I'm reading a book, "India: A History." The chapter on the Arabian invasion and conquest (by people reportedly from an area called, "Arabia", Nadir!) includes an overview of the Islamic Empire:
"The urgency with which the followers of the Prophet carried his teachings out of Arabia (!) resulted in one of the campainging wonders off world history. Within twenty years of his death in 632, Arab forces had overrun much of tghe Byzantine empire (white folks!) in Syria (Arabs!) and Egypt (Africans!), and all of the Sassanid empire in Iran (Persians!) and Iraq (more Arabs!). Forty years later, with the addition of North Africa (more Africans!), Spain (honkies!), most of Afganistan (more non-honkies), and vast areas of central Asia (Asians!), Alexander had been upstaged, Caesar overshadowed."
I haven't read about slavery yet (non-whites enslaving both non-whites... and even some whites!), but I have read about "ravaging India's norther cities", "the idolaters were sore afflicted" and "easily routed". "The carnage endured for three days" " the temple was demolished and the priests were massacred." And I love this phrase, written by a muslim recording a battle: "the idolators fled and the Mussulmans glutted themselves with massacre." Acts of bestiality abound. One execution is as cruel as it is novel: sewing a live man inside a hide, where he resides for about two days until he dies of very slow suffication.
You'd almost think that all peoples on earth have equally cruel histories as both victims and perpetraters. Before we feel too sorry for the Indians getting so awefully conquered by the Arabs, let's remember that before the Arabian arrival, India consisted of a region roughly as large as Europe, with about as many nations and kingdoms cruelly conquering each other.