Such inequalities are also true of other northern countries, such as the United States and Iceland; countries that have also suffered down the centuries from the depredations of the thousand year long Islamic slave trade.
According to a Times newspaper report dated 22nd November 2008:
“It is estimated that well over one million Europeans were seized by the Arab slave traders”; to which should be added “millions of Africans”.
“They captured 353 British ships between 1672 and 1682.”
“Incursion were launched up the Thames estuary as well as along the West Country coastline; Cornish accents emanated from the slave pens of Algiers.”
“The lightly protected vessels of the new United States provided such easy pickings that the future President John Adams concluded it was more sensible to give one gift of two hundred thousand pounds than to risk a million annually in lost trade.”
“By 1800 the US was paying a fifth of its federal revenue in bribes to the Barbary coast.”
In July 1627 Islamic slavers launched a number of large-scale raids on Icelandic coastal communities.
There they seized some four hundred captives for the North African slave markets, herding the “unprofitable” elderly into a church, which was then set on fire.
Arguably the most notorious slaving atrocity within the British Isles occurred on the morning of Monday 2nd June 1637 when, a little before dawn, some 200 Islamic slavers were landed from a fleet of vessels.
They proceeded to surrounded the village of Baltimore, on the coast of County Cork, in southern Ireland.
At the time Baltimore was largely an English plantation community, comprising settlers mainly from Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.
This raid was led by a renegade Dutchman, turned Muslim, known by a number of aliases — but perhaps most notoriously as Morat Rais.
The raid netted the “Turkish” slavers fifty children, thirty-four women and around twenty men; it would have been greater had the slavers not been fooled into believing that the militia were close by.
Historical accounts detail how William Gunter was left devastated by the abduction of his wife and seven sons.
They recall how John Harris lost his wife, his mother and three sons.
They tell of how Robert Chimor had his wife and four children snatched away from him.
They relate how Stephen Broadbrook lost his pregnant wife Joane, and his two young children
They detail how Richard Lorye was taken into captivity together with his wife, sister and four children.
They recall how John Ryder, with his wife and two children were also taken.
They tell of how Bessie Flood was captured and how she then escaped, losing her child, never to be seen again, to the slavers.
They relate the bravery of Timothy Curlew and John Davis, who were hacked to pieces whilst attempting to protect their families and of the ingenuity of William Harris and his unnamed neighbour, whose firing of a musket and beating out of a tattoo on a military drum fooled the slavers into believing the militia was approaching, thus hastening their departure and preventing further enslavement.
Other accounts tell of the heroism of the Rev. Devereux Spratt, who later turned down his chance of freedom to remain with his slave congregation in Algiers, where he organised a number of escapes.
Britain has numerous memorials to black victims of European slavers – but none to the tens of thousands of British men, women and children seized from shipping and coastal villages by Islamic slavers.
Similarly, the teaching of the European role in the African slave trade is commonplace — yet the role of Islamists in European slave trading is universally ignored.
These are gross double standards that only a British National Party government will redress.