The 630 Year-Old Reason Eastern Europeans Dislike Islam



American Thinker: 

Why Eastern Europeans are much more reluctant to accept Muslim migrants than their Western counterparts can be traced back to circumstances surrounding a pivotal battle, that of Kosovo, which took place today, June 15, exactly 630 years ago today in 1389.  It pitted Muslim invaders against Eastern European defenders, or the ancestors of those many Eastern Europeans today who are resistant to Islam.

Because the jihad is as old as Islam, it has been championed by diverse peoples throughout the centuries — Arabs in the Middle East, Moors (Berbers and Africans) in Spain and Western Europe, etc.  Islam’s successful entry into Eastern Europe was spearheaded by the Turks, specifically that tribe centered in westernmost Anatolia (or Asia Minor) and thus nearest to Europe, the Ottoman Turks, so-named after their founder, Osman Bey.  As he lay dying in 1323, his parting words to his son and successor, Orhan, were for him “to propagate Islam by your arms.”

This his son certainly did; the traveler Ibn Batutua, who once met Orhan in Bursa, observed that although the jihadi had captured some one hundred Byzantine fortresses, “he had never stayed for a whole month in any one town,” because he “fights with the infidels continually and keeps them under siege.”  Christian cities fell like dominoes: Smyrna in 1329, Nicaea in 1331, and Nicomedia in 1337.  By 1340, the whole of northwest Anatolia was under Turkic control.  By now and to quote a European contemporary, “the foes of the cross, and the killers of the Christian people, that is, the Turks, [were] separated from Constantinople by a channel of three or four miles.”

By 1354, the Ottoman Turks, under Orhan’s son, Suleiman, managed to cross over the Dardanelles and into the abandoned fortress town of Gallipoli, thereby establishing their first foothold in Europe: “Where there were churches he destroyed them or converted them to mosques,” writes an Ottoman chronicler.  “Where there were bells, Suleiman broke them up and cast them into fires.  Thus, in place of bells there were now muezzins.”

Cleansed of all Christian “filth,” Gallipoli became, as a later Ottoman bey boasted, “the Muslim throat that gulps down every Christian nation — that chokes and destroys the Christians.”  From this dilapidated but strategically situated fortress town, the Ottomans launched a campaign of terror throughout the countryside, always convinced they were doing God’s work.  “They live by the bow, the sword, and debauchery, finding pleasure in taking slaves, devoting themselves to murder, pillage, spoil,” explained Gregory Palamas, an Orthodox metropolitan who was taken captive in Gallipoli, adding, “and not only do they commit these crimes, but even — what an aberration — they believe that God approves them!” MORE HERE

12 Comments on The 630 Year-Old Reason Eastern Europeans Dislike Islam

  1. They are not ‘reluctant’ to accept ‘migrants’, they know History and want no repeat of an Enemy Invasion.

    The dumbed-down, nihilistic atheist Western Pee-aUrines have been stripped of such societal self-defense.

  2. I recall from a class in Middle Eastern history. That Suliman what Was called “the magnificent.”

  3. It’s an interesting contrast between the Muslims, who haven’t changed their religious beliefs in 630 years, and the Europeans, who have discarded many of their religious beliefs in the last 60 years. Thanks to Angela Merkel, the Muslims have successfully bypassed the Eastern Europeans who still remember their nations’ histories. The Blackbirds are going to be flocking again, but it remains to be seen on whose bodies they will be feasting this time.

  4. Went from Levin’s “Unfreedom Of The Press” (a quick read), to “The History Of JIHAD From Muhammad to ISIS” by Spencer. About 40% of the way through it now as it’s a “bedtime read. Lays it out nicely as far as I’ve gotten. Up to 1095 at this point…

    Never ceases to amaze me with the documented history of what Islam is that “The people of the book” continue to accept their slow suicide of acceptance. We still have the same three options of conversion, jizya (in one form or another) or death.

    These aren’t Mormons in white shirts and ties…

  5. I too am amazed at how easily people accept islam, a religious government that should be annihilated.

    I suspect there is a direct connection to our ‘educational system’.

  6. As Tim might quip, “izlamo delenda est…”
    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

  7. What we really need is a modern equivalent to Vlad the Impaler. He stuck every Ottoman Turk he could catch on a pike, put a real crimp in their Jihad.

  8. the question is why are many European countries allowing Arabs and Islam in Mass in their countries. you know this people will come with their laws(Sharia), their religion, their character, their violence.which not one of their countries will allow people to practice otherwise.shame on European leadership.

  9. Europe will fall to these murderous invaders in the next 20-30 years. Then you will see the real consequences of abandoning your original Christian faith for atheism and the dark new age religions, then it will be too late to turn back and your unborn generation will curse you for selling them out so cheaply.
    Even turkey itself was once a Christian enclave but look at it today sprawling with these murderous killers.

  10. many of you speaking bad about Islam like christianity does not have its own history of bloodshed in the name of religion…if you say Muslims force people to convert…go and read the history of Al-andalus

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