What we’re seeing with entities like ISIS and the Iranian regime, are reflections of the Ottoman Empire. You may have heard of the Ottoman Empire in passing in your history lessons in school when you were young. But you’re about to learn a few details that will make you see history repeating itself, in our time…
The Ottoman Empire (1299-1922), was an Islamic Caliphate…a form of Islamic government led by a caliph, a person considered a political and religious successor to their prophet Muhammed and a leader of the entire Muslim community (Ummah). They, like all Islamic movements since Muhammed, invaded non-Muslims lands and took land, pillaged, raped, tortured and slaughtered…all with the same goal of conquering the entire earth for Islam. They slaughtered their way through Christian Europe for 500 years…hence the reason for the Crusades (see THE CRUSADES: A Direct Response To Islam’s Bloodlust).
The following are quotes from various credible sources on the barbaric behavior… especially toward Christians…of the Ottoman Empire:
— In a Los Angeles Examiner article from August 1, 1926, Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) affirmed the slaughters:
“those … left-over from the former Young Turkish Party, … should have been made to account for the lives of millions of our Christian subjects who were ruthlessly driven en masse, from their homes and massacred …”
— Prof. Israel Charney, President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS):
It is believed that in Turkey between 1913 and 1922, under the successive regimes of the Young Turks and of Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), more than 3.5 million Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians were massacred in a state-organized and state-sponsored campaign of destruction and genocide, aiming at wiping out from the emerging Turkish Republic its native Christian populations. This Christian Holocaust is viewed as the precursor to the Jewish Holocaust in WWII. To this day, the Turkish government ostensibly denies having committed this genocide.
— Peter Balakian, The Burning Tigris, quoting the New York Times, September 14, 1915
“Turks admit that the Armenian persecution is the first step in a plan to get rid of Christians, and that Greeks would come next. … Turkey henceforth is to be for Turks alone.”
The empirical evidence is unequivocal…but when seen through the eyes of political expediency (HR 106, which condemned Turkey’s genocide of Armenian Christians, was dropped)…truth is unable to take its rightful place.
Enter ISIS et al…and it’s, as Yogi Berra says: Déjà vu all over again…
ISIS, Boko Haram, al Shabaab…have all focused their swords on Christians. Their goal is not foreign to Islam, but rather emanates from the verses of the Quran (i.e. Quran 9:5) and Hadiths. Since 9-11, Muslims have killed tens of thousands of Christians for simply being Christian. Most recently, ISIS in Libya beheaded 21 Coptic Christians and 30 Ethiopian Christians; Al Shabaab in Kenya beheaded/shot 150 Christian students.
ISIS et al, are slashing their way throughout the Middle East and Africa with the goal of a world Islamic Caliphate. “People of the Book”, or Christians and Jews, are being targeted because they are specifically mentioned in the Quran and Hadiths.
But don’t sit back and relax if you aren’t Jewish or Christian…because all infidels will find the same fate, in the Islamic Caliphate.
Shalom through strength…