Angli, sed angeli
"The famous story about Pope Gregory
I, before he became pope, seeing some fair-skinned English boys in a
slave-market in Rome and saying, 'Not Angles, but angels; ...
Gregory I sent St Augustine to Kent in 597 to bring Roman
Christianity [Roman Catholicism] to a country whose Celtic
Christians did not recognise the supremacy of Rome" [source].
"We are told that one day some
merchants who had recently arrived in Rome displayed their many
wares in the market-place. Among the crowd who thronged to buy was
Gregory, who saw among other merchandise some boys exposed for sale.
These had fair complexions, fine-cut features, and beautiful hair.
Looking at them with interest, he enquired from what country and
what part of the world they came. 'They come from the island of
Britain' he was told, 'where all the people have this appearance.'
He then asked whether the islanders were Christians, or whether they
were still ignorant heathens. 'They are pagans' he was informed.
'Alas!' said Gregory with a heartfelt sigh: 'how sad that such
bright-faced folk are still in the grasp of the author of darkness,
and that such graceful features conceal minds void of God's grace!
What is the name of this race?' 'They are called Angles', he
was told. 'That is appropriate' he said, 'for they have
angelic faces, and it is right that they should become joint-heirs
with the angels in heaven. And what is the name of the province from
which they have been brought?' 'Deira' was the answer.
'Good. They shall indeed be rescued de ira - from wrath - and
called to the mercy of Christ. And what is the name of their king?'
'Aelle' he was told. 'Then' said Gregory, making play on the
name, 'it is right that their land should echo the praise of God our
Creator in the word Alleluia'."
History of the English People, Book II, Chapter i, pp.103-4,
(Penguin Books, 1990)].
The TransAtlantic/European Slave
"In western Europe slavery was
virtually extinguished by the 11th century, until 1450 saw the rise
of the evil and brutal transatlantic slave trade which lasted for
nearly four centuries. It is strange that slavery and the slave
trade during this period were approved by some senior church leaders
in Europe and North America, some of whom owned slaves. They even
sought to justify the practice by theological arguments" [source].
"The accepted history of race in the
U.S. is that white men captured Africans, brought them to the U.S.
and sold them as slaves. This is wrong. When the white slavers
showed up on the west coast of Africa, they didn't capture Africans.
They looked them over in the pens, gave the Muslim slave traders
their money, took their bills of sale, and loaded their purchases
into their boats" [source].
"You know the story we got when we
were kids - that your ancestor was out on one Sunday with his
girlfriend, and some white man jumps out of the bush and throws a
net over him? That's not how it happened. Slavery was BIG business.
Africans sold other Africans to the Europeans" [source].
"Apparently the first slave in America
was an Irish man sold as indentured labour to a black man"
The Islamic Slave
"Slavery is deeply embedded in
Islamic law and tradition. Although a slave-owner is cautioned
against treating slaves harshly, basic human rights are not obliged.
The very fact that only non-Muslims may be taken as slaves is
evidence of Islam's supremacist doctrine" [source].
"Another myth about Islamic slavery
is that it was not race based. It was. Muhammed's father-in-law,
Umar, [as Caliph], declared that Arabs could not be taken as slaves
and even had all Arab slaves freed on his deathbed. This helped
propel the vast Islamic campaign to capture slaves in Africa, Europe
and Asia for import into the Middle East"
"The nobility owned huge numbers of
slaves and maintained large slave armies. For example, a 14th
century sultan kept 180,000 slaves of whom 40,000 were palace
"Within Islamic territories there
were slaves from central Asia, from the Byzantine Empire, from sub-saharan
Africa and from Europe. As far afield as Indonesia the business of
seizing ands selling slaves flourished"
"Literally millions of Christians
were captured into slavery during the many centuries of Jihad. So
pervasive were the incursions by the Turks into Eastern Europe, that
the English word for slave is based on Slav. Muslim slave raiders
operated as far north as England" [source].
"At least 17 million slaves (mostly
black women and children) were brought out of Africa by Islamic
traders - far more than the 11 million that were taken by the
Europeans. [And these 17 million] were only the survivors. As many
as 85 million other Africans are thought to have died en route. ...
Nearly three times as many captured Africans died in harsh
circumstances related to their transport to Muslim lands than were
ever even enslaved by Europeans" [source].
"Compared to the way the Arab slave
traders treated their victims, the Western slavers were relatively
benign. After all, it didn't make economic sense to allow their
captives to die en route to market. On the eastern side of the
continent eunuchs were worth several times more than ordinary slaves
and they were castrated at the beginning of the march to the coast.
10% survived, the rest left a trail of corpses from the interior to
the ports, rather similar (but much, much more painful) to the death
marches of 1945 in the face of the Red army advance" [comment at
"The Arab slave trade was the
longest yet least discussed of the two major slave trades. It began
in the seventh century as Arabs and other Asians poured into northern
and eastern Africa under the banner of Islam. The Arab trade of
Blacks in Southeast Africa predates the European transatlantic slave
trade by 700 years. Some scholars say the Arab slave trade continued in one form or another up until the 1960s; slavery in Mauritania was criminalised as recently as August 2007"
/ "The African slave trade was (and still is, in the
case of Sudan supplying black slaves to Saudi) run in the first place by Muslims.
Islam has always believed in slavery of kaffirs, and especially
blacks who are looked down on" [comments at
"[S]lavery is still practiced in the
Sudan, Niger, Mauritania and a few other corners of the Muslim world
- and you won't see any of those Muslim apologists (who shamelessly
repeat the lie that Islam abolished slavery) doing or saying
anything about it" [source].
"Right from the conquest for Egypt by
Arab armies between 639 and 642 CE, the 'land of the Blacks', bilas
al-Sudan, became a reservoir of slave[s] from the Muslim world. The
main sources of slaves were war (jihad), raid, tribute, purchase and
"In the 1570s many thousands of black
Africans were seen for sale in Cairo on market days. In 1796 a
caravan was seen by a British traveller leaving Darfur with 5,000
"The Arabic word abd which
means 'slave' or 'servant' is used as an insult to black people in
Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf" [source].
"Without a knowledge of history, many
Africans may be unaware of the fact that Islamic slave traders
carried on a steady trade from East African ports for many
"The Arabs were the first invaders of
India to capture and enslave large numbers of its inhabitants. In
the 7th and 8th centuries, and later under the Ghaznavids
(962-1187), huge numbers of Hindus became slaves. Many more were
enslaved under the Delhi Sultanate (1206-1526), the Timurid jihad
(1398), and the Mughals (1526-1857)" [source].
"Evidence came to light in 2006 of
the kidnapping and enslavement of young boys from Christian villages
in the Punjab, an operation coordinated by a leading member of a
militant Islamic group, the Jamaat-ud Daawa. The children, aged
between 6 and 12, were held in unspeakable conditions, beaten,
barely fed, and forbidden to talk, play or pray, before being sold
for approximately $1,700 each into the sex trade or into domestic
"There were 338,000 Africans sold to North America as slaves. The
word slave comes from the word 'slav' as SO MANY Eastern Europeans
were enslaved to Muslims. People of the Mediterranean stopped living
close to the shore because the barbary raiders would come and grab
them. Now if the Africans want to complain about slavery, then go
and accuse the Muslims, they enslaved/killed 120 million Africans.
Today there are NO descendents of African slaves living in ME
countries. But the 338,000 that went to the USA have now become over
45 million" [comment at
"Correct me if I'm wrong but Islam
did not conquer the Middle East and half of Africa by the joy that
comes from believing" [comment at
"The slave trade became a great
source of wealth and power to Muslim states, and remained an
important part of the economy of parts of the Muslim world well into
the 20th century" [source].
"Have any Muslims confessed about the
Islamic/Arab slavery?" [comment at
"Originating from the life of ...
Mohammed, slavery is deeply embedded in Islamic law and tradition.
Muslims are required to follow the teachings of Mohammed, who was a
slave owner and trader" [source].
"Muhammed ... kept slaves. One of his
biographers, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, states that he had four slave
girls and adds a list of 27 male slaves (some of whom he freed)" [source].
"Muhammed, the most revered figure in
[Islam], practiced and approved of slavery. Even his own pulpit was
built with slave labor" [source].
"Mohammed is the perfect pattern for
all humanity and his life was saturated in slavery ... [especially]
once he turned to jihad. In his first major battle at Badr, he stood
by and prayed as his henchmen beat and tortured captured slaves to
get information about the enemy kafirs" [source].
"Since Muhammed was a slave owner and
slavery is permitted by the Quran, the Muslim world has never
apologized for this dehumanizing practice. Even Muslims in the West
will often try to justify slavery under Islam, since it is a part of
the Quran" [source].
"High prices were paid for eunuchs,
and the practice of castration persisted from the 9th century until
the early 20th century. Islam prohibits physical mutilation so many
eunuchs were castrated before entering Islamic territory ... Black
eunuchs became favoured for the royal harems" [source].
"The most revolting enslavement of
whites was how Turkish Muslims took as a tax, one out of five
Christian children in Islamic ruled Eastern Europe. These male
children were taken back to Turkey where they became the
janissaries, elite soldiers for the sultan" [source].
"The Balkan Christians of the Ottoman
Empire suffered cruelly, particularly under the brutal and bitterly
resented child-levy, the devshirme. From the 15th century to
the early 17th century the Ottomans would seize a certain proportion
of Christian boys from their villages every few years, forcibly
convert them to Islam and train them for the elite fighting force
known as the Janissaries ... The devshirme was sternly
enforced. If any Christian parent tried to prevent the taking of his
child he was immediately hanged from his own door frame. It is
estimated that between 500,000 and one million boys, from the ages
of 8 to 20, were taken in this way. Occasionally, armed uprisings
against the system took place, but they were quickly crushed. Some
children ran away, only to return and give themselves up when their
parents were tortured. Many resorted to bribery to escape
recruitment. In the early 17th century the devshirme was
The Barbary Pirates
"[F]rom 1500 to 1800, Muslim corsairs
from the Barbary Coast systematically enslaved white Christians from
Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Iceland, Great Britain,
Ireland, and Greece. The Muslims raided ships at sea and attacked
coastal villages in an activity called 'Christian stealing'. During
that time, the Mediterranean had a reputation as the sea where
people vanished: fishermen or sailors on board boats, shepherds
tending flocks, farmers toiling near the shore, and townspeople,
including women and children, living in coastal communities. Coastal
dwellers and those who traveled by ship constantly risked capture,
violence, and exploitation at the hands of Barbary Coast Muslims ...
as many as 1.25 million Europeans were permanently and stealthily
removed from their families and communities" [source].
"Between 1530 and 1780 at least a
million white Christian Europeans were enslaved on the Barbary
coast. Around the year 1600 there were estimated to be some 35,000
in captivity there at any one time. Many records of the letters sent
home, telling of the terrible sufferings the slaves were enduring,
still exist" [source].
"The slaves' only hope lay in being
redeemed by payment of a ransom. Churches collected offerings for
this purpose. Many of those who went to North Africa with funds to
negotiate the release of the slaves were church leaders ... English
slaves were largely neglected by their home country ... Many English
slaves died in captivity" [source].
"By far the worst kind of Muslim
bondage was galley slavery. Three to five captives were chained by
their wrists to an oar and by their ankles to a bench bolted to the
ship's floor. Each ship, propelled mainly by rowing, required 150 to
300 men, who were forced to row often while receiving crippling
blows from sticks. Galley slaves, who basically worked themselves to
death to help their masters seize more slaves, rowed shirtless,
received pitifully meager rations, and typically fouled themselves
at their stations, while being tormented by rats, fleas, and various
Sex Slavery (Islamic Tradition of
"All morality in Islam is patterned
after the example of Mohammed. Everything that he did and said
defines what is permitted or 'good'. Mohammed repeatedly sanctioned
forced sex (rape) with kafir females after they were captured. ...
When Mohammed destroyed the B. Qurayza tribe, all of the adult male
Jews were beheaded, so that no husbands were left. Mohammed then
took the children and gave them to Muslims to raise as Muslims and
he sold off the Jewish women as slaves" [source].
"Caliphs since [Muhammed] have had
hundreds, sometimes thousands of young girls and women brought from
Christian, Hindu and African lands to serve Islam's religious
equivalent of the pope in the most demeaning fashion" [source].
"Over 1 million Europeans were abducted and sold into
slavery by those same Muslims. Their most favoured targets were
young, fair skinned European women, who were sold to Islamic masters
as sex slaves, to be repeatedly raped, sodomised, and gang raped in
accordance with 'Allah's will" [comment at
"Sexual slavery ... [and] rape was a
powerful tactic of war, then and today. The women are forced into
submission to Muslim men and the husbands are humiliated. Humiliated
men are weakened men, so more kafirs were less able to resist Islam"
"Some contemporary apologists
interpret sex slavery as a favor done to the subject - a way in
which women and children are taken care of in exchange for their
sexual availability to the pious Muslim male. Although morally
repugnant in its own right, this is easily belied by the fact that
slavery would be unnecessary if the arrangement were of benefit to
the slave" [source].
Slavery in Islam "is not only
history; it is Sunna (the example of the perfect pattern of action
and morality found in Mohammed). So today we don't have a beautiful
blonde Christian girl on the block in Mecca
[EMcD: but see the quotes below
and the picture
here showing a beautiful - and petrified - Yazidi girl for
'sale' in an ISIS slave market],
but we have continuous and ongoing rapes by Muslims in kafir cities.
This goes on everywhere that Islam goes because it is Sunna" [source].
"Today, we see that the Islamic State
uses Islamic doctrine to justify the kidnapping and enslavement of
Christian and Yazidi women and children, even issuing a
Koran-sanctioned edict about the permissibility of sexual
intercourse with pre-pubescent girls" [source].
"After the Islamic State kidnapped
and pressed into slavery thousands of Yazidi women and children in
2014, the caliphate issued [a] FAQ of sorts on slavery, which
included rules in sexually molesting children: 'It is permissible to
have intercourse with the female slave who hasn't reached puberty if
she is fit for intercourse; however, if she is not fit for
intercourse, then it is enough to enjoy her without intercourse'." [source].
"When a Yazidi woman begged a
caliphate member not to rape a little girl, he responded, 'She's a
slave... and having sex with her pleases God
[EMcD: i.e. Allah, the god of
Islam - not Jehovah, the God of Israel and of Christians]" [source].
"A 12-year-old girl taken captive by
the Islamic State explained that her 'master' would pray before he
raped her: 'He told me that according to Islam he is allowed to rape
an unbeliever. He said that by raping me, he is drawing closer to
Allah'. Other sex slaves have been forced to pray before the rape or
recite passages from the Quran during"
"A Quran memorization competition in
2015 offered slave girls as the top three prizes. ... there were no
voices of Muslim protest" [source].
"In a video of Islamic State members
at one of the caliphates sex slave markets in November 2014 [a]
price list was released setting the rate [for the sale of] Yazidi
and Christian girls between [the] ages [of] 10 and 20 at $130. Women
between the ages of 20 and 30 were being sold for $86; 30 to 40 for
$75, and 40 to 50 for $43. The price list began with these words:
'In the name of Allah, most gracious and merciful. We have received
news that the demand in women and cattle markets has sharply
decreased and that will affected [sic] Islamic State revenues as
well as the funding of the Mujaheddin in the battlefield. We have
made some changes. Below are the prices of Yazidi and Christian
"A religion that encourages
destructive rioting and killing over cartoons, but shows no sign of
sorrow as little girls are sold and raped, does not have much to
contribute to advancing civilization" [Uzy Bulut, quoted at
"These men are not human. They only
think of death. They take drugs constantly. They seek vengeance
against everyone. They say that one day Islamic State will rule over
the whole world" [Jinan, a young Yazidi woman captured as a
sex-slave for Islamic State, quoted at
The West and Christianity
"The truth Jesus emphasised that we
are all made in the image of God of course led to the eventual
elimination of slavery, and it was Christians, motivated by the New
Testament, that spearheaded the drive to see it made history" [source].
"This idea of slaving as sin is key.
... When chattel slavery, long absent from Europe, reappeared in
imperial form in the 16th and 17th centuries - mostly in response to
the need for cheap labor in the New World - the first calls to end
the practice came from pious Christians ... Methodists quickly
joined the cause, and a movement was born"
the divine power has raised you up to be as Athanasius contra
mundum, I see not how you can go through your glorious
enterprise in opposing that execrable villainy, which is the scandal
of religion, of England, and of human nature. Unless God has raised
you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition
of men and devils. But if God is with you, who can be against you?
Are all of them stronger than God? O be not weary of well
doing! Go on, in the name of God in the power of His might,
till even American slavery (the vilest that ever saw the sun) shall
vanish away before it" [Letter from John Wesley to William
Wilberforce, 24 February 1791, quoted at
A small group of Christians in the
18th century "took a leading role in the long hard struggle against
slavery. The best known name is William Wilberforce who was
motivated by the Biblical teaching about humans being made in the
image of God (Genesis 1:26) and by Jesus' command to treat others as
we would like them to treat us (Matthew 7:12). Their struggle
eventually achieved the abolition of the slave trade (1807), and
then the abolition of slavery itself throughout the British Empire
(1833). Other countries then followed suit"
"[I]t was the Judeo-Christian message
of the equality of all men - because we are made in God's image -
that led to the eventual elimination of slavery, at least in the
West. Most of the abolitionists were committed Christians. Believers
such as William Wilberforce and Charles Finney were at the forefront
of bringing slavery to an end. Thus because of these Christian
endeavours, the West is today free of slavery. However, Muslim
countries like Sudan and Mauritania still deal in slavery" [source].
"Thomas Sowell points out in
[his book] Race
and Culture that slavery was ubiquitous; the Muslims took more
black Africans than were transported to America, and also enslaved
more white Europeans. He also points out that [far] from being a
western White phenomenon (note, he is black), it was only in the
west that slavery was abolished. And it was abolished first in
Britain thanks to evangelical Christian businessmen, then
abolitionism was imposed on the rest of the world by the powerful
British navy, i.e. 'western imperialism'."
"The Royal Navy established the West
Africa Squadron (or Prevention Squadron) at substantial expense in
1808 after Parliament passed the Slave Trade Act of 1807. The squadron's task
was to suppress the Atlantic slave trade by patrolling the coast of
West Africa. With a home base at Portsmouth, it began with two small
ships, the 32-gun fifth-rate frigate HMS Solebay ad the Cruizer-class
brig-sloop HMS Derwent. At the height of its operations, the squadron
employed a sixth of the Royal navy fleet and the marines. Between
1808 and 1860 the West Coast Africa Squadron captured 1,600 slave
ships and freed 150,000 Africans" [comment at
"[T]he British Empire
obliterated the international slave trade, which until they did had
been practiced in almost every culture, civilisation, nation and
racial group. Slavery had been ruled illegal on the British
mainland since 22nd June 1772, however it had been unlawful since
William the Conqueror prohibited it in 1066, which resulted in its
effective elimination by 1086. The British can therefore feel
extremely proud of the role they played in the history of slavery,
since it is their culture which ended it locally, and then later
globally, or at least mostly globally, it is still practiced in
several African, Middle Eastern and South Asian nations" [comment at
"America had a huge number of
Christians who wrote and campaigned extensively against slavery"
"In the 1850s the UK took on one of the
biggest debts it ever did, it borrowed money to the slaves their
freedom and was only paid off recently. All this so-called guilt of
what happened in the past is just ridiculous" / "Britain
was the first country to outlaw slavery, and the Royal Navy swept it
from the oceans of the world. Now it's back - encouraged by
treasonous UK politicians and EU bureaucrats"
"Even after Britain outlawed the
slave trade in 1807, a further 2 million Africans were enslaved by
Muslim traders" [source].
"Christianity was a major impetus in
the abolishment of slavery. Abolition had to be imposed on the
Islamic world by the European West. Given that there have never been
abolitionary movement[s] within the Islamic world, it is astonishing
to see contemporary Muslims write their religion into the history of
abolition. It is a lie. There was no William Wilberforce or
Bartoleme de les Casa in Islam" [source].
"Given ... the condoning of infidel
enslavement under Islamic doctrine, it is not surprising that within
the Muslim world, no widespread call for the abolition of slavery
has ever been issued. In fact, slavery still exists in Chad, Niger,
Mauritania, Mali, and Sudan. Pressure to end the practice came from
the West. Not until as late as 1962 did Saudi Arabia, responding to
U.S. pressure, officially abolish slavery"
"The example of Muhammed, who is
traditionally considered by Muslims the perfect model for their own
behaviour, has made any Islamic opposition to slavery difficult. The
argument that what he did was normal and acceptable in society of
that time but not in the modern world carries little or no weight
with conservative Muslims, who are interested only in copying
Muhammed's example" [source].
"Many Muslims agree that there is no
place for slavery in the modern world but there has as yet been no
sustained critique of the practice. The difficulties and dangers of
confronting the example of Muhammed, and the teaching of the Qur'an
and shari'a (which most Muslims believe cannot be changed)
have dampened any internal debate within Islam" [source].
"While slavery still exists in many
Islamic countries, few Muslim leaders show remorse for the past,
discuss reparations, or show that repugnance for the scourge of
slavery which eventually led to its abolition in the West. It is
time for Muslims to emphatically and publicly condemn the practice
of slavery in any form and ensure that their legal codes supporting
it are changed" [source].
"In the 19th and 20th centur[ies], it
was the white Europeans and Americans who were trying to end the
slave trade in Africa and the middle east and doing all that they
can to help the black Africans. Even today, there are white
American/Europeans who are doing all that they can to help black
Sudanese. They are bringing these people food, medicine, and other
things to help relieve their suffering. I have never witnessed one
single Moslem country doing any sort of charity work in the Sudan to
help the black Sudanese people. It is ALWAYS white Christian
Americans/Europeans who are helping the black Sudanese" [comment at
"The abolition of slavery itself [in
Muslim lands] would hardly have been possible. From a Muslim point
of view, to forbid what God permits is almost as great an offense as
to permit what God forbids - and slavery was authorized and
regulated by the holy law [sharia]" [quoted at
"Slavery is a part of Islam [Muslims
who oppose slavery] are ignorant, not scholars"
[Sheik Saleh Al-Fawzen,
leading scholar and author of a religious textbook for schools,
quoted at source].
"The fact that in Mohammedan law every
woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a
child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of
slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power
among men" [Winston Churchill,
quoted in the comments at
and Revisionist History
Concerning the Teaching of Slavery
"One of the first things a totalitarian
regime does (after abolishing elections of course) is to
change/remove the history books in the schools and universities.
It's essential that the 'new intake' are tutored only in the mantra
of the party and that all 'inconvenient' facts are redacted for
ever" / "And that's why books will eventually 'go
digital' ... the redaction and control is much much easier"
"It's interesting to see the Left
replacing class as the driver of history (Marx's idea) with race as
the driver of history (Hitler's idea). 'Investigating' the
Europeans' role in slavery while ignoring everyone else's role is
just another piece of anti-white racism. It's another step towards
the neo-Marxist anti-white- racial state that the Left is
constructing" [comment at
"What is regrettable now is that this
practice among Muslims is seldom openly discussed - as if slavery
was exclusively a Western phenomenon. This deliberate silence
enables Islamic propagandists in America [and in Britain] to
represent Muslims as liberators of the people of African origin,
contrary to historical fact" [source].
"The most disgusting thing about
Islamic slavery is not that Muslims enslave others, but that we
ignore it ... The criticism of whites because of their being
involved in slavery is standard fare in the media and universities.
Try to find a university that even teaches about the killing of
120,000,000 Africans for Muslims to profit from the 24,000,000
Concerning Black Africans
"Blacks define themselves on the
basis of slavery. They will not go beyond the white, Christian
version of slavery. There is only one theory of history in the black
community - the West African Limited Edition version of history.
Blacks will not admit the broad scope of slave history. Hindu
slavery? It never happened. White and European slavery? It never
happened. Slavery on the East Coast of Africa? It never happened. A
massive slave trade through the Sahara into North Africa? It never
happened. Black eunuchs at the Medina mosque? it never happened.
This incomplete history of slavery is what the taxpayers fund in the
state universities" [source].
"Some years ago I read that
'Zimbabwe' was the Shona name for the stone ruins of a medieval Arab
slave trading fort, where the locals brought in other blacks for
sale. But now the ruins are portrayed as evidence of an ancient
black civilisation - and the earlier writings about their origins
appear to have been dropped down a memory hole" [comment at
"[T]here was a Timewatch programmed
produced in the 1990s about slavery on the West Coast of Africa. ...
One of the last scenes was an African tour guide showing a slave
house and saying how it was run by Africans (Europeans had nothing
to do with it). Asked how diaspora-Africans react when they see and
hear this, she said they 'start crying and hitting the walls when it
dawns on them that their whole conception of the slave trade is
false'." [comment at
"The original dhimmis were
semi-slaves with no civil rights. Today, dhimmis are ignorant kafirs
who apologize for Islam ... Muslims enslave everyone, but no one
enslaves Muslims. This knowledge is part of Islam's arrogance and
superiority. They know the history; it is the dhimmis (kafir
apologists) who are ignorant of the doctrine and history of Islamic
"Our media and intellectuals are
quick to punish the slightest insult by a white against a black man,
but they have not the slightest recognition of murder, rape and
enslavement of blacks by Islam. Our media and intellectuals are
"One of the marks of a dhimmi under
the fourth caliph, Umar, was that a dhimmi was forbidden to study
the Koran. The chief mark of dhimmitude today is ignorance of the
Koran, the Sira and the Hadith. The ignorance of kafir intellectuals
about Islam is profound" [source].
"One thing whites and blacks have in
common is that their ancestors were enslaved by Islam, and both are
too ignorant to know it" [source].
"How can black leaders ignore Islam's
sacred violence in Africa? Why aren't the black columnists, writers,
professors, or ministers speaking out? They are ignorant and in
total denial. They are the molested children of Islam. Blacks are
dhimmis and serve Islam with their silence. There is a deep fear of
Islam that males them overlook and placate Islam. Arabs are the
masters of blacks" [source].
"According to the woke whites of the
world, there is only ONE kind of slavery that matters, that of the
black slave bought and sold by Europeans in the 16, 17, and early
1800s. Slavery today is totally ignored. IF these people really
thought slavery was so horrid, they would be working hard to educate
people about what is really going on in other countries right now
and work to end it, but they don't, do they"
Sexual Slavery and Rape
"This is a continuous 1400-year
history of jihad. In every detailed history that comes from the
original documents from history, rape is a constant. You have to
look in the original documents, since our historians refuse to
report it in so-called history books. ... The most disgusting aspect
of the Islamic rape of kafirs is not the rapes, but the kafir
response. Kafirs become dhimmis by ignoring the rapes. I challenge
you to find one, even one, mention of Islamic rape in the history
books. Islamic rape is more taboo than the N-word in the media. At
least the N-word is acknowledged to exist. Even unicorns exist in
media fantasy. But Islamic rape is forbidden to even exist as a
"Our so-called 'feminist' scholars
are absolutely intellectually and morally bankrupt hypocrites. They
are traitors to our culture and a shame and a disgrace. They remain
silent in the face of heinous crimes against women. They are arch-dhimmis
when they refuse to speak of the Sunna, history and current rapes of
our daughters, mothers, and sisters" [source].
"[I]n Beebotopia we absolutely need
to know about white people whose ancestors might have owned slaves
two centuries ago, but we don't need to know who the 'men' are who
are raping children right now" [comment at
Olivette Otele: 'History of Slavery', Bristol University
"Oh, they just mean the
transatlantic slave trade! Not the slavery within Africa, the
Arab slave trade, slavery in Japan, China, amongst the Incas, Aztecs
and American Indians, the Mongols, the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, or
Ottomans, or serfdom in Russia and Prussia, or the Indian cast
system. Just Africans taken to America whose descendants are
now free to return to Africa whenever they like. But who prefer to
stay and complain about events 200 years ago. And we end up paying
for this 'research' into victimhood, pretending to be 'history'"
"Or indeed the Britons abducted from
their homes wholesale from Southern England and sold into slavery
into Africa. Some of the most active slavers were the Vikings who
sold Europeans into Africa and the Middle East, historically
acknowledged to be far more than the meagre boatloads sold to the
Americas by Africans. Every nation on the planet has experienced
slavedom. It's what humans have always done to each other, in all
its manifestations, continuing to this day. Will this professor
highlight the incredible activities of Britain in initiating and
forcing the abolition of black slavery in the Americas?"
"And there will be no recognition of
the other people enslaved early in this history of colonisation in
America - the Irish, the American Indians, etc. These folks had the
same status as African 'indentured servants' early on, until slavery
evolved into a separate institution from indenture and applied only
to Africans" / "Don't forget the lower classed
British from the streets and Irish, detained and sold as salves or
perpetually indentured servants who weren't able to live long enough
to be free" [comments at
"Will the curriculum go back 5,000
years, or will it only start with slave trade in the New World?
Will it include current slavery?" / "I'm sure the Professor will
investigate slavery during the British Empire, but doubt very much
that the Professor will look into the slavery that began with the
Akkadian Empire (2,300 BC) and then progressed from there. And
perhaps the Professor will ignore the fact that the biggest enslaver
of black people were black people" [comments at
"Any mention of the Islamic slave
trade, which lasted 1200 years, murdered 500 million people, and was
only abolished in some Muslim countries (officially) a few decades
ago!" / "Go to Saudi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar
or the UAE and complain about modern day slavery" /
"How about go looking for ongoing slavery in the Middle East and
Africa and within some of the Islamic communities?" /
"Or the 50% slavery of all women in the Muslim world?" [comments
"I wonder if Bristol University has received any money from Saudi
Arabia - a country which openly practiced slavery of blacks until
at least the 1960s? And of course, Arabia was at the centre of the
Muslim slave trade. In any impartial account of slavery, the British
involvement would be a footnote. The bulk of the text would be about the Muslim slave trade, which was the largest in recorded
history. The Muslim trade in African slaves dwarfed that of
European slave traders. Muslim slave traders also enslaved more than
two million Europeans, mostly from Eastern Europe but also from
places as far away as the south-west of England - where Bristol is
located" / "I wonder if they they would go back to how Muslim
Barbary Pirates would raid the coastlines of the British Isles and
take captive slaves there" / "I am sure there will be an
extensive chapter on the Barbary pirate raids on England's south
coast, when white men, women and children were kidnapped and sold
into slavery in Africa, Turkey, and no doubt the middle east ... Or will it be just another anti-white witch hunt? Ah... I think I can
guess" [comments at
"Yes, I am quite sure with this
professor on board it will be a totally unbiased overview of the
slave trade. May I be so bold as to suggest that the professor start
with the root of it all, the selling into slavery of thousands of
captured African tribe members by their African captors? Or would
that be off limits?" / "How can the university be honest
about the transatlantic salve trade without dealing with how there
happened to be slaves to be traded? I don't think the slaves crashed
through the gates of the west African ports and stampeded into the
holds of the slave transport ships" / "Getting tired of this
cuckoldry. What about the North African slavers raiding the UK?
Until Britain outlawed it slavery had been ubiquitous globally"
"It's going to be a large and
complex investigation, after all every civilisation in history has
been involved in slavery. She wouldn't be focusing on one small area
of slavery would she by any chance?" / "Blacks were the biggest
enslaver of blacks - is she going to apologise for that?" / "Meanwhile in Africa slavery is
still going on... just like it has for thousands of years"
/ "It's almost laughable that many
blacks want to play victim yet many of the homelands continue to
practice slavery to this very day and yet they ignore it" /
"Why do they only focus on whites
using blacks as slaves? Slavery happened all over the world. Why not
call out ALL slavery?" / "So is she looking at the history of slavery or just 'black' slaves? A very strange position for a
university" [comments at
"Bristol's links to the transatlantic
slave trade have been known for some time; we used to take school
parties to the museum on the docks, so I'm puzzled as to what ties
she is going to 'investigate' that aren't already known. This is
simply an exercise in virtue-seeking self-flagellation by the university"
/ "I don't have a problem with them examining that [Bristol
was a major slave port] but I do have a problem with the fact that
you never have Islamic, Asian and African countries examining the
dark sides of their history, and liberal universities also brush it
under the rug too ... History has this anti-West agenda right now
that is very unhealthy. The Left keeps finding people to hate and
blame instead of finding ways to lift us all up by noting all our
various cultural achievements"
"If this individual was going to
research the entire history of slavery both pre- and post- the
involvement of European traders in the 16-17 centuries, including
the role of Africans themselves in the Atlantic slave TRADE, that
could well have been an interesting academic exercise. Since she has
decided to focus only on one angle of this long and complex story,
her efforts can only be expected to amount to hollow propaganda,
which will do nothing doer the credibility of this university"
"Slavery was abolished in England
250 years ago. The slave-trade was abolished in the Empire over
200 years ago. Slavery itself was abolished in the Empire almost
200 years ago. All this was long before the Arabs, Turks,
Persians, Chinese etc etc etc got round to [abolishing] it. The whole 'study' is an
exercise in anti-white racism" / "Grievance Studies...
it's all it amounts to" / "Of course, Britain's role in
abolishing the Atlantic slave trade will get scant (if any) mention.
Nor will the fact that the slave trade was already extant and
Europeans traded with BAME slave traders who are very likely to be
ancestors of Professor Olivette Otele
"Olivette Otele was born in Cameroon, a
former African French colony and has no personal connection with
America or Britain. Cameroon being a French colony at one time, she
received a modern university education at the Sorbonne in Paris,
which is more than your average French citizen gets. Now here she
is, bashing the Brits for supposed abuse. In fact many of the
slaves sold to the Americas, were sold by the Cameroon slave
merchants in their own slave markets in their capital city of
Douala, a major centre for African slavery long before the Europeans
went there to shop. 'The predominant slave-trading middlemen in
modern Cameroon were Douala, but most of the slaves of modern
Cameroon who were delivered to Europeans, regardless of the
specific origin of them, were sold to the Fernando Po collection
centre, from where the European merchants took them to the Americas.'
Her own ancestors were slavers. Time we started pointing serious
fingers" [comment at
"Pots, kettle and soot prevail here
... Professor Otele's own nation were major slavers long before the
Europeans arrived there, renowned as major players of the African
slaving routes ... Ironically, Prof Otele won't admit that her own
country, Cameroon, sold the slaves in the first place ... Does this
Paris educated Prof think we won't find out" [comments at
Catherine Hall: 'Feminist Historian', UCL
work explores the interrelation between metropole and colony in an
attempt to rewrite the narrative of certain aspects on 'British
history' in the mid nineteenth century empire period"
article on slavery is
A Partial History
"I guess 'feminist' history is
different from factual history then? Factual history showed [that] a
tiny minority of elite Brits briefly profited from the extant slave
trade that they found thriving in Africa, before the majority, via
Parliament, both shut it down and the policed the prohibition of it"
"For a supposed historian, her logic
is, to put it mildly, a bit wonky. She fails to mention that slavery
was a practice restricted to the colonies. Such a thing was not
legal in Britain. Indeed, there was only one instance in Scotland
of slave labour until one indentured chap sued his masters on
those legal grounds - and won his freedom through the courts.
Perhaps Ms Hall should broaden her studies and read up on one Mr
Ignatius Sancho for a counterpoint to 'racist Britain'"
"Slavery was not unique to the 17th
century west. Slavery was practiced throughout history, by brown,
black and white people" / "When Britain has
had slaves most countries participated in slavery" [comments at
The 'Triangle' Trade, African and
Arab Slave Traders
"As the article refers to the
Triangle trade, can I ask who it was that sold the slaves to the
White Europeans for shipment to the West Indies and North America?" / "I've not read the article, but I can almost guarantee
that the writer doesn't broach the issues of tribes selling other
tribes to slave traders, and Africans using their own people as
domestic slaves" /
"I am sure she also wrote extensively about how the African slave trade could
never have happened without the cooperation of the African tribes
who were doing the rounding up and selling to the white slavers"
/ "Pity she doesn't state that not one slave could have
been lifted out of Africa without the full involvement of native
Africans" [comments at
"I bet this 'historian' wrote extensively about the black on black
slave trade and the horrific Arab slave trade, which included (still
going on too) child sex slaves. I bet she's [written] chapter after
chapter on those subjects" / "Or of
course the role that African slave traders had in the slave trade"
/ "It always amazes me how these
people completely whitewash the role of Islam in the African slave
trade as well. There's never a peep about that, they just blame the
'Evil White Europeans' for everything" [comments at
"Is this historical amnesia due to
the political alliance between Leftism and Islam?" [comment at
Ottoman Turks, Barbary Pirates,
White European Slaves
"How does this historian feel about Muslims who have
owned hundreds of thousands of slaves of every race, creed,
ethnicity since Mohammed fell off a donkey through to modern day?"
/ "She] has obviously chosen to ignore the inconvenient fact that
Africans enslaved around a million Europeans. It contradicts her
white guilt-inducing agenda" / "Perhaps she should go back to the
eighth and ninth centuries of the Fatimid Caliphate, when most of the
slaves were Europeans (called Saqaliba), captured by Arabs along
European coasts and during wars?" / "Never a whisper about Ottoman Turk,
Arab, and Barbary pirate capture and slave trade in white
Christian Europeans, which continued unabated up until 1908"
"[R]ight up until the mid 17th
Century and beyond, literally millions of Europeans were taken as
sex slaves and slave labour by Barbary pirates [please see the book,
White Gold]... worked to death in Morocco and Algeria. Rule
Britannia was written as an anthem to celebrate British Naval
power and its ability to stop the taking of Britons as slaves. The
American navy was used for the same reason as Atlantic shipping and
the European coast lines including the South Coast of Britain were
constantly harassed" [comment at
"The whole village of Baltimore in
Southern Ireland was kidnapped by Barbary pirates in 1631 and sold
into slavery in North Africa [please see the book, The Stolen Village].
Only 2 ever got back to Ireland again. I don't suppose for one
minute that Ms Hall has read it. I am sick and tired of these people
who are daft enough to think we should be feeling guilty about
something we put an end to more than 200 years ago. What a pity we
can't say the same for the Arabs aka Muslims" [comment at
"But we mustn't criticise Arabs, must we?"
/ "Attacking the evils of Islam is way too dangerous"
Abolition and White Guilt
"Has this 'feminist historian' ...
ever heard of William Wilberforce and the Slavery Abolition Act of
1833?" / "If she's such a great historian then
she'll know about the instrumental role the UK played in trying to
abolish slavery ... her article however, makes no mention of this.
Nor of the sacrifice made by many British sailors of the West Africa
Squadron who she dishonours with her hateful ideology" [comments at
"The people who constantly raise
white guilt about slavery know full well that Muslims and Africans
were the principle drivers of slavery both before and after whites
were involved" / "Slavery was abolished by
the British people" / "Stop whining about
the people who actually stopped practicing it" / "Although we abolished world slavery,
and then saved them all when we spent the wealth of 150 years of
empire defeating the Nazis, we will never be given one iota of credit
for it. The fact of the matter is that there has only even been one
reasonably benevolent empire in the history of the world, namely the
British Empire" [comments at
"Slavery was not ended by the current
heroes of the Left, but by the Christian Church, the Royal
Navy, the Union Army and the Republican Party" / "The people who ended slavery were White Christians" / "No
nation on Earth did more to stamp out the slave trade than the UK.
Sick of this revisionist c**p" / "Rather than scourging ourselves with inexpugnable guilt, White
Britons should be proud of our ancestors' actions in ending the mass
enslavement of Africans by other Africans and Arabs" [comments at
"Abolition and what that represents
is to be overlooked. The fact that the navy patrolled to stamp out
the trade must be forgotten. These are things that do not invoke a
sense of guilt or shame" / "Abolition doesn't invoke a sense of guilt or shame,
does it" / "They only bring this up to instil guilt where there
should be pride, because those who feel guilty do not act in their
best interests" [comments at
"[W]hy has practically all of Western
Civ gone on a guilt trip over what happened 150 or more years ago,
and was practiced by Arabs, Turks, and Africans themselves?"
/ "What's past is past. No reparations and no white
guilt. We weren't there and there are
enough things put in place to represent this from ever occurring" / "Their deliberately wicked, guilt-inducing behaviour
has nothing to do with morality and everything to do with
destroying the West, as leftists have always wanted to do. These
evil fanatics are well aware there can never be a Communist
revolution driven by happy people, so they seek social chaos
instead. Unfortunately for us, such people now run the UN, the EU,
the civil service, the media and the educational establishments.
Without a genuine counter-revolution waged by us, they will succeed
in their aims" [comments at
Slavery Still Ongoing Today
"Slavery does exist now, but it isn't, and never has been,
the preserve of only one race. Human beings have been issued as a
commodity for millennia and perhaps they should focus on current
examples rather than poking about in the history books in an
arbitrary fashion to give a distorted picture. Does the Guardian
prefer to deal in news hundreds of years old than what is happening
today because it doesn't suit their agenda?"
"Today who participates in slavery???? Only the Muslim countries. No
one in the West does!" / "It is still
being practiced now, in parts of Africa and Asia" /
"Slavery still exists in Africa, India and the Middle East"
/ "It is still legal and a going concern in the Islamic
world" / "Muslims still practice
slavery" / "and how do they explain the fact
that Africans are STILL taking and selling slaves" / "Slavery is alive and well in many
Islamic countries today. The Guardian should have their Journalism
card pulled" / "The
slave trade is alive and well and living in Moslem states the world
over. Look to your favoured race 'Mr Guardian'" /
"I suggest the Guardian move out of England and set up their headquarters in, say Uganda
or Somalia" [comments at
"Due to enrichment, domestic, sexual,
forced labour and child slavery is alive, well and on the increase
in the UK too" / "All those muslims they're
so hot to let in [to our countries] take and sell women slaves"
/ "Perhaps the Guardian might like to draw comparisons
with the Muslim gangs in the UK that have been peddling under age
girls for sex, to give their article a modern resonance" [comments
Multiculturalism, Racism, Hate
"The Guardian is all for slavery in
the form of Communism that enslaved half of Europe for 50 years.
Catherine Hall, a Marxist, is all for slavery that currently runs
North Korea and China. This just shows the hypocrisy of the Left ... And because of
Catherine Hall, it is returning to Britain in the form of
Multiculturalism, just look at all the recent slavery trials"
"Hilarious she lists
crimes against Muslims as being the legacy of slavery... who does
she think took the majority of slaves from Africa exactly? It wasn't
white people" / "Slavery has been endemic in
Africa and the Middle East for hundreds of years; thousands of
blacks and Arab people were involved in the slave trade - presumably
they also have attitudes of superiority and dehumanise other races
then?" / "[W]hat of Islamic slavery - which
is permitted in their book of hate? Nothing to say on that or the
treatment of Yazidi and Christian women?" [comments at
"Yet more psycho-babble and fuzzy logic from the Commissars of
Correctness. So if whites hated blacks so much, why did they abolish
slavery in the first place?" / "[W]hite
middle-class Leftists such as this writer chose to take a very
narrow and selective reading of history, and to hound white Brits on
the basis of her fallacious findings. Now if that isn't racism, I
don't know what is" / "Slavery is a much wider
issue than simply black/white" / "When is
someone going to point out that all these 'leaders' or persons in
positions of power are nothing more than anti-white
racists" [comments at
"So here I am, a normal British
citizen who admits to being one of the 17.4 million who voted to
leave the EU in June yet it now appears I am an unwitting supporter
of the slave trade. Amazing... if you want to know all those things
about yourself that were hidden deep in your psyche, buy a copy of
the Grauniad. I would be insulted if its ideas weren't so
laughable" / "Are we really to believe that all
the hate crime directed toward Nigel Farage and many others of such
political persuasion, myself included ... is the result of our
participation in slavery? Who'd a think it!" /
"No, it's the result of you attempting to run away from your EU
plantation! REMAIN, you slave!!" [comments at
"I seem to remember a fairly common
story about some stubborn Egyptians that had slaves until this long-haired
hippy-type dude from the desert gave them a 'Let my people go' rap.
Blacks aren't the only 'face' of slavery you know" /
"The problem with the slavery issue
is that it minimises the victimisation of the ordinary white
population who endured slavery over a much longer period than
blacks. When you turn the argument into a race issue and propaganda,
you lose credibility and any right to call yourself a historian"
Politically Correct Revisionism
and Made-Up History
"So, Catherine Hall - feminist
historian - works at uber safe-space UCL, quelle surprise" / "Feminism
has nothing to do with it except in advertising her own political
bias" / "Note
the inverted commas, implying that British history is only so-called
and not a thing, thus completely open to any and every kind of
rewriting no matter how lunatic" /
"Falsifying history is what they do" / "Honestly, what a load of historically illiterate tosh"
/ "Her view of history is the standard 'comic book'
version peddled by those who can't be bothered to perform any
research themselves" [comments at
"The idea that white people
introduced and had the monopoly on slavery is simply untrue. I
would welcome an honest version of events to be taught"
/ "As would we all. But revisionism is the order of the
(academic) day" / "[Slavery] is an
interesting area of historical research, but it fails when political
activists try to use it for political propaganda purposes and
particularly when poorly educated historians peddle their ignorance"
"[Catherine Hall says this is an]
'overlooked period of British history'? It's just about the only
period of British history taught in state schools. More proof that
Academia is the first and last refuge of the low IQ SJW" / "Catherine Hall is a c**p historian and journalist.
Slavery and colonialism is not 'an overlooked' period of history;
it is taught in most schools in Britain and at great length. Modern
school history books are slanted towards the 'evil British'
approach to the subject" [comments at
"Ok. I was taught in History that you
had Primary Sources and Secondary Sources. And that facts may be put
together from these to support an hypothesis. One Source does not
evidence make! If she can't get her facts straight for recent times
with ample verifiable sources how can she possibly fare well with
past times. This is a Professor of long standing? Maybe she's just
no good at 'contemporary' history" / "Please
someone! Tell me how you figure you can get a better education
at Cambridge or Oxford with souls like this spouting this claptrap?"
/ "Once again selective history retelling from this attention
seeking journo" [comments at
"This article really was peak
Guardian. It was so execrably bad it was embarrassing" / "This entire era of anti-white,
anti-common sense has reached the absurd" / "Everyday, I wonder how it can possibly get any worse and everyday
I'm shocked by another example of absurdity"
"The comments underneath the Guardian
article give you hope for the future. The article and its made up
history were eviscerated" / "Note how [Catherine Hall] is humiliated
by the well-written refutations below the line. The comments are far
superior to [her] article, and given that they reject the
politically correct interpretation of history foisted on us by the
left, that is extraordinary - Guardian readers are rejecting some of
the central planks of Guardian thought. The significance of this
revolt should not be under-estimated"
"Will the Egyptians be paying off the
Israelites for enslaving them?" [source].
"As soon as the Arabs compensate us
for the white slave trade, we can pay off the blacks ... we would
have to deduct the cost of buying the blacks from the Arabs" /
"An interesting point to note: the Arab world has cunningly avoided
having to pay about about a millennia and a half's worth of
compensation by turning most of their African slaves into Eunuchs.
It's almost as if they were covering their tracks" [comments at
"The reparations debate has begun,
and its ambit might be wide-ranging. In 2009, the Civil Rights
Congress of Nigeria wrote an open letter to African chieftains
calling for an apology for their role in the Atlantic slave-trade:
'We cannot continue to blame the white man, as Africans,
particularly the traditional rulers, are not blameless. In view of
the fact that the Americans and Europe have accepted the cruelty of
their roles and have forcefully apologised, it would be logical,
reasonable and humbling, if African traditional rulers accept blame
and formally apologise to the descendants of the victims of their
collaborative and exploitative slave [sic]'." [source].
"If British slave owners got £16.5b
compensation I want compensation as the descendant of a victim of
the greatest crime in human history" [Lee Jasper, quoted at
source] / "To claim 'compensation' for ills suffered
seem to be quite the thing today. Lee Jasper claims compensation for
the 'greatest crime in human history' (his words). The 'greatest
crime in human history' was the flogging until near death, the
public humiliation, and the subsequent crucifixion of the only
sinless person ever to walk this planet. Did He claim compensation?
No! He gave His life as a sin offering for us so that we might gain
eternal live and be reconciled with His Father in Heaven" [comment
The Bible and Slavery
"God did not order the institution of
slavery. He simply provided his people with some guidelines on an
already existing institution. And those guidelines ... greatly
humanised the condition of slaves. And as other commentators have
rightly argued, slavery was quite a complex situation in the Ancient
Near East, and there were many different versions of it. There were
even voluntary forms of slavery. When poor Hebrews, for example, got
stuck financially, selling themselves as indentured servants was
often a godsend: a way to get out of debt and protect the family.
Thus slavery then was quite different from modern forms of slavery"
[author's comment at
"Slavery in the Old Testament was
somewhat complex, and care is needed in order to make proper nuanced
distinctions. But one point worth repeating is that for many
Hebrews, slavery was voluntary indentured servitude. To work off a
debt and/or escape poverty, a Hebrew would voluntarily become a
hired servant or bound labourer. But his service had to end in six
years, or in the Year of Jubilee (see Leviticus 25:39-43, etc).
These and other humane conditions meant that slavery back then was
much different to modern slavery"
[author's comment at
"[I]n ancient Israel the Mosaic law
given by Yahweh required ALL slaves and ALL debts that brought about
the voluntary servitude to be cancelled [in the Year of Jubilee].
... One cannot name any other ancient civilisation that
legislatively required the releasing of slaves, despite the economic
detriment to the community" [comment at
"The Bible does not treat slavery as
divinely ordained but rather as reflecting the condition of man ...
There is no endorsement of slavery as an institution; rather the
goal of freedom pervades the New Testament" [source].
"The apostle Paul specifically
condemns slave traders (1 Timothy 1:9-10); he tells slaves to gain
their freedom if they can (1 Corinthians 7:21); and he encourages
Philemon to welcome the runaway Onesimus who had now become a
Christian, no longer as a slave, but 'as a dear brother' (Philemon
15-16). Paul had exposed himself to punishment by sheltering
Onesimus, and he makes it clear that Philemon ought to free Onesimus"
"[T]he Christians of [Bible times]
were hardly in a position to put a stop to slavery. Rome relied on
slavery, without them the way [they] ran their society would have to
change completely. Rome is definitely one of the most slave
dependent societies in history. Not to mention the critical fact
that Christians were up against intense opposition at the time and
were nothing like in power in Rome under a pagan Emperor" [comment
"Ephesians 6:5 ('Slaves be obedient
to your masters') has a clear context, and it must be read in its
entirety. Paul goes on to tell masters to treat their slaves kindly
(Ephesians 6:9). And the same Paul tells slaves they may take
advantage of release from servitude if offered it (see 1 Corinthians
7:21 and the book of Philemon)" [source].
"God never instituted slavery. It is
not His design for human life. However, because our forefather Adam
sinned and rebelled against God, everything in this world fell below
His standard" [comment at
"The slavery the bible refers to
really is not massively different to getting a mortgage. You
willingly go and pay off your debt. Certainly, nobody wants one and
owing nobody a debt is a good financial place to be. However,
sometimes you find yourself in that situation and it is not morally
wrong like the rightly reviled ethnic slavery that the various
colonial powers used" [comment at
"In this humanistic society, we hold
the happiness of humanity as the highest virtue. ... However, the
Bible states that we are all sinners, and are deserving of eternal
hellfire. We are born slaves of sin, whether we like it or not. It
took the death of God's own Son Jesus to buy us back, so that
instead of being slaves to sin, we can be given the right to become
sons of God if we repent from sin and turn our lives completely over
to God. No, the happiness of humanity is not the highest virtue - it
is the glory and honour of God. If we truly want to honour God, then
we will treat all humans, including those who may be obliged to us, with dignity and respect because they are created in God's image
too" [comment at
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