Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Religion of Slavery

Here's some light weekend reading for all you infidels, kafirs, monkeys and pigs out there: a treatise of Islam and slavery.

Here's some choice bits:

Islam institutionalized slavery. Muhammad began to take slaves after he moved to Medina, and had power. Slaves were usually taken in raids on nearby Arab tribes, or war, either through offensive or defensive actions. Islam allows the taking of slaves as "booty", or reward for fighting. This has led to numerous "jihads" by Muslim states and tribes to attack other non-Muslim groups and obtain slaves. Islamic jurisprudence laid down regulations for the proper treatment of slaves. However, abuses have occurred throughout history.

Read the rest's well worth your time.

Have a great infidel weekend.


Anonymous said...

Some Afican states still have slavery.
Black Africans held captive as slaves by arabs, with no rights whatever. Little food, beatings, forced sex.
Nothing changes much, then.
Source of my comment? The BBC, not exactly anti-muslim.
The issue of arab/african is still being dodged when Darfur is discussed.

cubed said...

Cubed here (not "Ann"):

My father was the guest of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia in 1953, and he vividly described the black African slaves who served them dinner. I believe it wasn't until 1962 that Saudia Arabia, under enormous pressure from their oil-buying customers in the rest of the world (see, economic sanctions CAN work where everyone is on board!), made slavery illegal in that country.

Of course, to this day, they have clever "work arounds" for that legislation. Slavery, as so many of us know, exists on a widespread basis de facto in the Islamic world.

Anonymous said...

Slavery by any other name would smell as bad.