No matter if these victims were muslims or non-muslims - it was the consequences of the ideology of islam (sharia islam* or islamofascism as Klevius prefers to call it) they tried to escape!* All true islam is exactly the same as "sharia islam" but due to the perverted political climate of today (islamophilia) where a non-existing fantasy "islam" is also called islam, it may be beneficial for Human Rights defenders (aka "islamophobes") like Klevius to explain that 'sharia islam' means that very islam that is incompatible with the most basic of Universal Human Rights. Compare the disgusting Saudi based and Saudi steered OIC's sharia declaration which defines islam via UN and which is aimed for all muslims in the world. If you don't share this original islam but still want to call yourself a muslim, fine, but then honestly express yourself clearly on precisely this point - knowing you then commit the worst crime known to islam, namely apostasy! If you keep silent then you are definitely complicit to prolonging the suffering of islam's victims.
It's a weird but common habit to excuse sharia islamic atrocities by calling it "in the name of islam". You don't say Germans committed atrocities "in the name of National-socialism" (aka Nazism), do you.
BBC presenter, David Olusoga, who defends islamic slavery throughout 1400 years, is the best support for islamofascists they can ever get.
Religious superiority motivated and "justified" the muslim Arabs' destruction of most of Africa throughout 1400 years and left the continent in backwardness and misery - not to mention the biggest scale of human suffering caused by any ideology on the planet. However, somehow BBC's David Olusoga manages to blindfold himself with a highly idealized picture when it comes to the worst and most elaborated slave ideology that has ever existed on the planet.
David Olusoga, Nigeria born BBC presenter: Islamic slavery was different from slavery in the West. What you get in the islamic world is enslaved people rising out of slavery into positions of power, sometimes military power. The slave wives of important men were on occasions able to become extremely powerful people, so you haven’t got the situation as in the Americas where to be black is to be a slave and to have little chance of rising out of that status.
Klevius: What a pile of dung - makes Klevius puke! So "occasional" success stories would justify the possibly many hundreds of millions suffering and dying because they didn't know Arabic (the only language Allah accepted) and therefore were "infidels" and could be taken as slaves or just raped and/or slaughtered! Not to mention islam's really creepy definitions of "islam being attacked" and "jihad defense", which makes it possible for any muslim to argue that islam "is under attack" as long as there are non-muslims not accepting islam.
The Arab/islamic slave trade was religiously "justified". If a non-muslim population refuses to pay the jizya protection/subjugation tax (aka extortion or robbery), that population is considered to be at war with the muslim "ummah" (nation), and it becomes legal under sharia to take slaves from that non-muslim population. Moreover, muslims didn't proselytize because of its effect in reducing the potential reservoir of slaves (compare "no compulsion in religion").
The Arab muslim slave raiding/trading originated in old Jewish slave trade routes. However, with Arab(ic) islam this kind of parasitism became much more elaborated in religious texts. This included a muslim rapetivism that put the muslim Penis as the determinant for children to become muslims. So they were made muslim from birth and stopped from becoming non-muslims later on via the draconian apostasy rule. And unlike Jewish matrilineality, in islam the status of the Vagina has no bearing whatsoever - it's always the Penis that rules.
To meet the muslim demand for plantation labor, African slaves (Zanj) were forcefully taken in millions to the Arabian peninsula and the Near East, among other areas.
Islam originated in the bloody enslavement campaign by Abu Bakr who became the first muslim caliph over the firtst islamic caliphate. As seen on the map below its Northern part followed almost exactly the campaign by its modern successor, the Saudi sponsored Islamic State, led by Abu Bakr Baghdadi (sic) aka Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai.
The world's biggest slave mosque, Samarra in Iraq, was at the center of the 9th century slave rebellion.
Islam's mosques, already more than 1,000 years ago, constituted the center for the worst slave finance the world had ever experienced - and it got worse!
Already more than thousand years ago in what is now Iraq, some 500,000 African Zanj slaves started a rebellion against their muslim masters! It gives a hint of the scale of muslim sharia slave finance based on "infidel" racism - which is clearly also sanctioned in the Koran. In fact, it's the very root and origin of islam - together with the first caravan robbings and water hole "conquests" until the muslim criminals had collected enough big gangs to be called some sort of "armies" under the spell of islamic hate supremacist ideology!
The Zanj Rebellion or the Negro Rebellion took place near the city of Basra, located in present-day southern Iraq, over a period of fifteen years (869−883 AD). The insurrection is believed to have involved enslaved Black Africans (Zanj) that had originally been captured from the African Great Lakes region and areas further south in East Africa. It grew to involve over 500,000 slaves who were imported from across the muslim empire and claimed over "tens of thousands of lives in lower Iraq" - i.e. actually smaller numbers than today's islamic campaign in Iraq.
David Olusoga, Nigeria born BBC presenter: There is a different approach to race in the sense that slavery was not regarded as a category only applicable to one race: it was a status defined by the law and by religion.
Klevius: Would you believe this pathetic nonsense! Only Arabs (i.e. someone speaking Arabic) were true muslims and Allah spoke only Arabic (here's a clue to the strange position of Persian Shia "muslims").
David Olusoga's delusion about islamic slavery constitutes spitting in the face of islam's victims in a similar way as Holocaust deniers do.