quote:Originally posted by DivineJoy:
The West African Kings (Mali and Songhai empires) are the ones who sold their enemies as slaves to America. Their religion was mainly Islam. The people they sold....worshiped the God in Heaven. Yep, you're a descendants of the 12 tribes of Israel.
May I ask, what empirical data (historical, anthropological, or archaeological) you have to substantiate such a claim? To my knowledge, the scholarship simply does not support such a claim, whether we are talking about the research of Albert Raboteau, John Blassingame, Yvonne Chireau, Riggins Earl, or the older work of Mays, Du Bois, Herskovits, Frazier, et al.