It takes a nation to protect the nation
We often hear the neo-fascist Left denounce the Atlantic slave trade, whilst keeping quiet about the islamic slave trade in black Africans (and the enslavement of white europeans by muslims). The neo-fascist Left really use the slave trade as a lever in their battle against liberalism/capitalism, and are not concerned primarily with opposing slavery, but are using it in their struggle for power. For that reason, they have to ignore the islamic slave trade, and if forced to acknowledge it, will use what-aboutery to claim that judaism and christianity were pro-slavery.
I am attaching 2 pages from the following book from 1863, which shows that not only was the chrisitan church against slavery, but that this opposition was brought the fore in English about 150 years ago.
The pages are from Christianity and Emancipation; on, the Teachings and Influence of the Bible Against Slavery by Joseph P. Thompson, New York, 1863.
The neo-fascist Left must either accept that they are ignorant or mendacious when making these accusations against the christian church. This is not to say that there were those who would defend the slave trade by finding justificatory statements in the Old or New Testament. It is to say that the christian church made repeated condemnations of slavery. I leave it up to the neo-fascists to provide evidence that the muslim hierarchy produced similar repeated denunciations of slavery.
The lack of understanding of how wide-spread was, is one sided for sure. your comments reminded me of an earlier discussion we had here:
'And I notice there another, and similar organisation (?), that I had not heard of before called National Black United Front (mistakenly called in the article New Black United Front).
This group ‘helped successfully lobby the United Nations World Conference Against Racism to declare that the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery were Crimes Against Humanity in the summer of 2001.’
Well, who could be in favour of slavery?! But it is interesting to note that the ‘Trans Atlantic Slave Trade’ was given special mention but the much longer and just as pernicious slave trade with Muslim nations was given a pass. I wonder why?'