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Submitted by susan (Italy), Dec 31, 2006 at 16:41

zafire, 4 muslim countries have still slavery by LAW.

Why don't you move there and see what is like? because you fear that they might enslave you because you're black?

...Over time, sub-Saharan Africa became the principal source of involuntary labor. Muslims were not the first people to enslave black Africans -- the ancient Egyptians had done it -- but they were the first to engage in it systematically on a massive scale. Going back to Islam's birth in the 7th century, historian Raymond Mauvy estimates that 14 million black slaves have been sold to Muslims. (This compares to Paul E. Lovejoy's estimate of 10 to 11 million Africans shipped in chains to the Western Hemisphere between 1650 and 1900; the vast majority of them were sent to Latin America and the Caribbean, and half a million to British North America and the U.S.) The journey from the slave's homeland to the Middle East was often a treacherous one, especially when it involved enduring the blistering heat of a Sahara crossing.


see zafire? 14 millions against 10 millions.

Muslims had more black slaves. How does it feel to follow a death cult that enslaved your people? that considers blacks as yourself inferior because arabs is the master race?


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