Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Thank you for your e-mail. I was quite surprised to read your letter. Your assertion that“Christianity is the downfall of Africa” is incredible. One would have thought that Animism and witchcraft, had restrained the progress and kept many Africans in bondage and superstition?
Certainly Islam and its fourteen centuries of slave raids in Africa has to be considered. Over 28 million Africans were sold into slavery in the Middle East from the 7 th century through to the present time. As 8 to 9 Africans died for every 1 who was sold in the slave markets of Cairo, Dar Es Salaam, Tripoli, Algiers, etc, it is calculated that possibly over 168 million Africans were victims of the fourteen centuries of Islamic slave trade.