History of Jihad against the Greeks (1450 -1853) Daily News on the War on Jihad

Site Map

This site brings you the history of the Islamic Jihad from its beginnings at Mecca in 620 C.E. up to 9/11, and the lessons it has for us in today’s challenging times. If we are to understand Islam, we need to understand the temperament of its founder Mohammed (PBUH*), the way victorious Muslims have treated the subject people, and above all the reasons for the victory of Islam thus far in the JIHAD.

Breaking News

What is Jihad: The Arabic word Jihad is derived from the root word Jahada (struggle). Jihad has come to mean an offensive war to be waged by Muslims against all non-Muslims to convert them to Islam on the pain of death. Jihad is enjoined on all Muslims by the Quran.

This site brings you the history of the Islamic Jihad from a neutral and factual viewpoint.

Outlook of this website:

This site is against all forms of fanaticism – religious and non-religious. But the emotional appeal of non-religious fanaticism like Nazism, Fascism or Communism is not as pervasive as that of fanaticism based on religion. When fanaticism and religion are mixed, we have a very potent and dangerous brew that can sustain itself for centuries unlike non-religious fanaticisms like Nazism and Communism which die out when the ringleaders are defeated. This is so, since religion is based on the psychological weakness of all humans, when we humans try to comprehend the unknown (universe). This understanding is (and perhaps will always remain) incomplete.

Religion tries to complete this incompleteness by fantasizing that the unknown is a god and that this god is the creator of all things that happen in this world and the universe. This idea that there is a god, which is assumed to be the unknown power in the universe makes the human mind paranoid because of our fear of the unknown. And this paranoia drives humans to do anything to propitiate this unknown power that is assumed to exist. This is what transforms this weakness of our human mind into a sickness. It is this sickness of the mind that drives humans to undertake wild acts like suicide bombings, fight holy wars, forced conversion, slaughter of humans who give a different name to this assumed power called god, etc, under the delusion of trying to please the unknown power that is assumed to be behind all existence.

While all forms of religious fanaticism are negative, only Islam raises slaughter of all Kafirs (non-Muslims) to a holy creed, it teaches Muslims to gloat over the killing of non-Muslims and celebrate their death. Hence Islam is the most demented and dangerous form of religious fanaticism. And it is not Islamic fanaticism that is to be blamed for this, as Islam itself is fanaticism.

From its root to its fruit Islam is the most violent, and virulent form of this delusion that the unknown universe is a god and all those who do not accept this brand of fantasizing of the unknown universe have to be slaughtered. This is so since Islamic fanaticism was born in a barren and harsh desert environment that gave birth to the paranoid mentality of the Bedouin Arabs among whom was born Mohammed (yimach shmo ve-zichro - may his name and memory be obliterated), the founder of this blood-thirsty creed – Islam.

This blood-thirsty Muslim mentality has trickled down to the newest convert to Islam be he or she Brown Black, Yellow or White. Most importantly it makes Islam the worst enemy of quest and science and of all human progress. While all religions are opposed to science as the Pope was to Galileo and Copernicus; but it is Islam which is the most blood-thirsty expression of this challenge of religion to reason. So Islam will have to be the first to be removed from the path of human progress and the reply to Islam to be effective would have to be more blood-thirsty and paranoid than Islam itself.

Those opposed to Islam will have to be like the hunter who aims his rifle between the eyes of the man-eater tiger and shoots till the tiger is dead meat. The hunter bears no enmity with the tiger, but shoots him dispassionately, so that he himself can live, and NOT end up by becoming the dinner of the man-eater.

This has to be the attitude, not based on a hate of Islam, but a determination to put a full and final end to Islam, so that Human society can progress without the hindrance of any religion obstructing its path.

After Islam is militarily defeated and then destroyed; the need of the day would be to come up with workable creative ideas, for brainwashing the remaining religious fanatics with techniques like anesthesia leading to amnesia and re-education of such brainwashed ex-religious fanatics; or the use of mass lobotomy to achieve the same result. Only such a technique could prevent religious fanaticism from being resurrected with a name other than Islam and insure the progress of human civilization without any obstacle from any religion.

To summarize, the religious outlook that claims to "know the unknown", as a god, allah, etc., is a sub-optimal human response (and so is a sub-human response). Violent monotheism is a criminal response which has brought our world to where it is today, post 11th September.

The need of our age is to start with the destruction of the most blood-thirsty form of religious fanaticism – Islam, followed up with the dovetailing of all other forms of religious fanaticism so that they move over and make way for rational-humanism. To make it more subtle; the need is for religion and religious fanaticism to move out of human minds and be replaced by rational-humanism.

Our maintaining this site, is our contribution for working towards this objective.

Chronological Jihads

The Jihad against Arabs (622 to 634)

The Jihad against Zoroastrian Persians of Iran, Baluchistan and Afghanistan (634 to 651)

The Jihad against the Byzantine Christians (634 to 1453)

The Jihad against Christian Coptic Egyptians (640 to 655)

The Jihad against Christian Coptic Nubians - modern Sudanese (650)

The Jihad against pagan Berbers - North Africans (650 to 700)

The Jihad against Spaniards (711 to 730)

The Reconquista against Jihad in Spain (730 to 1492)

The Jihad against Franks - modern French (720 to 732)

The Jihad against Sicilians in Italy (812 to 940)

The Jihad against Chinese (751)

The Jihad against Turks (651 to 751)

The Jihad against Armenians and Georgians (1071 to 1920)

The Crusade against Jihad (1096 – 1291 ongoing)

The Jihad against Mongols (1260 to 1300)

The Jihad against Hindus of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (638 to 1857)

The Jihad against Indonesians and Malays (1450 to 1500)

The Jihad against Poland (1444 to 1699)

The Jihad against Rumania (1350 to 1699)

The Jihad against Russia (1500 to 1853)

The Jihad against Bulgaria (1350 to 1843)

The Jihad against Serbs, Croats and Albanians (1334 to 1920)

The Jihad against Greeks (1450 to 1853)

The Jihad against Albania (1332 - 1853)

The Jihad against Croatia (1389 to 1843)

The Jihad against Hungarians (1500 to 1683)

The Jihad against Austrians (1683)

Jihad in the Modern Age (20th and 21st Centuries)

The Jihad against Israelis (1948 – 2004 ongoing)

The Jihad against Americans (9/11/2001)

The Jihad against the British (1947 onwards)

The Jihad against Denmark (2005 cartoon controversy onwards)

The Jihad against the Filipinos in Mindanao(1970 onwards)

The Jihad against Indonesian Christians in Malaku and East Timor (1970 onwards)

The Jihad against Russians (1995 onwards)

The Jihad against Dutch and Belgians (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Norwegians and Swedes (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Thais (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Nigerians (1965 onwards)

The Jihad against Canadians (2001 onwards)

The Jihad against Latin America (2003 onwards)

The Jihad against Australia (2002 onwards)

The Global Jihad today (2001 – ongoing)

The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001– ongoing)

The Vision for the post-Islamic (and post-religious) world

History of Jihad against the Greeks (1450 -1853)

This site is dedicated to frank and fearless reporting and commenting to expose the Islamic Jihad

The History of Jihad site is brought to you by a panel of contributors. This site is co-ordinated by Robin MacArthur with Mahomet Mostapha and Naim al Khoury, New Jersey.

Other contributors to this site include professors and members of the faculty from the Universities of Stanford and Michigan (Ann Arbor), Kansas State University, Ohio State University, and the London School of Economics. We strongly suggest that this site be recommended as additional reading for students of Islamic History.

We also invite students and professors of this subject to mirror this site on your University or private servers, link it up from your sites, to print it as a non-profit publication and refer it to students, journalists, cinematographers, military personnel, members of both houses of Congress, and Parliamentarians from your countries, members of the judiciary and most importantly to officers of the FBI, CIA, Scotland Yard, MI5, Mossad, FSB (Russian Secret Police) Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (DGSE) and to all other stakeholders in the subjects of the Islam and the Jihad.

________________________

How the Greeks manfully resisted and rolled back the Turkish Jihadi onslaught on Greece

______________________________________

The jihad is an institution, and not an event, that is to say it is a part of the normal functioning of the Muslim world… The conquered populations change status (they become dhimmis), and the shari’a tends to be put into effect integrally, overthrowing the former law of the country. The conquered territories do not simply change ‘owners’, they change character.

_____________________________________

Greece was the cradle of Western civilization. The Persians were the only non-Europeans to have set their foot on Greece as invaders. But they never succeeded. They were checked at Marathon and were repulsed at Salamis. Alexander the great son of Greece, reversed the Persian invasion and led the Greek armies right across the sprawling inter-continental Achamenian (Hakkamanishiya) Empire of the Persians.

__________________________________

When the goddess of fortune no longer smiled on Greece, the Greeks lost their sovereignty to a foreign power - the Muslims for the first time in their history. But had not the Greeks (Byzantines) held back the Muslim hordes from the first attacks in 734 up to 1453, the future of Europe would have been in peril

__________________________

While it is true that the Romans did overrun, Greece, but then they came from the same Greco-Roman ethos and they extended the influence of Greco-Roman culture across all of Europe and into large parts of Asia and Africa. The Roman period was the pinnacle of ancient European culture and the age was known as Pax Romana.

The Greeks who carried on the Greco-Roman empire in the name of Byzantine, held off all invaders for nearly two thousand years since the 4th century B.C.E. (320 B.C.E.) when Alexander the Great of Macedon unified it under his empire, till it was overrun by the Ottoman Turkish Muslim hordes in 1453. This long innings of 2000 years was a Greek achievement.

But the goddess of fortune no longer smiled on Greece and the Greeks lost their sovereignty to a foreign power - the Muslims for the first time in their history in 1453.

__________________________________

A Greek partisan fighter. Battalions made up of these hardy fighters harassed the Turkish occupiers and ultimately threw the Turks out of Greece.

Had the Greek’s failed to resist the Turks, then Europe could have been Islamized, condemning the whole of European civilization to a perennial dark age. Imagine if today’s Britons, Spaniards, Italians, Frenchmen, Germans had been all Muslims, then we would be no different from the Iranians or the Arabs! The stubborn Greek resistance to the Muslim menace, prevented that from happening and saved Europe.

__________________________

But had not the Greeks held back the Muslim hordes from the first attacks in 734 up to 1453, the future of Europe would have been in peril and had the Greek bastion of Byzantium fallen, then Europe could have been Islamized, condemning the whole of European civilization to a perennial dark age. Imagine if today’s Britons, Spaniards, Italians, Frenchmen, Germans had been all Muslims, then we would be no different from the Iranians or the Arabs! The stubborn Greek resistance to the Muslim menace, prevented that from happening and saved Europe.

But after eight centuries of warfare with the Muslims, the European resistance had begun to crumble. In the 14th century Turkey conquered Bulgaria, Macedonia, Romania, Hungary and parts of Poland and Russia. Turkey was stopped only as it lay siege to Vienna.

For a time it seemed that Europe would fall prey to the Muslim barbarians who were baying for the blood of all Christians. But that was not to happen. And the Greeks played a stellar role in preventing this calamity, along with the Serbs, Croats, Romanians, Hungarians, Austrians, Poles, Russians, Bulgars, to stem and finally reverse the tide of the Muslim invasion of Europe.

__________________________________

As the Greek war of liberation unfurled the banner of independence, on 23 March 1821, three Greek partisan Generals Petrompeis Mavromichales, Kolokotronis, Papaflessas liberated the city of Kalamata. In the dark days of Muslim tyranny, the Parthenon in Athens was converted into a Mosque, as an ultimate humiliation of the Greeks. But this was not to remain so forever. After the victory over the Turks, the Greeks reconverted all the lost Churches and Basilicas to their original Christian status and wiped out all traces of Turkish and Muslim occupation that had been implanted in the four centuries of Muslim tyranny over Greece.

__________________________

The First Turkish Invasion Of Greece

Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, fell to Ottoman sultan Mehmet on a Tuesday in 1453. Ever since then, that day of the week has been considered of ill omen in the Greek world.

Those few Greek areas that had not already fallen to the Ottomans, principally the Pelopónnisos and the Aegean Islands, were invaded and occupied by the Ottoman Turks over the next two centuries.

The Parthenon in Athens was converted into a Mosque, as an ultimate humiliation of the Greeks. The last major conquest was the island of Crete, which the Ottomans captured in 1669 from the Venetians. The Ionian Islands remained under the rule of Venice and were only briefly part of the Ottoman Empire.

__________________________________

The Pope succeeded in forming a league of maritime powers against Sultan Selim, and secured the co-operation of Philip II by granting him the right to tithes for this crusade, while he himself equipped some galleys. On 7 October, 1571, a Christian fleet of 200 galleys, carrying 50,000 men under the command of Don Juan of Austria, met the Ottoman fleet in the Straits of Lepanto, destroyed it completely, and liberated thousands of Christians, living in the islands off the Greek mainland.

__________________________

Ottoman rule was arbitrary and cruel. Muslim perfidy was seen in 1571, the Island of Cyprus was threatened by the Ottomans, who cruelly massacred the garrisons of Famagusta and Nicosia, in spite of these towns having surrendered on stipulated terms. At the end an exasperated Christian population appealed to Pope Pius V to intervene and save them from the Turks.

The Pope succeeded in forming a league of maritime powers against Sultan Selim, and secured the co-operation of Philip II by granting him the right to tithes for this crusade, while he himself equipped some galleys. On 7 October, 1571, a Christian fleet of 200 galleys, carrying 50,000 men under the command of Don Juan of Austria, met the Ottoman fleet in the Straits of Lepanto, destroyed it completely, and liberated thousands of Christians, living in the islands off the Greek mainland

But the Greek mainland remained chained to the Ottoman tyranny. As the population groaned under this repressive rule, the Greek Orthodox population began to increasingly look for their emancipation towards the only remaining Orthodox power - Russia. There were numerous revolts in which the Greeks rose up against Turkish tyranny with Russian help.

In 1770 Ottoman authorities brutally crushed a Greek revolt aided by a small Russian force led by count Alexey Grigoryevich Orlov.

Towards the end of the 18th century, a small group of Greek nationalists, inspired by the French Revolution and the ideas of the Enlightenment, came into being. Rich Greek merchants endowed schools and libraries, provided scholarships, and subsidized the printing of books.

Greek students studying in European universities became aware of the reverence with which the language and civilization of ancient Greece were looked upon in the West. This raised their self-confidence to fight for the liberation of their homeland.

__________________________________

Gouras and Androutsos with 800 men destroyed the Turkish army of Behrem Pasha (4000 men) at Basilika. These revolts were often led by Greek students who had become aware of the greatness of their history after studying about it in Western Universities. The most important of these early nationalists was Rigas Velestinlis (Rigas Pheraios), who was executed by the Ottomans in 1798 after vainly attempting to launch a Balkan-wide revolt against Ottoman tyranny.

__________________________

These students returned to Greek lands and sought to instill a consciousness of their heroic Greek ancestry in their fellow Greeks. Some gave themselves or their children the names of the heroes of ancient Greece. The most important of these early nationalists was Rigas Velestinlis (Rigas Pheraios), who was executed by the Ottomans in 1798 after vainly attempting to launch a Balkan-wide revolt against Ottoman rule.

In 1814 a secret revolutionary society, the Philiki Etairia (Friendly Society), formed in the Russian city of Odesa (Odessa; in present-day Ukraine) to prepare for an armed revolt. The group enrolled members and collected funds and weapons in the Greek communities of the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans. Alexandros Ypsilantis, a Greek general in the service of Russian emperor Alexander I, accepted leadership of the society.

Early in 1821 Ypsilantis launched an attack from Russian territory into Moldavia, then part of the Ottoman Empire. But the hoped for Russian assistance failed to materialize, and the attempt at liberation was defeated. Another uprising at about the same time in the Pelopónnisos, led by Archbishop Germanos of Pátrai, met with greater success. All these revolts signaled that the Greek War of Independence had begun.

In the early stages of the war, the Greek insurgents—led by Theodoros Kolokotronis, Markos Botzaris, Alexandros Mavrokordatos, and others—achieved some striking successes. The Greeks had a strong nautical tradition, and their navy, under the command of Andreas Miaoulis, launched effective attacks on the Ottoman fleet. But the Great Powers of the time (Britain, France, Austria, Prussia, and Russia) were fearful of any threat to the established order and offered no help. So the Greeks had to rely on their own resources and the support of volunteer philhellenes (admirers of Greek culture and traditions) from Europe and the United States who raised money for the embattled Greeks.

But the wily Sultan Mahmud II enlisted the support of Egyptian viceroy Muhammad Ali, promising him the island of Crete. After this opportunistic alliance the military situation turned against the Greek freedom fighters, who were caught between two forces. Egyptian forces reoccupied the Pelopónnisos, and the military outlook for the Greek revolutionaries was grim.

__________________________________

The Greek war of independence against Turkish Muslim tyranny was the first successful one in the Balkans. It was led by brave Greeks like Kolokotronis, Nikitaras, Papaflessas, and Ypsilantes. On 26 July 1822. Romaioi under the leadership of Kolokotronis, crushed the pasha's army of 30000 men at Dervenakia, near Argos.

__________________________

By this stage of the war, the Great Powers, alarmed by the continuing instability in the strategically important eastern Mediterranean and by the disruption of trade, decided to intervene. France joined Britain and Russia in sending a fleet, commanded by a British admiral, to mediate in the conflict.

In 1827 the powers destroyed the Ottoman-Egyptian fleet at the Battle of Navarino, the last great battle of the age of sailing ships. That year saw the birth of independent Greece. Count Ioánnis Kapodístrias, a Greek who had served as the joint foreign minister for Emperor Alexander I, was elected president of Greece, and a new constitution, the third drafted for the still unofficial state, was proclaimed.

The Ottomans’ defeat at Navarino and in a separate war with Russia in the late 1820s forced the sultan to accept the creation of an independent Greece in 1829. In 1830 Britain, France, and Russia issued the London Protocol, which proclaimed the new kingdom of Greece and placed it under their protection. The Great Powers also acknowledged Greece’s independence in the London Protocol issued in 1828 and in the Treaty of Adrianople signed in 1829.

In 1832 the three powers decreed that Greece would be ruled by a monarch chosen from a European royal dynasty other than one of theirs. The new state consisted of the Pelopónnisos, a southern portion of mainland Greece, and a few of the islands. Its frontier extended from Arta in the west to Vólos in the east, and it included only one-third of the Greeks who had been under Ottoman rule.

__________________________________

The Greek war of Independence claimed many martyrs among the freedom fighters. On 7 Aug 1822, Anagnostis Petimezas and his son (age 17), were killed while defending their positions at Vasilika near Kiato.

But these sacrifices were not in vain. The Ottomans’ defeat at Navarino and in a separate war with Russia in the late 1820s forced the sultan to accept the creation of an independent Greece in 1829. In 1830 Britain, France, and Russia issued the London Protocol, which proclaimed the new kingdom of Greece and placed it under their protection.

__________________________

Kapodístrias sought with some success to equip Greece with the basic structures of a state following a decade of intermittent fighting. However after ruling for a brief period of four years, he passed away in 1831. In 1832 the Great Powers chose Otto of the Bavarian Wittelsbach dynasty to be king of Greece. He was crowned Otto I the following year. Athens was little more than a village at that time, but it contained the Parthenon and other associations with the glories of ancient times and so was chosen to be the capital of the new state. Handsome neoclassical buildings were erected in the city.

In 1864 Britain granted to Greece the rule of the Ionian Islands, over which the British had exercised a protectorate since 1815. These islands had earlier been under the Venetians. This marked the first addition of territory since Greece had become independent. Greek politicians and common people alike aspired to the Megali Idea (Great Idea) of uniting as many as possible of the Greeks of the Near and Middle East within the bounds of a single state, which would have as its capital Constantinople (Istanbul) rather than Athens. They cherished this aspiration even though it was bound to bring the small and weak Greek kingdom into confrontation with the Ottoman Empire.

After the Ottoman Empire lost the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 to 1878, the Ottomans were obliged by the Congress of Berlin to cede the rich agricultural province of Thessaly and part of Epirus to Greece in 1881. As part of the Berlin settlement, Britain acquired the right to administer the predominantly Greek-inhabited island of Cyprus.

In 1885 Greece sought to exploit the problems of the Ottoman Empire for more territorial gains, but the Great Powers blockaded the country.

__________________________________

In 1896 a revolt against Ottoman rule began in Crete, where the majority of the population fervently sought union (Enosis) with the Greek kingdom. Volunteer forces arrived from Greece the following year. While Crete achieved union with Greece, the other island of Cyprus is still partially under Turkish Muslim occupation.

__________________________

By the end of the 19th century, Greece’s nationalist ambitions were focused on the Ottoman territories of Macedonia (located to the north of Thessaly) and Crete. The Greeks founded, the Ethniki Hetairia (National Society), 1894, directed propaganda and the armed struggle.

In 1896 a revolt against Ottoman rule began in Crete, where the majority of the population fervently sought union with the Greek kingdom. Volunteer forces arrived from Greece the following year. But Greece suffered a crushing defeat in a short-lived war with the Ottomans, and the Great Powers forced it to pay compensation to the Ottomans and to accept small modifications to the Greek-Ottoman frontier.

In 1898 the powers granted Crete autonomy over domestic affairs, and Ottoman forces were obliged to withdraw from the island. Crete remained an Ottoman possession, but the Great Powers appointed Prince George, the second son of George I, to govern the island as an internationally sponsored high commissioner.

__________________________________

All through the long struggle to win independence, the Greeks had to pay a very heavy price with blood and tears to make this possible. In the history of Islam, The Sword and The Prophet, Serge Trifkovic wrote about the history of the Turkish oppression of the Greek Orthodox Christians as follows: The burning of the Greek city of Smyrna and the massacre and scattering of its three hundred thousand Christian inhabitants is one of the most poignant – among the vast outrages of the Muslim oppression of a subject Christian population. It is the bloodiest - crimes in all history. It marked the end of the Greek community in Asia Minor. On the eve of its destruction, Smyrna was a bustling port and commercial center.

__________________________

The Cretans’ determination to join Greece was undiminished, and in 1908 the Cretan assembly proclaimed the union of Crete with Greece. Only Cyprus was lost to the Greeks and remains divided till today, with the Northern half occupied by the Turks. Still one day the Greeks hope to achieve Enosis (Unity) of Cyprus with Greece.

But all through the long struggle to win independence, the Greeks had to pay a very heavy price with blood and tears to make this possible.

In his history of Islam, The Sword and The Prophet, Serge Trifkovic wrote about the history of the Turkish oppression of the Greek Orthodox Christians as follows: The burning of the Greek city of Smyrna and the massacre and scattering of its three hundred thousand Christian inhabitants is one of the most poignant among the vast outrages of the Muslim oppression of a subject Christian population.

It is the bloodiest of other Muslim crimes in all history of Muslim oppression. It marked the end of the Greek community in Asia Minor. On the eve of its destruction, Smyrna was a bustling port and commercial center. It was a genuinely civilized place, in the old-world sense.

__________________________________

Constantinopolitan (Romaios) Alexandros Ypsilantes enters Iasio-Moldavia, 22 Feb 1821, and starts Greek War of Independence.

When it seemed that Europe would fall prey to the Muslim barbarians who were baying for the blood of all Christians, the Greeks, along with the Serbs, Croats, Romanians, Hungarians, Austrians, Poles, Russians, Bulgars, fought and finally reversed the tide of the Muslim invasion of Europe.

__________________________

An American consul-general later remembered a busy social life that included dances, musical afternoons, games of tennis and bridge, and soirees given in the salons of the highly cultured Armenian and Greek bourgeoisie.

Turkish Muslims actually enjoyed massacring the Christians

When the Turks attacked, the Greek Orthodox Bishop Chrysostomos remained with his flock. "It is the tradition of the Greek Church and the duty of the priest to stay with his congregation," he replied to those begging him to flee. The Moslem mob fell upon him, uprooted his eyes and, as he was bleeding, dragged him by his beard through the streets of the Turkish quarter, beating and kicking him.

Every now and then, when he had the strength to do so, he would raise his right hand and blessed his persecutors. A Turk got so furious at this gesture that he cut off his hand with his sword. He fell to the ground, and was hacked to pieces by the savage mob. The carnage culminated in the burning of Smyrna, which started on September 13 when the Turks put the Christian quarter to torch and the conflagration engulfed the city.

__________________________________

During the slaughter of the Christians, the Turkish women stimulated their heroes by raising a gutteral shriek of their war cry, the Zilghit, and deafening the hopeless despair of their victims by singing their nuptial songs. A kind of wild cannibal humour seized the crowd...the savage crew did not even spare the children."

__________________________

The remaining inhabitants were trapped at the seafront, from which there was no escaping the flames on one side, or Turkish bayonets on the other. This was the end of Christianity in Asia Minor, whose history goes back to events recorded in the New Testament itself."

Marjorie Housepian in her book The Smyrna Affair, quoted a missionary eyewitness who said the Turkish Muslims actually enjoyed massacring the Christians. He said:

”The slaughter of the Christians was a joy to the Turks, a massacre was heralded by the blowing of trumpets and concluded by a procession. Accompanied by the prayers of the mullahs and muezzins, who from the minarets implored the blessings of Allah, the slaughter was accomplished in admirable order according to a well arranged plan.

The crowd, supplied with arms by the authorities, joined most amicably with the soldiers and the Kurdish Hamidieh on these festive occasions. The Turkish women stimulated their heroes by raising a gutteral shriek of their war cry, the Zilghit, and deafening the hopeless despair of their victims by singing their nuptial songs. A kind of wild cannibal humour seized the crowd...the savage crew did not even spare the children."

The Turks have committed atrocities against other minorities as well, The Tower of skulls of Chele Kula, is a monument to the Turkish savagery against the Serbs in the early 1800s.

__________________________________

When the Turks attacked, the Greek Orthodox Bishop Chrysostomos remained with his flock. "It is the tradition of the Greek Church and the duty of the priest to stay with his congregation," he replied to those begging him to flee. The Moslem mob fell upon him, uprooted his eyes and, as he was bleeding, dragged him by his beard through the streets of the Turkish quarter, beating and kicking him. Every now and then, when he had the strength to do so, he would raise his right hand and blessed his persecutors. A Turk got so furious at this gesture that he cut off his hand with his sword. He fell to the ground, and was hacked to pieces by the savage mob. The carnage culminated in the burning of Smyrna, which started on September 13 when the Turks put the Christian quarter to torch and the conflagration engulfed the city.

__________________________

Lest we think "Well that was ancient history", as recently as 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus. The Turks have renamed all the cities and towns in Turkish occupied Cyprus. They have also destroyed concrete evidence of the Christian and Greek history of the area of Cyprus under their control. According to an article in the Guardian ('The Rape of northern Cyprus', 5.6.1976)

"...The vandalism and desecration are so methodical and so widespread that they amount to institutionalized obliteration of everything sacred to a Greek [...] In some instances, an entire graveyard of 50 or more tombs had been reduced to pieces or rubble no larger than a matchbox...

We found the chapel of Ayios Demetrios at Ardhana empty but for the remains of the altar plinth, and that was fouled with human excrement[...] At Syngrasis [...] the broken crucifix was drenched in urine.. At Lefkoniko [...the interior of Gaidhouras church...] was overlooked by an armless Christ on a smashed crucifix.. Tombs gaped open wherever we went... crosses bearing the pictures of those buried beneath [...] had been flattened and destroyed."

Even today, Cypriots who oppose the Turks are treated savagely; in 1996 the Greek Cypriot demonstrator, Anastasios (Tasos) Isaak, was beaten to death by the Turkish occupation forces. According to the Greek Cypriot Magazine Selides. August, 1996, one thousand six hundred and nineteen Greek Cypriots and Greeks who were taken as prisoners of war during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus are still missing.

The Turkish Heritage of Anti-Semitism.

”Like their Christian fellow subjects, the Jews were inferior citizens in the Muslim-Ottoman state which was based on the principle of Muslim superiority. They were regarded as state protégés (dhimmis) and had to pay a special poll tax (jizya) for that protection and as a sign of their inferior status.

__________________________________

As the population groaned under this repressive rule, the Greek Orthodox population began to increasingly look for their emancipation towards the only remaining Orthodox power - Russia. There were numerous revolts in which the Greeks rose up against Turkish tyranny with Russian help.

In 1770 Ottoman authorities brutally crushed a Greek revolt aided by a small Russian force led by count Alexey Grigoryevich Orlov.

__________________________

Jewish testimony was not accepted in the courts of justice, and in cases of the murder of a Jew or Christian by a Muslim, the latter was usually not condemned to death. In addition, Jews as well as Christians were normally not acceptable for appointments to the highest administrative posts; they were forbidden to carry arms (thus, to serve in the army), to ride horses in towns or to wear Muslim dress. They were also not usually allowed to build or repair places of worship and were often subjected to oppression, extortion and violence by both the local authorities and the Muslim population."

Maltreatment of Jews and Christians by the Ottomans

Professor Tudor Parfitt in his comprehensive study of the Jews of Palestine during the 19th century wrote about the Turkish oppression of the Jews of Palestine as follows: "…Inside the towns, Jews and other dhimmis were frequently attacked, wounded, and even killed by local Muslims and Turkish soldiers.

Muslim attacks on Jews and Christians were frequently for trivial reasons: Wilson [in British Foreign Office correspondence] recalled having met a Jew who had been badly wounded by a Turkish soldier for not having instantly dismounted when ordered to give up his donkey to a soldier of the Sultan. Many Jews were killed for less.

On occasions the Turkish authorities themselves were sometimes responsible for beating Jews to death for some unproven charge. After one such occasion Young [the British Consul] remarked: ‘I must say I am sorry and surprised that the Governor could have acted so savage a part- for certainly what I have seen of him I should have thought him superior to such wanton inhumanity- but it was a Jew- without friends or protection- it serves to show well that it is not without reason that the poor Jew, even in the nineteenth century, lives from day to day in terror of his life’."

__________________________________

On 10 April 1826 hundreds of Greek women and children were killed. Mothers preferred death than slavery. ”The slaughter of the Christians was a joy to the Turks, a massacre was heralded by the blowing of trumpets and concluded by a procession. Accompanied by the prayers of the mullahs and muezzins, who from the minarets implored the blessings of Allah, the slaughter was accomplished in admirable order according to a well arranged plan. The crowd, supplied with arms by the authorities, joined most amicably with the soldiers and the Kurdish Hamidieh on these festive occasions.

__________________________

During World War I in Palestine, the embattled Young Turk government actually began deporting the Jews of Tel Aviv in the spring of 1917 - an ominous parallel to the genocidal deportations of the Armenian dhimmi communities throughout Anatolia.

With the track record of persecution should Turkey be Admitted into the European Union?

There is one overriding reason to be concerned about admitting Turkey into the European Union, and that is the potential effect of Turkish membership on the Muslim population of European countries which are already having serious problems as a result of their large Islamic populations. If Turkey joins the EU, a significant percentage of Turkey's over 60 million Muslims will migrate into Europe, as has happened on a lesser scale so far with Germany.

Turkey inside the EU will be a Trojan Horse that will Islamize Europe

Furthermore, many millions of Muslims from other Islamic countries are likely to use Turkey as their gateway to Europe. Once they attain legal status in Turkey, these Muslims from other Islamic countries will be free to go anywhere inside Europe, terrorize Europeans and finally make Europe a Muslim sphere. This is the declared aim of the Muslims to wage Jihad by the womb.

Is an Ideological war enough to ensure the decimation of Islam?

Some liberals in the West advocate that the conflict with Islam be limited to an ideological and information war only. A kind of Cold war to drill into the Muslim masses the advantages of democracy, liberalism and the separation of the Church (Mosque) from the state. This is similar to the tactics followed by the Western Democracies in the opening days of World War 2, when they air-dropped leaflets urging the German people to overthrow the Nazis. This did not happen, and the Nazis had to be annihilated through six years of ceaseless warfare. The Israelis are doing the same mistake today (July 2006) when they air-drop leaflets over Sidon asking the Lebanese to resist the Hezbollah. The Hezbollah are blood-thirsty maniacs who can be neutralized with neurons and nukes alone. After all the Muslims only understand the language of blood and death, the only way to a Muslim heart is to put a bullet into it after all the only good Muslim is a dead Muslim (this is stated in all seriousness).

But in spite of this harsh reality, the dyed in the wool communist fifth-columnists amongst us scream for the war to be stopped, while the wide eyed liberals pontificate that we need to strength moderate Muslims - as if there can ever be one like partially pregnant woman!

the dangers to civilization from the communist fifth-columnists amongst us

While to most innocent bystanders, their contrived rhetoric appears quite logical on the face of it, we fail to realize that all this is an eyewash meant to save our enemies, before these enemies develop the nuclear capability to do in the West. By raising the fiction of there being moderate Muslims, these communist fifth-columnists traitors amongst us deliberately confuse us about the dangers from Islam arising from the paranoid emotional clasp that Islam has on the minds of each and every Muslim across the length and breadth of our globe.

__________________________________

Patriarch Gregorios was one of thousands of Orthodox Romioi who were massacred in Constantinople, Adrianople, Smyrne, Kydonies and elsewhere in Anatolia. Ottoman rule was arbitrary and cruel. Muslim perfidy was seen in 1571, the Island of Cyprus was threatened by the Ottomans, who cruelly massacred the garrisons of Famagusta and Nicosia, in spite of these towns having surrendered on the stipulated terms. Lesson: Never Trust a Muslim. The Quran calls on him to practice deception (Taqiya) against non-Muslims.

__________________________

For the sake of our own survival we need to wake up to the fact that the clasp of the murderous injunctions of the Quran cannot be broken by ideological warfare alone. The non-Muslim ancestors of the Muslims became Muslims in the first place due to physical coercion, at the point of the sword. Howsoever vehemently the Muslims of today may deny this, we can safely ignore their frothy fits of rage to make us swallow the canard that Islam was spread voluntarily amongst the ancestors of today’s Muslims.

At its core, Islam is a murder cult organized in a paranoid way to ensure that no one ever leaves Islam.

A person leaving Islam is a Murtad (apostate) and has to be punished with death. For its followers, Islam makes compulsory congregational prayer five times a day. So a Muslim is never allowed to leave the flock, a membership that is enforced by constant brainwashing and a penalty of death for those risking to leave Islam openly.

With this kind of a paranoid system that traps Muslims into Islam, the only way to break the lock, is to inflict a crushing defeat on Islam at a global level. A defeat so utterly crushing that it would mangle the self-confidence and arrogance of the Muslims in the capacity of the Ummah to save them.

Muslims have to be saved from Islam on the pain of death, in the same way they were led into the trap called Islam, in the first place.

So while an ideological war to weaken the legitimacy of Islam in the minds of those trapped inside Islam is fine, it is hardly sufficient by itself to defeat Islam. For that we only need to show the Muslims the beauty of Mushroom clouds forming over most cities and towns across the Islamic crescent, and give them a taste of their own medicine of mindless violence.

Only after the Muslims see the determination of the World to destroy Islam to its last man, can the surviving Muslims see sense in giving up Islam. The destroyer of Islam will have to pose himself/herself as a killer of all Muslims who if need be will do so till the last Muslim on earth. Are we ready to save ourselves and the civilized way of life by doing precisely this?

__________________________________

On 23 Sept 1821, Hellenes (Romioi) conquer Tripolis, capital of Peloponessus, 32000 of Turkish population are massacred. The Greek war of Independence was inspired by a secret revolutionary society formed in 1814. This society was called the Philiki Etairia (Friendly Society), formed in the Russian city of Odesa (Odessa; in present-day Ukraine) to prepare for an armed revolt. The group enrolled members and collected funds and weapons in the Greek communities of the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans.

__________________________

_____________________________

* For those uninitiated, PBUH expands to Perpetual Battle Upon Hagarism (Islam) – founded by the mass-murderer and pedophile pretender prophet Mohammed-ibn-Abdallah (Yimach Shmo – May his name and memory be obliterated).

______________________________________

Select Bibliography

Samson Blinded: A Machiavellian Perspective on the Middle East Conflict, by Obadiah Shoher

Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries (Hardcover) by Paul Fregosi

The Sword of the Prophet: History, Theology, Impact on the World by Srdja Trifkovic

Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World's Fastest Growing Faith by Robert Spencer

Studies in Muslim Apocalyptic (Studies in Late Antiquity and Early Islam) by David Cook

Why I Am Not a Muslim by Ibn Warraq

Onward Muslim Soldiers by Robert Spencer

Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis by Bat Ye'Or

Islam and Dhimmitude: Where Civilizations Collide by Bat Yeor

What the Koran Really Says: Language, Text, and Commentary by Ibn Warraq

Islam and Terrorism: What the Quran Really Teaches About Christianity, Violence and the Goals of the Islamic Jihad by Mark A. Gabriel, Mark A. Gabriel

A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) by Robert Spencer

The Great Divide: The failure of Islam and the Triumph of the West by Marvin Olasky

The Myth of Islamic Tolerance: How Islamic Law Treats Non-Muslims by Robert Spencer

Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions About the World's Fastest Growing Faith by Robert Spencer, David Pryce-Jones

The Koran (Penguin Classics) by N. J. Dawood

Don't Keep me Silent! One Woman's Escape from the Chains of Islam by Mina Nevisa

Christianity And Islam: The Final Clash by Robert Livingston

Holiest Wars : Islamic Mahdis, Their Jihads, and Osama bin Laden by Timothy R. Furnish

The Last Trumpet: A Comparative Study in Christian-Islamic Eschatology by Samuel, Ph.D. Shahid

Unleashing the beast: How a fanatical islamic dictator will form a ten-nation coalition and terrorize the world for forty-two months by Perry Stone

Contemporary Muslim Apocalyptic Literature (Religion and Politics) by David Cook

Islam and the Jews: The Unfinished Battle by Mark A., Ph.D. Gabriel

The Challenge of Islam to Christians by David Pawson

The Prophetic Fall of the Islamic Regime by Glenn Miller, Roger Loomis

Prophet of Doom : Islam's Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad's Own Words by Craig Winn

The False Prophet by Ellis H. Skolfield

The Approach of Armageddon: An Islamic Perspective by Muhammad Hisham Kabbani

The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God by George Weigel

Infiltration : How Muslim Spies and Subversives have Penetrated Washington by Paul Sperry

Unholy Alliance : Radical Islam and the American Left by David Horowitz

Unveiling Islam : An Insider's Look at Muslim Life and Beliefs by Ergun Mehmet Caner

Perfect Soldiers : The Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It by Terry McDermott

Islam Revealed A Christian Arab's View Of Islam by Anis Shorrosh

Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out by Ibn Warraq

The Origins of the Koran: Classic Essays on Islam's Holy Book by Ibn Warraq

________________________

Unfortunately for humankind, the end of the death-seeking fiery cult of Islam can only come about through a fiery death-giving weapon. Ironically such nuclear mushroom clouds would be the blazing hell-fire that the Quran talks about and acknowledges will bring about an end to Islam such that there will be no one across the globe to say “Lah ilah il Allah, Mohammed ur Rasoolallah” (There is no god but allah and Mohammed is his prophet).

________________________________

Exclusive Coverage

Iran preparing to launch an Electro-Magnetic Pulse Nuclear war

The Nazis of Yesterday and the Qazis and Ghazis of today!
Hitler and Khamenei - The two faces of Evil

Warrantless Wiretapping of Muslim phones and Electronic Surveillance of Radiation around Mosques

Our Resolution for the New Year - Realize, Learn and Implement the only way to destroy Terrorism - Attack the Hajj, pulverize Mecca

Shape of things to come in Iraq and the world over

Ramsey Clark as Saddam's Attorney and the politics of subterfuge and murder

Kill or Be Killed - Shiites and Sunnis in a Catch 22 trap inside Iraq

How we are making Islam self-destruct

Muslim Brotherhood raises its Hood in Egypt

Our withdrawal plans and news highlights about Sunnis being tortured by Shiite prison guards and link of these two happenings with the Saudi-Iranian Sunni-Shiite Proxy War that has already started in Iraq

Sharon turns out to be the proverbial "SHEEP" in "Wolf's" clothing!

Muslims crying about deprivation of Civil Liberties and Human Rights is like a Jackal crying “Wolf”

Najaf and Fallujah - A tale of two Cities and two strategies

The Amman Blasts – the first shots of the emerging schism between the Wahabis and the Hashemites

“We should bring our troops Home to achieve our Iraq Policy goals” - A Republican Neocon view

Why do Arabs discriminate against other Muslims from the Ummah - Reason: Muslims are thugs. As they fight with others to commit thuggery, they also fight amongst themselves while sharing the spoils of their thuggery.

Bring our Troops home - Afterall Cindy does actually have a point

Idle Minds are a Devil's Workshop, but in France we are confronting the Devils' Mind

The simple use of demographics of democracy against our enemy

Know the mind of the enemy if we are to defeat those who brought us sorrow

How are Muslims like women?

Shiite-Sunni War coming in Iraq and then across the Middle East

"Winning Muslim Hearts and Minds"

Earthquake in Pakistan - Allah's Jihad against Muslims?

Can the West win a mortal combat of the War on Terror with one hand cuffed?

Are Muslims Alienated everywhere as any civilized lifestyle is alien for them?

The effective way of defeating Pre-cultural theology-inspired Islamic terrorism

Optional Scenarios if the USA does not decimate Mullah Jihadis of Iran now

What we need to change within us to defeat Islamic Terrorism

Understanding Islamic Terrorism to enable us to destroy it once and forever

How Iraq can take the entire Middle East into Apocalypse

Musharraf's Pakistan - A friend or a foe?

What does it take to win a war against theology-inspired terror?

The Root causes of Muslim Alienation and of 9/11, 3/11, 7/7

What makes Muslims glorify murder and revenge?

The cracks and contradictions within the Communist-Islamist Alliance

The real Muslim mind revealed by an Ex-Muslim

Strategy to break the Islamist-Communist Alliance

Logic behind Iran's Mullahs' Desperation to get Nuclear Weapons.

Putin's romance with Palestinians, Iranians and Syrians - Shades of Hitler-Stalin (Ribbentrop-Molotov) Pact of 1939?

Iran's Duplicity in building Nuclear weapons under the cloak of Energy Requirements recalls Hitler's duplicity of building Luftwaffe using Flying Clubs

Vietnam War and the War on Terror - similarities and differences

Islamic Terrorists Murder Students at "Immoral Picnic" Book Review: Atomic Iran - Jerome R. Corsi Security breached at US nuclear power plant

[EDITORIAL]


A new and deadly form of Terrorism is Emerging

We are dealing with nihilists and despots who worship a death- cult. They hate modern liberalism and democracy and their ideology is the cousin of fascism and communism. When we faced Stalin and Hitler, the last thing we needed to do was agonize over why they didn't like our societies, lifestyles and systems of government. Neither should we do anything different in confronting the Osamas and Al Zarqawis. More....

Past Editorials

There will come a point when widespread Muslim terror attacks against the U.S. will no longer allow military actions as we have taken in Iraq and Afghanistan and will call for a re- appraisal of our military strategy…… More....

War on Terror News on Terror






 


What if the Muslims win the 3rd World War?
What would life be in the unlikely event of the Terrorists winning the 3rd world war? Would life be worth living then? »»

 
_______________________________________________________

Google
Search WWW Search Search historyofjihad.org

_________________________________ ____________

________________________________________

Write Letters to the Editor
Read Letters to the Editor

______________________________________________

Free Hit Counter
Thanks for visiting