We are often told that Islam is “peaceful,” but few know about the long practice of slavery within Islam, which continues to this day.
“Slavery is a part of Islam… Slavery is part of jihad, and jihad will remain as long there is Islam… [Those who argue that slavery has been abolished are] ignorant, not scholars. They are merely writers. Whoever says such things is an infidel.”
Sheikh Saleh Al-Fawzan, member of Senior Council of Clerics, Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body (2003)
Dr. Daniel Pipes, New York Post (July 30, 2002)