Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Blacks Of Iraq

Iraq has a black minority population, who are there for essentially the same reason as the black people in the United States, and experience many of the same problems faces by black Americans.  They descend from slaves taken from Africa centuries ago, and number about 2 million.

This 2008 article in the Los Angeles Times recounts how some black Iraqis were rooting for then-Senator Obama to win the American presidency.  According to the New York Times, some of them were courted by Iraqi political candidates in the 2010 elections.  As Frontpage Mag reports, slavery is still practiced in parts of the Islamic world.

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