The Forgotten Refugees explores the history and destruction of Middle Eastern Jewish communities, some of which had existed for over 2,500 years. Featuring testimony from Jews who fled Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Yemen, these personal stories of refugees are interspersed with dramatic archival footage, including rescue missions of Yemenite and Iraqi Jews
“The Arab Slave Trade Sparked One of The Largest Slave Rebellions in History”
“[It] grew to involve over 500,000 enslaved and free men.”
“While most slaves who went to the Americas could marry and have families, most of the male slaves destined for the Middle East were castrated and most of the children born to the women were killed at birth. …a minimum of 28 million Africans were enslaved in the Muslim Middle East.
Since at least 80% of those captured by the Muslim slave traders were calculated to have died before reaching the slave markets, it is believed that the death toll from 14 hundred years of Arab – Muslim slave raids into Africa could have been as high as 112 million.
” — Dr. John Azumah
“…the worst part is that most of the enslaved were castrated…
The Arabs and the North Africans were racists. They despised the Black people. Which is why they didn’t allow them to have any children in their countries.
…this enslavement happened in the name of Allah. The Koran has never inhibited slavery. On the contrary, many passages in the Koran encourage the enslavement of non-Muslims. There has never been a single Arab intellectual who has advocated the cause of Blacks…
Through Islamization, African kings became accomplices (to the enslavement of blacks)”
— Tidiane N’Diaye
“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 pass…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