Black Spirituality Religion : The Arab Slave Trade

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://www.africanholocaust.net/news_ah/arabslavetrade.htm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIINRrNfDhc

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_slave_trade

    In evaluating the African slave trade, there was another "Middle Passage" often neglected by most scholars—the Arab slave trade. It is often forgotten that the Arab slave trade in East Africa and the slave trade from North Africa into Inner West Africa was protracted and ruthless. Sometimes the Arabs from the north who were Moslem enslaved Africans in the south who were also Moslems, thereby violating one of the most basic customs of their faith—that no Moslem should enslave another Moslem. There is a small library of books on this subject that most scholars have chosen not to read, thereby making the Arab slave trade the best kept secret in history—although it is not a secret at all. Of the many books and documents that I have read on the subject, Slavery in the Arab World by Murray Gordon, 1987, and The African Slave Trade From the 15th to the 19th Century, in The General History of Africa: Studies and Documents 2, UNESCO,1979. I find the most informative the UNESCO book, especially the chapter, "The Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean."

    Like most strangers to Africa the Arabs entered Africa, allegedly, as friends. The Africans who are curious and uncritical about new people, new religions and cultures treated the Arabs as well as they treated other strangers. The Arabs were not always kind in their spread of Islam in Africa. In fact, they were usually ruthless and often disrespectful of societies and cultures that existed in Africa before they arrived. In North Africa the two wars of Arab conquest that came in the seventh and tenth centuries, the first being religious and military, broke the back of Roman influence in the area and replaced the corrupt Roman regimes. At first the Arabs were welcomed in North Africa as a replacement for the ruthless Romans. When the North Africans and Berbers discovered that the Arabs were also ruthless, although in a different way, it was too late because the Arabs now had the military upper hand.

    Another aspect of Arab conquest, generally neglected, is the spread of Arab influence in East Africa through accommodation and sexual conquest. Many times the Arabs moved down the coast of East Africa rendering the service of the much needed East African coastal trade. Soon after this, Arabs began to marry or cohabit with African women. This in turn resulted in a generation of African-looking Arabs. These Arab half-breeds facilitated the spread of the trade inland at a time when the Arab face was held in suspicion in this part of Africa. In the fierce competition in the West African slave trade, the Portuguese were driven from West Africa around to East Africa. The Arab slave trade, moving from north to east met the Portuguese slave trade moving up from the south. These two slave trades complemented each other and culminated with the establishment of one of the largest slave trading forts, in the history of the world, on the Island of Zanzibar. This event is well documented in any....

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    http://www.africawithin.com/clarke/part30f10.htm
     
  2. oreo

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    peace ANKHUR
    :10500: i am confused.. from where did u get this article?
    coz i am an arab gurl and u r saying weird stuff.. that has no relation with my culture..
    come on people.. do not believe anything..
    i just feel bad for those who believe anything.. u have to make sure of ur topic.

    anyhow ,, be careful next time,,

    gosh:10500:
     
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    Asssalam Alaikum, sister and welcome.

    This particular group is about telling the truth about all religions and cultures and is not meant to attack any individual, race or culture.

    If you are in college ask the heads of the departments.

    Please google the Arab slave trade, and about 300 posts from reliable sources, mostly your basic encyclopedia, and wikipedia.
    There was a very famous book by Black authors called 2000 Seasons that illustrated in graphic detail the Arab slave trade, but in all reality there are ugly truths that I must accept as an African regarding my West Africa cultures, also there are truths about the progession of Christianity, that I must accept no matter how ugly they may appear, so accepting bitter truths are part of adult hood and maturity.

    Basically the information is common knowledge taught in any course of Black history or African history, and no harm or antagonism is intended.

    Assalam Alaikum, to you and your family
     
  4. Blaklioness

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    Ankhur...you're joking with this post right???
     
  5. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    what is your point? i should have cussed the woman, as if she is responsible for what her people did?

    are you as an Africa responsible for the amount of crack the bloods or crips sold in your neighborhood last night?
     
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    First, this new poster, a 'woman' (?) named "OREO", who identifies 'herself' as an Arab ain't no sister. Second, the fact that "she's" denying historical reality ought to give you pause and reason to think. Third, how precisely do you know what 'she' is or is not responsible for? Fourth, had this individual been a self-described male, would your response have been the same?? :10500: My thinking is, you do and think what you want long as you ain't bothering noone else, but isn't this the very attitude that has historically gotten us into trouble? You done took the time to stop your information flow to justify it to an Arab??---the very folks you are educating about??
     
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    Yeah...

    I'm thinking oreo would've at least explained what exactly she disagreed
    with regarding the info Ankhur posted dealing with the arab slave trade and
    why, coupled with contrarian info.
     
  8. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    bump, you all can get hung up in distractions if you want to time to move on
     
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    lol....I sho hope you remember that next time another Arab come trying to throw you off course again. Let the information roll on!!!!!
     
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    It is doubtful there would be an explanation....it's just plain old denial. You can't fight against or seek justice for a phenomenon that doesn't exist...right?
     
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