Is this a cover up? American slavery was the worst but however you slice it, Muslims were highly involved in the slave trade for hundreds of years. However you may rationalize it, the Arabic word for black folks is synonymous with “slave”. There’s a reason for that.
What are you basing this on?
This is based on Arabic. Many Africans have been brainwashed into abandoning their lively culture and taking on Islam and Arab cultur.e Many Arabs see Africans as inferior. Abids is an Arabic word for black slaves and also black people in the Arabic language. It is the same word. How do you define this word?
Live and learn:
There's nothing here that either expounds on or substantiates that claim. This is not a denial of the existence of slave systems, but as I stated earlier, slave systems are social institutions and are NOT the invention of religious text (in this case Islam).
While I do honor and respect the work of Dr Clarke as well as Dr Chancellor Williams, there is a very serious issue regarding the lack of engagement of primary sources concerning the culture and identity of who and what is Arab.
**This is where white supremacy becomes a more complex issue than ignorant white people yelling or chanting anti Black slogans**
The link to the document is a response that goes into some detail on the complexity of Arabic language regarding how and why Black people are identified. The fact of the matter is that the anti Islamic narrative has been long advanced by missionaries and others who have no qualification to speak or discuss (from historical or cultural context) anything on Africana/Islamic matters past or present.
The error in assuming Arab is an automatic reference to white people is done by people intentionally and unintentionally. Even Black scholars who have done so, have done so out an unqualified state (ie Chanellor Williams ethnography of Arabs as white was absolutely incorrect)