“Prophet Muhammad’s Islamic and Marx’s Communist movements have inherent consonance and unity between them in fundamental and major issues. And the application of the two social systems has bore almost the same outcomes, too. Islam and Marxism are as if each other’s ‘soul buddies’.” Alamgir Hussain, Islam Watch
We’re in the midst of Baseball season, coming up on Football season … a time when fans not only enjoy the sport but a time when we hope the young will learn how to be good losers … a lesson that will benefit them greatly in life, if they learn it well.
A lesson most Muslims appear to have never learned…
A Sharia Council in Aleppo, Syria, has declared, in a Fatwa (religious ruling), croissants to be Haram (forbidden) as their crescent shape supposedly represents European colonialism over Muslim lands. That would be fine if the premise was true … but alas, like much of what comes out of the Muslim world … it is false.
A little history lesson — For Libs, who have an aversion to actual history (that’s why they keep revising it) and for Muslims, whose Founder and its leaders believe only a few should know the truth, so they can contort it before distribution:
— The Ottoman Empire, spanned from 1299 to the end of WWI.
— Islam was the official religion of the Ottoman Empire.
— The poor reference to Europeans in the Fatwa, was actually an attack by the Muslim Ottoman Empire on the Kahlenberg mountain near Vienna, known as the Battle of Vienna. The defenders were the Holy Roman Empire in league with the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
— The Battle took place September 11-12, 1683. (Interesting date!)
This is how the Battle story, concerning the croissant, goes:
Vienna was under siege by the Ottoman Turks. After numerous months of attempting to starve the city into submission, the Turks launched an effort to tunnel underneath the walls of the city. Bakers, that were hard at work in their underground kitchens, heard the sounds of the invaders digging and alerted the city’s guards. This advance warning gave the guards enough time to prevent the tunnels completion. Soon afterwards, King John III of Poland arrived with his army and defeated the Turks, which forced them to retreat.
In order to celebrate their victory, several of the bakers in Vienna made a pastry in the shape of the Muslim crescent found on the Ottoman flags. This new pastry was called the “Kipfel” which is the German/Austrian word for “crescent”.
Most food historians verify that the crescent-shaped pastries were baked in Vienna during the 17th century and that they journeyed to France afterward. They relate, neither confirming or denying, the story of the courageous bakers who created the first croissants.