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Scots and Irishmen, Marhaba fi al Maghreb !

New DNA based studies undertaken by British universities show that at least one percent of Scots and far more Irishmen have Berber and Tuareg among their ancestors. There was an extensive article in the Tages Anzeiger on Wednesday. And the Irish are Mediterraneans who wandered north over times
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New DNA based studies undertaken by British universities show that at least one percent of Scots and far more Irishmen have Berber and Tuareg among their ancestors. There was an extensive article in the Tages Anzeiger on Wednesday. And the Irish are Mediterraneans who wandered north over times
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How do they know it's not the other way around?

There was a time that the Barbary pirates used to raid isolated villages to take slaves. Sounds like a more likely expalnation of common DNA to me.

Read for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_slave_trade
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How do they know it's not the other way around?

There was a time that the Barbary pirates used to raid isolated villages to take slaves. Sounds like a more likely expalnation of common DNA to me.

Read for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_slave_trade
You mean they took the slaves home when they got pregnant?

Anyway the researchers know the difference between male & female DNA & when certain mutations appeared.
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You mean they took the slaves home when they got pregnant?

Anyway the researchers know the difference between male & female DNA & when certain mutations appeared.
They took female salves for their harems and houses of entertainment (there are plenty of cultural references to this), and male slaves for manual labour. Reports suggest the coastal areas were depopulated as a result of raids. Nothing about leaving pregnant women behind. At least not alive.
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Re: Scots and Irishmen, Marhaba fi al Maghreb !

The influences could extend further. Stone circle in Armenia cf. stone circles in the British isles. Wishing tree in Armenia, cf. wishing trees in British isles. Must be some connection.

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How do they know it's not the other way around?

There was a time that the Barbary pirates used to raid isolated villages to take slaves. Sounds like a more likely expalnation of common DNA to me.

Read for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_slave_trade
According to those scientists it clearly is the way round as they say. Scientists just two or three years ago found out that it is not that Maghrebins have Egyptian ancestors but that Egyptians have Maghrebin ancestors. Before those investigations, people under the impression of the Muslim Conquest simply were wrong.
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