The Jihad against Christianity in Europe goes on. As it has done for the last 1400 years.
OP-ED By Raymond Ibrahim, CP Op-Ed Contributor in Christian Post:
Rereading some early history books concerning the centuries-long jihad on Europe, it recently occurred to me how ignorant the modern West is of its own past. The historical narrative being disseminated today bears very little resemblance to reality.
Consider some facts for a moment:
A mere decade after the birth of Islam in the 7th century, the jihad burst out of Arabia. Leaving aside all the thousands of miles of ancient lands and civilizations that were permanently conquered, today casually called the “Islamic world”-including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and parts of India and China-much of Europe was also, at one time or another, conquered by the sword of Islam.
Among other nations and territories that were attacked and/or came under Muslim domination are (to give them their modern names in no particular order): Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Sicily, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Russia, Poland, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, Albania, Serbia, Armenia, Georgia, Crete, Cyprus, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Belarus, Malta, Sardinia, Moldova, Slovakia, and Montenegro.
In 846 Rome was sacked and the Vatican defiled by Muslim Arab raiders; some 700 years later, in 1453, Christendom’s other great basilica, Holy Wisdom (or Hagia Sophia) was conquered by Muslim Turks, permanently.
The few European regions that escaped direct Islamic occupation due to their northwest remoteness include Great Britain, Scandinavia, and Germany. That, of course, does not mean that they were not attacked by Islam. Indeed, in the furthest northwest of Europe, in Iceland, Christians used to pray that God save them from the “terror of the Turk.” These fears were not unfounded since as late as 1627 Muslim corsairs raided the Christian island seizing four hundred captives, selling them in the slave markets of Algiers.
Nor did America escape. A few years after the formation of the United States, in 1800, American trading ships in the Mediterranean were plundered and their sailors enslaved by Muslim corsairs.
The ambassador of Tripoli explained to Thomas Jefferson that it was a Muslim’s “right and duty to make war upon them [non-Muslims] wherever they could be found, and to enslave as many as they could take as prisoners.”
And therein lies the rub: Today, whether as taught in high school or graduate school, whether as portrayed by Hollywood or the news media, the predominant historic narrative is that Muslims are the historic “victims” of “intolerant” Western Christians. That’s exactly what a TV personality recently told me live on Fox News.
So here we are, paying the price of being an ahistorical society: A few years after the Islamic strikes of 9/11-merely the latest in the centuries-long, continents-wide jihad on the West-Americans elected a man with a Muslim name and heritage for president, who openly empowers the same ideology that their ancestors lived in mortal fear of, even as they sit by and watch to their future detriment.
Surely the United States’ European forebears-who at one time or another either fought off or were conquered by Islam-must be turning in their graves.
Source: Christian Post
People who are blessed, wants all other people to be blessed.
People who suffer, wants all other people to suffer.
Besides from a small elite in all Islamic nations: Muslims have suffered for 1.400 years, and there is no end to the misery. Islam develop and exports sufferings.
And the evils of Europe have not be fare behind the evils of the Islamic world.
In the past 100 years of European history, we saw some of the greatest disasters of all time. First Communism, next Fascism and finally Nazism.
All these ” ism’s” have been supportive of Islam. And they still are. Their common denominators have been hatred towards Jews, and the free Christian European cultural heritage.
The well known Islamic-Nazi nexus has been replaced by the Marxist-Islamic nexus. Many socialist parties in Europe have learned close to zero from history, and excuse the ongoing Jihad and mass murders committed in the name of “allah”.
Several time pure barbarism has tried to bring an end to Christianity in Europe. The war is still ongoing.
Written by Ivar