Ramadan Day 28 thought for the day from my new book The History of Jihad: by the end of 1625, the English had lost a thousand ships to jihadi pirates, and the warriors of jihad from Morocco had gained a thousand English slaves. One of these slaves, Robert Adams, who was ransomed and returned to England, recounted that as a slave in Morocco he had been given only “a littell coarse bread and water,” and lived in “a dungion under ground, wher some 150 or 200 of us lay, altogether, having no comforte of the light, but a littell hole.” Adams recounted that he was “every day beaten to make me turn Turk,” that is, convert to Islam.
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