‘Drop the A-Word’ Campaign Urges Arab-Americans to Stop Using Anti-Black Slur

Sharona Schwartz, The Blaze, March 2, 2014

A Muslim American group in the Detroit area is trying to combat racism in their community with a campaign urging them to stop using a derogatory Arabic word for African-Americans.

“Drop the A-Word” is asking Arab-Americans to stop using the slur “abed” which means slave or servant, or its plural form “abeed,” when referring to African-Americans. The word has been described in the local media as being used as a sort of Arabic equivalent for the N-word.

“Abed” is not always a negative term. Many Muslim men are named “Abed” which also means servant of God; however, when used as a reference to African-Americans, the positive context is not generally the intent, Muslim civil rights activists have noted.

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Dawud Walid, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Michigan chapter (CAIR-MI) called out fellow Muslims on the practice last September.

Walid wrote in The Arab American News about how he was struck during a Facebook discussion when the term “abeed” was used in a thread in reference to a news story about an African American woman.

“Calling a black person a ‘abed’ (abeed in plural) is offensive.  The term has been used for so long in certain segments of the Arab World that many people have become desensitized to its meaning,” Walid wrote.  “I know that all people do not use the term with overtly malicious intent; however, the word is disturbing, nonetheless.”

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Here’s a video report about the campaign from WXYZ in Detroit:

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  • Pelagian

    It really means “slaves”? Wow! … and we white people get hung by our thumbs for using n-word, negro, and colored … which are all variants of simply “black”.

  • David Ashton

    Should the unfriendly references to pagans, Christians and Jews be cut out of the Koran?

    • Corto

      Still waiting for the Jewish community to excise the hateful words “gentile” “goy” and “shiksa” from their vocabulary.

      • NoMosqueHere

        I looked up the word “goy” and found it derives from the hebrew word “goyim” which means “the nations.” In other words, it means folks who are not jewish; gentile means the same thing. Shiksa, I believe, means a non jewish girl. What is so hateful about all this?

      • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

        Shiksa is Yiddish for a slut, or loose woman. Good adjective to describe most Negresses.

  • Spartacus

    What are these camel-f*****s doing in White lands ?

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      Because mass 3rd world immigration is ethnic cleansing and race replacement of white people. Muslims do a good job of scaring off whites, which is why the American government is going to mass immigrate as many of them as they can get their hands on.

      The globalized elite believes that the more divided the electorate, the less effectively they can mobilize in favor of broader shared interests. This puts more and more power into the hands of politicians because it makes them less accountable to the faceless, powerless masses.

    • 1stworlder

      Your taxes paid to bring them here just like the boston marathon brothers and Ft Dix attackers. Look up Refugee Resettlement Watch for more details. They get dumped on 47 different taxpayer paid benefits.

    • Triarius

      Henry Ford brought them from Palestine to keep the Jewsish gangs and teamsters out.

    • David Ashton

      Not f******* camels, that’s for sure.

  • Rhialto

    It’s good when hyphenated Americans get in conflict with Political Correctness. It diverts some of their animosities away from White men.

    • JustJeff

      Plus it’s hilarious

      • Tim_in_Indiana

        And delicious in its irony!

  • dd121

    Thanks for the tip, I certainly wouldn’t want to hurt their feelings.

  • Hurting the feelings of our poltician’s pet race is the least of the damage muzzies are capable of doing. All this proves is that blacks are looked down upon by Middle Easterners. So, essentially nobody likes blacks. For good reason.

    • Romulus

      Except the tribe!

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Charles Barkley says White people can’t tell Black people they can’t use the N word. Charles, tell us how Blacks can tell Arabs they can’t use an Arabic word as the N word. I truly believe most, if not all Blacks are incapable of critical thought. If they could most would quickly realize the dings in the chainmail. A word for the unwise; what people think of you is none of your business.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      In a sensible country, we would tell Blacks that we will call them Negroids when they call us Caucasians, and “hey White boy” will be answered with “hey Black boy”.

    • disqus_0KHKpAOr7e

      your comment on its own reeks of lack of the ability to think outside abox, let alone critical thinking i wouldn’t take you opinion as relevant.

  • thomas edward

    abeed? Does that mean they no longer use the word, Kaffir?

    • Sharps Rifle

      They do, but kuffar refers to non-muslims, whereas “abd” is just “slave.”
      (Personally, I prefer the term “obsolete farm implements”)

    • BillMillerTime

      The word kaffir [KAH – fer] was used in South Africa to refer to a black person. Now considered an offensive ethnic slur, it was formerly a neutral term for South African blacks. I’d bet that just about every term for blacks starts out neutral, and then over time somehow the terms became tainted by association with all things Negro.

  • Alexandra1973

    My family has always referred to Arabs as another A word–“abba dabbas.”

    That is, when we didn’t want to use “camel jockeys.”

    • Corto

      Arabs don’t seem to care either, unless they are in America. Perhaps the origin of this suggestion is a black muslim.

    • saxonsun

      Sand ni**ers.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      I’ve heard Arabs called Camel Jockeys and Sand Nig*ers. Never had a problem getting along with Arabs, though, so I’ve never been much into making up names for them. As far as Blacks, it is rare that they are at all decent or pleasant. Jiggaboos, Schvartse, Ooba-Dabbas, Yabba-Dabbas, Lip Flappers, Ghetto Monkeys, Wildlife all fit them well. Arabs speak better English as a second language than Blacks do after generations of practice with English.

  • Truth Teller

    Another executive director of a non profit. Why bother working any more. Spend a few hundred dollars to set up a non profit. Make up some insane liberal cause .Create some hitherto unknown insensitivity, Hire a grant writer, not on salary but on commission Wait for the grant money to roll in and you are set for life.
    There is an old southern song
    Get you a copper kettle
    Get you a copper coil
    Get you some home grown corn mash
    And never more will you toil.
    Some insane causes. Raising the consciousness of White and Asian women to feel the proper shame that they are thinner and have nicer hair than black women.
    Bringing wolves back to suburban neighborhoods.
    Repealing leash and pooper scooper laws because “dogs must run free”
    Running workshops to convince property owners to paint their buildings colors other than White because White is offensive and recalls the KKK.

  • Truth Teller

    I thought Henry Ford brought in Lebanese Catholics and every variety of squabbling Eastern European as well as black and White southerners to prevent them from joining unions.
    Nothing new in the war of the elites against the rest of us. The early 19th century factory and mine owners always recruited in Europe rather than hire Americans living nearby. Most of the railroads were built by underpaid Irish right off the ships.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Plenty of Lebanese and Polish Catholics in Dearborn back in the good old days. Also very little crime, and no Negroes allowed.

  • Truth Teller

    Sharps Rifle
    So it is you who I and my meat department manager friend have to thank for the PC term he uses for the black parolees the state of California forced the supermarket chain to hire.
    OFE Obsolete Farm Equipment

  • Truth Teller

    I think CAIR came up with this new problem to solve because the executives have children getting out of college in June and they needed to create a new department to employ them.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    Don’t forget that the Arabs have a lot of experience with blacks. They have been purchasing negro slaves in Africa for a far longer period of time than Europeans. The black presence in the Middle East is minimal because, unlike Europeans, the Arabs had the good sense and foresight to castrate their negroid merchandise before allowing the savages into their households.

  • saxonsun

    And you know what? Many of the men on this board–and some of the women– have hate-filled ideas about gays and women. And it is those ideas that lead to persecution. Most of the people on this site are only a few steps away from the sick ideas of the Arab world yet pride themselves on being enlightened Western men. If you do not extend equal rights to gays and women, then you don’t see them as fully human. And that is when they are persecuted. The thought, the idea is a mere distance from the action.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Adam and Steve/Eve and Yvette is sodomy and perversion. Gays should not be persecuted, no, but they should be told that homosexuality is a sickness, and should be encouraged to seek counseling for their pathology, not encouraged to flaunt it. Islam at least sees homosexuality for what it is, as pathological perversion, as does Christianity when we interpret scripture properly. Churches that encourage homosexuality are hurting the gays themselves, as well as our whole society. Homosexuals are sick individuals who need help. Encouraging their deviant pathological behaviors is just plain stupid. 25 years ago, almost any White person over 50 would have agreed with me, and those that want to tolerate this deviance were seen as wrong-headed, and verbally admonished for their flight from logic

  • MarcB1969

    I wonder how much the absorption of Sub-Saharan DNA has effected the Arab world. They were at one time producing prominent scientists, mathematicians, architects and skilled craftsman. That seemed to stop around 700 years ago, and the only thing that makes any sense to me is that there was a major decline in cognitive ability caused by race mixing.

    There are not very many distinct Sub-Saharan populations in the Arab world, and I doubt the largest slaveholders in world history returned the majority of black slaves to their native lands.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      I think this Negroid admixture is the foremost issue in the pathological behaviors in the Arab world. Compare Egypt, where many are technically Mulatto, to Turkey, where the bloodlines are Caucasian/Asiatic, and there is virtually no Negroid admixture.

  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

    So I guess “Ophie”(pronounced O-fee) is out?

    def: Obsolete Farm Equipment.

  • Truth Teller

    NoMusqueteHere
    You know very well that goy, goyim and shiksa all mean filth, unclean thing, abomination , beast that walks on 2 legs. Gentile is latin for people. Look in the Jewish dictionary and the Talmud instead ofthe sanitized Websters or Merriam.

    • DaveMed

      Is that what David Duke told you?

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      A Shiksa is a whore. A Schvartse is a Negro. These terms were well used amongst the older Generations of Jews, evidence of the strong morals and racial realism of the Jewish culture. Not a liberal culture, and not a culture that stood to gain in any way from American youth becoming infatuated with Negro culture.

  • Katherine McChesney

    ‘Muslim American group in the Detroit’

    I stopped reading at ‘Detroit’. There is no such animal as a Muslim American.

  • Katherine McChesney

    I’ve heard that term used by Jews I worked for in Los Angeles.

  • Michael Samuel

    Olive skinned Arabs didn’t build the Pyramids nor did ppl that looked like You or your kind, If Ancient Egyptians lived in the Jim crow south they too would be classified as black.

    • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

      Arabs are Caucasians. It is the Muslim religion that is the problem in that part of the world, as well as Negroid admixture in an appreciable segment of the population. Blacks are hated in the Middle East, including the Arabic North Africa countries, and seen as the inferior race that they are.

  • Romulus

    I believe it. It’s going to get much worse. Any wobbles in the fossil fuel industry relative to continues industrial growth,will only obviate the meta problems that are on the horizon for western societies.
    I don’t delve too much into actual aspects of the worlds problems herein as I did when I first started commenting. Some of the coming calamities are far too demoralizing to contemplate for the general masses.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Negroes is what they are. They call us Caucasians all of the time, and with impunity, yet we cannot refer to them by their proper scientific label. Negroid is no different from saying Asiatic, Caucasoid, Amerindian, or Mestizo. We might as well just refer to the Negroids as A*s Holes, as that is what most of them are.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Exactly. If we start calling them A*s Holes, as a term that describes them well, pretty soon A*s Hole will be considered a racial slur against the Negroids.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Exactly. They are not afraid of Blacks. In their homelands, Blacks are seen as the scum that they are. Most Arabs are not afraid of the Negroids, and will shoot them in a heartbeat.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Indeed. Most older Jews can’t stand the Schvartse. They want a calm, sensible society just like Gentiles. It is a shame that so many Racial Realists are so obsessed with Anti-Semitism. The Semitic people are Caucasian, have good genes, and have an excellent record of accomplishments. Adolf Hitler. Good idea, wrong group. He should have focused on a truly inferior race, the Negroid race.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Arabs should use the term that means “Servant of their White master”, and tell the Libtards and Negroes to screw off if they don’t like it.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Schvartse is Yiddish for a Negroid. A darn good adjective to describe the Negroids!! Robert Weissberg, a Jewish Racial Realist who has spoken at AmRen Conferences, uses this excellent word often, and spoke at length about this awesome Yiddish adjective at one of the conferences.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Pure blooded Arabs are not part Negroid. They are racially Caucasian.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Why any Chinese American would care about Arabs telling the truth about Negroes is hard to fathom. Liberalism is a disease which pirates all logic from the brain of the afflicted individual. In a sensible world, any Asian American would be thankful that Arab Americans are showing appropriate ire for Black pathology, and would encourage them in taking a stand against the Blacks.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Of course they are. They are Caucasians. Racial genetics are in their favor. Islam is a social disease, like Liberalism.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Sadly mistaken indeed. Most Arab Americans I have spoken with hate Negroes, and love America. They hate Negroes for the same reason that we do.

    • disqus_0KHKpAOr7e

      which are?

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Inbreeding is bad. Period. Maybe this is behind some of the backward behavior in that part of the world. Maintaining racial purity is a must, of course, but inbreeding destroys Genetic quality. This is one reason why America was producing an excellent White gene pool prior to the miscegenation epidemic of recent years. One doesn’t need to marry within one’s nationality. Marrying within one’s race is what counts.

  • OHDeutscheKlezmerRebel

    Most Arabs are more than comfortable with the N-word. I used to speak with quite a few Arab Americans in one of my jobs, mostly recent immigrants. Never had a problem with any of them. These folks were ready to pull a gun to defend a White person from a Negro in a heartbeat, and were first class racial realists. Once I knew these guys, I really liked them. They had the loyalty of old generation Italians, took no crap from the Negroes, were darn good workers, and we had an absolute blast ripping on the Negroes. I always knew I could speak my mind about the Negroes around these guys. We only called the Negroes by the N-word when we talked.

  • disqus_0KHKpAOr7e

    can you prove the ancient Egyptians were indeed non-black, or some white dude said so therefore it is?

  • disqus_0KHKpAOr7e

    you are just an ignorant racist.