The Berlin branch of German patriotic party AfD (Alternative für Deutschland) has launched its 2019 Euro election campaign with a humdinger of a billboard poster that should trigger leftists and Islam apologists throughout Germany!
The poster superimposes the slogan Damit aus Europa kein 'Eurabien' wird! - 'So that Europe does not become Eurabia!' - over a reproduction of an 1866 painting, The Slave Market, by French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme.
The painting depicts a naked woman, one of the 'white slaves of Barbary', being prodded and appraised by Arab traders in some Middle Eastern slave market.
History professor Robert Davis of Ohio State University has estimated that more than a million European Christians were enslaved by Muslims in North Africa between 1530 and 1780.
He believes the trade was 'massive' in scope:
Enslavement was a very real possibility for anyone who traveled in the Mediterranean, or who lived along the shores in places like Italy, France, Spain and Portugal, and even as far north as England and Iceland.
Pirates (called corsairs) from cities along the Barbary Coast in north Africa - cities such as Tunis and Algiers - would raid ships in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, as well as seaside villages to capture men, women and children. The impact of these attacks were devastating - France, England, and Spain each lost thousands of ships, and long stretches of the Spanish and Italian coasts were almost completely abandoned by their inhabitants. At its peak, the destruction and depopulation of some areas probably exceeded what European slavers would later inflict on the African interior.
The AfD poster also alludes to present-day grooming and sexual enslavement of young white women in Britain and Europe by (mainly) Muslim gangs - 21st-century counterparts of the 17th-century barbarians.
Barbarian Cruelty: An Eye-Witness Account of White Slavery under the Moors, by Francis Brooks (first published
Barbary slave trade, Wikipedia.
British Slaves on the Barbary Coast, by Robert Davis.