The slave trade was a profitable business partnership between Europe, Islamic areas in Africa and the Middle East, and the Americas. Islam accepts slavery. Islamic countries were (are) complicit in the slave trade. They did a thriving business in White & Black slavery. Muslims need to get an understanding of the roots & history of slavery, and not merely focus solely on the role of Europe &/or America. Were it not for greedy Muslims, there may very well have been no slavery.