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The forgotten European slaves of Islamic Barbary North Africa and Islamic Ottoman Turkey

November 25, 2016

The forgotten European slaves of Islamic Barbary North Africa and Islamic Ottoman Turkey, Jihad Watch

 

Their capture and enslavement was based on elements of Islamic law that are still part of that law in all its various permutations and manifestations.

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“Ohio State University history Professor Robert Davis describes the White Slave Trade as minimized by most modern historians in his book Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500–1800 (Palgrave Macmillan).”

“White slavery” is a common term, but it is unfortunate, as the slaves described in this video were not captured and enslaved because they were white, but because they were non-Muslim. Their capture and enslavement was based on elements of Islamic law that are still part of that law in all its various permutations and manifestations.