Archived from the original on Retrieved 23 December The University of the West Indies St. It is common for Arabs in Singapore and Malaysia to take local Malay wives, due to a common Islamic faith. They migrated to Hong Kong and worked as police officers as well as army officers during colonial rule. British Slaves on the Barbary Coast. After a brief period when the Arab-Norman culture had flourished under the reign of Roger II of Sicily , later the mainlander Italians migrated to Sicily persecuted the Muslims of Sicily and they killed many of them;  later the remnants were expelled in with the persecution of Frederick II , who deported the Muslim survivors in Lucera.