ETHIOPIA'S PARTICIPATION IN THE SLAVE TRADE COMMER Jan 8, 2006 9:01:32 GMT -5
Post by barre on Jan 8, 2006 9:01:32 GMT -5
ahmedgran said:posted by king
What is so strange about asking if somalis were slaves
i don't have a problem with that question but i have a problem when someone like that dodona troll tries to make my ancestors slaves and impose it as a fact just because it said arabs took slaves from the horn of africa so automaticly somali's 2 come on that's b.s
somali nomads killed arab slave traders who tried to take a member of their clan
eventually the arabs realised you can't make a housedog from a wolf so they did bussines with the somali's
nomads would kill that dirty slave trader before serving his fatass
ahmed gran relax, you are trying too hard to explain this away.
Let me start by saying anything is possible, so we should ask the right qeustions.
1.) Were somalis ever ensalved?
its is as probable as asking if any Egyptian or Morrocans were enslaved.
they are both is africa and slave trade is in africa so naturaly one would assume by this reasoning that somalis were in africa so were ensalved sometime or another.
during the wars between the muslim sultantes and the
abbysinians captured prisoners were sold into slavery.
we know this because between the 1350-1540 where there occured 5 full scale wars, thousend of POWs were shipped through somali ports.
We can assume that Somali,Adari,Afari and haddiyya muslim pows were given the same treatment.
2.)Slavery in other forms?
by the end of the lst Muslim-Christain wars of Ahmed gran fame, both the Sultanate of Adal and thr abbysinian canceled each other out millitraly and economically.
both Adal and Abbysina were exhausted and the Pagan Oromos started thier great expansion into both muslim and christian Lands.
We know that the Oromos paracticed forced assimilation
caled Gudafecha (like the Borg in Star trek) and allot of abbysinian christain tribes and Muslims tribes including somalis were swallowed whole.
Arabs were not involved in any slave trade because they couldnot and wouldnot.
It would be as absurd as asking why arab slavers did not enslave Iraqis or Northern Sudanese arabs.
I know this will not be usefull for dodona79 whos is highly emotional right now, but its directed towrds Planet Asia and the other forumers.
Islam in Somalia was spread through the port cities of Ziela and Berbera in the 7th century.
Those cities were multicultural and occupyed by Arab/Perisn and Indian traders.
Islam diffused quickly into the interior occupyed by nomadic clansmen.
In the South Cities such as Merca and Moqadishu were established by Persian and Arabs also around that time,
but there were no somalis in the area at the time.
Ony various Cushtic tribes, Oromos and Bantus.
In the 1000's Muslim somali clans invaded and conquered these Arab Colonies and have been there since.