Late on June 19, 1631 More than 200 armed corsairs anchored off the Village of Baltimore in Ireland,and raided the town, 107 people were carried away by the Arabs to the slave markets of North Africa, only three lived to return home.
A few months ago I was visiting Blogsense-By-Barb‘s website, she had an interesting article posted about Jefferson, in our war against the Barbary pirates. It was a fairly simple read, and thought my 11-year-old grandson might enjoy a story about naval encounters with pirates. As he read the story, he got a really puzzled look on his face, then he said, “They never told me this.”
I asked what they’d never told him.
“White slaves, I thought all slaves were black, my teacher never said anything, none of my books say anything about there ever being any white slaves, I didn’t know.”
My grandson isn’t the only one who believes all slaves were black . Teaching him the truth now could make life difficult for him in school. Regardless of the issue most kids going into their teens, will argue a point to death, if they think they’re right. He’s no different. He’ll end up debating the point with a teacher who was herself taught revisionist history. Invariably, sooner or later the question will come up on a standardized test. The truth doesn’t fit the politically correct narrative.
In reality, very few Americans know much at all about the “more modern” history of slavery. Yes we all know was mentioned in the Bible, we all know that the Romans had slaves. Our schools have made sure every child in the country knows about the horrors of the African Slave Trade, although most believe incorrectly that was white slavers who stole black Africans from their homes. That undoubtedly happened occasionally but it was rare. From Cynthia Yocky’s website:
When the white slaver showed up in his wooden ship, he made a business deal with a Muslim wholesaler [note by Cynthia Yockey: for example, Obama’s tribe]. Jihad was the machinery that Mohammed used, and his model worked well in Africa as slavers filled the slave pens for the same reason that Mohammed did it: profit. Whites only traded slaves with Islam for about 200 years. Islam was in the slave trade before and after selling to the West.
Slavery existed in Africa long before the first European set foot there, and it still exists today. In Sudan and you can buy a human being was little as $15.00. A young virgin might cost you as much is $75.00, Nigeria where she will probably be taken, she might fetch the slaver more than $500 .00.
Modern Day African Slave Trade
In West Africa the old slave trafficking routes are once again traveled by those who would enslave others for profit . However these routes are now being traveled in trucks and vans instead of by camel. Mobile Phones are the norm for the slave merchants to communicate back and forth as they transport their human cargo. The slave trafficking trade involves most countries in sub-Saharan West Africa.
Children are kidnapped or purchased from their families for as little as $20 each by slave traders in poverty ridden areas, such as Beninand Togo, then sold into slavery in brothels or as domestic servants for over $300.00 each in the richer neighboring countries, such as Nigeria and Gabon. (Anti -Slavery Society). Children are sold in West African countries as domestic and commercial labor and also for sexual exploitation. Girls from Benin and Togo are in great demand by wealthy families in Lagos, Nigeria and also in Libreville in Gabon.
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Unknown to most Americans, from around the late 16th century well into the 19th, hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of European women faced exactly the same fate as the girls in the picture. North African Slavers routinely raided the Christian villages along Europe’s Atlantic Coast and Mediterranean coast
Large raiding parties might be essentially unopposed. When pirates sacked Vieste in southern Italy in 1554, for example, they took an astonishing 6,000 captives. Algerians took 7,000 slaves in the Bay of Naples in 1544, in a raid that drove the price of slaves so low it was said you could “swap a Christian for an onion.”
Spain, too, suffered large-scale attacks. After a raid on Granada in 1566 netted 4,000 men, women, and children, it was said to be “raining Christians in Algiers.” For every large-scale raid of this kind there would have been dozens of smaller ones.
The appearance of a large fleet could send the entire population inland, emptying coastal areas. In 1566, a party of 6,000 Turks and Corsairs sailed up the Adriatic and landed at Fracaville. The authorities could do nothing, and urged complete evacuation, leaving the Turks in control of over 500 square miles of abandoned villages all the way to Serracapriola.
During the 16th and 17th centuries more slaves were taken south across the Mediterranean than west across the Atlantic. Estimates vary, in his book Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters Professor Robert C. Davis puts the total at around 1.2 million, I recall seeing other estimates as high as 3.2 Million. We know that hundreds of towns were raided, burned to the ground, the inhabitants take in North Africa and sold. Most would have been sold in Tripolitania, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.
Once a town was raided and the people taken away their was no accurate way to determine the number of people who were captured. Most of the estimates I’ve seen have been bases the number of European Christian slaves reported to be in an area at different times in the number of slaves that would need to be captured to sustain the white slave population.
We know that Spain was hard hit, In 1492 the Spanish evicted the last of the Islamic Moors who had conquered the country around 710AD, The Moors didn’t appreciate being kicked out, so raids against the Spanish Peninsula were a sort of retaliatory jihad. Muslims have never never completely gotten over losing Cordoba, the Baghdad of the West. Cordoba represented the height of Islamic power. You may recall Cordoba was the name the Ground Zero Mosque developers wanted to give their so called Islamic Center. The symbolism would have been understood by every Muslim in the World.
The men generally found themselves chained to an oar on a ship, or working in mines. There was a market for young boys in the homosexual underground, before they reached puberty, after that they’d lose their value. The women depending on their age and appearance would have been used as domestic servants, or as sex slaves. Attractive, young, healthy white women were expensive so they were more likely to end up as concubines in a harem.
Why aren’t Americans thaught about this? It’s fairly simple, it doesn’t fit the political left’s narrative. As you saw in Torimoms post: The Matrix, Part 4: The Agents the political left controls our education system. As Prof. Davis explains, white slaves with non-white masters simply do no fit “the master narrative of European imperialism.” The victimization schemes so dear to academics require white wickedness, not White suffering.
Worse than that, from their point of view, if the conversation gets started, another interesting and inconvenient fact might come to light.
You See; There are many more White Americans descended from slaves than there are White Americans who where slave owners. White slavery was common in Colonial America, but that is another story.