Skip to comments.Barack Obama and Slavery
Posted on 09/26/2008 7:09:19 AM PDT by Kaslin
Slavery still stalks the American consciousness, its wounds yet festering in many hearts. If Barack Obama were to set his mind to it, he could heal much of the damage this peculiar institution wrought on our national soul. This great and tragic error that must be given justice. Obama is the best person in the world who can recognize, remember and honor the deaths of 125 million and the enslavement of tens of millions of people.
His unique qualifications can be found in his names. Until he was 20 years old, he went by the first name Barry. Then he decided to be called Barack Hussein Obama, his original birth name.
Many people seem to the names "Barack" and "Obama" are African names. They are not.
Baraq [Barack] was the name of the winged horse-like creature that took Mohammed to Paradise in the Night Journey. Baraq can also mean God's blessing. Obama is Swahili for Osama, who was one of Mohammed's chief warriors. Osama also means lion. Hussein reminds some Americans of Saddam Hussein, and Obama's supporters get upset if it is used. Hussein was the name of Mohammed's grandson. So Obama's entire name is based upon Islamic mythology and African conquest. Barack Hussein Obama means [Allah's blessing] [Mohammed's grandson] [One of Mohammed's finest warriors].
Obama's name reveals a part of history that is unknown or hidden about America, Africa and slavery. It also reveals a history of the destruction of native African civilization. His name came from his father, a so-called Arab African. The word Arab is the clue to the hidden history.
Kafirs (non-Muslims) rarely refer to Islam, but call it by an ethnic name whenever they can. When Islam conquered the Middle East, the conquerors were not called Muslims, but Arabs. In Eastern Europe the Muslim invaders were called Turks. In Spain conquering Muslims were referred to as Moors. Thus it is that the Islamic culture in Africa, Arab African, is referred to with an ethnic name, Arab Africans, like Obama's father, are Muslims who leave behind their African culture and adopt the Arab culture.
The Arab African Muslim has always been associated with slavery because Islam is the driving force in the history of world slavery.
Islam's connection with slavery starts with Mohammed. The exact details of how slaves are taken are described in detail in the Sira, Mohammed's biography. The Sira is a sacred text since it relates Mohammed's words and deeds, called the Sunna. Everything he did is the perfect pattern of behavior for all Muslims.
Mohammed was involved in every single aspect and detail of slavery. He bought and sold slaves both retail and wholesale. He gave them as gifts, used them for sex, received them as gifts, stood by as slaves were beaten, attacked. He enslaved tribes, and owned black slaves. Indeed, his rise to political success was financed, in part, by the profit of his slave trade.
So the sacred pattern of Mohammed and Islam is the enslavement of non-Muslims, kafirs. For 1400 years Islam has enslaved all races and cultures including Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Zoroastrians, animists, and atheists. Only Muslims are free of being enslaved.
What Obama could do
Obama could tell us that there is only one way to understand Africa and slavery and that is to understand political Islam. For 1400 years Islam has steadily been at work in Africa. The easiest place for Americans to see Islam's annihilation of kafir civilization is in North Africa and Egypt. Egypt used to be a Christian and Coptic (the descendants of the Pharaohs) country. North Africa was a Greek and Christian culture, and at one time a part of the Roman Empire.
The first Islamic assault on African culture was the jihad that annihilated Coptic Egyptian culture and Greek culture in Northern Africa. Today these areas are Arabic and Islamic.
That was just the thin end of the jihad wedge. Over the next 1400 years, Islam took approximately 25 million slaves out of Africa. An Arabic word for African is abd, the same word that is used for black slave. Arabic has about 40 words for slaves. White slaves are mamluk. Islam took more than a million European slaves into slavery. The highest priced slave in the Meccan slave market was a white woman.
There is great deal of collateral damage when a slave is taken. A warring party attacks a tribe and when enough of the protectors are killed, the rest will surrender and become slaves. All of those who were strong enough to work were taken away in a forced march for days. But there are many who are left behind -- the young, the old, and the sick and injured.
Estimates vary, but from 5 to 10 people left behind died as the result of taking one slave. So for 25 million slaves, we have the deaths of 125 million Africans over a 1400-year period.
When the story of slavery is told in America, as in the movie Roots, the sailors get off the boats and capture the Africans and make them slaves. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
When the white slaver showed up in his wooden ship, he made a business deal with a Muslim wholesaler. Jihad was the machinery that Mohammed used, and his model worked well in Africa as slavers filled the slave pens for the same reason that Mohammed did it: profit. Whites only traded slaves with Islam for about 200 years. Islam was in the slave trade before and after selling to the West.
If you would like to learn about the Arab African slave traders that came from the same area of Africa that Obama's father came from, read Tippu Tip and the East African Slave Trade (Leda Farrant, Northumberland Press, 1975). Tippu Tip looked African, but he was 100% Arab and Muslim. By the way, Arab is not a racial term, but a cultural/language term.
But the slave trade had another effect. Africa slowly became Islamic. Jihad worked in many ways to bring about conversion. Sometimes trade introduced Islam and a hybrid Islam/native African religion evolved. Then jihad was used to purify and remove the African culture to result in a purer Islam. But in the end, half of Africa fell to Islam.
The oddest thing is that many people have the idea that an Arab African is the same as African. When the Arab culture replaces the native African culture the culture is not African. African culture is no more Arab than Hindu culture is Arab. Sharia law is just as foreign to native African culture as it is to ours.
The magnitude of this problem is seen in Darfur, where Arab Africans are destroying Africans who are not yet Arab enough. This is a centuries-long jihad to annihilate the native African culture. This process is no different than the process by which Coptic Egypt became Arab Egypt. Islam is not a religion but a complete civilization whose stated goal is to replace all other civilizations. There has never been a historical example of a country that kept its native culture after Islam entered. So Africa is an ordinary historical example.
The ignorance about the history behind Obama's names is the root of why he can achieve such an impact. Obama represents the chance to help heal the curse of slavery in America by revealing its complete history. He is a descendant of a white woman who had slave owners in her ancestry. His African father descended from those who enslaved the Africans. Obama is descended from slave owners and slave traders, but he does not have a single drop of slave blood in him.
Since race trumps all, everyone sees him as being representative of America's slave descendants. It becomes true simply because in a race/culture-obsessed society, some want it to be true. Obama's slave ancestry is a fiction and not reality.
So Obama is half enslaver, by ancestry, and half slave, by choice. He is the most uniquely positioned to tell the truth, the complete truth about Islam, Africa, America and slavery.
Now here is the last little twist to Obama's name. He called himself Barry, an Irish name, for many years in America. He changed what he wanted to be called after he went to Pakistan for a three-week stay. He left America as Barry and returned as Barack.
Some whites may have bought slaves from Islam for 200 years, but after that, their culture was first to outlaw slavery. So Obama changed his name from a culture that abolished slavery to a name from a culture that has enslaved others for 1400 years and has a highly detailed doctrine of slavery.
This is the world that Obama spans: from slavery abolition to the eternal enslaver. He represents hope to many American descendants of slaves, but his ancestors were never enslaved. No one else could tell the story that Obama knows. He could tell the story of how 125 million Africans died. He could tell the story of how 25 million Africans became slaves. There is an enormous irony that descendants of the slaves that his ancestors created now look to him for justice. And he could give them real justice by telling the complete truth of their enslavement. Only he has the power to make others listen.
Obama has shown himself to be a world citizen with his speech in Berlin, and his speaking the truth of the complete story of slavery would be historic, and could reverse centuries of ignorance and lies. He can stand up and tell the world the true complete story of slavery. It would change history far beyond the election cycle.
I saw you asking about this on our local board. Obama is 6.25% Native African or Black.
good art...Barry went to Pakistan and returned as Barack.
He is still Barrack and is looking more and more like he intends to continue the slaver part of his Arab family’s history.
O(b)(s)ama has no idea of what it was like to be a slave, but he is a slave to MONEY, and to the Democrat party, as are the remains of slavery in this country. They conveniently have forgotten that it has been Republican leadership that gave them their freedom, and now they refuse to engage that freedom, preferring to play “poor me, poor me”. Not slaves any more but blindly following, like sheep.
>>>he intends to continue the slaver part of his Arab familys history.
Kenya and surrounding geographies never stopped slavery or human trafficking. Therefore, his support for Odinga shows he doesn’t object to the practice.
He’s going to enslave us all. The Arabs enslaved whites too — especially blonde, blue-eyed women.
All this talk about slavery stalking our national soul and wounding our consciousness, or whatever, is ridiculous. I grew up in the Sixties and don’t recall anyone talking like that, even blacks. My school history texts contained an appropriate section on slavery and its abolition. It was generally agreed that slavery had been an unfortunate thing but that it had benefits for blacks as well, namely that it brought them to the one nation on earth that provided them with the highest standard of living.
Most blacks that I grew up with never mentioned slavery unless somehow it came up by coincidence in conversation. If that happened, they were pretty realistic about it. No man should own another man, they’d say, but they also were glad they were here and not in Africa. They didn’t walk around all day wailing that slavery stalked our national consciousness and wounded our national soul, and that we needed to dwell on it all the time, find some way to compensate for it, or that whites needed to rent their garments and lie in sackcloth and ashes for a couple of centuries in shame.
Notice if you will that it is the Republican Party that wanted to fight for Liberation in Iraq. The Democrats, reverting to ancient form, were content to leave the Iraqis in slavery. Some things never change.
I have heard this slavery crap all my life and I am an old man. I am sick of it as no relative of mine ever had a part in slavery. They all immigrated to this country long after that took place.
I used to work next to a 7-11 owned by a Pakistani family. They were all good guys until one went home for a month; he returned with a beard, a round hat and an attitude.
But, but............Whoopi Goldberg had the audacity to ask John McCain if she had to worry about being a slave, because of John McCain wanting to appoint judges who want to interpret the Constitution based on the original intent of the Founding Fathers.
Whoopi doesn’t know or doesn’t give a blank that the 13th amendment outlawed slavery, and that McCain’s judges will also properly interpret that amendment.
The level of idiocy and ignorance is appalling. Roseanne Barr was on some show recently. And she said she was concerned about Sarah Palin. And she said, how, first, they will take away a woman’s right to abortion. And then Roseanne said, what’s next, they will take away a woman’s right to vote? And how scary this all is, yadda, yadda, yadda.
Roseanne similarly doesn’t know that the 19th amendment gave women the right to vote, and can’t just be overturned by a judge. Whereas the “right” to abortion is only there because of activist judges in the first place.
I know the Hollywood idiots are just that. But I wish they knew their history because they obviously don’t know key pieces of history when they shoot off their mouth.
Wow. My elderly mother-in-law lives with us and is from North Africa. When she saw Barack on TV she said "He's an Arab!"
I said "No, it's just an Arab name"
She insisted "No, he's an Arab"
I said "Mom, he's black on his fathers side, he's African."
She insisted: "Look at his face..he's an Arab! maybe a little black, but he's an Arab!" followed by lots of gutteral cursings which I cannot fathom
.....I gave up in exasperation, thinking "gosh, she's prejudiced."
But now I'm wondering if maybe she's right. ----on the other hand, in the photos, Barack's dad is very dark.
Dark has nothing to do with it. Omani Arabs are dark and migrated into East Africa a long time ago. They have been slaughtering, enslaving and trafficking Native Africans since.
Slavery is not abolished nor is it exclusive to Native Africans. Slavery is still practiced right here in American as well a global issue.
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I’m second generation from slaves. We are not Native African either. I have slaves living next door to me, across the street from me and down the street from me.
They aren’t Native Africans either.
No no no! Islam’s 1400 year history of enslaving others is all the fault of evil rich white Americans! /Obama/moonbats
A: muslim arabs preferred their slave CASTRATED.
Your story reminded me of this old story:
In the Beginning was The Plan. And then came the Assumptions. And the Assumptions were without form. And The Plan was completely without substance.
And the darkness was upon the face of the workers. “It is a crock of shit and it stinketh.” And the workers went unto the Supervisors and sayeth, “It is a pail of dung and none may abide the odor thereof.”
And the Supervisors went unto their Managers and sayeth unto them, “It is a container of excrement and it is very strong. Such that none may abide it.”
And the Managers went unto the Directors and sayeth, “It is a vessel of fertilizer, and none may abide it.”
And the Directors went unto the Vice Presidents. And sayeth unto them, “It promotes growth, and is very powerful.”
And the Vice Presidents went unto the President. And sayeth unto him, This new Plan will actively promote the growth
And efficiency of this Company And these areas in particular.
And the President looked upon the Plan. And he saw that it was good, and the Plan became Policy.
This is how Shit Happens!
What a crock.
Both my great grandfathers were Confederate soldiers so both sides of the family were here during slavery days but they must have been too poor to afford slaves. I have only heard of two black men who share my last name and I don’t think I have ever heard of one who has my mother’s last name. The truth is that only a small minority of white southerners owned slaves, many of the poor whites were actually worse off than the average slave. There are plenty of stories about house slaves and even field hands looking down on the poor whites of the time and calling them “white trash” or other names. I am sick and tired of people who have never been slaves trying to make me feel guilty as if I myself were a slave owner today.
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