reply to post by atsmem1980
Well try some Islamic nations who grew fat on African slavery and only abolished it recently (at least officially), and countries like Mauritania
where slavery still goes on today.
In fact slavery was a pretty agrarian business, and apart from some landlords it didn't cause the wealth of nations.
Not only whites kept slaves.
In the US Native Americans and freed blacks kept slaves.
Australia was settled by convict labor who were essentially slaves.
Islam kept 3 million white slaves, including Americans, during Barbary slavery.
Liberia was settled by former American slaves, and was otherwise not colonized, and what a horrible place that was for many years.
The trans-Atlantic slave trade was fused with Arab slavers.
But of course nobody would even expect them to apologize, because they'd tell them to stuff off. They were doing the "kuffar" a favor in their
Of course all that doesn't mean there shouldn't be an apology from Britain and the US (guess it was even worse in Brazil and the Caribbean), but a lot
more was involved for a sincere apology. Even the local African chiefs who sold their own people, and some still do so today.
edit on 30-4-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)