10 Facts About The Arab Enslavement Of Black People Not Taught In Schools

Many are not aware of the historic role that Arabs played in the Slave trade. In a number of Muslim nations, the practice continues today.
The following posts is divided into 10 brief sections:

The Number of People Enslaved:
Arab Enslavers Practiced Genetic Warfare:
Arab Slave Trade Inspired Arab Racism Toward Blacks:
Arab Enslavers Targeted Women For Rape:
Arab Slave Trade Ushered in The European Slave Trade:
The Arab Slave Trade Sparked One of The Largest Slave Rebellions in History:
Arab Enslavers Avoided Teaching Islam to Blacks to Justify Enslaving Them:
The Time Period:
The Arab Slave Trade Allowed More Upward Mobility Than the European Slave Trade: 

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The Number of People Enslaved:
 The number of people enslaved by Muslims has been a hotly debated topic, especially when the millions of Africans forced from their homelands are considered.

Some historians estimate that between A.D. 650 and 1900, 10 to 20 million people were enslaved by Arab slave traders. Others believe over 20 million enslaved Africans alone had been delivered through the trans-Sahara route alone to the Islamic world.

Dr. John Alembellah Azumah in his 2001 book,  *The Legacy of Arab-Islam  in Africa estimates that over 80 million Black people more died en route.

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Arab Enslavers Practiced Genetic Warfare:
The Arab slave trade typically dealt in the sale of castrated male slaves. Black boys between the age of 8 and 12 had their scrotums and penises completely amputated to prevent them from reproducing. About six of every 10 boys bled to death during the procedure, according to some sources, but the high price brought by eunuchs on the market made the practice profitable.

Some men were castrated to be eunuchs in domestic service and the practice of neutering male slaves was not limited to only Black males. “The calipha in Baghdad at the beginning of the 10th Century had 7,000 black eunuchs and 4,000 white eunuchs in his palace,” writes author Ronald Segal in his 2002 book, Islam’s Black Slaves: The Other Black Diaspora.

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from Source:  Atlanta Black Star

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