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Muslims in the United States have been popping their collars for quite some time.
Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori [1762-1829],  a “prince among slaves,” was captured at the age of 26 from present-day Guinea, and enslaved in the US state of Mississippi. In 1828, he was finally freed  by the order of President John Quincy Adams, after being enslaved for 40 years - during  which he lost neither his Muslim faith nor his  dignity - both of which  finally led to his freedom.
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Muslims in the United States have been popping their collars for quite some time.

Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori [1762-1829],¬† a “prince among slaves,” was captured at the age of 26 from present-day Guinea, and enslaved in the US state of Mississippi. In 1828, he was finally freed¬† by the order of President John Quincy Adams, after being enslaved for 40 years - during which he lost neither his Muslim faith nor his dignity - both of which finally led to his freedom.

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