Islam's role in Slavery



This story has been “told” for as long as I’ve been alive at least. The Arabs would go into sub-Saharan Africa and either buy black slaves from their own “rulers” or raid and enslave whole villages by using what was then the Arabs’ “superior technology.” They’d then take the slaves to the coast and negotiate for their sale to European slavers for transport to Europe and later the New World. Europeans didn’t jump off their ships and chase down black Africans to enslave though there were some cases of the Europeans dealing straight with African “leaders” and cutting out the Arab middlemen.