Africa / Islam / Islam - Ottoman Empire / SLAVERY

The Genocidal Legacy of 14 Centuries of Islamic Imperialism | Interview with Professor John Alembillah Azumah of Ghana (Video)

“Hence in the study of Islam in the West, the dominant convention is that a critical approach is reserved for the Christian past but forbidden for the Muslim past…The net result is a romantic picture of the history of Islam avoiding and sometimes denying such issues as the jihadists slaughter and massive enslavement of traditional African believers”

  – John Alembillah Azumah, Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa pp. xiv-xv

 

“I, as an African, who embarked on the study of Islam in Africa was very frustrated that especially back in the 90s when I was doing my studies that Western academics were shying away, almost self-censoring on these difficult themes of Jihad, of the violence associated with Jihad and the slave raiding and slave trading very massively undertaken by Muslim societies in Africa”  —

John Alembillah Azumah, Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa

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