Estamos falando do tráfico escravo ocidental para as Américas, certo?
Errado. Estamos falando do tráfico e uso de escravos realizado pelos muçulmanos na África, que começou no século VII e terminou... Bem, não terminou ainda. No Sudão ainda há escravos negros. (Como o escravo foragido Simon Deng, entrevistado aqui.)
Por que o mundo esquece ou finge esquecer a escravidão realizada pelos árabes? Trecho da entrevista com Tidiane N'Diaye, antropólogo senegalês:
Very numerous are those who would like to see the Arab-Muslim slave trade forever veiled in oblivion, often in the name of a certain religious, or even ideological solidarity. It is in fact a virtual pact signed and sealed between the descendants of the victims and those of the executioners, that leads to this denial. Because in this sort of "Stockholm syndrome African-style," all of these fine people agree to place everything on the shoulders of the West. The selective silence surrounding the Arab-Muslim crimes against black peoples and this effort to minimize it, so as to better point the projectors solely at the transatlantic trade, is a cement being used to bring about a fusion of Arabs and Negro-African peoples - who have long been "fellow victims" of Western colonialism.