The Jewish “conservative”, Dennis Prager is at it again — attempting to expose the hypocrisy of the Left on the issue of slavery by pointing the finger at the evil Muslim slavers while deftly failing to admit the disproportionate role the Jews played in dominating the Trans-Atlantic slave trade — a role that was justified by the Jewish “holy” book, The Talmud, which promises that all non-Jews will be slaves of the Jews:
In light of the conversations about race sparked by the 2020 killing of George Floyd, many American schools are revising their approach and curriculum on race. Whatever their intentions, their approach too often features sources that engender contempt for America. Students are indoctrinated using texts such as the New York Times’ “1619 Project,” which claims that the United States was founded to preserve and protect slavery, and Robin DiAngelo’s White Fragility.
What, then, should American schools teach about race?
They should, of course, teach students about slavery and racism.
But, if truth and moral clarity are to matter, students must go beyond an American-centric focus and also learn that slavery was universal. They would therefore learn about Muslim-Arab slavery, slavery among Africans, slavery among Native Americans and Native South Americans, and slavery in Asia and India.
They would learn that it was the West, beginning with England and America, that abolished the slave trade. And they would learn that the abolitionists were overwhelmingly religious Christians, animated by the Bible and Judeo-Christian values.
They would learn that, as horrible as all slavery was, unlike, for example, the slaves under Arab-Muslim rule, most black slaves in America were allowed to have children and form families.
They would read Herbert Gutman’s The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925, about which the New York Times wrote when it was published in 1976: “Gutman has performed an immense service in burying the idea that slavery destroyed the black family.” (For the record, Gutman was a professor of the left and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.)
They would learn that the tens of millions of African slaves under Islamic-Arab rule were not allowed to form families (most males were castrated). They would learn that while about 388,000 African slaves were transported to North America, about 12 million were transported to South America and the Caribbean. They would learn that far more blacks — about 3 million from Africa and the Caribbean — have come willingly to America post-slavery than came as slaves….
They would learn about white slavery, too, from one of the greatest economists of the last half-century, Thomas Sowell, who wrote: “More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies from which it was formed. White slaves were still being bought and sold in the Ottoman Empire, decades after blacks were freed in the United States.”
…As regards the Arab-Muslim slave trade, students should read Ghanaian professor and minister John Azumah’s book The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa, who summarized some his findings in a later interview:
“While two out of every three slaves shipped across the Atlantic were men, the proportions were reversed in the Islamic slave trade. Two women for every man were enslaved by the Muslims.
“While the mortality rate of the slaves being transported across the Atlantic was as high as 10%, the percentage of the slaves dying in transit in the trans-Saharan and East African slave market was a staggering 80 to 90%.
“While almost all the slaves shipped across the Atlantic were for agricultural work, most of the slaves destined for the Muslim Middle East were for sexual exploitation as concubines in harems and for military service.
“While many children were born to the slaves in the Americas, the millions of their descendants are citizens in Brazil and the United States today, very few descendants of the slaves who ended up in the Middle East survived.
“While most slaves who went to the Americas could . . . have families, most of the male slaves destined for the Middle East were castrated, and most of the children born to the women were killed at birth.”
They would read some of the left’s favorite “America-is-racist” books, such as the national bestseller White Fragility. But, unlike any school in America that assigns that book, they would also assign a black professor’s review of it. In the Atlantic, John McWhorter, a Columbia University professor of linguistics, wrote that White Fragility “is actually a racist tract. Despite the sincere intentions of the author, the book diminishes Black people in the name of dignifying us.” McWhorter continues, “White guilt and politesse have apparently distracted many readers from the book’s numerous obvious flaws. For one, DiAngelo’s book is replete with claims that are either plain wrong or bizarrely disconnected from reality...”
We’ve written about Prager’s kosher conservatism before — showing how he deceives White Christians into thinking that “religious” Jews like himself can share “Christian” common values — like race mixing — while defending Jewish communists as “messianic”
Here again, Prager virtue signals throughout this misleading “exposé” — appearing to promote kosher “conservative” Black writers but predictably failing to mention the most important Black historian on this subject– the late Professor Tony Martin — who worked tirelessly exposing the Jewish role in the Black slave trade.
And note how Prager deceptively and anachronistically refers to Christian abolitionists as “Judeo-Christian,” a misleading, contradictory term promoted in the 20th century to confuse Christians into falsely believing that they share the same faith as Talmudic Jews and to wage war against their “common” enemy — the “Nazi” Germans.
Like many “conservative” Jews, Prager — like many Jews on the ‘Right” — demonizes Islamic Arabs so as to distract the unwitting public from the hidden Jewish hand as the eternal “middleman” in the slave trade.
Jews in Poland, for example, aided and abetted the robust White slave trade in Europe, facilitating the transfer of White Slavic women into the hands of Arab slave traders who sold them at auction in the Ottoman Empire.
Jews in Spain also were involved in the lucrative Arab slave trade in North Africa, helping transfer White slaves across the Mediterranean up through the 17th century.
And it almost seems needless to even say at this point that Jews dominated the slave trade in the New World, in both North and South America — a role that many Jews still actively deny — because it undermines the myth of the Black-Jewish common cause.
An example of this Jewish denial is Saul Friedman’s 1998 myopic apologetic Jews And The American Slave Trade, which audaciously claims that the Jewish role was “tiny”.
While researching his self-serving book, Friedman obviously chose to ignore the following books by his fellow Jews who clearly and unequivocally admitted to the Jewish domination of the slave trade:
“Almost all the early Jewish settlers in America belonged to the wealthy classes, it was natural for [jews] to accept the institution of slavery as they found it, and to derive as much benefit from it…” “[slavery] was principally in the hands of the Jews.”
—Peter Wiernik, History of the Jews in America, Jewish Press Publishing Co., New York, 1912
“… [The Jews] were the largest ship chandlers in the entire Caribbean region, the shipping business was mainly a Jewish enterprise … The slave ships were not only owned by Jews, but were manned by Jewish crews and sailed under the command of Jewish captains.”
—Seymour Liebman, New World Jewry, 1493-1825 , Ktav Publishing House, 1982
” All through the eighteenth century, into the early nineteenth, Jews, in the North were to own black servants; in the South, the few plantation owned by Jews were tilled with slave labor. In 1820, over 80 percent of all Jewish household in Charleston, Richmond, and Savannah owned slaves, employed as domestic servants; …40 per cent of all Jewish households in the United States owned one slave or more. There were no protests against slavery as such by Jews in the South… But very few Jews anywhere in the United States protested against chattel slavery on moral grounds.”
—Jacob Rader Marcus, United States Jewry, 1776-1985, Wayne State University Press, 1990
“Jewish entrepreneurs were engaged in the slave trade on the North American mainland, participating in the famous triangular trade.”
—Priscilla Fishman, Jews of the United States, Quadrangle – New York, 1973
“The West India Company, which monopolized imports of slaves from Africa, sold slaves at public auctions against cash payments. It happens that cash was mostly in the hands of Jews. The buyers who appeared at the auctions were almost always Jews, and because of this lack of competitors, they could buy slaves at low prices. On the other hand, there was also no competition in the selling of the slaves to the plantation owners and other buyers … Profits up to 300 per cent of the purchase value were often realized with high interest rates … If it happened that the date of such an auction fell on a Jewish holiday the auction had to be postponed…[Jews] dominated the slave trade”
—Arnold Wiznitzer, Jews in Colonial Brazil, Columbia University Press, 1960
“American Jewish merchants, using their religio-commercial connections, enjoyed a competitive advantage over many non-Jews engaged in the same lucrative inter colonial trade. Since the West Indian trade was a necessity to America’s economy and since this trade was, in varying degrees, controlled by Jewish mercantile houses, America Jewry was influential in the commercial destiny of Britain’s overseas empire…and hence Jewish traders in New York had a marked advantage over others in this West India trade.”
—Stanley Feldstein, The Land That I Show You: Three Centuries of Jewish Life in America, Anchor Press, 1978
“Those who succeeded in establishing themselves under Dutch jurisdiction prospered as traders, middlemen, interpreters and brokers of slaves. The West India Company monopolized the import of slaves, but the private entrepreneurs ran the slave auctions. Among these were numerous Jews who also provided the credit that plantation masters needed until the sugar crop was brought in. Considering that the mill owners found it cheaper to replace a slave every seven years than to feed him properly, business was brisk.”
—Judith Elkin, The Jewish Presence in Latin America, Allen & Unwin Publishing, 1987
“In the first half of the seventeenth century all the great sugar plantations in Brazil were in the hands of Jews.”
—Abram Leon, The Jewish Question: A Marxist Interpretation, 1971
“The first Jews that Poles encountered must certainly have been traders, probably slave traders, of the type called in the 12th-century Jewish sources holekhei rusyah.”
—Encyclopedia Judaica, v. 13, pp. 710
“In the tenth century the Spanish Jews often owed their [entire families] wealth to their trade in [European & African] slaves.”
—Israel Abrahams, Jewish Life In The Middle Ages (1100-1700), Forgotten Books Publishing, 2012 reprint.