“Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.” Koran 33:50
Allah, the Moon God
Many believe that “Allah” is just another Semitic word for God, similar to the Hebrew “Elohim.” Islamic apologists use this as part of their argument that Jews, Christians, and Muslims are spiritual in-laws, sharing a common patriarch—Abraham. But the fact is that Allah was the moon god of the Quraysh tribe, into which Muhammad was born.
Allah, Master of Slaves
The Quraysh were respected traders and keepers of the Kabah, the black cube-shaped building in which many faiths kept religious artwork, venerated icons, and sacred idols. Muhammad’s father, who died prior to his birth, was called Abdullah—or “Slave of Allah.” Interestingly, Muslims are known as “slaves of Allah.”
Muhammad’s mother died early in his childhood, and his grandfather orphaned him again at age eight. So Muhammad’s uncle, Abu Talib, took over his upbringing. Abu Talib’s official role among the Quraysh was to see to the housing and feeding of religious pilgrims bound for the Kabah, which was the Meccan hub of worship for 360 religions. This special status Abu Talib enjoyed among the Quraysh allowed him to be Muhammad’s protector, when Muhammad was constantly under threat of being thrown out of Mecca for his constant attempts to convert others to Islam. When Abu Talib died, he died a non-Muslim. Muhammad perfidiously condemned his uncle for this.
Muslims Are Slaves of Allah
Muhammad is referred to as a “slave of Allah” 42 times in Sahih Bukhari. Here is an example: “Narrated Umar: I heard the Prophet saying, ‘Do not exaggerate in praising me as the Christians praised the son of Mary, for I am only a Slave. So call me the Slave of Allah and His Apostle’” [Sahih Bukhari, Book 4, Volume 55, Hadith 654]. Thus Muhammad—Allah ‘s ideal person whose efforts all should imitate—is a slave, whereas the Western ideal is the freeman.
Slavery Is a Blessing
Let it never be forgotten that the word Islam means “submission.” And a Muslim is “one who submits.” Slavery in Islam is a blessing. But the dualistic nature of Islam means that there are two kinds of slavery—one for Muslims and one for Kafirs (non-Muslims). Muslims are the slaves of Allah, and Kafirs are—potentially—the slaves of Muslims.
One of the reasons slavery is a blessing in Islam is this: Their offspring, banned from learning other religions, will become Muslims. Also, Muslim men—beyond having sex with, potentially, multiple wives—are allowed to use slaves for sex. Muhammad’s favorite sex toy was a blonde-haired, blue-eyed Christian.
The freeing of slaves who convert brings blessings upon the master. There are rewards for both master and slave, because the master is blessed for freeing the slave, and the slave receives an upgrade from being a simple slave to being Allah’s.
Jihad and Slavery Go Hand in Hand
For 1400 years, slavery has been a byproduct of jihad. Muslims have been slavers all this time. When Europeans and Americans bought slaves, they purchased them, invariably, from Muslims. Muslims have sold 11 million slaves to North Americans and another 14 million to Middle-Easterners over the years, killing 120 million other souls in the village raids and forced marches that were a necessary part of the process.
In addition to 120 million black Africans killed by jihad, there are at least another 150 million known victims of Islam.
Christians account for 60 million slain and countless others enslaved, as countless prepubescent boys were made eunuchs and all girls and women were sold into sex slavery. (Boys with pubic hair were generally forced to convert or die.)
Hindu dead counted 80 million, slain Buddhists added up to 10 million, and Jewish deaths rose into the thousands, but not the millions, since Jews were originally used as dhimmis—semi-slaves with no human rights, who had to pay a 50% tax on all income. (Read more about the jihad here: https://eaglerising.com/17731/sharia-law-is-immoral-and-does-not-belong-in-the-usa/.)
America Fought a Counter-Jihad and Won
The Barbary States of North Africa were Muslim states that engaged in human-trafficking throughout the Mediterranean. If a non-Muslim country did not pay tribute, they found their citizens enslaved, castrating the boys to make eunuchs and using girls of nine and older for concubines.
In March 1785, when Thomas Jefferson was Ambassador to France and John Adams was Ambassador to Great Britain, the two met in London with Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja, the Ambassador to Britain from Tripoli. The Barbary Pirates had been capturing American ships, enslaving passengers and crew alike. Not yet having a strong navy, America wanted to negotiate a tribute for these slavers.
Jefferson and Adams were eager to know how the Barbary States could claim the right of enslaving the passengers and crewmen of peaceful vessels. Jefferson recorded the ambassador’s justification that, according to the Koran, “all Nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon whoever they could find and to make Slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman [Muslim] who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
America’s navy was not yet strong enough to fight the Barbary Muslims, so the republic submitted to Islamic extortion for the time being. By 1800, however, the annual payments to Muslim slavers had reached one fifth of the federal budget! Jefferson knew that lying and breaking treaties with non-Muslims was allowed under Islamic Law. Once Jefferson became President of the United States, he reread his Koran, for, just ahead of his inauguration, the Pasha of Tripoli demanded an increase in tribute. Refusal meant war.
So, Jefferson ordered a naval force of four warships to sail for the Mediterranean, starting the First Barbary War and, ultimately, winning the first foreign war the US ever fought. It was a war against jihad, to end the human-trafficking of innocents by Muslims. (Read more about Jefferson’s war here: https://eaglerising.com/7965/thomas-jefferson-mussulmen-muslim/.)
21st-Century Muslim Slavery
There are still slaves in the Muslim world today. There are 250,000 slaves in Saudi Arabia alone. And there are three or four times that number in the Muslim world.
An American abolitionist, named Francis Bok, was enslaved by Muslims as a boy in the Sudan. A visit to his foundation’s web site yields this information: “[Francis Bok] was a seven year old Sudanese Dinka boy in 1986 when . . . he walked to the town of Nyamlell to sell food and goods for his family. [T]he town was attacked by [Muslim] Arab gunmen. . . . The Dinka men in the village square were murdered, and the children were captured and taken . . . as slaves. [Francis] was taken by a man named Giemma [and] was beaten with sticks by the man’s children, while they chanted ‘Abeed!’ (‘black slave’). He spent ten grueling years as a slave . . . enduring numerous beatings and living on scraps from the family’s meals. Finally, on his third attempt, he was successful in escaping.” (For more information, go here: https://sites.google.com/site/thefrancisbokfoundation/about-francis-bok.)
Standing Up to Islam
America must live out its value system and actively oppose ISIS, Boko Haram, and others who traffic in slavery. (Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kashif-n-chaudhry/of-islam-boko-haram-and-s_b_5387677.html.) To do any differently only works to strengthen the culture of slavery and the hand of Muslim depravity in the world.
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