In late June, vandals desecrated the monument to Miguel de Cervantes in San Francisco. Thus Cervantes was turned into a “slave owner.”
Greatest Spanish writer, inventor of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. His statue was recently vandalized in BLM riots.
It is well known that this great writer and brave hidalgo was a slave of the Algerian corsairs for 5 years. They seized him on a ship sailing from Naples to Barcelona.
Cervantes became the property of the cruel Muslim Albanian Dali-Mami, who went by the nickname Lame. The rowers on his ship were white Christian slaves. Being shackled, they ate, slept, and defecated right where they sat. Many of them were missing ears, noses or eyes — the result of Dali-Mami’s outbursts of anger. Once he ordered that a guilty rower’s hand be cut off, and beat the whole team with this hand.
In Algeria, things were not much better. Slave auctions lasted from 8 am to 2 am. Miserable people were forced to run and jump to show their strength and endurance; overlookers cut off their hands for every stolen penny, as prescribed by Muslim laws. Executions, mutilations, torture of slaves were everyday fun for the Algerian Dey. You would see naked people dying in agony under the scorching sun near his house. Wall hooks outside the prison gates were “decorated” with the heads of Christian slaves, being pecked up by kites.
Belonging to a noble famous family saved the life of the writer Cervantes, but fortune was not so favorable to hundreds of thousands of other slaves.
Why aren’t our children taught this as well about slavery?
During the four centuries of the Ottoman Empire, the life of white Christians in the coastal cities of Europe turned into a hell.
Pirates of Hayreddin Barbarossa (Hizir-reis), who was Sultan Suleiman’s vassal, freely reigned in the “Turkish lake” (the Mediterranean Sea). It is difficult to describe the horror in which the inhabitants of Spanish, Italian and Sicilian villages lived. Berbers usually came at night, when people were sleeping. Breaking into houses, they murdered old people and captured young men and women, girls and boys, who were valuable commodities at slave markets. As a rule, after a “successful” raid, the whole village or the entire city was burnt.
Women, teenagers and children were destined for the sexual pleasure of their captors. In the paintings of artists of the 17th-19th centuries, such as Jean-Leon Gerôme’s “The Slave Market” or Giulio Rosati’s “Inspection of the New Arrivals,” one can often see a wealthy sheikh examine and touch a European woman standing in front of him as his servant carefully measures her and the owner is bargaining briskly about the value of “live goods.”
Masses of white slaves entered gigantic slave markets of Algeria, Constantinople (Istanbul) and other large cities of the conquered Byzantine Empire. Those marketplaces (“Esir” or “Yesir”) were established by Sultan Mehmed II and were located in most towns and cities of the Ottoman Empire.
The French traveler of the 16th century Nicolas de Nicolay described them as gigantic accumulations of naked, submissive and frightened people, who were mockingly touched, examined, patted on the stomach, back, sides and buttocks, like cattle, by visiting merchants and local wealthy townspeople. …
Many coastal regions of Europe were completely depopulated. Not a single European country, even the most remote ones, felt any safety.
In June 1631, Murat Reis captured Baltimore in Ireland: all the people there were taken to North Africa. Men were turned into galley slaves; women became sex slaves of sheikh and emirs. For the Berbers, red-haired Celtic girls were an exotic delicacy.
Even Iceland was plundered: Izlanda seferi was a series of raids into this country in July 1627. Since old or sick people had no value in the states of the Barbarian Coast, they were locked in churches and set on fire.
Much more at the link, including the last vital part:
The Ottomans, Arabs and Berbers renounced slavery not by their own good will, but under the guns of American, British and Dutch frigates. It was one of the most glorious human rights victories in the world history.
But our children are led to believe by the politically correct that the only slavery that ever occurred was of blacks from Africa in the United States. Another politically-correct lie by omission. It’s not hard to see how the left profit from that.
hat-tip Stephen Neil