Well...folks need to read "The Destruction of Black Civilizations" by Chancellor Williams to get a little glimpse of what the Arabs did to Africans and their mentality on how the veiw "people" in general. But as long as blackfolks STAY loyal to the FIRST massa[Arabs}, there can NEVER be a discussion. As long as the patriarchal "gaze" in terms of our history with them and Europeans stay focused on pretending SLAVERY NEVER "initially" happened with the Arabs.....well it doesn't take a genius to know what will continue to occur. Me myself? I don't understand the subliminal protection many Africans give to these former slave masters. Cuz there's no LIES here in terms of Arabs participation in slavery-there's no lies in Arabs killing millions of black males in a bloody effort to turn them into enunchs-there's no lies in Arabs transforming black women into concubines and thus introducing FGM in African culture. I couldn't make this up if I tried. Don't have that kind of monsterous imagination. And there's no lies regarding what is going on today with the same folks that destroyed African life back in the 2nd century-starting in Ethiopia-where Arabs fled to initially for safety when they were under fire in their own country.
But! As I say as long as blackfolks continue to be denial about what REALLY happened to us-continue to DENY the TRUE history of what occured based on a mindset that has enslaved us....well....... you know the story. Cuz all this tip toeing around the obvious in my opinion is straight up bullshit. But OUR history isn't. Cuz things DID occur. And that's where WE need to start. Otherwise, there will be no engaging in truth cuz folks who says they are awake are CLEARLY still in a deep "coma-like" sleep. Look! They didn't call the Arabs the "sleeping giants" for nothing....we really NEED to address why......but! I'm. Just. Sayin.