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Muslims Have Attacked Europeans for Hundreds of Years

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Why is it not taught that Muslim aggression against Europeans and Christians has been occurring for several hundred years?

From the 16th to 19th century, Muslim pirates in North Africa captured an estimated 800,000 to 1.25 million people as slaves. Most of these slaves were kidnapped Christian Europeans.

In the first half of the 1600s, Barbary corsairs - pirates from the Barbary Coast of North Africa, authorised by their governments to attack the shipping of Christian countries - ranged all around Britain's shores. In their lanteen-rigged xebecs (a type of ship) and oared galleys, they grabbed ships and sailors, and sold the sailors into slavery. Admiralty records show that during this time the corsairs plundered British shipping pretty much at will, taking no fewer than 466 vessels between 1609 and 1616, and 27 more vessels from near Plymouth in 1625. As 18th-century historian Joseph Morgan put it, 'this I take to be the Time when those Corsairs were in their Zenith'.
There are no records of how many men, women and children were enslaved, but it is possible to calculate roughly the number of fresh captives that would have been needed to keep populations steady and replace those slaves who died, escaped, were ransomed, or converted to Islam. On this basis it is thought that around 8,500 new slaves were needed annually to replenish numbers - about 850,000 captives over the century from 1580 to 1680.
BBC - History - British History in depth: British Slaves on the Barbary Coast
 

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Why is it not taught that Muslim aggression against Europeans and Christians has been occurring for several hundred years?

From the 16th to 19th century, Muslim pirates in North Africa captured an estimated 800,000 to 1.25 million people as slaves. Most of these slaves were kidnapped Christian Europeans.



BBC - History - British History in depth: British Slaves on the Barbary Coast

The horror :roll:

Seriously, who looks at pirates and thinks "they are robbing people because of Islam"
 

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The horror :roll:

Seriously, who looks at pirates and thinks "they are robbing people because of Islam"

Because Islam gives them that right. At least that is what a Muslim diplomat told John Adams.
 

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Why is it not taught that Muslim aggression against Europeans and Christians has been occurring for several hundred years?

From the 16th to 19th century, Muslim pirates in North Africa captured an estimated 800,000 to 1.25 million people as slaves. Most of these slaves were kidnapped Christian Europeans.



BBC - History - British History in depth: British Slaves on the Barbary Coast

Because that would go against the modern narrative. Most people have to no idea what happened in Europe at that time period.
 

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Because Islam gives them that right. At least that is what a Muslim diplomat told John Adams.

Of course he did. Because "we're doing this for Allah" plays better then "we're doing this because all those Europeans are rich and defenseless and robbing them makes us very wealthy"
 

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Because that would go against the modern narrative. Most people have to no idea what happened in Europe at that time period.

The Europeans were doing their level best to wipe each other out.
 

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The Europeans were doing their level best to wipe each other out.

Yea, and the Muslims were right there along side them, taking over land and killing and raping hundreds of thousands.
 

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Yea, and the Muslims were right there along side them, taking over land and killing and raping hundreds of thousands.

Rape was much SOP at the time in any army. Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, etc, it made no difference.
 

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Rape was much SOP at the time in any army. Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, etc, it made no difference.

Oh okay, so that made it okay. Thanks for the information.
 

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Oh okay, so that made it okay. Thanks for the information.

No, but don't act like this was something only those barbaric Muslims did. Because it wasn't.
 

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The horror :roll:

Seriously, who looks at pirates and thinks "they are robbing people because of Islam"

Read it again Tiger,

"...authorised by their governments to attack the shipping of Christian countries - ranged all around Britain's shores. "

What does that mean?
 

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No, but don't act like this was something only those barbaric Muslims did. Because it wasn't.

I didn't. I'm talking about the double standard in which "White Europeans" are always looked at as the evil in the world in regards to oppression and destruction.
 

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these threads are not about fair or truth seeking
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they now happen frequently throughout the day

it's like a massive circle jerk

entertaining but completely agenda driven

And sadly, not very entertaining. Does anybody know a good Muslim joke?
 

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I didn't. I'm talking about the double standard in which "White Europeans" are always looked at as the evil in the world in regards to oppression and destruction.

Nobody whose opinion is worth considering actually thinks that Euros are the only oppressive force
 

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Nobody whose opinion is worth considering actually thinks that Euros are the only oppressive force

Then I guess you should start writing the textbooks in America as well as Europe. That is the entire idea behind anything of the past 30-40 years.
 

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Did the governments of European nations legalize seizing ships based on religion, and enslave a million North Africans?

Uh.....it was probably more then a million, but yeah, they did.

And yeah, they did target Muslim shipping.
 

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Then I guess you should start writing the textbooks in America as well as Europe. That is the entire idea behind anything of the past 30-40 years.

That's certainly not the impression I got from my school textbooks.
 

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Uh.....it was probably more then a million, but yeah, they did.

And yeah, they did target Muslim shipping.

Well, start your own thread where you tell people about what "probably" happened. That should be riveting.
 
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