| Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Islamic Slavery
| Saturday, August 25, 2018
Jihad Watch : As far as NBA immortal Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is concerned, asking
football players to stand for the National Anthem is tantamount to
locking them in leg irons and enslaving them. But where is his concern
for the actual slavery that still continues in many Islamic countries?
Abdul-Jabber wrote in the Hollywood Reporter
that “to the slave owners, singing slaves would drown out their own
cruelty and oppression, clothe them in a coerced choir of decency. But
it wasn’t enough that the slaves had to sing, they had to sing their
oppressor’s feel-good songs that are summed up in the Porgy and Bess
refrain of ‘I’ve got plenty of nothin’, and nothin’s plenty for me.’
Yay, nothin’. Currently, the song being demanded is the national anthem
during football games.”
Comparing coddled, lionized, Leftist millionaire athletes with slaves
forced to work in the fields in the scorching heat is obscene enough in
itself, but Abdul-Jabbar looks even worse when one considers the fact
that this famous, high profile convert to Islam has never said a word
about the slavery that persists in the Islamic world.
In Islamic al-Andalus, Muslim buyers could purchase sex-slave girls
as young as eleven years old, as well as slave boys for sex as well, or
slave boys raised to become slave soldiers. Also for sale were eunuchs,
useful for guarding harems. Blonde slaves seized in jihad raids on
Christian nations north of al-Andalus were especially prized, and
fetched high prices. Slave traders would use makeup to whiten the faces
and dye to lighten the hair of darker slaves, so that they could get
more money for them. A twelfth-century witness of the sale of sex slaves described the market:
The merchant tells the slave girls to act in a coquettish
manner with the old men and with the timid men among the potential
buyers to make them crazy with desire. The merchant paints red the tips
of the fingers of a white slave; he paints in gold those of a black
slave; and he dresses them all in transparent clothes, the white female
slaves in pink and the black ones in yellow and red.
If the girls did not cooperate, of course, they would be beaten or
killed. The Andalusian slave market became particularly important in the
eleventh century, when two of the other principal markets from which
the Muslims drew slaves, Central Asia and southeastern Europe, dried up.
The Slavs by this time had converted to Christianity and were no longer
interested in selling their people as slaves to Islamic traders. In
Central Asia, meanwhile, the Turks had converted to Islam. The primary
market for slaves hence Muslim slave traders had to
look elsewhere for merchandise. among Muslims was for non-Muslims, as enslaving fellow
Muslims was considered a violation of the Qur’an’s requirement to be “merciful to one another”.
Read it all here...................
|posted by D Swami Gwekanandam @ 11:30 PM