Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Middle Passage - Holocaust of Africans

Of the 15 million slaves that were brought to the Americans during the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, estimates range that 30 million to 100 million slaves perished before making it to the Americas in the infamous sea route known as the Middle Passage. There is no crime against humanity that can compare in years of protracted brutality and amounts of death. The only story that comes close in comparison is the 400 years of captivity, which the Children of Israel suffered in Egypt according to the scriptural narratives.

The Middle Passage is the area of the Atlantic Ocean where slave ships sailed between the west coast of Africa to the Americas. The areas where the largest concentrations were taken were Muslim lands (Senegal-Gambia, Hausa land, Sierra Leonne, and Ghana). See the book written by the Non-Muslim African history scholar Dr. Sylviane Diouf entitled "Servants of ALLAH: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas."

Has an apology ever been given regarding this holocaust? Have the offspring of these people been given justice? How many wealthy families and corporations that currently exist owe their wealth to the blood, sweat and tears of the victims of the African holocaust? Are they willing to give reparations?

Don't hold your breath.

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