Bayith Home   |   Political Cultural and Social Issues

   
The Hebrew word 'Bayith' can be translated in several ways but usually means 'house' or 'foundation'. Our ministry aims to be a welcoming house that helps to provide believers with foundational material to bless and encourage you.

 

 

 

© Elizabeth McDonald,  Bayith Ministries www.bayith.org  email: bayith@blueyonder.co.uk  We recommend the articles, videos, and books, etc, we have included on this page, but please note that we would not necessarily agree with every single word contained therein; neither can we necessarily vouch for the websites or periodicals from which these articles are taken, or any other articles or materials by the same authors, or any groups or ministries or websites with which they may associated, or the beliefs of whatever kind they may hold, or any other aspect of their work or ministry or position.  Likewise, our recommendation here of specific websites/pages does not necessarily imply that we endorse every aspect of that group or ministry.



Slavery

"And he that stealeth [or kidnaps] a man, and selleth him,
or if he be found in his hand [enslaves him], he shall surely be put to death"
(Exodus 21:16)

"God Almighty has set before me two great objects:
the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of society"
(William Wilberforce, MP, 28th October 1787)

"Thank God that I have lived to witness the day in which England is willing to give £20 million for the abolishment of slavery"
(William Wilberforce, MP, 26th July 1833)

Articles and YouTubes

Overviews and General Articles   |   Egypt   |   The TransAtlantic Slave Trade   |   William Wilberforce   |   Abolition

The Islamic Slave Trade   |   Political Correctness and Revisionist History   |   The Bible and Slavery   |   Slaves to Sin

Websites   |   Books / DVDs / etc   |   Quotations and Comments   |   Scriptures Concerning Slavery

 

 

Overviews and General Articles

YOUTUBE The Truth About Slavery: Past, Present and Future  (19 February 2014)
This overview "uncovers the obscured and barbaric history of slavery to unearth important lessons that can and will shape the future. What is the truth about slavery?"

YOUTUBE:  10 Countries with the Most Slaves  (05 January 2014)
"Slavery still exists today. Find out who are the worst offenders in 10 countries with the most slaves."

 

Egypt

The Hebrew Slaves
"The Book of Exodus describes the deliverance of the Israelites from Egypt ... The patriarch Jacob had brought his family to Egypt to avoid starvation. When the Hyksos invaded Egypt and gained political power, the descendants of Jacob were forced into slavery..."

 

The TransAtlantic/European Slave Trade

USA

YOUTUBE:  The Origins of the African Slave Trade  (11 September 2015)
"You know the story we got when we were kids - that your ancestor was out on one Sunday with his girlfriend, and some white man jumps out of the bush and throws a net over him? That's not how it happened. Slavery was BIG business. Africans sold other Africans to the Europeans..."

Slavery and 'One Drop of Blood'  (18 November 2012)
"It is often assumed that slavery in the antebellum USA was driven by white vs black racism. In fact, it was, if anything, the other way round - it was slavery that exacerbated racism..."

YOUTUBE:  A Story of Slavery: A True Story, Repeated Word for Word As I Heard It  (03 November 2012)
"Various pictures of slaves from the 1800s ... and a narration ... read by Richard Henzel."

YOUTUBE:  White Slavery 101* What They Never Told You in History Class Part II  (06 March 2009)
"Take this White Slavery 101 as a start in order to destroy the myth of White Supremacy not taught in schools!"

YOUTUBE:  White Slavery 101* What They Never Told You in History Class Part I  (06 March 2009)
"Take this White Slavery 101 as a start in order to destroy the myth of White Supremacy not taught in schools!"

Britain

YOUTUBE:  Chattel Slavery & How the UK Redeemed Humanity  (23 January 2017)
"At the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953 her guest, the Emir of Quatar had in his retinue a number of human slaves. ... Human slavery has existed since the beginning of recorded history, if not earlier, in almost all human societies. Strangely, however, it is Western civilisation that is singularly blamed for a practice it did not create. But it is given no credit for being the society that brought open slavery to an end. Globally. So, when I was prompted via email to comment on Lily Allen and her remarks that Britain is universally despised for slavery... well, this is what she wrote:..."

YOUTUBE:  The British Crusade Against Slavery  (22 April 2015)
"The reason that slavery isn't acceptable anywhere in the modern world is because of the British people's 60-year crusade against it..."

The Great Slavery Wheeze  (1 April 2007)
"Apologising for slavery is now very much in vogue, and demands are growing for a formal apology from Britain, and only Britain, mind you. ... All demands for apologies, all of them, are merely a prelude to the attempted extraction of hard cash..."

 

William Wilberforce

William Wilberforce's 1789 Abolition Speech  (20 September 2007)
"This page contrast extracts from two accounts of William Wilberforce's famous abolition speech, delivered in the House of Commons on Tuesday 12 May 1789..."

William Wilberforce (1759-1833)  (20 September 2007)
"William Wilberforce is perhaps the best known of the abolitionists..."

The Heart of Wilberforce's Antislavery Campaign  (26 February 2007)
"William Wilberforce became a leading abolitionist two centuries ago because of his strong Christian convictions. Without his Biblical-based beliefs, the course of history could be far different today. A new film about the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery and the life of Wilberforce has just been released ... Entitled 'Amazing Grace', it tells the story of his dogged efforts to overturn Britain's slave trade..."

The Bicentennial of Wilberforce and the Abolition of Slavery  (23 February 2007)
"Two hundred years ago the British Parliament voted to abolish slavery, and on that date the Abolition of Slavery Act became law. While many might be vaguely aware of such an outcome, ever fewer would be aware of the tremendous role the Christian religion played in this achievement. Given all the foolish talk today about how religion must be kept out of the political process, it is worth looking afresh at the life of one of the key players in this victory, British parliamentarian William Wilberforce (1759-1833) and his Christian convictions..."

William Wilberforce: The Liberator  (2003)
"William Wilberforce (1759-1833) was a deeply religious man whose political views were very conservative, but
[sic] who devoted most of his parliamentary career to the abolition of the slave trade and slavery. He also campaigned for legislation to prohibit the worst forms of child labor..."

 

Abolition

YOUTUBE:  The British Crusade Against Slavery  (22 April 2015)
"The reason that slavery isn't acceptable anywhere in the modern world is because of the British people's 60-year crusade against it..."

Slavery Abolition Act 1833
"The common law of England did not recognize anyone as a slave (although in Scotland, which does not have the common law, bondage still existed until the late eighteenth century, when it was abolished by legislation). Slavery, however, existed in a number of British colonies, principally in the West Indies. The Slavery Abolition Bill 1833 was passed by the House of Commons and by the House of Lords..."

 

The Islamic Slave Trade

The Islamic Trade in European Slaves  (11 August 2017)
"Modern Western culture, with its Anglo-centric worldview, has an almost obsessive preoccupation with the European trade in African slaves, a trade that commenced in the late 15th century and ended in the mid-19th, but seems to have little knowledge of or interest in the equally intense Muslim trade in European slaves during the same epoch. This is a strange state of affairs, given the fact that, in general, the Europeans enslaved by the Muslims between the 15th and 19th centuries were treated appallingly, and the trade had a long-term and devastatingly impact upon large areas of the continent..."

YOUTUBE:  Fearless Christian Sister Tells Muslims the Truth About Slavery in Africa  (29 January 2017)
"While Islam is often presented as a force for social justice in the West, the truth is that Muhammad bought, sold, owned, and traded black African slaves. Muhammad's followers institutionalized black African slavery centuries before the United States even existed. In this video, Sarah Foster educates Muslims about the history of slavery in Africa."

YOUTUBE:  Barbary Pirates, Muslim Slave Trade and Thomas Jefferson  (16 September 2016)
Christopher Hitchens speaks about the Barbary Pirates and the Islamic slave trade.

Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters  (15 September 2016)
"Today, institutional slavery conjures images of pre-Civil War Southern ownership of African slaves. However, slavery is an ancient practice dating from ancient Eqypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as early Amer-Indian empires in Mexico and Central America. It was also well established and ideologically sanctioned in the Muslim world from the days of Mohammed. Concurrently with African enslavement in the Americas, a flourishing slave trade existed from 1500 to 1800 of white Christian Europeans by the Muslims of North Africa's Barbary Coast..."

YOUTUBE:  Muhammed: The White Prophet with Black Slaves  (12 February 2016)
"Many people who don't read the Muslim sources assume that Muhammed was dark-skinned. However, according to Islam's most trusted sources Muhammed was white. These same sources show that Muhammed also owned black slaves. How can we reconcile these facts with the spread of Islam among African-Americans in recent decades?"

Black Iran: The Forgotten Legacy of Enslaved Africans in Persia is Being Resurrected  (16 January 2016)
"Although Iran receives attention these days for a number of things ... there are other aspects to the nation and its history that have remained elusive. Take, for instance, the history of Africans in Iran. Slavery had existed in the country for hundreds of years, and yet Iranians have not come to terms with their past, if they understand it at all..."

YOUTUBE:  The Forgotten Slaves of Barbary North Africa and Ottoman Turkey  (08 November 2015)
"Ohio State University history Professor Robert Davis describes the White Slave Trade - as minimized by most modern historians - in his book, Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500-1800. Davis estimates that 1 million to 1.25 million white Christian Europeans were enslaved in North Africa, from the beginning of the 16th century to the middle of the 18th, by slave traders from Tunis, Algiers, and Tripoli alone..."

YOUTUBE:  Islamic Slavery in Africa  (16 July 2015)
"The story of slavery that we are told never includes the role of Islam. The slaves were captured by jihadists and brought to the coast. We have a detailed record of how this took place. Prosperous regions of Africa were destroyed by the Arab slave traders. Out of the slaves that were captured, only 20% of them ever made to the pens on the coast to be sold. There is an oddity in the language used in historical record. The words Muslim, Islam and jihad are never used, but only referred to. We will never understand the slave trade until we understand the Islamic doctrine of slavery."

10 Facts About the Arab Enslavement of Black People Not Taught in Schools  (02 June 2014)
"The number of people enslaved by Muslims has been a hotly debated topic, especially when the millions of Africans forced from their homelands are considered. Some historians estimate that between A.D. 650 and 1900, 10 to 20 million people were enslaved by Arab slave traders. Others believe over 20 million enslaved Africans alone had been delivered through the trans-Sahara route to the Islamic world..."

Denials of Islamic Slavery  (22 August 2013)
"One of the most controversial aspects of Islam is its doctrine of slavery. It incites controversy because slavery in the modern world is clearly considered a contemptible practice. In Islamic doctrine however, it isn't. For centuries, abolitionist groups from the West and non-Western world lobbied strenuously to see slavery become abolished in Western colonies from Africa to India and beyond. The formal abolishment of slavery in Muslim countries was not enacted ... until the intervention of the West..."

Islamic Slavery Part 8: Status and Suffering of Slaves  (14 October 2011)

"This part discusses degrading treatments and the horrendous pain and sufferings the slaves of Islam endured..."

 

Islamic Slavery Part 7: Ottoman Dewshirme or Slave Harvesting  (05 October 2011)

"One severely condemned practice of Islamic slavery is the institution of Dewshirme, ... this scheme consisted of collecting a part of the boys of the age-group of seven to twenty years from Christian and other non-Muslim families of the Ottoman Empire..."

 

Islamic Slavery Part 6: Enslavement by Muslims Around the World  (27 September 2011)

"Africa being the worst affected..."

 

Islamic Slavery Part 5: Enslavement by Muslims in India During the Mughal Period  (22 September 2011)

"Upholding the Quran's command and Muhammad's tradition, all Muslim invaders and rulers of India ... engaged in enslavement of Indians..."

 

Islamic Slavery Part 4: Enslavement by Muslims in India During the Sultanate Period  (19 September 2011)

"This part discusses the horror saga of little-known Islamic enslavement in India during the Sultanate period..."

 

Islamic Slavery Part 3: Enslavement by Muslims in India During the Pre-Sultanate Period  (17 September 2011)

"Muslim invaders and rulers engaged in large-scale enslavement of the infidels wherever they went: Europe, Africa and Asia. In this discussion, slavery by Muslims in medieval India as recorded by contemporary Muslim historians will be presented in some detail..."

 

Islamic Slavery Part 2: Slavery in the Ancient World  (07 September 2011)

"Slavery was not an Islamic invention, nor did Islam have a monopoly in it. ... slavery had been a prominent feature of all major civilizations throughout recorded history..."

 

Islamic Slavery Part 1: Introduction  (03 September 2011)

"One major criticism of the West by all, and particularly by Muslims, pertains to the trans-Atlantic slave-trade by European powers and their mindless exploitation and degrading treatment of slaves in the Americas and West Indies. Muslims are often quick to point fingers at the European slave-trade; ... [and] an overwhelming majority of Muslims believe that Islamic history is devoid of the abhorrent practice of slavery ... [but] Islamic slavery has been the most horrible, yet the least known slavery in history..."

 

YOUTUBE:  Jihad Slavery in Sudan  (02 February 2011)
"Charles Jacobs reports from Sudan. Slave redemption: horrors of slavery. Leading government cleric Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan is the author of the religious books currently used to teach 5 million Saudi students, ... 'Slavery is a part of Islam', he says in the tape, adding: 'Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long as there is Islam.'"
 

VIDEO:  Islam's Shame - Modern Day Slave Trading  (18 June 2009)
"The West is familiar with the history of slavery in the new world. It was sinful and terrible, and it lasted for several hundred years. And it was abolished mainly through the efforts of Christians in England (Wilberforce, Clarkson), and America (the Abolitionists, primarily Protestant). However, few people in the west know about Islam and slavery."

 

Islam, Slavery and Rape  (23 November 2007)
"Islamic slavery is based on the Trilogy of the Koran, the Sira (Mohammed's life) and the Hadith (the Traditions of Mohammed). All three texts say that slavery is permitted, ethical, desirable and a virtue. There is not one single negative word about slavery..."

 

Islam and Slavery  (April/May 2007)
"In this article I invite you to begin to learn about Islam's involvement in slavery. Islam has had a major role in the history of slavery beginning with Muhammed, and taking slaves from Europe across to Indonesia and down into Africa. But unlike the Western empires, Islam has never apologised and feels no shame. In fact Muslim leaders boast of their empire as the 'Golden Period' and hide its corruption and brutality..."

 

Book Review:  White Gold by Giles Milton  (26 October 2004)
"Giles Milton's latest book is a valuable work simply because the story of slavery belongs to us all ... Much is written about the slave trade, but rarely does on read a book about the likes of Thomas Pellow. ... Readers will be tempted to ask, 'Were Pellow's capturers tyrannical and bloodthirsty barbarians?'  The politically incorrect answer to that is, 'Yes.'..."

 

The Scourge of Slavery: The Rest of the Story  (2004)

"While much has been written concerning the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, surprisingly little attention has been given to the Islamic slave trade across the Sahara, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean..."

 

Black Slavery is Alive in 2001  (04 January 2001)
"Black slaves are still available - just not in the United States. To make a purchase, you'd have to travel to the Sudan ... Slavery in the Sudan is in part a result of a 15-year war by the Muslim north against the black Christian and animist south..."

 

Kuffarphobia via Slavery  (No Date)
There are 52 photographic slides at the top of this article.  Please be warned, they are very harrowing, but the average Westerner who in school has been taught all about the Transatlantic slave trade but has heard nothing about the slavery of Africans and Europeans by Muslims really needs to be 'red pilled' on this subject.  "Many people are unaware of the pivotal role in the slave trade played by Muslim merchants that brought the slaves to the coast for sale, and are similarly unaware that slavery was still practiced by several Islamic states well into the 20th century..." 

 

Muhammed Was an Abolitionist Who Purchased the Freedom of Slaves  (No Date)
"'[Muhammed] never approved of slavery. He once purchased the life of a slave who came to him, liberating him from his master!'  Here is the real story on which that excerpt (of Muhammed 'liberating a slave') is based:..."

 

The Racism and Slavery of Islam  (No Date)

"Racism is the belief that inherent different traits in human racial groups justify discrimination. It is applied especially to the practice or advocacy of racial discrimination of a pernicious nature (i.e. which harms particular groups of people). Modern usage often equates 'racism' and 'racial discrimination' and defines the latter term only as applying to pernicious practices. Racism is popularly associated with various activities that are illegal or commonly considered harmful, such as extremism, hatred, xenophobia, malignant or forced exploitation, separatism, racial supremacy, mass murder (for the purpose of genocide), genocide denial, vigilantism (hate crimes, terrorism), etc..."

 

Arabs and Slave Trade  (No Date)
"A flair for history is a prerequisite to understanding the Muslim world and its people. Their yesterdays are closely bound up with the here and now. A good grasp of geography will be helpful as well..."

 

Slavery in Islam  (No Date)
"Muslims were enslaving black Africans long before any slave ships sailed for the New World. Muslims were taking and making slaves all over the lands they conquered. Later, when slave ships were loaded with black slaves, often, a Muslim slave broker had the human cargo all ready to go. American slavers rarely had to go into inland to capture slaves, they were already waiting there, courtesy of some Muslim ruler, and/or slave broker. In many cases, if the black slaves were not sent to the New World, they were sent to the Mideast to be enslaved by Arabs, or kept by other black Muslims as slaves..."

 

Sexual Slavery (The Law or Tradition of Razzia)

 

Migrant Crisis Drives Record Rise of Slavery in Europe  (11 August 2017)
"The National Crime Agency [has] warned [that] slavery in the UK is 'far more prevalent than previously thought', as analysts revealed that mass migration has driven Europe to record the largest increase in slavery of any world region in 2017. Reporting that the organisation is currently assisting 300 policing operations targeting modern slavery, the NCA said the crime was affecting 'every large town and city' in Britain, with victims as young as 12 trafficked in from Europe..."

 

Surviving Boko Haram: Kidnapped Girls Tell Their Stories  (19 October 2016)
"Aisha (not her real name), 17, was living with her mother in Nigeria when Boko Haram took over the town. 'They went from house to house. When they arrived at our house, they wanted to marry me, and I refused. I told them I wouldn't marry anyone without my father's consent. So they left. But they came back again at night and kidnapped me'..."

 

Iraqi Militia Finds Horrifying Pic of Saudi Slave Market  (26 September 2016)
"Fighters of the Popular Mobilization Units seized a jihadi's phone after he was killed fighting in the Iraqi town of Al-Shirqat. On it they found a picture of a young woman, believed to be a Yazidi, kneeling on the floor in front of a crowd of men. Using location tracking data from the phone the militia identified the event as a slave auction in Saudi Arabia. 'Our investigation officer was appalled at the set of images involving what we believe to be an Iraqi Yazidi woman taken as a sex slave'..."

 

YOUTUBE:  Sex Slaves  (30 July 2015)
"Islamic State has written an article about sex slaves in their magazine Dibiq. Now apologists for Islam say that IS has nothing to do with Islam. But IS makes it very clear that when they capture Kafir women and rape them they are only doing what Mohammed did. They quote four verses in the Koran about how Kafir women can be captured and used for sex. Mohammed had sex slaves and his closet companions had sex slaves..."

 

ISIS Fighters Attending Slave-Girl Market  (03 November 2014)
"An unsettling video has emerged purporting to show Islamic State fighters bartering over Yazidi women at a slave girl 'market'.  The terror organization recently boasted of enslaving women from the Iraqi ethnic minority, and the men appearing in the clip explain it is 'slave market day'..."

 

Desperate Plight of Yazidi Woman Who Begged West to Bomb Her Brothel...  (21 October 2014)
"A young Yazidi woman forced into sex slavery by the Islamic State begged the West to bomb the brothel where she was being held after militants raped her 30 times in just a few hours, it is claimed. The unidentified woman is understood to have been kept as a prisoner of the jihadists somewhere in western Iraq having been captured by ISIS during the Sinjar massacre in early August..."

 

YOUTUBE:  "I Hope That Kuwait Will Enact the Law for ... Sex Slaves"  (22 June 2011)

"The above video ... was translated  from a video posted on YouTube on 25 May by a female Kuwaiti activist and former candidate for Kuwaiti parliament, Salwa al-Mutairi, in which she called for a revival of the Islamic law for sex-slaves..."

 

What Does Islam Teach About Slavery?  (No Date)
"Does Islam condone slavery? Does Islamic teaching allow Muslim men to keep women as sex slaves? Islam neither ignores nor condemns slavery. In fact, a large part of the Sharia is dedicated to the practice. Muslims are encouraged to live in the way of Muhammed, who was a slave owner and trader. He captured slaves in battle; he had sex with his slaves; and he instructed his men to do the same. The Quran actually devotes more verses to making sure that Muslim men know they can keep women as sex slaves than it does to telling them to pray five times a day..."

 

Please see here and here for more articles and information about the Islamic Tradition or Law of Razzia

Please see here for articles and information about the Rotherham et al Rape Jihad

 

 

 

Political Correctness and Revisionist History

Down with Racists  (25 August 2017)
Afua Hirsch gripes that Nelson "had many West Indian slave owners among his friends ... but ... the laws of political correctness, like any other, can't be made retroactive. Nelson lived in his time, not ours, and he can't be judged ex post facto on the basis of Miss Hirsch's monomania. ... All decent people share her abhorrence of slavery. But if they look at all of history through the prism of today's faddish obsession with 'diversity', they're no longer decent. They're mad a t best, consciously subversive at worst..."

Slavery Still Exists...  (03 April 2017)
"...but not as we know it from the history books. The slavery that exists today is a thoroughly modern variety, in the form of economic migrants flooding across the Mediterranean into Europe. Let's look at this modern-day slavery, which again is coming out of Africa..."

YOUTUBE:  Chattel Slavery & How the UK Redeemed Humanity  (23 January 2017)
"At the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953 her guest, the Emir of Quatar had in his retinue a number of human slaves. ... Human slavery has existed since the beginning of recorded history, if not earlier, in almost all human societies. Strangely, however, it is Western civilisation that is singularly blamed for a practice it did not create. But it is given no credit for being the society that brought open slavery to an end. Globally. So, when I was prompted via email to comment on Lily Allen and her remarks that Britain is universally despised for slavery... well, this is what she wrote:..."

Guardian: 'Brexit Hate Crime is a Legacy of the Slave Trade'  (28 September 2016)
"The Guardian has directly linked Brexit to colonialism and slavery, claiming 'the surge in hate crime since the Brexit vote is one legacy of an overlooked period of British history' ... Written by 'feminist historian' Catherine Hall, it informs readers that 'thousands of white Britons were directly implicated in the exploitation of enslaved Africans'..."

Reparations? Not A Chance  (15 October 2015)
"A recent visit to Jamaica by David Cameron began somewhat awkwardly for the Prime Minister as the old chestnut of reparations for slavery once again was put on the agenda..."

The Great Slavery Wheeze  (1 April 2007)
"Apologising for slavery is now very much in vogue, and demands are growing for a formal apology from Britain, and only Britain, mind you. ... All demands for apologies, all of them, are merely a prelude to the attempted extraction of hard cash..."

 

The Bible and Slavery

YOUTUBE:  Does the Bible Support Slavery?  (02 August 2016)
"During the darkest era in the history of our country Christian slave owners would use the Bible to support slavery. But is that what the Bible teaches?..."

YOUTUBE:  Slavery in the Old Testament: A Misunderstood Ethic  (03 July 2015)
"Despite the fact that the Apostle Paul's declaration that 'there is no favoritism' with God (Ephesians 6:9) and that 'there is neither slave nor free' (Galatians 3:28) ultimately undermined global slavery, critics of Christianity often claim that the Bible promotes slavery. In this lecture, Anthony Uvenio and Nick Mitchell of New York Apologetics examine some Old Testament passages dealing with slavery."

YOUTUBE:  What About Slavery, Paul?  (30 May 2015)
"1 Timothy 6:1-2.  Slavery in history... Slavery in Scripture..."

YOUTUBE:  The Bible and Slavery: Answering 'Atheists'  (04 February 2015)
"'[U]nbelievers' often bring up the issue of slavery and the Bible. They claim that since the Bible permits slavery, it is therefore immoral and should not be followed. Now, leaving aside the fact that if atheism were true, nothing would be wrong, including slavery, since all you would have is one random biological organism that appeared on a random rock owning another random biological organism, without any objective standard condemning such a concept, it is nevertheless important to address this argument. This is because when Biblical slavery is mentioned by such people it is meant to incite an emotional reaction connected with the racist slavery of the American South in the 18th and 19th centuries, or the brutal instances of slavery in the ancient world..."

YOUTUBE:  Doesn't the Bible Support Slavery?  (24 November 2014)
"Slavery has become a hot-button issue in today's culture. Oftentimes, critics of the Bible come to a Christian and they bring up the issue of slavery in an attempt to discredit the Bible. But here's the crux of the issue:..."

YOUTUBE:  Did God Sanction Slavery in the Old Testament?  (14 September 2013)
NB: Starts at 1:58.  "When we read in the Old Testament about slavery, we see the term 'slave' or 'slavery', and most people typically associate this with ante-bellum slavery in the American South; it is pre-civil war slavery. And when we look at what some have said about this - think of the writer of Uncle Tom's Cabin, Harriet Beecher Stowe, who said this:..."

The Bible, Slavery and Morality  (25 July 2007)
"One criticism often levelled against Christianity in particular and the Bible in general is that both have appeared to tolerate slavery. This objection is used to suggest that Biblical morality is no better than any other, and is offered as another reason why we should reject belief in God..." 

 

Slaves to Sin

Our Spiritual Human Slavery  (24 November 2013)
"By now most of you would have heard about the shocking story of three women held captive for thirty years ... As tragic as this case is, I want to look at it in terms of some spiritual truths. Here we had people who were captives - some for their entire lives - but they may have gotten to the place where they did not realise they were enslaved, or at least made little attempt to escape. They seemed as though held by 'invisible chains'. That is a deplorable state to be in. But spiritually speaking, it pretty well summarises the condition of all of humanity..."

 

Websites

The Anti-Slavery Society
"The Society, which originated in 1983, is the second oldest anti-slavery organization in the English-speaking world. ... The aims of the Society are: (a) to relieve suffering of; (b) to free or rescue; and (c) the social reintegration of - slaves, child slaves, bonded laborers, bonded child laborers, hierodulic (temple or sacred) child prostitutes, child laborers and the victims of the international traffic in women and children for the sole purpose of prostitution, as well as the suppression of these practices and institutions. ... The Anti-Slavery Society, in discharging its historic role for the most wretched and the most oppressed - child slaves, bonded child laborers and child laborers - works for the relief of their suffering, their emancipation or rescue, and their subsequent social reintegration after they have been released or rescued, as well as the suppression of these practices and institutions."

American Anti-Slavery Group
"American Anti-Slavery group is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating modern-day human bondage and to promoting a non-politicized, bias-free human rights community. ... [We are a] small, feisty set of abolitionists who broke the stunning story that modern day human bondage thrives around the globe. ... [We] helped free slaves in Sudan and America. ...  [We] helped former slaves educate tens of thousands about slavery. ... [We] successfully helped press the US government to stop the genocide and slave raids in South Sudan..."

 

Books / DVDs / Etc

All of the books below should be obtainable from one or more of the online bookshops listed at usedbooksearch.net

The Doctrine of Slavery: An Islamic Institution  by Bill Warner  (2010)
"The modern historical theory of slavery is that white men brought Africans to the Western hemisphere, where they were sold for profit and put to work as slaves. The modern theory is true as far as it goes, but it does not go nearly far enough. Slavery begins way before the 300-year period when whites bought slaves from the Muslim wholesalers on the West coast of Africa. For 1400 years Islam waged jihad in Africa, India and Europe and enslaved non-Muslims. Islam ran the slave markets, not only on the West coast of Africa, but also in North Africa and East Africa. The foundation for this odious business was the Islamic doctrine of slavery. Mohammed's example established the way to be the perfect slave trader and slave owner. He sold the slaves he captured to finance jihad. Actually Islam has a highly detailed doctrine of slavery. This book is a fascinating study of the ideology that supported the world's largest slave culture."

Slavery, Terrorism, and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat  by Peter Hammond  (2010)
"This is a fascinating, well illustrated and thoroughly documented response to the relentless anti-Christian propaganda that has been generated by Muslim and Marxist groups and by Hollywood film makers. As Karl Marx declared: 'The first battlefield is the re-writing of History!'"   /   "[The author] begins by documenting the close relationship between Islam and slavery and then chapter by chapter reveals the terrible cost of thirteen centuries of Islamic invasion, conquest and brutalisation"   /   "[The author] cuts through layers of misinformation and uncovers astonishing historical facts and details long buried by Islamic revisionists"   /   "For the sake of this generation, and coming ones, someone had to do what Dr Pater Hammond has just done; setting the record straight on the different role players in the slave trade."

The Stolen Village: Baltimore and the Barbary Pirates  by Des Ekin  (2006)
"In June 1631 pirates from Algiers and armed troops of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, led by the notorious pirate captain Morat Rais, stormed ashore at the little harbour village of Baltimore in West Cork. They captured almost all the villagers and bore them away to a life of slavery in North Africa. The prisoners were destined for a variety of fates - some would live out their days chained to the oars as galley slaves, while others would spend long years in the scented seclusion of the harem or within the walls of the Sultan's palace. ... Only two of them ever saw Ireland again. The Sack of Baltimore was the most devastating invasion ever mounted by Islamist forces on Ireland or England. Des Ekin's exhaustive research illuminates the political intrigues that ensured the captives were left to their fate, and provides a vivid insight into the kind of life that would have awaited the slaves amid the souks and seraglios of old Algiers."

White Gold  by Giles Milton  (2004)
"This is the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's one million European slaves. In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and fifty-one of his comrades were captured at sea by Barbary corsairs. Their captors - Captain Ali Hakem and his network of fanatical Islamic slave traders - had declared war on the whole of Christendom. Poked, prodded and put through their paces at the great slave markets of Morocco, thousands of Europeans were sold to the highest bidder. ... Thomas Pellow ... was one of the fortunate few who survived to tell his tale."

Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl (A Novel)  by Kate McCafferty  (2003)
"Thousands of Irish men, women and children were sold into slavery to work in the sugar-cane fields of Barbados in the 17th century... McCafferty has researched her theme well and, through Cot, shows us the terrible indignities and suffering endured."

Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters  by Robert C. Davis  (2003)
White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800.  "In this book Robert C. Davis uses many new historical sources to re-examine one of the least understood forms of human bondage in modern times - the systematic enslavement of white, Christian Europeans by the Muslims of North Africa's Barbary Coast. Far from the minor phenomenon that many have assumed it to be, white slavery in the Maghreb turns out, in Davis' account, to have had enormous consequences, ensnaring as many as a million victims from France and Italy to Spain, Holland, Great Britain, the Americas, and even Iceland in the centuries when it flourished between 1500 and 1800. Whether dealing with the methods used by slavers, the experience of slavery, or its destructive impact on the slaves themselves, Davis demonstrates the many, often surprising, similarities between this 'other' slavery and the much better known human bondage suffered at the very same time by black Africans in the Americas."