.

Perhaps the Ku Klux Klan ideas of enslaving Africans are not all Biblically false after all, since they claim that they support their argument from the Bible!.

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