“Brother, to me, there are no Muslims in this world presently except Darfuris. Since the Arab-backed illegitimate regime under Omar Bashir started butchering my people, all we mistook to be Muslims, especially Arabs, became infidels (kaffirs) for not acting.”
These are the sarcastic words by Salih Fur whom I met on plane on my way to Winnipeg from St. John’s early this year. He goes on: “I came to Canada from Egypt where I was called ‘slaves’ and other bad names, simply because I am black.”
Salih was on his way to Toronto and we coincidentally shared a seat. He sadly told me: “Can you believe? Sudan still has black people who regard themselves to be Arabs and discriminate against fellow Africans!” His cry is clear. Muslims, the world over, have betrayed their colleagues in Darfur. This betrayal, according to Salih, has rendered them kaffirs.
I wanted to know further why this was his take. He has good Quran-based reasons. He told me that his people goofed thanks to being referred to as “Ahal Quran” or “the people of book” by Bashir. Little did they know it was a ploy he used to fool them as they refrained from pursuing modern education! They heavily regret his lie.
Salih seems to be good at this holy book of Muslims thanks to verses he gave me. When I arrived home, I touched base with another friend from Darfur, a Mr. Etahir. This guy -I met also in Canada-, hates everything Islamic and Arabic. He was born and raised a true Muslim till 2005, when he survived beatings in Cairo simply because he was black, and thus, slave, as per Arab take of black people. Therefore, was not supposed to attend prayers. Infuriated and badly injured at heart, he kissed Islam good-bye.
[49:11] O you who believe, no people shall ridicule other people, for they may be better than they. Nor shall any women ridicule other women, for they may be better than they. Nor shall you mock one another, or make fun of your names. Evil indeed is the reversion to wickedness after attaining faith. Anyone who does not repent after this, these are the transgressors.
James, a Darfur Christian convert, too was born and raised Muslim. But when Arab-sponsored Janjaweed started killing his people as they uttered “Allah Akbar!” (God is great), he reverted to Christianity. There are many such incidents reminiscent to Darfur people.
Going back to Salih, he gave me some verses from the Quran to justify why he has lost faith in all beliefs, in all Muslims, except his Darfur people. Before delving into the whole fiasco and betrayal as per Salih, I must admit, this is not my take though.
Now let us face it. As per Islamic tenets, all Muslims are brothers and are connected like cogs on the wheel. If this is so, (and indeed it is), it is ordered that when one Muslim is offended, all Muslims should come to his aid.
[49:9] If two groups of believers fought with each other, you shall reconcile them. If one group aggresses against the other, you shall fight the aggressing group until they submit to GOD’s command. Once they submit, you shall reconcile the two groups equitably. You shall maintain justice; GOD loves those who are just.
Why didn’t this happen to Darfur? One thing makes one an infidel: going contrary to Islamic teachings and Quranic-and-Allah’s commandments. [49:1] O you who believe, do not place your opinion above that of GOD and His messenger. You shall reverence GOD. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.
Why did the Arab League become the first Islamic outfit to vehemently support Bashir, the African that calls himself an Arab, after he is water-tightly implicated by the ICC? Where is the Organization for Islamic countries? Why are Arab countries openly supporting genocide of Muslims by inviting Bashir to their countries and being his lifeline financially? Where were African Muslims that are renowned for taking to the streets when Arab Muslims are touched?
Refer to many demonstrations when US attacked Iraq and Afghanistan not to mention the support for Hezbollah when Israel pounded on its stronghold in Lebanon. We don’t see them doing the same for Somalia or Darfur! Isn’t this self-discrimination as seen in Sudan where African tribes like Al-Shygya, Al-Jalya and Misriya discriminate colleagues? Why did Africans not support their colleagues in the first place? Doesn’t this put them in the same bag as other Arab infidels, to loan words from Salih, that turned their backs to those supposed to be their brothers and sisters in faith? How could they remain Muslims whilst their hands are full of Darfur’s blood?
Interestingly, although the West is always accused of being anti-Islam by Islamic fundamentalists, what it is doing in Darfur proves otherwise. The West is assisting the Darfur refugees whilst Arab countries shy away, exploit and torture them. Refer to Cairo killings and beatings of Sudanese refugees when they took to the streets to make their case, so as for some to be housed by Israel. They reached this stage after being discriminated against, killed, exploited and insulted by Egyptians simply because they’re black. As usual, Arab and so-called Muslim states failed to condemn this brutality!
Let’s face it. Arabs north of Sahara (Maghreb) call themselves Africans under AU or whenever there’s anything of benefit for them under African preference. This happened in 1991 when an Egyptian, Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, was appointed UN General Secretary on Africa’s ticket. However, Egyptians abuse and hate to be referred to as Africans. And to prove Arab’s indifference and disregard of Africans, the same “African” did not take any action during the Rwanda genocide. To Egyptians and other Arabs, every black person is a slave. Remember these people calling blacks “slaves” are the same people whose ancestors sold Africans to slavery. Therefore, slavery still exists in their mindset. That’s why redressing Africa for miseries slavery caused is sine quo non shall we want to deter such barbarism.
[49:13] O people, we created you from the same male and female, and rendered you distinct peoples and tribes that you may recognize one another. The best among you in the sight of GOD is the most righteous. GOD is Omniscient, Cognizant.
Surat al Hujurat or walls put more emphasis on brotherhood and equality for Muslims. It insists on reconciliation especially during conflicts like the one we’re evidencing in Darfur in which Muslims all over the world have shied away. Hereunder are more verses about the same.
[49:10] The believers are members of one family; you shall keep the peace within your family and reverence GOD, that you may attain mercy.
[49:14] The Arabs said, “We are Mu’mens (believers).” Say, “You have not believed; what you should say is, `We are Muslims (submitters),’ until belief is established in your hearts.” If you obey GOD and His messenger, He will not put any of your works to waste. God is Forgiver, Most Merciful.
[49:15] Mu’mens (believers) are those who believe in GOD and His messenger, then attain attain the status of having no doubt whatsoever, and strive with their money and their lives in the cause of GOD. These are the truthful ones.
Having mused upon above verses, is it unfair for Darfuris to regard other Muslims the world over as kaffirs for betraying them?
Nkwazi Mhango is a Tanzanian living in Canada. He writes regularly for “The African Executive” and also has a blog entitled “Free Thinking Unabii”. He is a regular contributor to AfroSpear.
m water said:
at a simplistic level i have always wondered why arab muslims flirt with and can marry ‘black’ muslim women yet ‘black’ muslim men, can i say, should not even dare imagine doing likewise.
Malcolm X i think mentions this in his writtings: the arab superiority in the islamic hierarchy
The Arabs went into Africa,conquered,proselytyzed butchered, maimed ,enslaved,raped and destroyed.
They had relations with African women and turned many African men into eunnuchs to look after their harems.
Many have forgotten that force and violence are part and parcel of Islam in its quest to attain converts.
Today,the descendants of the Arabs and African women are the ones who hate black Africans .
This group of people have Arab surnames, speak Arabic, can memorize the Quran and one cannot dispute them that they are not Arabs. They would argue and spit blood to let you know they are Arabs.
I do nort know what is the interest of black people in Islam.
There is really no sharing of power at all for blacks within Islam.
Religiosity is not only about worshipng and spirituality but also of attaining some type of power similar to that of the Supreme God. In a good way of course, because real power is always good.
Furthermore, I do not even believe that Allah is the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses .
Islam could have been relegated mainly to the Arabs if they had not used violence. There is no universality in Islam . This religion is similar to Hinduism.
I hope African muslims wake up out of their blind and ignorant stupor and recognize what Islam really is all about.
There is nothing good for black people in Islam but degradation,invisibility, fakeness and a second class spirituality.
Ana… you can say exactly the same things about Europeans and Christianity.
Not really, because there is universality in Christianity. The God of Abraham from the very beginning included and speaks to everyone.
If Europeans have made a mockery out of Christianity, it has nothing to do with Jehovah, Jesus and Christianity.
Would you blame God for the failure of Adam and Eve?
Furthermore, Europeans were not even the first Christians. Armenians and Ethiopians were the first Christian nations.
There is universality in Christianity. I do not understand why everyone always equate Christianity with Europeans.
Christianity flourished very long before outside of the power of the Romans.
Early Christians were not even Europeans.
Nothing in the Biblical texts speak about Islam.
Muhamad is not part of the lineage that Jehovah God would have used either.
Ask any Muslim the name of God and they say Allah.
God told Abraham, Moses and all the other prophets his name. They all knew God as Yahweh (Jehovah).
But the main reason why Allah is not the God of Abraham is because from the very beginning, God made it clear that his Creation had to be redeemed with the blood of Jehovah Yeshua.
Until Muslims get this part included in their doctrines, Islam will never be the religion of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses.
It cannot be about speaking Arabic, turning to the east and praying five times a day or visiting Mecca.
Sinful mankind has to be redeemed. No ritual is going to save us.
Amad Hassan said:
thank you for letting other people know what is going own in Darfur sudan ,
Peace to all,
I enjoyed reading this post but lets remember anytime the U.S. is ASSISTING a country, especially Africa, its always for particular reason. Never with good intentions.
Ana, you have to get your facts straight! In fact, your comments seem quite hateful. One would be foolish to think that Christianity was not spread the in worse ways then Islam was. Have we forgotten the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Africa continues to be exploited by America/Europeans under the umbrella of Christianity. Not to mention the good old evangelist that come to Africa curing the blind and deaf!
As an African-American Muslim, I am disgusted with my Muslim brothers who are led by ignorance. We must separate Islam from Muslims. There is nothing wrong with Islam, just how its interpreted. I can say that there are horrible Christians in America, and yes they are but I will never blame Christianity.
You know many Afro-Arabs have a serious identity complex, they think they Arab. While they may have Arab blood their physical traits do no resemble what we think of as Arab. Now Africans/ African Americans have the same problem. In fact, any race of people that has been enslaved by another has that problem. Look Black and African women perming their hair? African women bleaching there skin? You cannot just say this a North African problem! There are blacks all throughout South and Central America who are beaten and discriminated against, and they claim Christianity and are good ole Christian god fearing people. We African-Americans have the same complex. We men prefer light skin girls. Some African-American women would have a child with a guy if the feel is hair texture would not be nappy.
You mentioned that Ethiopians and Armenians were the first Christians. Well here is something interesting:
Brasheet bara Allaha `eet shmaya wa eet ar’a.
This is Aramaic not Arabic and we see that Allah was the originator of creation. He was mentioned since the very beginning of scripture. Allah has also declared himself in Isaiah 46:9 that he is Allah and there is no one else.
We can go further into the religion of Jesus (May peace be with him) and closely examine his teachings because they very much coincide with Islam. A Muslim will never argue against these beautiful lessons and as a Muslim, I have no troublr admitting that I follow thses teachings from the New Testament Mark 12:29, ” And Jesus answered him, The first of all commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord Allah, The Lord is one.”
With that being said, I have always believe that people seeking religion are seeking truth. So, before you go off the wall with your comments, seriously compare and contrast religious text before sounding so simple.
Peace and Love
Hateful? Why are you so thin skinned?
Look I will not offend Jehovah Shalom by arguing with you.
But I do not believe that Allah is the same one who spoke to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Moses.
I made it very clear with my facts above.
Abraham knew God as Jehovah. Descendants of mankind are blessed because of Abraham’s faith.
You are the simple one because this is the crux:
From the very beginning, God’s plan was to redeem mankind sins with the blood of Jehovah Yeshua. Islam is another story altogether. The tenets of Islam do not coincide with Jehovah God’s original plan. And Muhamad is not of the lineage of all the other prophets.
We are not talking religion, but the teachings of the Almighty Creator. You folks love to take aspect of the Scriptures and rthen say that Allah is Jehovah. What about the redemtion aspect?
And Europe is not and has never been Christian. Stop fooling yourself.
Mankind has to be reemed to be reconciled with the Almighty and that aspect does not exist within Islam.
You should ask yourself why a loving God who is interested in the salvation of everyone would create 70 virgins or maybe resurrect them just to please men. This foolishness is not of God. We were not created to praise anyone but to glorify God. Almighty God would never do such thing. Islam’s teaching does not match that of the loving God Abraham worshipped and Jesus spoke of.
I do not care if ignorant individuals want to sit under a mango tree and say they are something that they aren’t really.
I come from a world where folks say they are all kind of things. The offense is when folks get together with an agenda to destroy others.
And this is the problem with Arab Muslims and their dark skinned posses.
A long as they are not hurting anyone with their ignorance, it is fine with me.
Jehovah God made it very clear that mankind has to be redeemed to be reconciled back to Him.
This is my last post because I noticed you have no intention of proving God right but of proving Muslims right.
Ismail Drangle said:
Let me say very clear massage for you guess.this is not about Christianities or Islamic.this is about President Al Bashir he have been killing his own people in darfur since 2003,So all the people are in (IDP)camps some of them are refuges in foreign country so how about the Muslims around the world they just holding their hand and looking for their brothers.So The God said Muslim to Muslim are brothers they don’t have to kill each other event Rasulullah(s) when his neighbor was Kuffar he was dealing with him like he’s part of his group,so event his neighbor sometimes he was throwing the garbage’s So one day the neighbor he doesn’t throw the garbage he went to see what’s happen for his neighbor he doesn’t throw something so this is example for those who are believe in they’re Arab and Muslim so you can see that’s why the people running away from the Islam, Nkwazi he
remnant that there was one who is a Fur he was going to pray in the mosque so the the people say him coming to still our shoes you’re not coming to pray so that is a big problems in the Muslim world
I recommend the following book:
“Tears of the Desert, A Memoir of Survival in Darfur ”
by Halima Bashir with Damien Lewis.
Ana, Ana, Ana, you still do not understand.
I agree with you on the issue of Sudan but its the same thing that went on in Rwanda and Islam was not the reason. Behind that conflict, were nice Christians whites from Belgium and France.
Yes what Sudan is doing is unislamic and inhumane but Islam is not the problem, but people who practice it! I can say that there are many Christians who have and continue to practice the same kind of butchery. However with European and Christian nations, this genocide and mental slaver is done under the auspices of freedom and democracy all while they continue to rape and deplete Africa’s resources. So yes cite your book, and I can cite many as well. But what you need to speek on is the identity complex that is going on in Sudan and with all people of African descent especially. We are trying to ascribe to white ideals. Sudanese Arabs in the north shun their African history and prefer to be considered Arabs. Arabs throughout Arabia (especially in oil rich nations) are ascribing to an Anglo-Euro Ideal…
Ana you really need to study Christianity because your comments are ripe (no pun) with emotions and no facts. I am not going to argue with you based on your earlier comments about Christianity vs. Islam because it clear shows that you are not my equal when it comes Christian and Islamic Doctrine. And any light that I care to shed will not be heeded to because your mind and heart are already biased that even if i dangle the truth in your face you will not accept it. But that’s cool, I use to be Christian and as a Muslim I still subscribe to the major tenets of Christianity.
Look for truth Ana! Remember, truth hurts and will force you to reevaluate yourself, something most are afraid to do.
Since you are the scholar,
go read the the Gospel of St. Barnabas, and Jesus: Prophet of Islam.
Quick note: the Gospel of St. Barnabas was taken out of the Bible by papal authorities. Find out why.
Why is Christianity equated with Europeans? Well Ana that’s because its the religion that was force upon AmeriIndians and Africans with the intention of liberating us from ourselves. And to this day we still have good ole evangelist coming to Haiti and Africa curing the deaf, blind, and handicapped. Praise him! And give me your last dime….Ana please!
Much love to you!
As a Christian, I agree with you wholeheartedly with your sentiments here.
During my pilgrimmage to West Africa, I visited slave castles in Ghana, and saw with my own eyes where Europeans had built their churchs right over the pits where they kept rebellious Africans who refused to be slaves, and starved them to death as an example to the other captives. I remember thinking to myself at the time that here were so-called Christians, who sang hymns, prayed to God and preached about the love of Christ, while they had other human beings right under their feet starving to death!
Some may say that was then, but it’s not like that now, while the practitioners of Islam today are the ones still practising slavery and violence in Africa. However as you correctly state: “I can say that there are many Christians who have and continue to practice the same kind of butchery. However with European and Christian nations, this genocide and mental slaver is done under the auspices of freedom and democracy all while they continue to rape and deplete Africa’s resources.”
There are also groups like the Lords Resistance Army in northern Uganda, led by the self-proclaimed Prophet of God, Joseph Kony, who claims to communicate with the Holy Spirit, that are fighting to establish a theocratic state based on the tenets of the ten commandments. The LRA engage in the abduction of children for their army, murder, mutilation and the sexual enslavement of women and girls… all in the name of the Christian God.
“Yes what Sudan is doing is unislamic and inhumane but Islam is not the problem, but people who practice it!”
Similar to you I believe that the problem with Christianity today is Christians. If Christ returned to the earth today and preached his message, it’s these same so-called “Christians” who would be screaming “Crucify Him!”
Peace and blessings to you!
I agree with all of you up to some point. The point with the Sudanese is that many of the mixed Sudanese identify with the Arabs.
This is very similar with many of us Blacks in the west who in some way or the other identify with the western world.
Yes we share language , culture and even bloodline with many Westeners and I have no problem with that.
I do not have a problem with identification. My problem is with those who are causing harm and damage to others.
Jihad was issued against the people of south Sudan, Darfur and the many black tribes that practice Islam in Sudan.
You see many black Africans still cling to their tribal unislamic ways and the so called Islamic police are having a fit.There is an agenda to make Sudan Islamic by any means necessary.
One more thing and I explained it very clearly, Allah is not the same as the “God, I am” who spoke to Moses, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Many of you do not want to see the big picture because you have this “Islam is the answer” bull ****mentality going on in your consciousness and you believe the black man ‘s dignity can be restored with Islam.
I disagree with the tenets of islam and its spirituality and I will “go there” and criticize Islam even if it is not politically correct.
There is a jihadist movement in Sudan and that is to drive away the so called black tribes out of existence, the very people who are Muslims in the first place.
Another thing, and let it be very clear, because this is Spiritiuality 101, ,all Ancient people and indigenous people worshiped the Creator, therefore Islam is not the answer to anything.
Yahweh wired us all up from time immemorial.
I have never once mentioned Christianity because Jesus never even talked about Christianity.
Christ brought a message of redemption and reconciling the Creation back to Yahweh.
Ethiopians and Armenians were two of the early people who received Christ’s message.
Many of the early people who followed Christ were Jewish and then the message shifted to the Greeks who later became too sophisticated for their own good.
Christ’s message stirred among Romans until Emperor Constantine declared Cristianity official religion and we know how inmoral the Romans were.
Then the religion shifted to all over Europe proper and we know the history there with Martin Luther.
Materialistic and atheistic Europeans were not the best people to teach Christ’s belief.
This faith or belief system then came to the Americas with the Europeans and we all know the story of the Atlantic Slave Trade and at the same time, Europeans finding passages in the Bible to justify slavery.
Every one of those Africans above those slave ships knew the Creator.
Every indigenous person in the Americas knew God.
They may not have known about Jesus and the redemptive message but they knew God.
God has no other busisness to do but to shift his gospel to elsewhere whenever He encounters foolishness.
Don’t ever believe I am judging Muslism per se, those who call themselves Christians are notorious for their hatred.
My problem is with those who believe thy have right to harm others.
Muslims do not speak up against any evil Muslims do, sometimes even if the victims are Muslims.
Muslims don’t give two figs about other people.
Hey, I imagine you have no solidarity with Halima Bashir the Muslim doctor who was raped by the janjaweed.
Amanqwah, Is this why you went into a fit when I just mentioned to read this book?
We are all human beings. No one is an infidel .
If there is anything correct and proper, let Yahaweh the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob refer to people as infidels. No one has the right to go there.
“If Christ returned today and preached this message …”
What many of you do not understand is that the the Creator does not really need us.
We are the ones who need God. Abraham alone with his faith was enough for God .
Noah’s famiy was excused and saved because of Noah.
God is not looking for numbers.
As opposed to Allah who seeks numbers so they can wage war on others,Yahweh himself will wage his own war on mankind. God does not need us to wage war on others.
I have two problems with lslam:
I do not believe Islam is a spiritual religion.
I believe Islam is a political system and there is little universality in this religion.
I cannot equate what miserable white people or any other Christian people have done and are doing as part of their Christian beliefs.
What was done by Europeans was due to their evil and wicked ways.
We all know that the US is not really a Christian nation. The only problem is that they think they are, Americans love to fool themselves.
Equating the US and Europe with Christianity when these societies are really secular and atheist is really not fair.
They practice Imperialism, not Christianity and they worship money and things, not God.
Muslims on the other hand practice evil and wickedness in the name of Islam.
This is my last post on this topic because it is always the white people , etc.
I recommend to some of you to start looking at the world with spiritual eyes because half the time our natural eyes do not work well.
Like Asa, I also agree with you whole heartedly on several points, and also your assesment of Ana, “… even if i dangle the truth in your face you will not accept it.”
I am only mentioning this since she seems to come to our sites with a demeanig attitude, to attempt to “teach” us something based on her acceptance of her Euro-centric based education as the yardstick in which to test or measure our knowledge.
I am always weary of one that speaks (writes) with such negative undercurrents and then end their comment with, Peace or in her case Saludos.
It appears that Ana is suffering from the same illness of identity as Bashir.
“Look for truth Ana! Remember, truth hurts and will force you to reevaluate yourself…”
“This is my last post on this topic because it is always the white people , etc.”
@Ana… It is a wise decision on your part to no longer continue posting on this topic. It is said that it is better to keep quiet and let everyone think you’re a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
You attempt to re-write history and disregard the facts, that Christians… whether they were White or not… CHRISTIANS… not so-called Christian nations… but CHRISTIANS were involved in the slave trade and the institution of slavery of Africans, the extermination of natives in the Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America, South America, including Australia… C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N-S! It was Christians who created Reservations in North America, to segregate Aboriginals so they could steal their land and resources… and then formed Residential Schools to take their children away to make them good little Anglo-ized Christians, while they sexually abused them. CHRISTIANS did this in the name of God and Christ! These are just some… SOME… of the things that were done in the name of Christ throughout history… up to today!
You make ridiculous statements such as:
“I cannot equate what miserable white people or any other Christian people have done and are doing as part of their Christian beliefs.”
And then on the other hand state:
“Muslims on the other hand practice evil and wickedness in the name of Islam.”
So according to you, you cannot equate the evil that Christians do in the name of Christianity as a part of their Christian beliefs, but you can equate the evil that Muslims do in the name of Islam as a part of their Muslim beliefs. Read this statement a few times and reflect on how irrational you sound.
Furthermore, Islam is just as universal as Christianity due to the fact that Christianity like Islam was spread around the world by word of mouth and by the sword!
As a Christian myself, I said above that the problem with Christianity is Christians. Let me clarify that statement. I didn’t mean all Christians… I meant Christians like you. I also stated that if Christ returned to the earth today and preached his message, it’s these same so-called “Christians” who would be screaming “Crucify Him!” This would certainly be you. I can clearly see you at the front of the crowd leading the mob of self-righteous Christian hypocrites, whom Christ himself called “Vipers and Devils” in his day… back then they were called Pharisees and Saducees… calling for his death.
You like to recommend books for others to read. Let me recommend one for you: The Bible. Start at Genesis and follow through to Revelations. As you read, ask God to open your “spiritual eyes” to see the truth… not just your truth. Ask God to open your “spiritual mind” to accept the truth… not just our obstinate narrow-minded version of the truth. And finally but more importantly, to soften your “spiritual heart” so you can gain wisdom so as to truly understand what it means to “judge not”.
Until then… it is wise to be silent.
@asabanga and Ensayn…..Peace to you both and asabanga, very well put!
George Jinasa said:
Bro Nkwazi seems to be very knowdgeable of religious teachings, Islam in particular. Like the bible, the holy Quraan is rich of teachings about equality, brotherhood and unity. Slavery is against Islamic teachings as much as it is unbiblical. Whoever believes in discrimination does not belong to Islam neither is he a Christian.
The general conclusion that Islam is not suitable for the blacks merely because there is discrimination in Sudan is based on a wrong and misconceived premises. The assertion would have been valid had the Quraan tought about discrimination. In the same token it is not proper to question the correctness of Christianity merely because there are some priests in Europe who favour sodomy.
Nkwazi is right in my opinion in disassociating the immoral conduct of the so called muslims with Islam
GEORGE JINASA said:
I, in the first place, appreciate the way bro Nkwazi has been very analytical and fair in his discourse. I entirely share view with him that all what most Arabs do are agaisnt the Quranic teaching. This has not started today. You remember during slave trade Africans were enslaved for fabricated reason that they were anfidels.
You may also remember how the so called European christians misused the biblical story about Nour to justify enslavement of the black people by Europeans. The story was used to classified Africans rooted from HAM as the slaves of Eurepeans (JAPHET) and Asians (SHAM). It was strongly contended that the enslavement of the Africans by Europeans and Asians was in fulfilment of the wishes of God.