Pam Barker | Director of TLB Europe Reloaded Project
We’re publishing a twofer: first, a short piece by Abbé Alain Arbez from American Thinker, which then gets commented on in a second piece, with additional ideas and links, by Selwyn Duke for The New American. Both focus on Arab-Muslim slavery, which has a very long history. A useful and enlightening comparison is made between Arab-Muslim historical slave practices and those of Western countries, the latter being so thoroughly and uniquely demonised in today’s PC world. Duke’s article notes how Africans enslaved their own. And it is indeed the case that groups within northern European culture, especially the Quakers, fought to stamp out the practice.
As a sidenote, The New American to the best of our knowledge never comments on anything Jewish, is never critical of Israel toward the Palestinians and never complains of the undue influence of the Israel Lobby in American politics. Abbé Alain Arbez is affiliated, at least for this piece, with the Jewish-Catholic commission of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference and the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities.
For balance, we recommend this great little book by Michael Hoffman called They Were White and They Were Slaves, illustrating how British elites were having their own poor citizens, including very young children, used as slaves either within Britain or sent off to the colonies to be so. And for Jewish involvement in the slave trade, we recommend The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews, published in two volumes, based on Jewish sources no less, which seem to be the subject of much predictable rebuttal in online searches. These books have been removed from Amazon. Both are linked to, with an additional book, in this piece for National Vanguard titled Jews and Slavery: Three Books by the Nation of Islam.
We also link to Dr. Tony Martin’s work on Jewish involvement in the slave trade: Speeches: Dr Tony Martin on the Jewish role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
As a European site, we are interested in former French justice minister and socialist Christiane Taubira‘s (pictured below) shocking attitude toward allowing white people to carry the can for their historical involvement in slavery while sparing Arab youth and, of course, not mentioning Jewish participation.
African slavery reexamined by a Senegalese academic
The West is responsible for black slavery!
It is not only the Muslim suburbs that affirm this: the media are widely reporting this politically correct contention. Madame Taubira, the black justice minister of France, even added her personal touch when she said: “It is not necessary to mention the Arab-Muslim slave trade too much so that young Arabs do not have to carry all the weight of the crimes perpetuated by the Arabs.”
But now the work of Mr Tidiane N’Diaye, a black Muslim anthropologist and specialist in African civilizations, has seriously challenged this dogma. A few years ago, he published “The Veiled Genocide”, a reflection on the deliberately hidden aspect of Arab-Muslim slavery, from Mohamed to the present day, that absolutely should be read.
(It may not yet be translated into English. The French publisher presents the book as a study that sheds light on a tragedy that has gone almost unnoticed: the trafficking of Blacks from Africa by the Arab-Muslim world. This trafficking has involved seventeen million victims killed, castrated or enslaved for more than thirteen centuries without interruption. The prisoners were forced to cross the desert on foot to reach the Maghreb, Egypt or the Arabian Peninsula via Zanzibar, by boat… Yet this slave trade was minimized, unlike the Western trade to America. Why? Because only conversion to Islam made it possible to escape slavery, but did not spare Blacks. However, nowadays most of Africa has become Muslim, hence a form of religious fraternity between the “white” and “black” sides of the continent, and a common desire to “veil” this genocide. A polemical and courageous book.)
While the slave trade perpetrated by Westerners over two and a half centuries may have been an attack on human dignity that was widely denounced and commemorated, it is useful to demonstrate historically the Islamic origin of the slave trade in question. And let us not lose sight of the fact that the enslavement of blacks dates back 10 centuries to the arrival of the conquerors of Allah in Africa.
Thus, in 652, the warlord Abdullah ben Said imposed on the Sudanese an agreement for the permanent delivery of slaves, which has grown over the centuries.
As a result, Mr. N’Diaye believes in his highly documented study that the entire slave trade conducted by Arabs in Africa (some 20 million victims), with the active complicity of local rulers, has constituted a human hemorrhage infinitely more devastating than the slave trade of Westerners alone over a more limited time.
Black slaves in Cairo, 1852 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Among other things, he highlights the fact that Arab-Muslims systematically emasculated their slaves to leave no possible memory of this lucrative genocide that lasted for more than a millennium. While the descendants of blacks deported by Westerners through triangular trade for two and a half centuries in America are now 70 million.
This book is an essential contribution in the fight against the usual denial of slavery linked to jihad, and this exhaustive study by a Muslim researcher provides the additional information needed to challenge the condemnation that still focuses solely on the Western slave trade, a frequent argument of anti-white racism cultivated by certain circles.
It is nevertheless interesting to remember in this regard that it was the Westerners who put an end to slavery in Africa in the 19th century, through their presence and their reference to humanism from the Judeo-Christian Scriptures.
PUBLISHED BY ABBÉ ALAIN ARBEZ ON OCTOBER 20, 2019
Reproduction authorized with the following mention: © Abbé Alain René Arbez, Catholic priest, Jewish-Catholic commission of the Swiss Bishops’ Conference and the Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities, for Dreuz.info.Translated with the help of http://www.DeepL.com/Translator
Black Muslim Academic: Islamic Slavery Devastating — and Ignored
Professor N’Diaye, a black Muslim anthropologist and specialist in African civilizations, points out that Arab-Muslim enslavement has affected far more individuals than did the transatlantic slave trade, 17 million vs. 6 to 11 million, respectively. It also has been more brutal.
The blind eye turned to Arab-Muslim slavery was epitomized well by former French justice minister Christiane Taubira, a black woman who once said, “It is not necessary to mention the Arab-Muslim slave trade too much so that young Arabs do not have to carry all the weight of the crimes perpetuated by the Arabs,” American Thinker related Sunday.
Interestingly, there’s little concern about the “weight” Western youngsters may have to carry due to incessant talk about the transatlantic slave trade. And this double standard is apparent even in Africa, said N’Diaye in a February interview. It’s a result of religious solidarity, he explained, as there are “between 500 and 600 million Muslims” on the continent today, and this “is why most African or other historians have restricted the scope of their research on [the] slave trade to that practiced by Western nations.”
“Thus, in 652, the warlord Abdullah ben [sic] Said imposed on the Sudanese an agreement for the permanent delivery of slaves, which has grown over the centuries,” the site continues.
In fact, not only does this continue, but Africa is now again the “epicenter” of modern slavery, Quartz reported last year, with an estimated 9.2 million people in bondage.
In fairness, not all these victims are enslaved by Muslims (though many are), and African slavery didn’t begin with the Islamic invasions. After all, “‘Slavery was part of various African cultures, and in many African societies there were no prisons, so when they captured people, they sold them, especially to the north,’” DW.com related this summer, quoting Abdulazizi Lodhi, a professor of Swahili and African linguistics at the University of Uppsala in Sweden.
“‘In East Africa, the main participants in the slave trade were the tribal Africans themselves, and the Arabs were most active in exporting,’” the site continued. Lodhi also claims that the Arabs “bought nine out of ten slaves from African slavers.”
In reality, slavery is one of the world’s oldest institutions, having been practiced virtually everywhere since time immemorial. So while the American education system portrays it as “a kind of wicked perversion the Atlantic settlers had conjured out of their own ambition … it was more like the common cold — a fact of life,” wrote columnist Mark Steyn in 2007.
(Note, too, that it could be a frightening fact of life for Europeans, as a study indicated that 1 million to 1.25 million of them were enslaved by Muslim corsairs from the 16th to 18th centuries.) (ER: see our link to Michael Hoffman’s book)
“The institution predates the word’s etymology, from the Slavs brought from eastern Europe to the glittering metropolis of Rome,” Steyn continued. “It predates by some millennia the earliest laws, such as the Code of Hammurabi in Mesopotamia. The first slave owners on the North American continent were hunter-gatherers” (non-Europeans).
Steyn then quoted author Eric Metaxas: “Slavery was as accepted as birth and marriage and death, was so woven into the tapestry of human history that you could barely see its threads, much less pull them out. Everywhere on the globe, for 5,000 years, the idea of human civilization without slavery was unimaginable.”
That is, until the West imagined it and became the first civilization in world history to end it.
In fact, even “during the slave trade and slavery, there were Enlightenment philosophers, like the Abbé Grégoire or even Montesquieu, who took the defense of the blacks,” N’Diaye noted in February. In contrast, in “the Arab-Muslim world, the intellectuals most respected, like Ibn Khaldoun, were also obscurantists and claimed that the ‘Negroes’ were animals,” the professor continued. This attitude has survived through the ages in the “spirit of Arab Muslims in general,” he adds.
As Sudanese Muslim Nesrine Malik put it in 2008, using her own upbringing as an example, “The word ‘abd,’ although strictly meaning “slave” or “servant” [in Arabic], became synonymous with negritude.”
And today, Islamic slave markets flourish — notably in Libya — and now facilitate their flesh-trading with high-tech aid, having a presence on Instagram and other applications.
Thus is it tragically ironic that Western youths are now enslaved — by revisionist lies that cause them to view their great civilization not with pride, but prejudice.