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Wednesday, March 10, 2004

When Europeans Were Slaves: Research Suggests White Slavery Was Much More Common Than Previously Believed: "Most other accounts of slavery along the Barbary coast didn't try to estimate the number of slaves, or only looked at the number of slaves in particular cities, Davis said. Most previously estimated slave counts have thus tended to be in the thousands, or at most in the tens of thousands. Davis, by contrast, has calculated that between 1 million and 1.25 million European Christians were captured and forced to work in North Africa from the 16th to 18th centuries."
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Slavery is a sin not unique to the white races [note the plural], nor to the Christian religion. It has been a human failing, just like hatred, greed, lust, and other wickedness. Who is lobbying for Africa to pay reparations to Europe? Hmmmm. Is because of whom is perceived to have the deep pockets? Islam is an economic failure, so Muslim states cannot be expected to pay. The heritage of Western Europe, however, is one of financial success. Sooo...greed goes where the money is.
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