Islamic Slave Trade
This is an interesting over-view of the Islamic slave trade, during the times of Western colonization and American plantations.
While much has been written concerning the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, surprisingly little attention has been given to the Islamic slave trade across the Sahara, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. While the European involvement in the Trans Atlantic slave trade to the Americas lasted for just over three centuries, the Arab involvement in the slave trade has lasted fourteen centuries, and in some parts of the Muslim world is still continuing to this day
A comparison of the Islamic slave trade to the American slave trade reveals some interesting contrasts. While two out of every three slaves shipped across the Atlantic were men, the proportions were reversed in the Islamic slave trade. Two women for every man were enslaved by the Muslims.
While the mortality rate for slaves being transported across the Atlantic was as high as 10%, the percentage of slaves dying in transit in the Trans Sahara and East African slave trade was between 80 and 90%!
Almost nobody knows about this history in detail. And it is for a very good reason. He who controls the past, also controls the present and the future. For if a person determines that your father was poor and not entitled to inherit, does that not in fact dictate to you what you are and will be?
He who controls the past, or rather he who controls how the past is seen and remembered, also controls present and future events. It is probably the most easy way to manipulate things without using brute force.Explore posts in the same categories: History