packerwatch has left a new comment on the post "Why Islam Attacks":
the passage still JUSTIFIES slavery, regardless of which translation you use. to me, slavery is unjustifiable. do you think that the bible was wrong in this particular instance, or do you think that "you don't have to but you may" enslave certain people?
my point wasn't that the old testament should be taken as an absolute authority. my point was that the bible, or any religious text, shouldn't be taken as the sole, absolute authority on what is justifiable.
The Arabic word for slave and the Arabic word for black happen to be the same: abed. Arabic names such as Abdulla have meaning; in this case: slave of Allah. Moe's practice was to stage razzia & ghazwats and hold prisoners for ransom. He also enslaved prisoners for whom he could not collect ransom. I direct your attention to
33:26. And those of the people of the Scripture who backed them (the disbelievers) Allâh brought them down from their forts and cast terror into their hearts, (so that) a group (of them) you killed, and a group (of them) you made captives.Of course you don't have a clue yet. I do not expect a Moron to have a clue. I shall now proceed to furnish one for you.Those who were killed were their warriors, and the prisoners were their children and women. The Campaign against Banu Qurayzah
That is Islamic law as codified in Umdat as-Salik, Book O, Chapter 9. In case it excaped your attention on the first pass:
When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman's previous marriage is immediately annulled.
When an adult male is taken captive, the caliph (def: o25) considers the interests (O: of Islam and the Muslims) and decides between the prisoner's death, slavery, release without paying anything, or ransoming himself in exchange for money or for a Muslim captive held by the enemy.
If the prisoner becomes a Muslim (O: before the caliph chooses any of the four alternatives) then he may not be killed, and one of the other three alternatives is chosen.
When a child or a woman is taken captive, they become slaves by the fact of capture, and the woman's previous marriage is immediately annulled.Most of the slaves sold to American plantations were enslaved and sold by Muslims. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia did not abolish slavery until 1964.
Did Jesus Christ own any slaves? Did Moe? Moe emancipated and adopted a male slave, later arranging his divorce so that he could add his daughter in law to his harem. Moe was presented slaves as tribute and added one of them, a Christian girl, to his harem. No, I will not give you the citations! Do your own research. Hint: Zaid, Zainab, Mariyah and Sirin.