I have noticed that all the TV shows and movies have been talking about black slavery done by whites in the United States.
What about the slavery that the Serbs, who are white, experienced at the hands of the Ottoman Empire for several centuries. The Greeks and Armenians, did too. I know that there is a TV show and film about Nat Turner’s slave revolt in 1831, but no American has made a movie about Karađorđe’s uprising in 1804 against the Turks. I remember that in 1912 how there were was a war against the Turks waged by the Serbs and Greeks against the Ottoman Empire to gain independence for Greece and Serbia and Bulgaria.
Serbs have made a film about the Battle of Kosovo in 1389. That was a defining moment in Serbian history. There was also the Armenian Genocide and the subsequent guerrilla war against the Ottoman Empire. The Armenian were victims of the first documented genocide of the 20th Century and many films have been made about that. I am not saying that black slavery was not significant, it was, but white Slavic women were used as sex slaves by the Ottoman Empire. There was the brutal repression of Serbs, Bulgarians, Romanians, Greeks, Macedonians, Albanians, and the Armenians by the Ottoman Empire. I have yet to see a film about the oppression that people suffered and still continue to suffer in modern Turkey or the Middle East. There was that one film “Called the Stoning of Soraya M” or “Wadjda” which show and document the repression that women face in the Middle East and how those films talk about how women, gays, and others are suffering and still continue to suffer in the Middle East, in places like Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Palestinian territories, (Palestine) and Turkey. There are other countries, too like Pakistan where Christians are killed and persecution just for being Christian or if you’re a Hindu, for being a Hindu or a Buddhist.
I see Islamic religious supremacy and bigotry go unchecked in the Middle East. Islam has all the freedom it wants in the Middle East, while Christians and other non-Muslims live underground or practice their faith underground away from the prying eyes of the local authorities. I think that Saudi Arabia is not our ally by any means. They may say that they are, but I think we need to rethink our relationship with Saudi Arabia and other Muslim countries. Saudi Arabia and Pakistan repress women, even though Benazir Bhutto was the first female president of Pakistan, but this isn’t enough. More needs to be done in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other Asian Islamic countries, such as Saudi Arabia. Yes, Saudi Arabia is in Asia, in Southwest Asia (the Middle East) but we do not think of it as being Asia. Israel is in Asia, even though most of the people there are European and American Jews.
Israel allows freedom of religion for all faiths, including Christians and Jews. I have yet to see a single church in Saudi Arabia or Iran. The way I see is non-believers of all stripes are suffering in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Middle East. Anyone who speaks out against Islam is being killed over there. You cannot really chose to be an atheist over there because if you speak ill of Mohammed or of Islam, you are arrest and killed. IF you profess to not believe in any God or Allah, you are arrested. Atheists are being persecuted over there, too.
Islamic religious slavery and persecution is never really talked about in Hollywood as far as I know. The Muslims keep non-Muslims in virtual slavery called dhimmitude. I’ve heard this term abused by the likes of Pamela Geller to use this as a means of saying that whenever someone says something that she does not agree with about Islam that is a non-Muslim, she uses this term and so does Robert Spencer and Jihad Watch.
We need more people like those two I mentioned above to stick up to Islamic fanatics that want nothing less than world domination and killing or forcibly converting non-Muslims to Islam. I think that Islam needs to be reformed to adapt to life in the 21st century and that women need to allowed to be equals. Is there anything in the Koran that considers women to be actual human beings? Women are treated as the property of their husbands by their husbands and you’ve got people that want to marry women that are 9 years old to people that are old enough to be their grandfathers and this girl barely knows this guy to begin with!
I pray that Islam will destroy itself and reform! We NEED a reformation of Islam to stop the slavery, violence, hatred, and terrorism against non-Muslims. I pray that Islam will be reformed and that they will experience a reform of their faith to live in the 21st century. We need more brave souls to reform the religion into a faith like Christianity. I think that there should be an awakening for Muslims all over the world to stop embracing jihad and start being civilized human beings.