This post originally appeared at my old blog in 2010–a response to a person who called me “dumb” and implied that I was a “traitor to my race” for opposing the building of the Ground Zero Mosque. That may seem ridiculous on its face, but it points to a deeper deception: that Islam is a “black religion” because of its widespread presence on the African continent.
We have seen the actions of groups like Boko Haram and ISIS as they conquer non-Muslims: they murder/castrate the men and boys and sell the women and girls into sex slavery. What fewer people know is that this is a 1400-year pattern for Islamic conquerors. They are merely following their leader.
And what a minority of black Americans know is that, for nearly that entire time period–well before the European slavers and colonialists noticed the continent–black Africa was continually subject to this Islamic onslaught, with the usual choice offered.
One might call Islam “Africa’s death,” regardless of the choice each individual black African has made.
In 2008, I posted the following video via YouTube. It had been part of a series which exposed the truth about the Islamic Civilization with special emphasis on the horrors of the Trans-Saharan Slave Trade. My intent was to counter the exhortations of Barack Obama’s former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, and the like-minded who continue to excoriate America and the rest of Western Civilization for past sins against black African Slaves and Americans of African descent.
The owners of YouTube, however, have blocked the account of John Alembillah Azumah–the man interviewed in the series and the author of the book, The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: A Quest for Inter-religious Dialogue. One can guess that some people were offended by the series–a state of affairs which often occurs when the truth is told.
This particular copy of the video, entitled “Muslim Black Slavery – Islam Slave History of Black Africa,” is now posted at MetaCafe by a third party.
Here’s Azumah’s preamble:
The success of Mohammedan Islam in deceiving, misinforming, deforming and contorting both history and reality over a period of almost fourteen hundred years has been astounding–that is, until now.
The greatest tragedy about this particular subject is that most of the descendants of African slavery–the black people in the Americas, around the world, as well as among the African blacks–are totally ignorant of the actual facts.
Before we lose the concentration of our visitors, I would like to make the following statement and then prove it: that the worst, most inhumane and most diabolical of the black African Slave Trade was initiated, refined, perpetrated and implemented by the Mohammedan Arabs and, later, aided and abetted by the black converts to Mohammedan Islam.
I predict that, as usual, the two subcultures–those of denial of facts and of Political Correctness–will attack us without once disproving a single statement and/or conclusion that we make.
And here are some pertinent excerpts:
While the European involvement in the African Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade to the Americas lasted for just over three centuries, the Arab involvement in the African Slave Trade has lasted fourteen centuries and, in some parts of the Mohammedan world, is still continuing to this day.
It should also be noted that black slaves were castrated based on the assumption that the blacks had an ungovernable sexual appetite.
A comparison of the Islamic Slave Trade to the American Slave Trade reveals some extremely interesting contrasts.
While two out of every three slaves shipped across the Atlantic were men, the proportions were reversed in the Islamic Slave Trade: two women for every man were enslaved by the Muslims.
While the mortality rate of slaves being transported across the Atlantic was as high as ten percent, the percentage of slaves dying in transit in the Trans-Sahara[n] and East African Slave market was a staggering eighty to ninety percent.
While many children were born to slaves in the Americas–the millions of their descendants are citizens in Brazil and the United States of today–very few descendants of the slaves that ended up in the Middle East survived.
While most slaves who went to the Americas could marry and have families, most of the male slaves destined for the Middle East were castrated and most of the children born to the women were killed at birth.
Azumah pronounces the denial of the facts concerning the on-going Islamic Slave Trade as ‘obscene.’
To those whose male ancestors survived American Slavery long enough to ensure that the former would be alive in the twenty-first century and, therefore, be able to refer to me as a House Negro for suspecting the motives of the putative builders of the “Ground Zero” Mosque, I feel pity.
That pity is mixed with a sense of astonishment, however, at this conclusion: that so many black people are so well indoctrinated with perpetual anger at the sins of America’s past, that they would ignore the more egregious sins of Islam’s present and desired future. Hurling epithets and pretending that the opponents of the “Ground Zero” Mosque want to stifle freedom of religion is a lot easier than gathering the pertinent facts, connecting them, analyzing them and coming to a cogent conclusion, it seems.
On the other hand, perhaps such people have indeed concluded that Islam would like to expand its annihilation of those of African descent–with black men being the special and specified targets for annihilation. Perhaps the slinging of epithets, etc. is merely a smokescreen–an insurance for the future. Such people will be able to say to their future masters, “see? I stood up for the Ummah against that infidel, Ochieng.”
Maybe such people are merely trying to protect their own testicles–such as they are.
Enslave a man’s mind and the rest of him–including his testicles– will follow; no more need for physical chains.
UPDATE: John Alembillah Azumah’s bonafides: he is the Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies at the London School of Theology. I would imagine that he has competent security and, no doubt, he is in need of our prayers.
UPDATE 2014: I can’t find a link to this, but if I remember correctly, Dr. Azumah has long fled the UK.
Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her new novel, Arlen’s Harem, is due in 2014. Help her fund it and help keep her blog alive!