Interesting video. It’s breaks down what NOBODY is being taught in schools. Not here in the USA at least.
Everyone knows about the transatlantic slave trade from school/black history month and theres all these movies made about slavery in USA, Brazil, Caribbean etc but the slavery in the Arab world gets brushed over and lost in history
I might even suggest the Arab slave trade set the precedent and example for slavery and the idea of the “black/African slave” popular FIRST and ultimately made what would later come even more possible
No different than how “white Jesus” Christianity and wrong Bible verse interpretations is often been blamed for justifying slavery in USA, even more so did early Islam promote the notions that Black people (by the color of their skin or simply being African) are destined for servitude and “lesser than” those non black Muslims.
and further, it endorsed having/selling African slaves as it was practiced and a staple in the Arab world and in the Muslim teachings ( by the example set by Muhammad himself) according to the Koran.
Throughout history the practice just spread from there all through the Arab world/culture and wherever the religion spread
Not to say slavery was ONLY tied or started with Muslims in Africa/Arabia but how this type of slavery was adopted into the society and condoned by the (non black) followers of Islam at the time is mind blowing
For a practicing Muslim wouldn’t they question why “Allah” says Black slaves are worth less than Non Black ones, for example?
The craziest fact to me in the video is how converting to Islam back then disqualified a person from being a slave UNLESS you are black/African.
And how in a nutshell a lot of these same ideas/practices still exist today in many Arab countries. But you can watch the video for all the details. These aren’t my words. Just reacting to the video
Here’s the YouTube channel:
It’s really eye opening stuff