The arab slave trade was longer than the atlantic and european slave trade. Some of the countries in the middle east ended slavery in the mid 1900s. Like saudi arabia ended slavery in the 1960s, same for yemen,the UAE, and oman ended their slavery in the 1970s. after slavery ended in those areas, it seems like there wasn’t really any sort big civil rights movement that happened in those areas. thats bugging me. The arab slave trade was terrible, over time it became more crappy towards africans as well. Literally most of the countries ended slavery because of western influence. If the west didn’t tell them it was bad it would probably still be going on.
slavery ended for them in the 1900s. there was no civil rights movement. none that i can’t find atleast. when you search up racism in the middle east on google you see a crap load of stuff. I seen stuff online about africans being called “abeed” which means slave pretty often.
Why do you guys think these countries are not as racially tolerant as America or the UK.
^Map that shows the most and least racially tolerant countries.
Over here in america during all my years of elementary school, middle school, and high school, i learned about america’s history of slavery, racism, and a lot of information about the civil rights movement. literally like 99% of youth here in america learn about this stuff. Im thinking this is the reason why we have a country thats pretty racially tolerant compared to other nations.
I don’t think they are teaching about this stuff in the middle eastern countries compared to the western countries.
^this link shows a lot of info about the arab slave trade. it showed me a lot i didn’t really know and the stuff was shocking. Here is some stuff i found
*Arab enslavement did not only target Africans. But became more racist towards Africans as time went on, eventually being a mirror of European anti-African attitudes
*After the 19th century, the horrors of procuring Africans, was the most inhuman aspect of the trade, with castrations, transportation and violent slave raids being the main sources of mortality.
*Contrary to popular belief, it was not in the immediate interest of Arab slavers to convert enslaved Africans to Islam, because being Muslim granted the enslaved Africans more rights to manumission. (See Umayyad Caliphate) And if the people they were capturing were already Muslim it would delegitimize the capture.
The main reason im interested in this is because i am muslim. I have always been interested in visiting in the middle east and maybe even living there, but after learning about some of this stuff i am not really interested in living in these areas anymore, mostly because im a darkskin somali dude. i kind of want to ask an african living in these countries on how their experiences have been living in the middle east.