Video: Islamic Slavery in Africa

via Political Islam.

The story of slavery that we are told never includes the role of Islam. The slaves were captured by jihadists and brought to the coast. We have a detailed record of how this took place. Prosperous regions of Africa were destroyed by the Arab slave traders. Out of the slaves that were captured, only 20% of them ever made to the pens on the coast to be sold.

There is an oddity in the language used in historical record — Arab, not Muslim. Their religion, not Islam. Raid, not jihad.

We will never understand the slave trade until we understand the Islamic slavery.


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“Islamic! Islamic!”: Muslim Persecution of Christians, April, 2015

via Raymond Ibrahim.

“The city of Mosul alone had 45 churches. Now there is not a single one. The buildings have been destroyed. Four hundred churches have been destroyed in Syria. … The same is happening in Nigeria, Pakistan, and Northern Africa.” — Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia

Just two months after the Islamic State [IS] published a video depicting its members slaughtering 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, on Sunday, April 19, the jihadi Islamic group released another video of more Christians in Libya — approximately 30 Ethiopians — disparagingly referred to by an IS spokesman as “worshippers of the cross” — being butchered for not paying jizya, extortion money demanded of the “People of the Book” who refuse to convert to Islam, according to Koran 9:29.

Some of the Christians were shot execution-style in the back of their heads, the others had their heads carved off, like the Copts before them.

The IS spokesman further addressed “Christians everywhere”:

We say to Christians everywhere, the Islamic State will expand, with Allah’s permission. And it will reach you even if you are in fortified strongholds. So whoever enters Islam will have security, and whoever accepts the Dhimmah contract [subjugated, third-class treatment and social status] will have security. But whoever refuses will see nothing from us but the edge of a spear. The men will be killed and the children will be enslaved, and their wealth will be taken as booty. This is the judgment of Allah and His Messenger.

In a statement, the Coptic Christian Church of Egypt pointed out that the Ethiopian martyrs, like the 21 Copts before them, were “murdered purely for refusing to renounce their faith.”

Al Shabaab Murders 147, Separates Muslims from Christians

On April 2 in Kenya, gunmen from the Somali Islamic group, Al Shabaab — “the [Islamic] youth” — stormed Garissa University, singled out Christian students, and murdered them, beheading some. A total of 147 people were killed in the attack — making this jihad more “spectacular” than the 2013 Al Shabaab attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, which left 67 people dead (then too, Islamic gunmen singled out Christians for slaughter).

Islamic gunmen were careful to separate Christians from Muslims before beginning the carnage, eyewitnesses said. (While Kenya is 83% Christian, it still has an 11% Muslim minority.) Collins Wetangula, vice chairman of the student union, said he could hear, from inside his room where he was hiding, the gunmen opening doors and inquiring if the people inside were Muslims or Christians. “If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot. With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die.”

Al Shabaab has a long history of singling out Christians from among Muslims for slaughter (here are four examples). Other jihadi groups, including Boko Haram and the Islamic State, also make it a point to select out Christians before slaughtering them — a fact often omitted by the “mainstream media.”

Egyptian Churches under Attack

On April 5, as Coptic Christians were celebrating Palm Sunday, a church was attacked in Alexandria, Egypt. Gunmen in a vehicle opened fire on the church during the night, injuring a police officer and two civilians.

On April 12, Easter Sunday according to the Orthodox calendar, two explosions targeting churches took place in the Zagazig area. One car explosion took place near a Coptic Orthodox church and another bomb exploded near the Evangelical Church in the same area. Although no casualties were reported, large numbers could have easily resulted, based on precedent. For example, on January 1, 2011, as Egypt’s Christians ushered in the New Year, car bombs went off near the Two Saints Church in Alexandria, resulting in 23 dead worshippers and dozens critically injured.

Muslims rioted because President Sisi had agreed that Copts could build a church in Al-Our, where 13 of the 21 Christians beheaded by the Islamic State had grown up, and where their families still live. Local Muslims arose in violence soon after Islamic prayers on Friday, April 3. They shouted that they would never allow a church to be built, that “Egypt is Islamic!” By nightfall, Molotov cocktails and stones were thrown at another Coptic church, cars were set ablaze — including one belonging to a relative of a man decapitated by the Islamic State — and several people were injured.[1]

A day later, on April 4, Muslims rioted and attacked the Christians of the village of Gala’, Samalout district. After waiting for years to repair their dilapidated church (see pictures), local Copts finally received all the proper permits to begin restoration. Soon Coptic homes, businesses and persons were attacked with hurled rocks. Christian-owned farms were destroyed and their crops uprooted. Islamic slogans were constantly shouted, including “There is no god but Allah” and “Islamic! Islamic!”

After waiting for 44 years, the Christians of Nag Shenouda, in the city of Sohag, finally received the necessary permit to build a new church. Muslims rioted and burned down the tent the Christians had erected to worship under. The Christians of Nag Shenouda were forced to celebrate Easter in the street (picture here). When one of them tried to hold a worship service in his home, a Muslim mob attacked him and his household.

More Islamic Attacks on Christian Churches

Syria: The Islamic State destroyed at least three churches under its control:

On Easter Sunday, the Islamic State destroyed the Virgin Mary Church — an Assyrian church built and consecrated in 1934 — in Tel Nasri, northeast Syria. Tel Nasri, loosely translated as “Christian Hill,” is one of the dozens of Assyrian Christian villages along the Khabur river; all were attacked and occupied by the Islamic State in late February (more here and here).

On April 28, the St. Odisho Assyrian Church in Tel Tal, and the St. Rita Tilel Armenian Church in Aleppo, were also destroyed.

Nigeria: A Muslim mob set fire to a church in a Christian village in Nigeria’s northern Kano State on April 1. Muslims were searching for a young man in order to kill him; he had renounced Islam and re-converted to Christianity. The mob with machetes also attacked Christian villagers, torched the home of a pastor, and killed one of his daughters. According to a local official, General Dikko:

The church and all the properties were burnt down in the presence of the Christian community despite all pleadings for them to stop the destruction. The arsonists gathered cornstalks and put them inside the church in order to cause greater damage…. We have the right to belong to any religion of our choice and live anywhere in this country. We call on the authorities at all levels to rise up to their responsibilities of protecting lives and properties of every citizen in this country.

Pakistan: Two assailants on motorbikes opened fire on the main gates of a church and Christian school in Lahore; in the crossfire, two passersby were injured.

Malaysia: On Sunday, April 19, a Muslim mob of approximately 50 people rioted and protested against a small Protestant church in the capital of Kuala Lumpur The object of their wrath was the cross atop the building of worship. Members of the mob said that the cross, the central symbol of Christianity, represented “a challenge to Islam” and could “influence the faith of young people.” The cross was removed.

More Muslim Slaughter of Christians

High Seas: On April 16, during a recent crossing from Libya, Muslim migrants threw as many as 53 Christians overboard, according to police in Sicily. The reported motive was that the victims “professed the Christian faith while the aggressors were Muslim.” Another report said that the reason the Christians were thrown overboard is because a boy was seen praying to the Judeo-Christian God. Muslims commanded him to stop, saying “Here, we only pray to Allah.” Eventually the Muslims, in the words of a witness, “went mad,” and started screaming, “Allahu Akbar!;” then began hurling Christians into the sea.[2]

Nigeria: “All 276 Christian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 may have been among a group of women slaughtered by Boko Haram last month [March], Nigerian media reported Monday, April 6,”[3] according to a “U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights.”

Syria: Islamic rebels fired rockets at a Christian neighborhood in Aleppo on the night of April 10-11. The attack left massive destruction in the eastern section of the predominantly Assyrian and Armenian Sulaymaniyah district. At least 40 people, mostly Assyrians — including women and children — were killed. An Assyrian Catholic Cathedral was also shelled, injuring three civilians. “Our Easter feast has turned to grief,” a nun in Aleppo said: “Some people woke up to find themselves without a home and others did not see the life died under the rubble because they were victims of violence.”

Egypt: A Muslim man repeatedly stabbed a Christian woman with a knife, then threw her body into a canal. The Coptic woman, Gamila Basilious, 48-years-old and married, lived in Minya. According to police reports, the man, Mahmoud Hassan Abdulhamid, came to her door inquiring about her husband. When he discovered her husband was not present, he took advantage of the situation by attacking her with a knife, repeatedly stabbing her neck and chest. As “infidels,” Coptic Christians are regularly attacked in Egypt. The attacks include kidnapping, church attacks, and random slaughter.

Islamic Attacks on Christian Freedom: Apostasy, Blasphemy, Proselytization

Uganda: Five Muslim men gang-raped and beat a Christian pastor’s 17-year-old daughter. The attacks were reportedly done in “retaliation” for the pastor’s refusal to stop Christian worship services in a Muslim-majority region. The girl was approaching the New Hope Church building where her father serves as pastor when she was abducted and taken to nearby bushes by the rapists.


Much more dire news ignored by Western media. Read it all at gatestoneinstitute.

As many as 50 dead bodies, some decapitated as Muslim terrorists attack African Union troops in Somalia

There’s no fasting from Muslim violence during Ramadan…in fact, it typically increases. via Al-Shabaab kills dozens of African Union troops at base in Somalia | World news | The Guardian.

Dozens of soldiers have been killed after Al-Shabaab overran an African Union base in Somalia, according to witnesses.

People in the village of Lego, about 62 miles north-west of the capital Mogadishu, described intense fighting on Friday which left corpses strewn on the ground. Witnesses said there were as many as 50 bodies, some of which had been decapitated, but this could not be confirmed.

Alinur Mohamed, a local elder, said: “The fighting was the heaviest ever around this area. Al-Shabaab took full control of the base and killed many soldiers.”

The military outpost had been manned by about 100 Burundian soldiers, part of the 22,000-strong African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom).

Residents said the dawn raid began when a suicide bomber drove a car loaded with explosives into the entrance of the base, before dozens of militants armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades unleashed their assault.

Another elder, Ahmed Bulle, said Al-Shabaab fighters were later seen looting the base and loading supplies on to trucks.

He said: “Al-Shabaab took control of the area completely – the death toll could be more than 50. There are many dead bodies, most of them in military uniforms.”

Earlier on Friday, Amisom confirmed the attack but gave no further details as to possible casualties.

An Al-Shabaab spokesman claimed the militants had taken control of the base, killing “dozens”, raised their flag and seized weapons.

Mohamed Abu-Yahya, an Al-Shabaab commander, said: “The Black Islamic flag is flying over the main base of Amisom in Lego this morning and the dead bodies of the enemy are scattered around the area, the mujahideen fighters have taken all their military supplies.”

 

Obama Releases 6 More Gitmo Jihadists, Including Bin Laden Bodyguards

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Obama has now released at least 126 jihadists from Gitmo. via Obama Transfers 6 Guantanamo Bay Detainees, Including Alleged Usama Bin Laden Bodyguards

Six detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, including three alleged to have been bodyguards for Usama bin Laden, have been transferred to Oman, the Department of Defense said Saturday.

The six new transfers are Emad Abdullah Hassan, Idris Ahmad ‘Abd Al Qadir Idris and Jalal Salam Awad Awad, all alleged bodyguards to bin Laden, Sharaf Ahmad Muhammad Mas’ud, Saa’d Nasser Moqbil Al Azani and Muhammad Ali Salem Al Zarnuki.

This is the first time in roughly the past five months that Guantanamo suspects have been transferred, as Congress considers new restrictions on such moves.

The number of detainees at the facility is now 116, compared to 242 when President Obama took office.

Fox News military analyst Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) said on “America’s News Headquarters” that all six detainees were assessed in 2008 as having a high risk to rejoin their Al Qaeda brothers.

“That was in 2008. What has changed since then?” Keane asked.

He said that he believes it is highly likely that these six will cross over from Oman to their home country of Yemen where they can reengage with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

“There’s no indication that they’ve been rehabilitated. This is about a process that’s going on because the president wants to close Guantanamo Bay, and he’s going to empty it out as a way to close it,” Keane said.

Watch more here.

Will Nigeria’s New Muslim President Address Fulani Muslim Attacks on Christians?

Don’t hold your breath. Black lives don’t matter when Muslims want sharia. via “The Forgotten Persecution” – Will Nigeria’s New President Address Fulani Herder Attacks on Christians?

(International Christian Concern) – Muslim Fulani cattle herders have murdered scores of Christians in the past month in central “Middle-Belt” Nigeria. As the country has now inaugurated a president who promises to get tough on Boko Haram, Christians in the region wonder if Muhammadu Buhari, who is also a Fulani Muslim, also means business against murderous herdsmen killing Christians.

In the past month, Fulanis have ravaged Christian farming communities almost on a weekly basis in Benue and Plateau states, slaughtering nearly 200 people from at least seven attacks. To make matters worse, government officials have refused to acknowledge the faith of the victims, instead describing the violence as a turf war.

 “It is the longstanding issue over grazing rights and cattle rustling between Egba and Fulani people,” police spokesman Ezeala Austin said after an attack in March 2015 that killed more than 80 Christians.

While squabbles over land and property have certainly formed the centerpiece of inter-tribal struggle historically, these frequent attacks on Christian communities bear all the marks of religious persecution. Survivors have told similar stories about the experience of a Fulani attack. Typically, dozens, if not hundreds of herdsmen ride into a village on horseback, setting buildings on fire and spraying bullets indiscriminately.

“They were shouting, ‘Allahu Akbar’ and also saying, ‘We must wipe out these infidel Christians today,’” one survivor of an attack in September 2014 recounted.

The “Middle-Belt region serves as the line where the majority Christian south pushes up against the predominantly Muslim north and conflict along religious lines is common.

Fulani Herdsmen and Buhari’s Security Policy

Meanwhile, the Islamic terror group Boko Haram grabs most of the headlines and the top of Buhari’s security agenda. “In tackling the insurgency, we have a tough and urgent job to do. Boko Haram will soon know the strength of our collective will. We should spare no effort until we defeat terrorism,” Buhari said after winning the Nigerian presidential election on March 28.

But does Buhari’s plan include defeating terrorist Fulani herdsmen also? To his credit, he has condemned attacks in the past, “if the people can no longer listen to their leaders, such crises might persist and make life more miserable for the people,” he said after the March massacre.

“Middle-Belt” Christians face many of the same threats to their safety that Christians in the north experience from Boko Haram, and they continue to live in fear, “The people are still living under fear and panic but we have assured them of adequate security,” a police spokesperson said after the region’s most recent attack by Fulani herdsmen that killed as many as 96 Christians in Benue state, according to reports.

The recent upsurge through the end of April and into May suggests that police lack the necessary capacity to provide adequate security, so improvements remain to be seen. Instead, Christians have had good reason to panic because this month’s attacks represent nothing new. Since the summer of 2014, the news has reported these kinds of assaults on Christians by Fulani herders in August, September, December, January, and March.

“In their quest to eliminate Christians in Plateau state and their thirst for blood, [they] have succeeded in killing Christians and burning their houses,” said a Plateau man who has survived Fulani attacks this May.

Because of the ongoing tragedy leading up to Buhari’s inaguration, he now faces the challenge of distancing himself from statements he has made in the past, which would only serve to embolden Muslim violence and persecution against Christians in central Nigeria.

“I will continue to show openly and inside me the total commitment to the Sharia movement that is sweeping all over Nigeria,” Buhari said in 2001. “God willing, we will not stop the agitation for the total implementation of the Sharia in the country.”

Read more at http://www.persecution.org.


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Video: The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa – Author Interview

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via New English Review

An interview with John Alembillah Azumah, the author of “The Legacy of Arab-Islam In Africa“.

Muslims Behead Dozens of Ethiopian Christians in Latest ISIS Video

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Full video linked below. via Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya | CNS News.

CAIRO (AP) — Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group’s atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq.

The release of the 29-minute video comes a day after Afghanistan’s president blamed the extremists for a suicide attack in his country that killed at least 35 people — and underscores the chaos gripping Libya after its 2011 civil war and the killing of dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

It also mirrored a film released in February showing militants beheading 21 captured Egyptian Christians on a Libyan beach, which immediately drew Egyptian airstrikes on the group’s suspected positions in Libya. Whether Ethiopia would — or could — respond with similar military force remains unclear.

Ethiopia long has drawn the anger of Islamic extremists over its military’s attacks on neighboring Somalia, whose population is almost entirely Muslim. While the militant in the video at one point said “Muslim blood that was shed under the hands of your religion is not cheap,” it did not specifically mention the Ethiopian government’s actions.

The video, released via militant social media accounts and websites, could not be independently verified by The Associated Press. However, it corresponded to other videos released by the Islamic State group and bore the symbol of its al-Furqan media arm.

The video starts with what it called a history of Christian-Muslim relations, followed by scenes of militants destroying churches, graves and icons. A masked fighter brandishing a pistol delivers a long statement, saying Christians must convert to Islam or pay a special tax prescribed by the Quran.

It shows one group of captives, identified as Ethiopian Christians, purportedly held by an Islamic State affiliate in eastern Libya known as Barqa Province. It also shows another purportedly held by an affiliate in the southern Libyan calling itself the Fazzan Province. The video then switches between footage of the captives in the south being shot dead and the captives in the east being beheaded on a beach. It was not immediately possible to estimate how many captives were killed or confirm their identities.


Watch the video at Heavy.com. who writes:

The video begins with a long introduction of a rant against Christendom, but the gore begins at around 25-minutes where a pistol brandishing jihadist claims that Christians must convert to Islam or pay a special tax in the Quran known as Jizya.

First a line of alleged Ethiopian Christians are lined up and shot in the back of the head. After that, the scene cuts to a beach where another group of alleged Ethiopian Christians are beheaded in much a similar way to the February beheadings of the Coptic Christians.

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