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Thursday, 5 February 2015

The horror against which all horrors are judged...

About a week ago, the world commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day which coincides with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. We all know about the absolute horror that was the Holocaust. Ask any random ten year old child and they will know about the "mean" Nazi's and what they did to over 6 million Jews. That coverage of the remembrance day got me thinking though. Is the Holocaust the only atrocity that has happened in the world that needs remembrance? For example, how come we don't have an International-Slavery-of-African-People-Remembrance-Day? Even if we did, would the mainstream media pay as much attention to it? Millions and millions of black Africans were forcibly extracted from their homes and sold into slavery. UNESCO estimates that about 17 million men, women and children were taken from Africa during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. These figures exclude those who died aboard the ships and during wars and raids connected to the trade. Whilst I was reading about the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, I came across some else which I knew about but really hadn't given much thought to. The Arab Slave Trade.

Whenever I, and I'm sure most people, think about the slave trade in Africa, we usually picture white Europeans being the only perpetrators of this black mark in the history of mankind. But there were others. The Arabs. I'm not sure why though we never really talk about or hear much about the Arab Slave Trade. AINA (Assyrian International News Agency) states that over 28 million Africans have been enslaved in the Muslim world during the past 14 centuries. says over 10 million slaves were taken by the Arabs from the Eastern coasts of Africa. Obviously no-one has the exact number of Africans that were affected by the Arab slave trade but records and history show that there we a lot. Millions of people. Now, my question is this. What happened to all those black African slaves that were taken to the Middle East and Arab states? What happened to them? Why is there hardly any evidence of their existence. In America (both North and South), and Europe there are enough mixed people. You can SEE the evidence of their existence. But how many of you have ever seen a mixed person of African and Arabic heritage? Anyone? Where are those people? What happened to those millions of people?

Muslim Black slavery - Islam slave history of Black Africa

I read that young African boys captured by the Arab slave trader typically had their scrotums and penises completely amputated to prevent them from reproducing. And about 6 out of 10 boys died during this process. Children born out of the rape of African women and their Arab masters were killed, presumably so as not to taint the Arab bloodline. 

Castrated African guarding a harem in Tunis

Why is this not talked out more often? Surely this is another horror of horrors? Why do we as, black Africans not also commemorate these atrocities on our people? What also would be the point of commemorating such? Why do the Jews do it? What do you guys think?