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10 Facts About the Arab Enslavement of Black People Not Taught in Schools

The number of people enslaved by Muslims has been a hotly debated topic, especially when considering the millions of Africans forced from their homelands.

Some historians estimate that between A.D. 650 and 1900, 10 to 20 million people were enslaved by Arab slave traders. Others believe over 20 million enslaved Africans had been delivered through the trans-Sahara route to the Islamic world.

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