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For South Africa, an inconvenient truth: The Muslim Arab slave trade in Africa.

In a shameful and deeply immoral act, the embattled nation of Israel, which suffered an unprovoked invasion by the Palestinian Muslim Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023, is being forced to defend itself at the International Court of Justice in the Hague against outrageous and false charges brought by South Africa claiming that Israel’s war in Gaza against Hamas constitutes genocide. That South Africa’s government has chosen to accuse the victim – Israel – of the very crime of genocide which it suffered at the hands of Palestinian Hamas shows a degree of turpitude that forever will stain it in the history of immoral politics and jurisprudence.

The war came in response to the horrific and depraved Hamas slaughter of over 1,200 Israeli civilians, the rapes of countless women, the mutilations and beheadings and Israeli civilians brutally murdered in their homes or at an outdoor music festival. In addition, the forced imprisonment in Gaza of 250 Israeli hostages.

The South African legal team never uttered one word about the Hamas terrorist invasion of October 7th nor made any reference to the Jewish hostages being held in the hundreds of miles of terror tunnels built by Hamas with wasted foreign aid funds.”

They ignored the way Hamas deliberately uses Gazan civilians as human shields and places weapons and rocket launchers in schools, mosques as well as in hospitals. And, predictably they were silent about all the extraordinary measures the IDF takes to protect civilians in Gaza, such as the millions of phone calls and dropped leaflets warning them to flee the area due to impending military operations.

The South Africa team dared not speak about Hamas’s own genocidal, jihadist agenda, which is openly spelled out in its founding charter as a sacred Islamic duty to murder Jews both in Israel and worldwide. They also were deathly silent about how UNRWA and other UN agencies have aided Hamas in brainwashing the entire population of Gaza with this genocidal agenda and death cult mentality.”

The South African government chooses to ignore Security Council Resolution number 1373 which requires all UN countries, including South Africa, to take steps against, let alone support, terrorist organizations like Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the deeply corrupt so-called Palestinian Authority which pays blood money to Palestinian supporters who murder Israelis in the evil ‘Pay to Slay’ outrage.

Those of us who know history are familiar with accounts of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. Indeed, over the last 2,000 years each century has been more murderous than the previous one.

We understand that Marxism is a ruthless killing machine and ideology that must be resisted at all costs, even as so many of our youth foolishly embrace it under the mistaken guise of “social justice.”

There are historical and modern events that cast Islam equally as ruthless and deadly: A pitiless “ideology wrapped in a religion,” to quote Winston Churchill.

Traveling back in time, we must acknowledge the abiding horror of the slavery practiced by Muslims upon hapless black Africans – a searing crime which has existed since Islam’s founding in the 7th century. It is passing strange that the South African government or its legal team at the International Court of Justice in the Hague remain clueless at Islam’s persecution of Africans down the dark centuries. Or are they truly clueless?

While the anti-slavery abolitionist movements in Europe and North America began their epic movement to end slavery during the 19th century, there was barely any opposition to slavery as practiced within the Muslim world. Thus, in terms of numbers, black slaves sent to Arabia numbered some 9.85 million which is not far behind the conservative estimate of nearly 12 million African victims of the Atlantic slave trade. Some African historians, though, reject these figures on the grounds that they are too low.

It is particularly sad also that so many African Americans in the United States routinely espouse Islam and take Arabic names while ignoring or being utterly ignorant of the Muslim Arab slave trade; even though it led to the deaths and slavery of untold millions of their African ancestors.

Even after Britain outlawed the slave trade in 1807 and Europe abolished the slave trade in 1815, Muslim slave traders continued their ghastly commerce and enslaved millions of Africans. Throughout African villages the ever-present threat of approaching Arab slave traders sent terror into the hearts of men, women and children.

David Livingstone, the British explorer was so horrified at the way Muslim Arabs treated African slaves that he wrote this account when back home in 1870:

“In less than I take to talk about it, these unfortunate creatures — 84 of them, wended their way into the village where we were. Some of them, the eldest, were women from 20 to 22 years of age, and there were youths from 18 to 19, but the large majority was made up of boys and girls from 7 years to 14 or 15 years of age.

“A more terrible scene than these men and women as well as children, I do not think I ever came across. To say that they were emaciated would not give you an idea of what human beings can undergo under certain circumstances.

“Each of them had his neck in a large, forked stick, weighing from 30 to 40 pounds, and five or six feet long, cut with a fork at the end of it where the branches of a tree spread out. The women were tethered with bark thongs, which are, of all things, the cruelest to be tied with. Of course, they are soft and supple when first stripped off the trees, but a few hours in the sun make them about as hard as the iron round packing-cases. The little children were fastened by thongs to their mothers.

“As we passed along the path which these slaves had travelled, I was shown a spot in the bushes where a poor woman the day before, unable to keep on the march, and likely to hinder it, was cut down by the axe of one of these slave drivers.

“We went on further and were shown a place where a child lay. It had been recently born, and its mother was unable to carry it from debility and exhaustion. The slave trader had taken this little infant by its feet and dashed its brains out against one of the trees and thrown it in there.”

Of the 12 million or so Africans who were transported across the Atlantic, some 95% went to South and Central America, mainly to Portuguese, Spanish and French possessions while some 5% of the slaves went to the United States.

In our politically correct (PC) colleges of ‘lower learning,’ criticism of whites because of their involvement in slavery has become obligatory. But try to find a university that even teaches about the killing and enslavement of Africans by Muslim Arabs. Few if any exist.

According to Bill Warner, Director of the Center for Studies of Political Islam, most Blacks will only acknowledge the slave trade by Whites. He wrote:

“They fail to admit to the broad scope of world slave history that includes the slavery by Islam of Europeans and Hindus. For them, slavery of millions of Hindus by Muslims never happened. White and European slavery by Muslims? It never happened. Slavery on the East coast of Africa and the transportation of millions of blacks to the Muslim world? It never happened. A massive slave trade through the Sahara into North Africa? It never happened. Black eunuchs at the Medina mosque? It never happened.”

College and High School students are thus never informed about the enormous catalog of misery and enslavement perpetrated by Muslim slavers over the centuries; that would be too much of an inconvenient truth.

For instance. you will never hear the anti-American and Somali born, Ilhan Omar (D-MN), ever condemn the horrors of Islam’s atrocious enslavement of black Africans. Nor would she and fellow Muslim, Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), ever denounce the depravity and utter cruelty perpetrated by Palestinian Hamas terrorists as they gleefully raped, beheaded and burned alive Israeli men, women, children, and babies on that fateful day of October 7, 2023 – the worst massacre of Jews since the Holocaust.

One thing whites and blacks have in common is that their ancestors were enslaved by Islam, but today both are mostly too ignorant to know about it or wary of criticizing Islamist organizations and pressure groups like CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations. Meanwhile the leftwing media and leftist intellectuals line up in pretend ignorance. I have often come to the realization that being an intellectual does not necessarily confer either a passing degree of morality or of intelligence.

In America, most political ‘thinkers’ refused to recognize Islam as a political and ideological force and too many Americans thus slid into dangerous ignorance and apathy. All this while Islamic Sharia law increasingly infiltrates our Republic and subverts the Constitution.

Americans now are seeing the malign power of Islamic influence as university students here in America — many of them from Arab countries — routinely engage in often violent demonstrations in support of Palestinian Hamas depravity while all the while our leading universities are awash with immense wealth given to them by tiny Qatar, the Arab nation which has the highest GDP per capita and the highest energy reserves per capita in the world.

Money talks it seems, be it in academia or, perhaps, in South Africa.

Victor Sharpe is a prolific conservative writer and author. He has written seven published books including the acclaimed four volume work titled, Politicide, the attempted murder of the Jewish State.

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