Skip to comments.Genuine pirate haven: Not like the movies
Posted on 06/07/2018 7:21:19 AM PDT by rktman
Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was shipwrecked there for a year. In 1655, Jamaica was captured by British Admiral William Penn, the father of Pennsylvanias founder.
Jamaica was too far from England to defend, so the inhabitants turned to privateers, freebooters, buccaneers and pirates for protection. The likes of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Captain Henry Morgan, namesake of the rum, attacked Spanish ships and settlements, then returned to Jamaica with their booty.
The skull pirate flag, called the Jolly Roger, was adapted from the flag of the Muslim Barbary pirates who raided ships and beheaded with their scimitar swords. In 1625, Muslim corsairs flew the skull flag when they raided Cornwall to take English as slaves.
From the 16th to 19th centuries, Muslim Barbary pirates raided and kidnapped an estimated one million from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and Iceland, selling them as slaves in Tripoli, Algiers and Tunis, Algiers.
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The practitioners of the evil ideology of islam have been slaveowners and traders for centuries to today.
“From the 16th to 19th centuries, Muslim Barbary pirates raided and kidnapped an estimated one million from England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands and Iceland, selling them as slaves in Tripoli, Algiers and Tunis, Algiers.”
You will never see that mentioned in our left-wing educational system.
> Sad when history gets in the way huh? <
Old observation: History is written by the victors.
New observation: History is written by the liberals.
There is no doubt in my mind that this new, liberal slant is far more distorting than the old, victors slant.
“Sixteenth- and 17th-century customs statistics suggest that Istanbul’s additional slave import from the Black Sea may have totaled around 2.5 million from 1450 to 1700.”
I missed that little tidbit in history class.
Correction: “...our left-wing radical indoctrination system.”
The problem has been Islam all along. It is time we all openly acknowledged that fact. The left’s idea of the “oppressed minority” along with the made-up term: “Islamophobia”, is what Islam will use to get a foothold. This is BS. We know there are billions of them. They are no minority. Islam needs to be purged from society.
Yeah buyt it did say “Black Sea” so obviously they were Africans right? ;-)
Even Captain John Smith of Jamestown fame was a former Turkish slave.
I always thought Barbados was the historic pirate island of that time.
Following the destruction of Port Royal, Nassau in the Bahamas was the stronghold of pirates. In the early 1700s.
Russians should demand “reparations”.
I know, right!!!
Well, it’s okay if they do it y’know. Because the evil American Empire suppressed them for so many years, waging wars in their countries ... they’re just seeking vengeance. /s
During the mid 1800’s we burned down the town pirates were using in the Falkland Islands to prey on Clipper ships going round the cape heading for California. We hung some and the rest were dropped off in Argentina. The viceroy of Argentina offered those islands to US but we refused so the Brits took it over.
Wow! You’re a lot older than you look. ;-)
The US Navy was formed in response to the slavery of the Barbary Pirates.
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