VIIIB Islam and Slavery

Slavery is part of Jihad, and Jihad will remain as long there is Islam.

Sheik Saleh Al-Fawzan,
member of the Council of Religious Edicts and Research,
the Imam of Prince Mitaeb Mosque in Riyadh
and a professor at Imam Mohamed Bin Saud Islamic University.
(Saudi Sheik: Slavery is a Part of Islam   11/10/03)


When Muslims conquered areas of Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Greece and the Mediterranean, over a million Europeans were carried off into slavery. Medieval Catholic religious orders of the Trinitarians or Mathurins collected donations to ransom people from Muslim slavery. Muslims enslaved an estimated 180 million Africans over its 1,400 year expansion.  When Louis Farakhan criticizes Jews for owning slaves because a few did, he should criticize Muslims for not only owning but enslaving them but he won't do that because he is a Muslim.  It was white Christians that opposed slavery and that fought a civil war in the United States to end slavery.  Despite that there are more slaves today than at any time in human history. 

 Peter Hammond in his book Slavery Terrorism and Islam wrote that the Muslim slave trade dwarfed the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the North American slave trade was only 5% of the trans-Atlantic slave trade.  Since its inception ISIS has had a brutal record of murdering men and enslaving women.  Slavery in Muslim countries is also currently taking place in countries such as Sudan and Saudi Arabia.  Peter Hammond wrote that:

    at least 28 million Africans were enslaved in the Muslim Middle East.  As at least 80% of those captured by Muslim slaver raiders were calculated to have died before reaching the slave markets, it is estimated that the death toll from the 14 centuries of Muslim slave raids into Africa could have been over 112 million.  When added to the number of those sold in the slave markets, the total number of African victims of the Trans Sahara and East African slave trade could be significantly higher than 140 million people. 

There were many children born to slaves in the Americas, and millions of their descendants are citizens in Brazil and the USA to this day, but very few descendants of the slaves that ended up in the Middle East survive.  Most of the male slaves destined for the Middle East slave bazaars were castrated and most of the children born to the women were killed at birth - in order to maintain Arab numerical supremacy.

The Dogon tribe in Africa would place wet mats on their roofs to cool their homes.  The water would evaporate and cool the air which would flow downward into the home because cold air is heavier than warm air.  I looked them up on the internet to learn more about them and read in Wikipedia that:

Historically, Dogon villages have frequently fallen victim to Islamic slave raiders.[1] Neighboring Islamic tribal groups acted as slave merchants,[2] as the growth of cities increased the demand for slaves across the region of West Africa. The historical pattern has included murder of indignenous males by Islamic jihadists and enslavement of women and children.[1] As early as the 12th century AD the Dogon people fled west to avoid conversion to Islam and enslavement.[1]

At the end of the eighteenth century, the jihads that were triggered by the resurgence of Islam caused slaves to be sought for warfare

     Jack Kerwick explained that:

The very word “slave” stems from “Slav,” which in turn derives from the Slavish people’s experience of having been enslaved en masse by North African Muslims.

     In his fact-filled work on the history of the Muslim Arab slave trade in Africa, Murray Gordon wrote that this trade pre-dated the European Christian African slave trade by a thousand years and continued after the Europeans had abolished the practice. Jack Kerwick wrote that the:

British Empire, ... brought the full weight of their military and economic weight to bear upon Africans, Arabs, and Asians who had to be coerced into abandoning the practice of slave-trading.

Robert Spencer wrote:

The Qur'an commentator Maulana Bulandshahri explains the wisdom of slavery and longs for the good old days:
During Jihad (religion war), many men and women become war captives. The Amirul Mu’minin [leader of the believers, or caliph – an office now vacant] has the choice of distributing them amongst the Mujahidin [warriors of jihad], in which event they will become the property of these Mujahidin. This enslavement is the penalty for disbelief (kufr).

He goes on to explain that this is not ancient history:

None of the injunctions pertaining to slavery have been abrogated in the Shari’ah. The reason that the Muslims of today do not have slaves is because they do not engage in Jihad (religion war). Their wars are fought by the instruction of the disbelievers (kuffar) and are halted by the same felons. The Muslim [sic] have been shackled by such treaties of the disbelievers (kuffar) whereby they cannot enslave anyone in the event of a war. Muslims have been denied a great boon whereby every home could have had a slave. May Allah grant the Muslims the ability to escape the tentacles of the enemy, remain steadfast upon the Din (religion) and engage in Jihad (religion war) according to the injunctions of Shari’ah. Amen!

   Slavery of Filipinos is alive and well in Saudi Arabia and maybe even in their diplomatic compound in the U.S.

Serge Trifkovic in his excellent book The Sword of the Prophet writes that the Spanish and Portuguese originally purchased black African slaves for their American colonies from Arab dealers.  As mentioned before Arabs collected slaves for themselves as well.  Trifkovic writes:

Every year, for about 600 years, the Nubian kingdom was forced to send a tribute of slaves to the Muslim rulers in Cairo. 

Muslims wanted castrated slaves because of their harems.  As a result the slave dealers would castrate their African captives.   The method of castration was gruesome and many slaves died as a result.  Murray Gordon estimates that only 1 out of 10 castrated slaves survived.  Susan Stephan wrote that:

The taking of slaves – in razzias, or raids, on peaceful African villages – also had a high casualty rate. Gordon notes that the typical practice was to conduct a pre-dawn raid on an unsuspecting village and kill off as many of the men and older women as possible. Young women and children were then abducted as the preferred “booty” for the raiders.

Young women were targeted because of their value as concubines or sex slaves in markets. “The most common and enduring purpose for acquiring slaves in the Arab world was to exploit them for sexual purposes,” writes Gordon. “These women were nothing less than sexual objects who, with some limitations, were expected to make themselves available to their owners.  Islamic law, as already noted, catered to the sexual interests of a man by allowing him to take as many as four wives at one time and to have as many concubines as his purse allowed.” Young women and girls were often “inspected” before purchase in private areas of the slave market by the prospective buyer.

Arabs have slaves today.  Trifkovic writes:

the Anti-Slavery Society's findings (1982) and those of Africa Watch (1990) point to the existence of at least 100,000 "full-time" slaves and additional 300,000 half-slaves all of them black, still being held by Arab Mauritanians...  Even the old Arab practice of forming slave armies is being revived in Mauritanian, where thousands of Haratines were forcibly recruited, armed and sent to take over black African villages in the south, where they massacred the inhabitants.

   Benjamin Skinner wrote in the National Post (7/4/2008) about widespread female slavery in modern Dubai. 

Alyssa Lapen, wrote  a review of Francis Bok's book Escape from Slavery: The true story of my ten years in captivity—and my journey to freedom in America, in 10/17/03. 

The cruelty that Francis Bok experienced at age seven defies civilized human conception. One day in 1986, his mother Marial sent him to Nyamlell’s market from their Southern Sudan Dinka village of Gourion to sell eggs and peanuts. That day, the Catholic boy nicknamed Piol, for rain, lost his childhood and world to the murahaliin. After torching the nearby villages and slaying their inhabitants, 20 light-skinned Juur horsemen charged into Nyamlell. They severed the heads of all Dinka men with single sword strokes, left them rolling in the blood-soaked market dust and stole off Piol’s older friends Abuk, Kwol and Nyabol in different directions. A rifleman permanently silenced a crying girl with a bullet to her head. A swordsman more “mercifully” sliced off her sister’s leg at the thigh like the branch of a small tree. Francis tried to flee. Terror squelched his cries. He was halted at gunpoint, grabbed and slung astride a small saddle, crafted specifically to carry abducted children, and ridden far north...

Bok was beaten, forced to tend and sleep with animals, fed rotting meat, and cursed as a jedut—maggot—even after his master pressed a Muslim name and prayers upon him. Abdul Rahman ironically means “servant of the compassionate one.” But there was not one second of compassion during Bok’s 10 years of captivity, although he was one of the lucky ones. He many times tried to escape, and failed. His penalties were mere beatings. Other Dinka escapees routinely lost their limbs when recaptured. Giemma Abdullah threatened the same; Bok didn’t believe him, until he saw other Dinkas, limbless. Finally, at 17, Francis Bok took the cows one morning, and from the road near their grazing area ran all the way to Mutari. After further privations and imprisonments, Bok finally hid in a truck en route to ed-Da’ein, fled to Khartoum, to Cairo, and as a refugee, in 1999, to the U.S. He landed in the U.S. poor, illiterate, and 20...

These grotesque privations sound highly unusual, perhaps even unique. In reality, however, Bok’s experience precisely tracked that of oppressed non-Muslim peoples throughout 13 centuries of Islamic history, according to pre-eminent Islamic scholar Bat Ye’or. Non-Muslim peoples like the Dinka, conquered by Islamic Jihad, were soon rendered inferior, subjected to slavery, mass deportations, and forced conversions like those suffered by two million Dinka around Nyamlell and throughout Southern Sudan.

The Islamic system of enslavement was by no means limited to Greece. Bat Ye’or tells us, “eyewitness accounts over the centuries and from several regions mirror [current] events…. Even at the end of the 19th century, constant Jihad in the Sudan is strikingly similar to accounts from the Jacobite, Armenian, and Greek chronicles of the early Middle Ages and later periods.” ...

Islam captured and enslaved probably millions of children -- under the Seljuks and Ottomans, over 500 years, in Greece, Serbia, North Africa, India and over 1,400 years of Islamic history wherever Islam reigned.

A  Greek priest, Isidore Glabas described,  the Ottoman system of enslaving non-Muslim children.

What would a man not suffer were he to see a child, whom he had begotten and raised…carried off by the hands of foreigners, suddenly and by force, and forced to change over to alien customs, and to become a vessel of barbaric garb, speech, and piety and other contaminations, all in a moment? … Shall he lament his son because a free child becomes a slave, because being nobly born he is forced to adopt barbaric customs? Because he who is rendered so mild by motherly and fatherly hands is about to be filled with barbaric cruelty? Because he who attended matins in the churches and frequented the sacred teachers is now, alas, taught to pass the night in murdering his own people, and in other such things?...

Ms. Lapen quotes a Drina passage:

It was already the sixth year since the last collection of this tribute of blood, and so this time the choice had been easy and rich; The necessary number of healthy, bright and good looking lads between ten and fifteen years old had been found without difficulty, even though many parents had hidden their children in the forest, taught them how to appear half-witted, clothed them in rags and let them get filthy, to avoid the aga’s choice. Some went so far as to maim their own children, cutting off one of their fingers with an ax….A little way behind the last horses in that strange convoy straggled, disheveled and exhausted, many parents and relatives of those children who were being carried away forever to a foreign world, where they would be circumcised, become Turkish, and forgetting their faith, their country and their origin, would pass their lives in the ranks of the janissaries or in some other, higher, service of the Empire. They were for the most part women, mothers, grandmothers and sisters of the stolen children. When they came too close, the aga’s horsemen would drive them away with whips, urging their horses at them with loud cries to Allah….. The mothers were especially persistent and hard to restrain. Some would rush forward not looking where they were going with bare breasts and disheveled hair, forgetting everything about them, wailing and lamenting as at a burial, while others almost out of their minds moaned as if their wounds were being torn by birth pangs, and blinded with tears, ran right onto the horsemen’s whips and replied to every blow with the fruitless question: “Where are you taking him? Why are you taking him from me?”

Where many went, their mothers would not like to have known: Throughout Islamic history, boys’ darkest use was as eunuchs. Islamic trade in castrated male slaves persisted until Europe pressured the Ottomans to stop in the 19th century.

   Serge Trifkovic writes in the Sword and the Prophet how in Pakistan

girls as young as five are auctioned off to highest bidders and... women who accuse a man of rape are in turn condemned to death for adultery.

   Daniel Pipes wrote an article about how Saudis import slaves into America. (Saudis Import Slaves Into America, Daniel Pipes Frontpagemagazine 6/14/05)

Isn't it ironic that black people in America join the very Islam that enslaved them.

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