by Emmet Scott (December 2016)
It is common knowledge that, for over a thousand years, Arab and Muslim slavers took enormous numbers of men, women and children from sub-Saharan Africa. What is not so well known is that they took equally large numbers of people from Europe. As with Africa, Arab slave-taking in Europe began in the seventh century – shortly after the rise of Islam – and continued virtually without interruption into the modern epoch. more>>>
This history deserves to be far more widely known. Unfortunately, it is distressing to read so will be avoided by the majority of people.
The 200 years of relentless Muslim slave raids and attacks against Europe is the historical explanation for the Crusades, long mis-characterized as exemplifying European imperialism.
My comment is in the form of two significant questions: Is this information regarding the role of Arab Islam on the history of the practice of worldwide slavery, and the effect of Arab slave practices on European civilization being widely taught (or taught at all) in American colleges and universities? In particular - how well is the 'millennial' segment of the population being informed about this significant historical data?