History: Between 1530 and 1780 there were almost certainly 1 million and quite possibly as many as 1.25 million white, European Christians enslaved by the Muslims of the Barbary Coast of North Africa. On the coast of the Indian Ocean too, slave-trading posts were set up by Muslim Arabs.
And my only point was of courage and bravery very few can comprehend these days. Put your self in their shoes for a moment if you will. A fledgling country with almost nothing. A Captain is handed orders on a pier by his boss. Take that wooden ship. Go a quarter way around the planet. Zero safety net. Probably no support. Chances of sinking are high. Rudimentary navigation and charts. Find a group of local bad guys over there and tell them if they don’t cut the shit we’re going to Kick Their Asses!
You will hear about the crusades and how brutal they were, but you will never hear that the crusaders were trying to rescue the millions of Christian's that had been captured and enslaved by the muslims over centuries.
Soon it will be time for another crusade.... ?
Slavery and sex slavery was/is condoned by Mohammed.
Quran (8:69) - "But (now) enjoy what ye took in war, lawful and good" A reference to war booty, of which slaves were a part. The Muslim slave master may enjoy his "catch" because (according to verse 71) "Allah gave you mastery over them."
Quran (33:50) - "O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee" This is one of several personal-sounding verses "from Allah" narrated by Muhammad - in this case allowing a virtually unlimited supply of sex partners.
Quran (16:75) - "Allah sets forth the Parable (of two men: one) a slave under the dominion of another; He has no power of any sort; and (the other) a man on whom We have bestowed goodly favours from Ourselves, and he spends thereof (freely), privately and publicly: are the two equal? (By no means praise be to Allah.'
There were many kingdoms in Africa whose wealth was based on slave trafficing. Morocco, Orey, Dahomey, the Ashanti, and Timbuktu. I have read reports saying up to 85,000 people are still slaves in Morocco today. 18th century slave holding pens are preserved as tourist attractions in West Africa. The ruins of vast holding pens, like stock yards for humans, are ignored in Morocco.
But of course I'm a white American, so I must be especially guilty...