Fjordman: Europeans as victims of Islamic Colonialism

Europeans As Victims of Colonialism

Fjordman – 7/27/2009 Global Politician

In my book Defeating Eurabia I have included a chapter entitled Fourteen Centuries of War Against European Civilization, which deals with Islamic colonization of and attacks on the European continent since the seventh century AD. This part of history, when Europeans were victims of colonialism and slave raids, deserves much more emphasis than it currently receives, when the focus is almost exclusively on the briefer European colonial period.

In 2008, demands were made that France must make reparations for its colonial past in Algeria. I’m not an expert on French colonial history, but if I recall correctly, the French were at least partly motivated for establishing themselves in Algeria due to the Barbary pirates, who continued their evil activities well into the nineteenth century. The period of French rule is the only period of civilization Algeria has experienced since the Romans. Muslims have been raiding Europe, especially the southern regions but sometimes even north of the Alps, since the seventh century. In fact, the only period during more than 1300 years when they haven’t done this was during the time of European colonialism. Moreover, there are now more North Africans in France than there ever were Frenchmen in North Africa. If non-Europeans can resist colonization and expel intruders, why can’t Europeans do the same thing?

Even among countries in Western Europe, only a minority have a significant colonial history, and several of them like Spain and Portugal had themselves been colonized before. Spain, which did have an extensive colonial empire, was herself a victim of colonialism significantly longer than she was a colonizer. As Ibn Warraq says in his book Defending the West :

“Where the French presence lasted fewer than four years before they were ignominiously expelled by the British and Turks, the Ottomans had been the masters of Egypt since 1517, a total of 280 years. Even if we count the later British and French protectorates, Egypt was under Western control for sixty-seven years, Syria for twenty-one years, and Iraq for only fifteen — and, of course, Saudi Arabia was never under Western control. Contrast this with southern Spain, which was under the Muslim yoke for 781 years, Greece for 381 years, and the splendid new Christian capital that eclipsed Rome — Byzantium — which is still in Muslim hands. But no Spanish or Greek politics of victimhood apparently exist.”

Jihad in the WestPaul Fregosi in his book Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries calls Islamic Jihad “the most unrecorded and disregarded major event of history. It has, in fact, been largely ignored,” although it has been a fact of life in Europe, Asia and Africa for almost 1400 years. As Fregosi says, “Western colonization of nearby Muslim lands lasted 130 years, from the 1830s to the 1960s. Muslim colonization of nearby European lands lasted 1300 years, from the 600s to the mid-1960s. Yet, strangely, it is the Muslims…who are the most bitter about colonialism and the humiliations to which they have been subjected; and it is the Europeans who harbor the shame and the guilt. It should be the other way around.”

Islamic Jihad raids started in the Mediterranean in the seventh century AD. A proto-typical Muslim naval razzia occurred in 846 when a fleet of Arab Jihadists arrived at the mouth of the Tiber, made their way to Rome, sacked the city, and carried away from the basilica of St. Peter all of the gold and silver it contained. The reason why the Vatican became a “city within the city” in Rome with fortifications was due to repeated attacks by Muslims (Saracens). Here is a quote from the book Rome: Art & Architecture, edited by Marco Bussagli:

Leo IV’s major building project is generally considered to be the fortification of the Vatican area. After the devastation wrought by the Saracens in St. Peter’s, profoundly shocking to the Christian world, it was decided to fortify the area around St. Peter’s tomb. Leo III had already made this decision, but little had been done because of the theft of the materials set aside for the job. Leo IV, who had already undertaken the repair of the Aurelian walls, gates, and towers, organized the work in such a way that within four years he saw it complete. On June 27, 852 the ceremony of consecration of the walls was performed, in the presence of the pope and clergy, who, barefoot and with heads smeared with ashes, processed round the entire circuit of the fortifications, sprinkling them with holy water and at every gate calling on divine protection against the enemy that threatened the inhabitants. The enclosed area was to take on the status of a city in its own right, which was both separate and distinct from theUrbe of Rome, despite its proximity to it.

Such attacks were the rule in many regions of Eurasia, not just in Europe. Indian historian K. S. Lal states that wherever Jihadists conquered a territory, “there developed a system of slavery peculiar to the clime, terrain, and populace of the place.” When Muslim armies invaded India, “its people began to be enslaved in droves to be sold in foreign lands or employed in various capacities on menial and not-so-menial jobs within the country.”

While the Arabs dominated during the early centuries of the Islamic era, the Turks soon converted and surpassed them as a force. As they steadily conquered more and more of Anatolia, the Turks reduced many Greeks and other non-Muslims there to slave status: “They enslaved men, women, and children from all major urban centers and from the countryside.” Turkish attacks on nearby European lands lasted well into the modern era.
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The Legacy of JihadDr. Andrew G. Bostom, author of the excellent book The Legacy of Jihad, has written about what he calls “ America’s First War on Terror.” Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, then serving as American ambassadors to France and Britain, met in 1786 in London with the Tripolitan Ambassador to Britain, Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja. These future American presidents were attempting to negotiate a peace treaty which would spare the United States the ravages of Jihad piracy — murder and enslavement emanating from the so-called Barbary States of North Africa, corresponding to modern Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. Bostom notes that “By June/July 1815 the ably commanded U.S. naval forces had dealt their Barbary jihadist adversaries a quick series of crushing defeats. This success ignited the imagination of the Old World powers to rise up against the Barbary pirates.”

Robert Davis, professor of history at Ohio State University, has developed new methodical enumeration which indicates that perhaps one and one-quartermillion white European Christians were enslaved by Barbary Muslims just from 1530 through 1780 — a far greater number than had been estimated before:

Enslavement was a very real possibility for anyone who traveled in the Mediterranean, or who lived along the shores in places like Italy, France, Spain and Portugal, and even as far north as England and Iceland. Much of what has been written gives the impression that there were not many slaves and minimizes the impact that slavery had on Europe,” Davis said. “Most accounts only look at slavery in one place, or only for a short period of time. But when you take a broader, longer view, the massive scope of this slavery and its powerful impact become clear.

Jihad piracy and slave raids were a fact of life in the Mediterranean and Black Sea regions for the better part of a thousand years, if not more, occasionally with Christian retaliations. Italy was politically fragmented and therefore had weak territorial defenses. As late as the seventeenth century along the Adriatic coast, a zone said to be “continually infested by Turks,” even a well-defended town such as Rimini could offer little by way of protection for the local fishermen and coastal farmers. Robert C. Davis explains in Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500-1800:

Italy was among the most thoroughly ravaged areas in the Mediterranean basin. Lying as it did on the frontline of the two battling empires, Italy was known as ‘the Eye of Christendom’…Especially in areas close to some of the main corsair bases (western Sicily is just 200 kilometers from Tunis) slave taking rapidly burgeoned into a full-scale industry, with a disastrous impact that was apparent at the time and for centuries to come. Those who worked on coastal farms, even 10 or 20 miles from the sea, were unsafe from the raiders — harvesters, vine tenders, and olive growers were all regularly surprised while at their labors and carried off. Workers in the salt pans were often at risk, as were woodcutters and any others of the unprotected poor who traveled or worked along the coasts: indigents like Rosa Antonia Monte, who called herself ‘the poorest of the poor in the city of Barletta [in Puglia],’ and who was surprised together with 42 others, including her two daughters, while out gleaning after the harvest, 4 miles outside of town. Monasteries close to the shore also made easy targets for the corsairs.

A Barbary Corsair
Fishermen were especially at peril. During a period in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Muslim pirates set up semi-permanent bases for themselves at the mouth of the Bay of Naples, attacking small ships. Surrounded by hostile seas on all sides,

the seventeenth century represented a dark period out of which Spanish and Italian societies emerged as mere shadows of what they had been in their earlier, golden ages. For individuals themselves, we can see that the psychological traces of this trauma lasted beyond the time that the larger societies had rebuilt themselves as modern states, long after ‘even the idea ha[d] been lost of these dogs that had brought so much terror.’ It continued just below the surface of the coastal culture of the European Mediterranean even into the first years of the twentieth century, when, as one Sicilian woman put it, ‘The oldest [still] tell of a time in which the Turks arrived in Sicily every day. They came down in the thousands from their galleys and you can imagine what happened! They seized unmarried girls and children, grabbed things and money and in an instant they were [back] aboard their galleys, set sail and disappeared….The next day it was the same thing, and there was always the bitter song, as you could not hear other than the lamentations and invocations of the mothers and the tears that ran like rivers through all the houses.’

Corsairs from cities in North Africa — Tunis, Algiers etc. — would raid ships in the Mediterranean and Atlantic, as well as seaside villages to capture men, women and children. The impact was devastating — France, England and Spain each lost thousands of ships, and long stretches of the Spanish and Italian coasts were almost abandoned by their inhabitants.

At its peak, the destruction and depopulation of some areas probably exceeded what European slavers would later inflict on the African interior. The lives of European slaves were often no better than the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, which later tapped into the preestablished Islamic slave trade in Africa. “As far as daily living conditions, the Mediterranean slaves certainly didn’t have it better,” Davis says. While African slaves did grueling labor on sugar and cotton plantations in the Americas, European slaves were often worked just as hard and as lethally — in quarries, in heavy construction, and above all rowing the corsair galleys.

Young Englishmen risked being surprised by a fleet of Muslim pirates showing up at their village, or being kidnapped while fishing at sea. Thomas Pellow was enslaved in Morocco for twenty-three years after being captured by Barbary pirates as a cabin boy on a small English vessel in 1716. He was tortured until he accepted Islam. For weeks he was beaten and starved, and finally gave in after his torturer resorted to “burning my flesh off my bones by fire, which the tyrant did, by frequent repetitions, after a most cruel manner.”

Throughout most of the seventeenth century, the English alone lost at least 400 sailors a year to the slavers. One American slave reported that 130 American seamen had been enslaved by the Algerians in the Mediterranean and Atlantic just between 1785 and 1793 (which prompted the eventual military response from the Americans mentioned above). In his book White Gold , Giles Milton describes how regular Jihad razzias in Europe extended as far north as distant Iceland in the middle of the North Atlantic, where some local villagers in well-documented attacks in the seventeenth century were kidnapped and dragged off to North Africa as slaves.

As Murray Gordon writes in his book Slavery in the Arab World , the sexual aspects of slavery were disproportionate important in the Islamic world. “Eunuchs commanded the highest prices among slaves, followed by young and pretty white women.” Usually, the high cost of white female slaves made them a luxury which only rich Muslims could afford:

“White women were almost always in greater demand than Africans, and Arabs were prepared to pay much higher prices for Circassian and Georgian women from the Caucasus and from Circassian colonies in Asia Minor. After the Russians seized Georgia and Circassia in the early part of the nineteenth century and, as a result of the Treaty of Adrianople in 1829 under which they obtained the fortresses dominating the road into Turkey from Circassia, the traffic in Circassian women came to a virtual halt. This caused the price of Circassian women to shoot up in the slave markets of Constantinople and Cairo. The situation was almost completely reversed in the early 1840s when the Russians, in exchange for a Turkish pledge to cease their attacks on their forts on the eastern side of the Black Sea, quietly agreed not to interfere in the slave traffic. This unrestricted trade brought on a glut in the Constantinople and Cairo markets, where prices for Circassian women brought them in reach of many ordinary Turks and Egyptians.”

After whites, Abyssinian (Ethiopian) girls were considered the “second best” alternative. Depending on lightness of skin, attractiveness and skills, they cost anywhere from a tenth to a third of the price of a Circassian or Georgian woman. As long as Circassian, Slavic, Greek and other white women were available at affordable prices, Arabs always preferred them to blacks. It is interesting to notice that this pattern was established long before the European colonial period. These days when everything bad in the world is attributed to Europeans, it is common to say that “racism” is a legacy of the European colonial period. In fact, there is a virtually universal preference for light skin, especially for women, in the Middle East, in Asia and in Africa itself, which was present long before European colonial rule in these countries.

According to Murray Gordon, “For a better part of the Middle Ages, Europe served as a valuable source of slaves who were prized in the Muslim world as soldiers, concubines, and eunuchs. It would not long compete with Africa in this trade if only because Christian Europe, with few exceptions, rejected the notion that its people could be enslaved, particularly for the despised Muslim world. In the greatest part of black Africa, by contrast, there were few governments or chiefs that could interpose their authority against the merchants who arrived by caravan and ship in quest of slaves. Lamentably, many African chiefs often became middlemen in the trade by rounding up inhabitants of nearby villages and exchanging them for an assortment of manufactured wares.”

ByzantiumThere are examples where some Europeans sold other Europeans as slaves. This could be done by Vikings or Slavs, but especially by certain Italians, above all the Venetians. Some shipowners from Venice loaded up with Russian and Georgian slaves in the Black Sea and sold them to the Turks or to Venetian sugar plantations in Crete and Cyprus. These kinds of activities, which were harshly condemned by both the Roman Catholic and the Byzantine Churches, should be mentioned for the sake of historical accuracy, but this was clearly of secondary importance compared to the extensive Islamic raids in Europe for many centuries.

Slavery never faced as powerful opposition in Muslim societies as it sometimes did in Christian ones. Toward end of the nineteenth century, questions about slavery were finally raised, but only due to Western influence and military pressure. Murray Gordon writes:

That slavery persisted as long as it did in the Muslim world — it was only abolished in Saudi Arabia in 1962 and as late as 1981 in Mauritania — owed much to the fact that it was deeply anchored in Islamic law. By legitimizing slavery and, by extension, the sordid traffic in slaves (for which there was no legal sanction), Islam elevated these practices to an unassailable moral plan. As a result, in no part of the Muslim world was an ideological challenge ever mounted against slavery. The political structure and social system in Muslim society would have taken a dim view of such a challenge. The sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the potentates who ruled in other Muslim lands owed their thrones as much as to their being religious as well as secular leaders and were therefore duty bound to uphold the faith. Part of this obligation was to assure the normal functioning of the slave system which was an integral part of Islamic society that is embellished in the Koran.

Barbary PiratesUnlike the West, there never was a Muslim abolitionist movement since slavery is permitted according to sharia, Islamic religious law, and remains so to this day. When the open practice of slavery was finally abolished in most of the Islamic world, this was only due to external Western pressure, ranging from the American war against the Barbary pirates to the naval power of the British Empire. Slavery was taken for granted throughout Islamic history and lasted longer than did the Western slave trade. Robert Spencer elaborates in his book A Religion of Peace?: Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn’t:

Nor was there a Muslim abolitionist movement, no Clarkson, Wilberforce, or Garrison. When the slave trade ended, it was ended not through Muslim efforts but through British military force. Even so, there is evidence that slavery continues beneath the surface in some Muslim countries — notably Saudi Arabia, which only abolished slavery in 1962; Yemen and Oman, both of which ended legal slavery in 1970; and Niger, which didn’t abolish slavery until 2004. In Niger, the ban is widely ignored, and as many as one million people remain in bondage. Slaves are bred, often raped, and generally treated like animals. There are even slavery cases involving Muslims in the United States. A Saudi named Homaidan al-Turki was sentenced in September 2006 to twenty-seven years to life in prison for keeping a woman as a slave in his Colorado home. For his part, al-Turki claimed that he was a victim of anti-Muslim bias.

Slavery involving peoples of all races, Germans, Saxons, Celts and some black Africans, was widely practiced in the Greco-Roman world. The most famous slave rebellion during the Roman era was led by Spartacus, a gladiator-slave from the Thracian people who dominated Bulgaria and the Balkan region close to the Black Sea in early historic times. His rebellion was crushed in 71 BC, and thousands of slaves were crucified alongside the road to Rome as a warning to others. The retreat of slavery in Europe followed the spread of Christianity.

All the way back to the Old Kingdom in ancient Egypt, slavery was an important component of Africa’s trade to other continents. However, according to Robert O. Collins and James M. Burns in A History of Sub-Saharan Africa , “The advent of the Islamic age coincided with a sharp increase in the African slave trade.” The expansion of the trans-Saharan slave trade associated with the Sahelian empire of Ghana was a response to the demand in the markets of Muslim North Africa:

“The moral justification for the enslavement of Africans south of the Sahara by Muslims was accepted by the fact they were ‘unbelievers’ (kafirin) practicing their traditional religions with many gods, not the one God of Islam. The need for slaves, whether acquired by violence or by commercial exchange, revived the ancient but somnolent trans-Saharan trade, which became a major supplier of slaves for North Africa and Islamic Spain. The earliest Muslim account of slaves crossing the Sahara from the Fezzan in southern Libya to Tripoli on the Mediterranean coast was written in the seventh century, but from the ninth century to the nineteenth there are a multitude of accounts of the pillage by military states of the Sahel, known to North African Muslims as bilad al-sudan, (‘land of the blacks’), of pagan Africans who were sold to Muslim merchants and marched across the desert as a most profitable commodity in their elaborate commercial networks. By the tenth century there was a steady stream of slaves taken from the kingdoms of the Western Sudan and the Chad Basin crossing the Sahara. Many died on the way, but the survivors fetched a great profit in the vibrant markets of Sijilmasa, Tripoli, and Cairo.”

The spread of Islam with Arab contacts did bring literacy to sub-Saharan West Africa, but otherwise Muslims stimulated the slave trade from East Africa to the Indian Ocean, the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, and some African slaves were shipped as far as Central Asia and India. When Europeans began to arrive in force in sub-Saharan Africa.

Africa north of the Sahara and the Red Sea coast was known to the ancient Mediterranean world, but sub-Saharan Africa was not. The Portuguese made planned expeditions along West Africa in the fifteenth century, which required decades of improvements in navigation and shipbuilding before they could round the Cape of Good Hope and reach the Indian Ocean.

AbyssiniaWhile the extensive Portuguese participation in the transatlantic slave trade is widely known, not everybody knows that Cristóvão da Gama (1516-1542), son of the great Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (ca. 1460-1524), fought in Ethiopia in support of local Christians in the early 1540s, and died there. The Ethiopians were the only literate African nation not under Islamic rule; they had been Christianized via the Egyptian Copts already in the fourth and fifth centuries AD, but had been virtually cut off from direct contact with the Mediterranean Christian world after the Islamic conquests. Portuguese mercenaries arrived to prevent the Ethiopian kingdom from being overwhelmed by Muslims from the plains of Somalia. Robert O. Collins and James M. Burns explain in A History of Sub-Saharan Africa:

Its monarchy had captured the last Muslim stronghold in Portugal in 1249 and in 1385 had initiated a stable political system under the new dynasty, the house of Avis, isolated on the western coast of Europe with a powerful and suspicious Spain as its neighbor to the east. The gold of Africa would provide the resources to defend the kingdom and finance Portuguese expeditions around Africa to the Indian Ocean and Asia in order to reap the wealth from the spice trade. Moreover, beyond the Sahara Desert lived the non-Muslim peoples of West Africa who perhaps could be converted to Christianity and enlisted in the crusade against the Muslims….And then there was the compelling legend of Prester John, which ignited the desire of medieval European monarchs to succor this beleaguered Christian king surrounded by Muslim enemies somewhere in the East. By the fifteenth century the legend of Prester John had come to be associated with Abyssinia (Ethiopia) in northeast Africa; his Christian subjects were said to be defending the faith against the jihad(holy war) of Islam. No Portuguese king, noble, or peasant could neglect their Christian responsibility to come to the aid of Prester John and his people.

Moreover, what was to become in ensuing centuries a worldwide European expansion and exploration of the seas started in Portugal in the fifteenth century with the initiatives of Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460). Incidentally, the exploration of the African coasts began with the Portuguese in 1415 capturing the North African port of Ceuta, which had been used as a base for Muslim Barbary pirates in their attacks on the coasts of Portugal, capturing the locals as slaves and depopulation several regions because of repeated attacks.

One of the most important reasons for this early European overseas expansion was the desire to get away from the iron grip Muslims had enjoyed over the European continent for so long. Norman Davies in his massive bookEurope: A History elaborates:

Islam’s impact on the Christian world cannot be exaggerated. Islam’s conquests turned Europe into Christianity’s main base. At the same time the great swathe of Muslim territory cut the Christians off from virtually all direct contact with other religions and civilizations. The barrier of militant Islam turned the [European] Peninsula in on itself, severing or transforming many of the earlier lines of commercial, intellectual and political intercourse. In the field of religious conflict, it left Christendom with two tasks — to fight Islam and to convert the remaining pagans. It forced the Byzantine Empire to give lasting priority to the defence of its Eastern borders, and hence to neglect its imperial mission in the West. It created the conditions where the other, more distant Christian states had to fend for themselves, and increasingly to adopt measures for local autonomy and economic self-sufficiency. In other words, it gave a major stimulus to feudalism. Above all, by commandeering the Mediterranean Sea, it destroyed the supremacy which the Mediterranean lands had hitherto exercised over the rest of the Peninsula.

No European peoples suffered more from Islamic colonialism than those in the Balkans. Sir Jadunath Sarkar, the pre-eminent historian of Mughal India, wrote this about dhimmitude, the humiliating apartheid system imposed upon non-Muslims under Islamic rule: “The conversion of the entire population to Islam and the extinction of every form of dissent is the ideal of the Muslim State. If any infidel is suffered to exist in the community, it is as a necessary evil, and for a transitional period only.…A non-Muslim therefore cannot be a citizen of the State; he is a member of a depressed class; his status is a modified form of slavery. He lives under a contract (dhimma) with the State.…In short, his continued existence in the State after the conquest of his country by the Muslims is conditional upon his person and property made subservient to the cause of Islam.”

Map of the Balkans
This “modified form of slavery” is now frequently referred to as the pinnacle of “tolerance.” If the semi-slaves rebel against this system and desire equal rights and self-determination, Jihad resumes. This happened with the Christian subjects of the Ottoman Empire, who were repressed with massacres, culminating in the genocide by Turkish and Kurdish Muslims against Armenians in the 20th century.

The Balkans, with its close connections to Byzantium, was a reasonably sophisticated region in medieval times, until the Ottomans Turks devastated much of the area. One of the most appalling aspects of this was the practice of devshirme, the collecting of boys among the Christians who were forcibly converted to Islam and taught to hate their own kin. Andrew G. Bostom quotes the work of scholar Vasiliki Papoulia, who highlights the continuous desperate struggle of the Christian populations against this forcefully imposed Ottoman levy:

It is obvious that the population strongly resented…this measure [and the levy] could be carried out only by force. Those who refused to surrender their sons— the healthiest, the handsomest and the most intelligent — were on the spot put to death by hanging. Nevertheless we have examples of armed resistance. In 1565 a revolt took place in Epirus and Albania. The inhabitants killed the recruiting officers and the revolt was put down only after the sultan sent five hundred janissaries in support of the local sanjak-bey. We are better informed, thanks to the historic archives of Yerroia, about the uprising in Naousa in 1705 where the inhabitants killed the Silahdar Ahmed Celebi and his assistants and fled to the mountains as rebels. Some of them were later arrested and put to death.

The Christian subjects tried for centuries to combat this evil practice:

Since there was no possibility of escaping [the levy] the population resorted to several subterfuges. Some left their villages and fled to certain cities which enjoyed exemption from the child levy or migrated to Venetian—held territories. The result was a depopulation of the countryside. Others had their children marry at an early age…Nicephorus Angelus…states that at times the children ran away on their own initiative, but when they heard that the authorities had arrested their parents and were torturing them to death, returned and gave themselves up. La Giulletiere cites the case of a young Athenian who returned from hiding in order to save his father’s life and then chose to die himself rather than abjure his faith. According to the evidence in Turkish sources, some parents even succeeded in abducting their children after they had been recruited. The most successful way of escaping recruitment was through bribery. That the latter was very widespread is evident from the large amounts of money confiscated by the sultan from corrupt…officials.

Lee Harris in his book The Suicide of Reason describes how this practice of devshirme, the process of culling the best, brightest and fittest “alpha boys,” targeted the non-Muslim subject populations:

The bodyguard of Janissaries ‘had the task of protecting the sovereign from internal and external enemies,’ writes scholar Vasiliki Papoulia. ‘In order to fulfill this task it was subjected to very rigorous and special training, the janissary education famous in Ottoman society. This training made possible the spiritual transformation of Christian children into ardent fighters for the glory of the sultan and their newly acquired Islamic faith.’ Because the Christian boys had to be transformed into single-minded fanatics, it was not enough that they simply inherit their position. They had to be brainwashed into it, as we would say today, and this could be done most effectively with boys who had been completely cut off from all family ties. By taking the boys from their homes, and transporting them to virtually another world, devçirme assured that there would be no conflict of loyalties between family and duty to the empire. All loyalty would be focused on the group itself and on the sultan.

This practice drained the strength of the Christian populations. Harris again:

The culling of these alpha boys had two effects, both of them good for the Ottoman Empire, both bad for the subject population. By filling the critical posts in the Ottoman Empire with boys who had been selected on the basis of their intrinsic merit, and not on their family connection, the Empire was automatically creating a meritocracy — if a boy was tough, courageous, intelligent, and fanatically loyal, he was able to work his way up the Ottoman hierarchy; indeed, as we have seen, he become a member of the ruling elite, despite having the formal title of being the sultan’s slave. The Ottoman Empire was both strengthening itself through acquiring these alpha boys, and weakening its subject population by taking their best and brightest. Thanks to the institution ofdevçirme, the more ‘fit’ Christian boys who would be most likely to be the agents of rebellion against the Empire become the fanatical Muslim warriors who were used to suppress whatever troubles the less ‘fit’ Christian boys left behind were able to cause.

The most enduring legacy of the centuries of Ottoman Turkish rule in the Balkans is the presence of large indigenous Muslim communities. Srdja Trifkovic explains in Kosovo: The Score 1999-2009, a book dedicated to the anniversary of the NATO bombing of Serbia, which resulted in the ethnic cleansing of Christian Serbs by predominantly Muslim Albanians:

The Balkan Peninsula is one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse regions in the world, especially considering its relatively small area (just over 200,000 square miles) and population (around 55 million). Of that number, Eastern Orthodox Christians — mainly Greeks, Bulgars, Serbs and Slavic Macedonians — have the slim majority of around 53 percent; Sunni Muslims (11 million Turks in European Turkey and a similar number of Albanians, Slavic Muslims and ethnic Turks elsewhere) make up 40 percent; and Roman Catholics (mainly Croats) are at around 5 percent. Those communities do not live in multicultural harmony. Their mutual lack of trust that occasionally turns into violence is a lasting fruit of the Turkish rule. Four salient features of the Ottoman state were institutionalized, religiously justified discrimination of non-Muslims; personal insecurity; tenuous coexistence of ethnicities and creeds without intermixing; and the absence of a unifying state ideology or supra-denominational source of loyalty. It was a Hobbesian world, and it bred a befitting mindset; the zero-sum game approach to politics, in which one side’s gain is perceived as another’s loss. That mindset has not changed, almost a century since the disintegration of the Empire.

Trifkovic warns that “The Christian communities all over the Balkans are in a steep, long-term demographic decline. Fertility rate is below replacement level in every majority-Christian country in the region. The Muslims, by contrast, have the highest birth rates in Europe, with the Albanians topping the chart. On current form it is likely that Muslims will reach a simple majority in the Balkans within a generation.”

The wars in the Balkans are a direct result of the legacy of Turkish Muslim colonialism. So why does nobody demand that the Turks should pay reparations to their former subjects, starting with the Armenians, who suffered a Jihad genocide less than a century ago, and continuing with the Serbs, the Bulgarians, the Greeks, the Croatians and others who have suffered hundreds of years of abuse and exploitation at their hands?

There is a persistent myth that the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions happened only because Europeans “plundered” other continents. This is easily disproved since there is little correlation between which countries had extensive colonial empires and which developed sophisticated scientific-industrial economies. Portugal had several colonies and was an active participant in the transatlantic slave trade, yet it is one of the poorest countries in Western Europe, in sharp contrast to Sweden, Switzerland or Finland which have no colonial histories.

The Spanish brought much silver and gold back from their colonies in Latin America, which had sometimes been extracted under very harsh conditions. Yet the Spanish never developed a leading role in European science and technology. The Italians were much more prominent in European science then the Spanish despite the fact that they had no colonial history, if for no other reason than because “Italy” as a state did not exist before the second half of the nineteenth century. The same can be said even more about Germany. The Germans outperformed the French and sometimes even the British at the dawn of the twentieth century in science and technology, despite the fact that the two latter had global colonial empires whereas the Germans held only a few, rather marginal colonies.

If we look at the post-Roman period as a whole, a picture emerges where Europe was under siege by hostile aliens for most of the time, yet succeeded against all odds. Already before AD 1300, Europeans had created a rapidly expanding network of universities, an institution which had no real equivalent anywhere else, and had invented mechanical clocks and eyeglasses. It is easy to underestimate the importance of this, but the ability to make accurate measurements of natural phenomena was of vital importance during the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions. The manufacture of eyeglasses led indirectly to the development of microscopes and telescopes, and thus to modern medicine and astronomy. The network of universities facilitated the spread of information and debate and served as an incubator for many later scientific advances. All of these innovations were made centuries before European colonialism had begun, indeed at a time when Europe itself was a victim of colonialism and had been so for a very long time. Parts of Spain were still under Islamic occupation, an aggressive Jihad was being waged by the Turks in the remaining Byzantine lands, and the coasts from France via Italy to Russia had suffered centuries of Islamic raids.

Fjordman is a noted Norwegian blogger who has written for many conservative web sites. He used to have his own Fjordman Blog in the past, but it is no longer active.

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Again, the Men of the North

To a commenter who asserted that the downfall of the white race will be required in payment for centuries of sin, Fjordman made this bracing response:

Susan: I’m not so sure you are white, but you are definitely a liberal, and a troll.

My ancestors struggled hard to survive in a cold and dark country where my people have lived since the end of the last Ice Age. It’s not my fault that Kurds, Arabs and Pakistanis are incapable of creating societies as good as the ones we have made. They have no business being here and we have every right to expel them.

This reminded me of the Men of the North:

MastodonFor the tens of thousands of years of the Würm glaciation, Paleolithic hunting tribes lived at the southern edge of the ice fields in Europe and Asia. About 10,000 years ago, as the last of the glaciers receded, some groups chose to follow the retreating ice northwards. While their cousins in the warmer regions to the south were smelting metal, these hardy tribes were knapping flint. While the southerners were inventing agriculture, slavery, and the ziggurat, the northerners were hunting large game in the chilly grasslands and forests of Central Asia and Northern Europe.

One such group arose in the steppes of Central Asia, shifting to the Neolithic era by taming the horse and other livestock. These folk lived a nomadic existence, migrating in all directions during the last several millennia before the birth of Christ. For want of a better term, they are known as “Indo-Europeans”, in reference to the language group their descendents propagated throughout the western half of Eurasia.

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Some of the migrants turned south, invading, conquering, and taking up the ways of the city-states in the Indus Valley, Anatolia, and the Mediterranean basin. Other branches moved westwards and northwards, both in Europe and in Asia, displacing the indigenes and even opening up ice-free territory to humans for the first time.

Two major waves of Indo-Europeans migrated into Western and Northern Europe. Celtic tribes swept through Central Europe to take up residence in what is now Germany, France, the Low Countries, and the British Isles. Later Germanic tribes pressed on after the Celts, supplanting them in many places, moving northwards into Scandinavia and pushing the ancestors of the Lapps and the Finns further up the Baltic and into the Arctic.

Read the rest at the original post.

The Men of the North built Western Civilization.

Those shrewd and hardy tribesmen hunted the mammoth and the auroch in the shadow of the glaciers. Later they eked a living from the stony ground and chill waters of northern Europe. They were a tough, industrious, and crafty bunch, those Men of the North.

The descendants of the tribes spread from the British Isles, the Low Countries, Jutland, Sealand, and the Scandinavian mainland across the surface of globe, conquering, settling, farming, trading, inventing, and building wherever they went.

They created what is now known as “the Civilized World”.

The contention that we must surrender all of this in penance for real or imagined past sins is a spurious assertion. It has no basis in law, morality, Christian ethics, or common sense.

We would do well to remember the past and implement the lessons learned for the future, our future…..


A 19th-Century Jihad on American Shipping

Anestos Canelides returns with a new essay about the sustained conflict during the earliest days of the American Republic known as the Barbary Wars.
Barbary map
The Barbary Wars: A 19th-Century Jihad on American Shipping
by Anestos Canelides

One year after Great Britain recognized American Independence, a crew on a US merchant ship in the Mediterranean lost their freedom.

The crew and their vessel were captured by Barbary pirates and held for ransom, and this would not be the last attack on U.S. shipping. The capture of the Betsy and the Dauphin would be the beginning of a conflict between the newly independent nation of the United States of America and the Muslim pirates of North Africa. The conflict with the Barbary pirates from the nations of Morocco, Tunis, Tripoli, and Algiers, would last from 1786 to 1815.

Barbary War #1It took a combined U.S. fleet to defeat them in the Tripolitan war, from 1801 to 1805. The end result of this first war with the pirates was that the Americans were forced to pay tribute just to make sure they could maintain peace and free trade in the Mediterranean. Tribute and negotiations did not stop the piracy, and in time the truce failed, resulting in a decisive American victory in the Algerine War of 1815.1

From the time of their first assault on our shipping, the U.S. government did not understand the corsairs’ unprovoked attacks. These attacks on American shipping came as a shock to our founding fathers, but they were part of a greater jihad in the Mediterranean by Muslim pirates. According to Dr. Andrew Bostom, “Jefferson and Adams, in their subsequent report to the Continental Congress, recorded the Tripolitan Ambassador’s justification:

… that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

The Muslim pirates had justified their attacks on Christians for centuries as an important element of Jihad. It was referred to as al-jihad-fil-babr or holy war at sea and it was a community of seamen or ta’ifa, it was an integral part of a holy war against the Christian infidel. This form of piracy provided the pirates with their greatest military heroes. 2

There were two concepts involved, Dar al Islam or “house of peace” and Dar al-harb or “house of war”. The Americans were not paying tribute to the Barbary Pirates, so this placed them under the house of war and allowed them to become prey to piracy. Until they signed a treaty and tribute was exacted from them, they would remain victims of jihad. Once they were captured, the ship and its cargo were seized and the men were often sold into slavery.

41 thoughts on “Fjordman: Europeans as victims of Islamic Colonialism”

  1. Fjordman writes and describes the true history – Islam fairs very poorly when the truth about it is discussed.

  2. I have written a book (498 pages) for your consideration exposing the truth and very grave danger posed to all freedom loving peoples by Islam.

    Go to :

    Contact me at

    My mother – in – law’s best friend’s son (25 years) who worked at the Twin Towers had a day off from work scheduled for 9/11. Late at night 9/10, he received a call from an associate who had taken ill and asked if he wouldn’t mind covering the next day and in return he would trade his day off the following week. He left for work at 6:00 am on September 11 and was dead by 9:30 am. There must be dozens of stories just like this one.

    This young man and the 2,972 were murdered so their 19 Muslim killers who “fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain” could ascend to Paradise. Indeed, the only way Muslim men can be guaranteed accession to Paradise is to slay or be slain in the service of God.

    Read the book for the brutal reality of this very evil ideology.



  3. Fjordman: The European Union and the Islamization of Europe

    Here’s the latest from the noted European essayist Fjordman:

    Hugh Fitzgerald of Jihad Watch recently suggested a number of things Europeans can do to halt Islamization. The proposals were good, but I think we should focus on the most important obstacle: the European Union. I’ve suggested in the past that the EU is the principal motor behind the Islamization of Europe, and that the entire organization needs to be dismantled as soon as possible, otherwise nothing substantial can ever be done about the Muslim invasion. At the Gates of Vienna blog, I am writing a text called “Ten Reasons to Get Rid of the European Union,” which can be translated into other languages and be republished when it is completed.
    As Bat Ye’or demonstrates in her book Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis, senior EU leaders have actively been working for years to merge Europe with the Arab world. They are now feeling confident enough to say this openly. The British Foreign Minister David Miliband in November 2007 stated that the European Union should work towards including Middle Eastern and North African countries, as this would “extend stability.” He also said that the EU must “keep our promises to Turkey” regarding EU membership.

    The EU involves the free movement of people across borders. If it expands to the Middle East, hundreds of millions of Muslims will have free access to Germany, Italy, France, Britain, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Austria. If Turkey becomes a member, it means that Greeks, Bulgarians and others who have fought against oppression by Ottoman Turks for centuries will now be flooded with Muslims from a rapidly re-Islamizing Turkey. The same goes for Poles, Hungarians, Romanians and others who fought against Muslims for centuries.

    The EU’s Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini states that Europe must relax its immigration controls and open the door to an extra 20 million “Africans and Asians” during the next two decades. Most of these “Africans and Asians” come from the predominantly Muslim countries of North Africa and the Greater Middle East. The EU thus decided to flood Europe with tens of millions of Muslims at the same time as peaceful Europeans demonstrating against the Islamization of Europe were brutally harassed by the police in the EU capital of Brussels. Frattini has also banned the use of the phrase Islamic terrorism: “People who commit suicide attacks or criminal activities on behalf of religion, Islamic religion or other religion, they abuse the name of this religion.” He thinks we shouldn’t use the word “immigration,” either, we should talk about “mobility.”

    While Dutch politicians, in what was until recently a peaceful country, have been killed for being too critical of Islam, while Islamic terror attacks have murdered people in London and Madrid, while more terror attacks are planned every single day from Italy via Paris to Denmark, and while people from Sweden to Germany are subject to Muslim street violence and harassment, EU leaders want to increase Europe’s Muslim population by tens of millions in a few years. This is criminal and evil, pure and simple.

    In Cologne, Germany, a Muslim teenager who wanted to mug a 20-year-old German man was killed in an act of self-defense, according to witnesses. This led to angry protests from Muslims. Apparently, non-Muslims are not supposed to defend themselves from attacks. This violence is usually labelled “crime,” but I believe it should more accurately be called Jihad.

    Those who know Islamic history, as described in books such as The Truth About Muhammad by Robert Spencer or The Legacy of Jihad by Dr. Andrew G. Bostom, know that looting and stealing the property of non-Muslims has been part and parcel of Jihad from the very beginning. In fact, so much of the behavior of Muhammad and early Muslims could be deemed criminal that it is difficult to know where crime ends and Jihad begins. In the city of Oslo, it is documented that some of the criminal gangs also have close ties to Jihadist groups at home and abroad. As Dutch Arabist Hans Jansen points out, the Koran is seen by some Muslims as a God-given “hunting licence,” granting them the right to assault and even murder non-Muslims. It is hardly accidental that while Muslims make up a minority of the population in France, they make up an estimated seventy percent of French prison inmates.

    Why would anybody in their right mind want to import Islam, the most destructive force on the planet? Are EU leaders naïve? I don’t think so, at least not all of them. You cannot maintain political power in the long run if you are totally naive.
    We are told to treat cultural and historical identities as fashion accessories, shirts we can wear and change at will. The Multicultural society is “colorful,” an adjective normally attached to furniture or curtains. Cultures are window decorations of little or no consequence, and one might as well have one as the other. In fact, it is good to change it every now and then. Don’t you get tired of that old sofa sometimes? What about exchanging it for the new sharia model? Sure, it’s slightly less comfortable than the old one, but it’s very much in vogue these days and sets you apart from the neighbors, at least until they get one, too. Do you want a sample of the latest Calvin Klein perfume to go with that sharia?

    I have heard individuals state point blank that even if Muslims become the majority in our countries in the future, this doesn’t matter because all people are equal and all cultures are just a mix of everything else, anyway. And since religions are just fairy-tales, replacing one fairy-tale with another one won’t make a big difference. All religions basically say that the same things in different ways. However, not one of them would ever dream of saying that all political ideologies “basically mean the same thing.” They simply don’t view religious or cultural ideas as significant, and thus won’t spend time on studying the largely unimportant details of each specific creed.

    In The Suicide of Reason: Radical Islam’s Threat to the West, Lee Harris writes that: “What strikes us as irrationalities in the economic systems of Third World nations, such as the red tape documented by [Peruvian economist Hernando] de Soto, is not irrational at all from the point of view of the dominant elite: It is part of what keeps them dominant. With enough red tape, they can stay king of the mountain forever.”

    This reminds me a great deal of what the EU is doing, attempting to create a permanent oligarchy by keeping the native population in line though a combination of confusion, bureaucracy and intimidation from imported Muslims.

    Far from being an irrelevant detail, religion is the heart and blood of any civilization. The greatest change (until now) in my country’s history was when we adopted Christianity instead of the Norse religion. This changed the entire fabric of our culture. We became integrated into the mainstream of Western civilization at about the same time as we went from being a tribal society to a genuine state. Maybe Christianity helped in creating the foundations of nation states with an individualistic culture. If so, perhaps changing the religion is beneficial for those who want to replace nation states with authoritarian transnational entities, for instance the European Union. Islamic societies are always authoritarian. Those who want to abolish the democratic system and rule as an unaccountable oligarchy thus naturally prefer Islam.

    The EU is an awful organization even if you don’t take Muslim immigration into account. Former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovksy, who is not particularly preoccupied with Islam, fears that the European Union is on its way to becoming another Soviet Union: “The sooner we finish with the EU the better. The sooner it collapses the less damage it will have done to us and to other countries.”

    The brilliant French political thinker Montesquieu advocated that the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government should be assigned to different bodies, each of them not powerful enough alone to impose its will on society. This is because “constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.” This separation of powers is almost totally absent in the EU, where there is weak to non-existent separation between the legislative, the executive and the judicial branches, and where all of them function more or less without the consent of the public.

    As Montesquieu warned, “When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person, or in the same body of magistrates, there can be no liberty; because apprehensions may arise, lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.” He also stated that “Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” The problem with the EU is not just the content of laws, but their volume. Law-abiding citizens are turned into criminals by laws regulating speech and behavior, while real criminals rule the streets. This will either lead to a police state, to a total breakdown in law and order, or both.

    At least two conditions must be fulfilled in order to prevent the arbitrary use of power. The first one is a system of formal checks and balances, giving the possibility of peacefully removing officials who are not doing their job. The second is transparency, so people know what their representatives are doing. The EU deliberately ignores both these conditions, but especially the latter. Vast quantities of power have been transferred to shady backrooms and structures the average citizen hardly knows exist. Eurabia was created through such channels.

    The pompous former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing declared that the creation of the proposed EU Constitution was Europe’s “Philadelphia moment,” alluding to the Philadelphia Convention or Constitutional Convention in the newly formed the United States of America in 1787. The USA has its flaws, but if Mr. Giscard d’Estaing had actually understood the American Constitution, he would have discovered that James Madison, Thomas Jefferson and others took great care to implement a number of checks and balances in the new state, precisely what is lacking in the EU. The American constitution is relatively short and understandable, whereas the EU Constitution is hundreds of pages long, largely incomprehensible and displays an almost sharia-like desire to regulate all aspects of human life. After it was rejected by Dutch and French voters, the Constitution has been renamed and is now being smuggled through the back door.

    Madison, Jefferson, George Washington and the American Founding Fathers acted in the open and were generally elected by their peers and applauded for their actions. Contrast this with Jean Monnet, who is credited with having laid the foundations of the EU, despite the fact that most EU citizens haven’t heard of him. He was never elected to any public office, but worked behind the scenes to implement a secret agenda. I read an interview with a senior Brussels lobbyist who dubbed Monnet “the most successful lobbyist in history.” To this day, the EU capital of Brussels is dominated by lobbyists. The Americans in Washington D.C. have their fair share of lobbyists, too, and this can be problematic at times. The difference is that the EU capital is dominated ONLY by lobbyists and unelected bureaucrats, with little real popular influence. Those who read the excellent British blog EU Referendum regularly will know that this secretive modus operandi is still very much alive in the European Union.

    Frankly, I don’t think the EU has the right to use the term “European.” Those inhabiting the European continent are first and foremost Germans, Dutchmen, Poles, Italians, Hungarians, Portuguese etc. “Europe” has existed mainly to protect the continent against Islamic expansionism. Charles Martel created Europe when he defeated the Arab invasion in the seventh century, aided by people such as Pelayo, who started the Reconquista in the Iberian Peninsula, John Hunyadi and Lazar of Serbia who fought against the Turks in the Balkans and John III Sobieski, King of Poland, who beat the Ottomans during the 1683 Battle of Vienna. The EU is actively trying to undo everything Charles Martel and these men achieved. This makes it the anti-European Union, an evil organization with no moral legitimacy whatsoever.

    The EU is gradually reducing the indigenous people of an entire continent to the likely future status of second-rate citizen in their own countries. It is quite possibly the greatest betrayal in the history of European civilization since the fall of the Roman Empire, yet it is hailed as a “peace project” in the media. It is shameful to witness the bullying displayed by EU leaders vis-à-vis the Serbs, who are being forced to give up their land to Muslim thugs. This template will eventually be used against all Europeans. As Srdja Trifkovic warns, even if the Serbs are robbed of Kosovo, Muslims will not thank the West:

    “In Europe most nations want to defend themselves—even the ultra-tolerant Dutch have seen the light after Theo van Gogh’s murder—but cannot do so because they are hamstrung by a ruling class composed of guilt-ridden self-haters and appeasers. Their hold on the political power, the media, and the academe is undemocratic, unnatural, obscene. If Europe is to survive they need to be unmasked for what they are: traitors to their nations and their culture. If Europe is to survive, they must be replaced by people ready and willing to subject the issues of immigration and identity to the test of democracy, unhindered by administrative or judicial fiat. For those reasons too, Serbia must not give up Kosovo. By giving it up it would encourage the spirit that seeks the death of Europe and its surrender to the global totalitarianism of Muhammad’s successors. Not for the first time, in Kosovo the Serbs are fighting a fight that is not theirs alone.”

    Some hope we can keep the “positive” aspects of the EU and not “throw out the baby with the bath water.” I beg to differ. The EU is all bath water, no baby. The EU got off on the wrong path from its very inception, and is now so flawed that it simply cannot be reformed. Appeasement of Islam is so deeply immersed in the structural DNA of the EU that the only way to stop the Islamization of Europe is to dismantle the European Union. All of it.

  4. Fjordman is correct, and there are things we can do.
    Use our political systems to throw the incompetent politicians out of power. And if a muslim thug tries to throw its weight around then either deport it or kill it. Our Russian friends understand this very well.

  5. * you lot are a bunch of racist morons

    How is that, Simon? According to the false prophet, everyone is born muslim:

    The [false] Prophet Muhammad said, “No babe is born but upon Fitra (as a Muslim). It is his parents who make him a Jew or a Christian or a Polytheist.” (Sahih Muslim, Book 033, Number 6426)

    If the set of muslims includes everyone who was / is born, then any races are merely sub sets. Race is rarely mentioned in these threads, except by the likes of you denouncing people as “racist”.

    Did I suddenly change race when I became a Christian? Does an atheist or hindu magically change race when abandoning islam? (not that I was ever a muslim, except in the lying mind of the false prophet and its followers).

  6. “You lot a a bunch of racist morons”

    “I’m not an expert on French colonial history”.
    Clearly not, so maybe you should not comment on it.

    As for the “evils of the muslim colonisation of Europe”, well, if it was actually true, I would say what goes around comes around.

  7. It’s better than the infamous kike’s pedophiles. Besides, the Khazar and their gullible shabboth-gays (like the owner of this website) make a perfect match. 2000 years of nothing but Jew-arse licking and the Fallacy of Judas, however, Islam is growing whether you like it or not. I use to believe in that tripe you call a website, but thank goodness I can see clearly now to what kind of BS Judas-loving tripe I use to believe in. You are a retard my friend, look at you, is that all your argument? Millions of Turkic (Jewish Khazar-related, btw) raped your women, well tough, history is fluid and a form of punishment to nations, get over it. You know what they say, God works in mysterious way.

    PS. One interesting argument, Why Muslims don’t smear or slander other religions- albeit the least like you (Christianity and the other ”religion”) in fact they only show respect to the Torah and the Bible despite the Fact I can name you countless flaws in Christianity and Especially the Judo-fascist ”religion”? Why? Who is Really the Civil here, but of course, you are an imbecile, you can’t even comprehend what your silly web is all about, I won’t waste more of my time …So long, idiot.

  8. In 50 years 1 in 3 will be a Muslim, the other two most probably a Hindu and a Buddhist- as for scumbags like you… Well, you most probably won’t be around to witness it as most of you already converted or… Very much dead.

    Shame, but still, look at the bright side: at least you die miserable (chronic animosity and hate can cause long term health complications like cardiovascular disease due to oxidative- stress. This is real science, no kidding.)
    I wonder why so many Muslims don’t die from ”hate-related” causes (save the Mossad and the CIA’s favorite ”Muslims”) only in the West, and people like you, they die daily in their thousands from heart and cancerous diseases…Long life filled with misery, lack of inner-peace and lavish hatred, irrational hate. That’s why all what you have is to attack and child-like bash millions of impoverished and backward people around the world whom you don’t even know; you have no meaningful argument, your ”religion” is dwindling and the Truth will always resurface just like oil.
    One thing in Islam: you can’t fight laws of nature and physics because who, He only, created, can attend or control its events; there will always be red-lines that He set-up.

    Go ahead, enjoy your childish-bashing and disinformation nonsense…. We are not laughing, yet…

    PS. Talking about Pedo??! The West is infected! LOL!!!!
    Israel (Holly land of Palestine) has been transformed into the gay-capital of the ME where White Slavery is thriving from East Europe and human organ markets from children and Shabath-gays like you can be sold like market-meat. Not to mention fig-leafless fags and other weird variates of ”human” garbage from Saint Sickos all the way to Tell Aviv. Is that your ”religion”? Go Figure Hypocrisy Morons.

  9. Just Guessing,
    In 50 years islam, and idiots like you will be dead. Muslims are child molesters, rapists and pedophiles. We punish those that hurt others, and that is why they are in the news. Muslims, on the other hand, reward child rapists, rapists and molesters – all is kept quiet but it eventually surfaces. White slavery is driven by arab muslims who use their undeserved wealth to cause misery to others. Never mind, we will soon be killing you. The truth is that islam is dying, and other religions are growing, but since you wish to believe your own propaganda please do so. Stress is high in the west because the west fights to achieve and to break the boundaries. Muslims. on the other hand, do nothing but, never the less, the statistics of deaths from cardio-vascular illnesses etc are about the same for muslims and non-muslims who both belong to the higher income groups. You should do your homework. As regards the millions of impoverished – it is scum like you who abuse them, who take away their freedom, and turn them into slaves for your child molester mohammed. As regards hate, I have yet to see a non-muslim crowd screaming for the deaths of muslims – however we see this in the muslim world quite regularly where crowds regularly call for the murder of non-muslims. You muslims are so crass – you kill, scream, hate and rape — and then claim that you are the victims!!! A TO has been issued on your behalf. Enough is enough. Have fun fucking the used camels in allah’s used camel lot. BTW the standard of your discourse matches your intellect – poor!

  10. * Why Muslims don’t smear or slander other religions […] and Especially the Judo-fascist ”religion”

    No matter how hard the muslim tries, it reverts to form within the same poorly constructed sentence.

  11. I would think that someone named Mullah would disqualify himself from unbiased comment based on name alone, however, a sign I once read that “All who think Islam as unbenevolent should be beheaded” about says it all.

    What we have is a fundamental difference of cultures, beliefs, and habits that, regardless of what the people to scared to live and have surrendered their self respect (liberals) have to say, is irreconcilable. We can co-exist to a point, but in the end, one culture will need to destroy the other.

    Thankfully, even with Iranian and Pakistani nuclear capability, the deciding power is still in favor of those people capable of inventing such weapons, the west. Until Islam leaves its stone and clay huts to civilize themselves, this favorable imbalance is likely to remain.

    As a caveat to civilization though, with technology at hand, and reason to execute it, the west would be well advised to unite and behead the Islamic beast NOW before it kills at a more horrific cost.

  12. Islam is a disease, a very deadly one on the scale of a bodily cancer, however, just like a cancer we are growing better at fighting it, by the end of this century my friends, Islam will have joined the myths and gods of ancient greece and rome. Muhammed, your holy prophet was nothing more than a pedophillic warlord who wrote the Qur’an as a guide of corruption. Islam is the sin of mankind, backward, feudalistic, aggressive and discusting. We didn’t ask for this fight. Islam, being what it is, has forced it on us.

  13. The entire EU bureaucratic structure is a rotten assemblage and one good strong kick will bring the entire rotten mess down into one gruesome stinking heap.It is time for the indigenous people of Europe to assert themselves and once again become MASTERS OF THEIR OWN HOUSE.No more Muslim or non white immigration should be allowed under any circumstances into any European country…no exceptions period!This imbecile,Fratini,advocating continued immigration into Europe from mud countries,should be castrated or worse.Is he a total moron or has he been sipping kool aid whilst trying to adjust the tin cap on his pointed head.Look immigrants are as useless as tits on a boar.In this day in age they ALL are superfluous to requirements because most,if not all,contemporary industry has become either fully automated or at the very least semi automated.THERE IS NO PLAUSIBLE OR RATIONAL REASON for the importation of foreign people anymore.The EU has become a bad joke because many countries are incapable of “punching above their weight” and have to be subsidized by the richer members such as Germany,France,Netherlands et cetera.How long do you think this moribund scenario will be allowed to last before there is a complete breakdown and revolt by German,French and Dutch taxpayers?I ,for one, will resist any attempt by the leftist media,deranged callous leftist politicians and other assorted human excrement to defile and destroy the essential character of Europe which is the cradle of WESTERN CIVILIZATION…the greatest and best civilization in the history of the world.Out with degenerate miscegenation and let us destroy multiculturism and annihilate political correctness for these three evils are a scourge which must be eradicated and crushed so that they may no longer infect the European body.Do not trust the leftist media for they all are full of mendacious chicanery and duplicity and as for donks such as Fratini…heaven help this donk if our paths ever cross.

  14. Devshirme: A Muslim Scourge on Christians

    by Anestos Canelides

    We as a people, whether in Greece or the USA, should not forget our history, especially when it comes to Islam.

    About year ago, in the name of political correctness Greek textbooks referred to the Ottoman occupation of the Greeks as the “Ottoman administration”. The reference was quickly retracted after a loud uproar from many Greeks, because the Ottoman interlude was much more than an administration, and the occupation brought upon the Christian Greeks centuries of cruel oppression.

    One institution of such oppression practiced by the Turks was called Devshirme, or the practice of recruiting the best and brightest children, usually males, from Christian families, and forcing them to convert to Islam. These children were trained in the Sultan’s civil service, or they become part of an elite fighting force known as the Janissaries. From very inception of this institution the Christian population grievously resented the abduction of their children.

    The great historian Leopold Von Ranke wrote that the first heroic song by Christos Melionis rang out throughout the mountains in Greece only after the traumatic practice of Devshirme was ended, and it was only long after it was over that it brought about revolt throughout the Balkans. 1

    The Sultan inducted into his service children who had fallen into his hands either by purchase, or by outright abduction by recruiters from their families. Author Andre Gerolymatos writes about the barbaric practice of Devshirme in The Balkan Wars:

    The cruel practice in what today can be called brain cleansing of the Christian population of the Ottoman Empire is perhaps the most inhuman Turkish legacy. The advantage gained by those chosen for conversion and a better life in Constantinople cannot militate against the odium of taking children away from their parents. 2

    The Ottomans would send agents into villages to exact this tribute, thus depriving these villages of their strongest and most intelligent children, and making the Devshirme agents the most hated manifestation of Turkish rule. “The memory of these men continues to stigmatize the Turks in the Balkans.” 3

    It is easy to understand the traumatic tone in surviving Greek literature from that period. For the parents this was a heartbreaking loss, and the complete transformation of their children, who were forced to turn away from their Christian faith, was devastating. The Tubingen manuscript written by Andre Argyros and John Tholoites in the 16th century vividly reveals the trauma that the parents went through.

    You understand my lords and Christian gentlemen, what sorrow the Greeks bear, the fathers and mothers who are separated from their children at the prime of life. Think ye of the heart-rending sorrow! How many mothers scratch their out their cheeks! How many father beat their breasts with stones! What grief these Christians experience on account of their children who are separated from them while alive and how many mothers say, “It would be better to see them dead and buried in our church, rather than to take them alive in order to become Turks and abjure our faith. Better that you had died. 4

    The sad fact is that while many Janissaries were Greek, their conversion and adherence to Islam forever severed them from any Hellenic consciousness or connection with Greek society. 5 The Christian population throughout the Balkans, resented the recruitment of the children and it was often carried out by force. Those who would not submit and surrender the most healthiest, the most handsome, and the most intelligent children faced stiff penalties. Parents who refused were immediately put to death by hanging.
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  15. Martine
    – The murder of a young European
    – Yemenite suspect safe in Yemen

    Blond Norwegian student found dead in fashionable London neighborhood cellar in 2008. Suspect Yemenite Farouk Abdulhak’s rich business-father tried to make up by offering blood money to Martines’s family back in Norway, as agreements between European countries and Yemen are non-existent when it comes to extradition, which means the suspect can stay safe hiding in Yemen.

    Now, Martine Memory Fund ( Martines minnefond) are seeking to make Shaher Abdulhak, the father of the suspect, make his son come to court in Great Britain where he has been charged for the murder, by putting pressure on his important business in Europe. Abdulhak is considered quite powerful, also as a personal friend of Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of Yemen.

    Norwegian author and journalist Marianne Vikås, who wanted to go to Yemen for her book about the murder, has been denied access into Yemen.

    Queen Elizabeth
    sent her condolences

    Even Queen Elizabeth has taken the time to show her compassion
    Blood money mail (English) – “Private solution” –

  16. Martine
    – The murder of a young European
    – Yemenite suspect safe in Yemen

    Blond Norwegian student found dead in fashionable London neighborhood cellar in 2008

    Suspect Yemenite Farouk Abdulhak’s rich business-father tried to make up by offering blood money to Martines’s family back in Norway, as agreements between European countries and Yemen are non-existent when it comes to extradition, which means the suspect can stay safe hiding in Yemen.

    Now, Martine Memory Fund ( Martines minnefond) are seeking to make Shaher Abdulhak, the father of the suspect, make his son come to court in Great Britain where he has been charged for the murder, by putting pressure on his important business in Europe. Abdulhak is considered quite powerful, also as a personal friend of Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of Yemen.

    Norwegian author and journalist Marianne Vikås, who wanted to go to Yemen for her book about the murder, has been denied access into Yemen.

    Queen Elizabeth
    sent her condolences

    Even Queen Elizabeth has taken the time to show her compassion
    Blood money mail (English) – “Private solution” –

  17. Martine

    – Just sent you a second version. Only changed layout of first paragraph, to ease readability


  18. “Extradition, Shaher Abdulhak, Yemen …”

    “US sharply steps up military, economic aid to Yeme… – Silobreaker –
    Entities: Extradition, Shaher Abdulhak, Yemen … Entities: Al Qaeda, Washington DC. In Focus. Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab …”
    “Document Not Found
    We’re sorry, the document you’ve requested no longer exists in Silobreaker.”

  19. Please, would you just delete the first of the two versions? The second just has this cosmetic retouch in first paragraph. Thanks! Sorry about the double post.

  20. What is more

    The father’s company sued Norwegian Oil company, DNO – engaged in Iraq – for 517 hundred million USD (3 billion Norwegian NOK, ). The London court finally sentenced DNO to pay him between 55 and 75 million dollars. (6 October 2010)

    DNO is also engaged with plans and projects in Yemen, which they, after the verdict, say will go ahead.

  21. French singer moves to Miami
    for the upbringing of his children

    – I didn’t want my son to come home from school one day speaking Arabic

    Attacked by black council CRAN for being “racist”

    Very successful artist Florent Pagny is happy that his older son is doing well in Miami school, feeling it was a good choice for the son’s personal development, as in France being rather shy he felt uncomfortable knowing the other children seeing him as the son of the famous artist.

    Pagny was interviewed on French radio Chérie FM, where he explained that he moved to Miami, and now he’s attacked from all angles, being compared to “extreme right” National Front (FN) leader Le Pen by the organization CRAN (council of black organisations ,, “very shocked” by his scandalous expressions. SOS Racisme also has condemned his explanation about Miami for his family.

    A rap artist is spitting in his face calling him all sorts of names, on video.

    All for making the best choice for his children.

    Who’s business is it anyway, where you decide to live and what school you choose for your children, and your own arguments for it?

    The time has come for more power to The Ministry of Truth. What happened to Voltaire, and freedom of expression?

    – List of school fires and attempted fires over last few years

  22. Hamas defender from Norway
    denied entry into Egypt

    Marjam Bhatti, Norwegian/Algerian jihad fighter praising Hamas, was denied entry into Egypt together with her daugther on 9 November .

    She tried appealing to Norwegian Foreign Ministry, with no luck, as it is up to any country to decide whom to give entry to that country.

    Bhatti is married to Pakistani (“Norwegian”) Arfan Bhatti, who was charged with planning terror, and shooting at the Oslo synagoge in 2006, is praising the Hamas on her facebook page. She used to be a flight attendant with the SAS Scandinavian Airlines, and changed her name from Margrethe Salvesen when she married Bhatti.

    – I support all resistance against occupation, as well as attacks on Muslim territory, be it Gaza, Afghanistan, Chechnya or Somalia, she says to local paper Adresseavisen (Adressa).

  23. This is a very flawed interpretation of history, and the assumption that Islam was behind the Middle Eastern slave trade, which has existed since 10,000 B.C., is unbelievably ignorant. First of all, Europe was not a VICTIM of any colonization. While Europeans were wiping their asses with rocks, Muslims (from 700 to 1400 A.D.-700 hundred years for those who cant count) were advancing matehmatics (Alegbra and Calculus), translating the works of ancient Greek philosophers (Aristotle and Plato), discovering the stars in the sky (google Islamic Cosmology), creating masterpieces in literature and art (“Arabian Nights” is one of many examples), and developing the field of medicine (and were the first to apply the scientific method). In addition, the first great historians (such as Ibn Khaldun), explorers (Ibn Battutah), and theologists (most prominently Ibn Rushd). Meanwhile, Europe was stuck in a horribly violent “Dark Age’ which coincided with the rise of Christianity. If the assumptions of this essay are to be applied here, the rise of Christianity in Europe was the main factor behind the Dark Ages while the rise of Islam was the prevailing factor behind the advancements of the Islamic world during this period. As for colonial injustice, just ask the Native Americans of North and South America how kindly the “Christian” Europeans treated them (besides decimating 99% of their populations). And in regards to slavery, blaming Islam is for the actions of the Ottoman Empire (which rose after the Islamic Golden Age and from a region where harems existed before Islam), and its corrupt Sultans, is like blaming Martin Luther, or Protestantism, for the actions of Hitler (Martin Luther was the founder of Protestantism and a raging anti-Semite who inspired, Hitler among other Nazis). And nothing was more vicious than the European slave trade, which preyed solely on Africans and devalued an entire race for more than 800 years. The affects of the Atlantic slave trade were so much more devastating than that of the Middle Eastern slave trade, and this is evident in every American city with crime problems.

    Please, if your going to write an essay bashing Islam, do not forget to use an anti-thesis because as of write now, the holes in your argument are as gaping as your mothers vagina. The fact that you omit certain aspects of history shows both your lack of intellect and close minded preconceived notions. Also remember to use sources from various viewpoints, which you clearly did not do. For example, books with a title that essentially screams “Islam is EVIL” would not be good sources for such an essay. Because of your poor research, you have allowed these dimwitted online viewers to further support their twisted and ignorant views on a complicated subject.


  24. Maz, Im afraid to say you are the last person to be advising people on the structure of their argument. In the beginning of your expostulation your propound that “Europe was not a VICTIM of any colonization”. Then, to support the claim, rather than offering counterfactual sources or… any sources whatsoever for that matter, you state that Europeans were “wiping their asses with rocks”. A curious implement for an ablution routine, undoubtedly with no support from the archeological record to speak of, but I digress. Claiming Europeans were not victims of colonization because they were civilized by Muslims, which is the point I am deducing from your poorly constructed argument, is about the same as claiming that African regions were not victimized by European colonization because now they have roads, hospitals and the number zero (which before you get all excited was originally a Hindu creation {Robert K. Logan, The Poetry of Physics and the Physics of Poetry, p. 37}). Furthermore, if you want to talk about the African slave trade or the dehumanization of a race; or in the case of Islam, anyone who is not Muslim, I would suggest taking a look at historical Islamic precedents. The African slave trade was, surprise, surprise, not initiated by Europeans. Muslims were, clearly in their enlightened humanism, trading in Africa long before Europeans acted on the opportunity (Kenya, Matthew Firestone, p. 254) and had the most unsavory habit of castrating male slaves (The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery, Rodriguez Junius, p. 261). The destructive effects of European slavery“evident in every American city with crime problems“ Is merely proof that at least the Europeans treated their African slaves with enough humanity to allow them to have children. Removing genitalia to control populations does not strike me as a less destructive or dehumanizing approach. Any evil African dehumanization you speak of was started from Muslim interference.

    The statement that “Europe was stuck in a horribly violent “Dark Age’ which coincided with the rise of Christianity. If the assumptions of this essay are to be applied here, the rise of Christianity in Europe was the main factor behind the Dark Ages while the rise of Islam was the prevailing factor behind the advancements of the Islamic world during this period.” Which Christianity my good sir. The western or Eastern variants? If you are talking about byzantine Christianity, then it was certainly a well ordered and technologically advanced civilization. Before it got destroyed by Islamic aggression that is. As far as Western Christianity is concerned, it was indeed misfortunate that this specific part of the religion did not have technologically advanced neighbors to conquer and then regress as was the case during this grand Islamic golden age. Equally texts – which were translated for Muslims by Christians and Jews from Ancient Greece by the way – were most beneficial in furthering these grand “inventions” of Islam (

    Furthermore the Ottoman empire was a caliphate, not some obscure association between two individuals from different periods of history, as you equate it to. It perpetuated Islam, was governed by Islam and controlled through Islam. Forgive me if I don’t consider the mere fact that some of the leadership was corrupt as an argument against it being Islamic… Muhammad was a bit of a glutton and starting his career in the mercantile trade…well… he was probably cognizant of those avenues which best accumulate physical wealth. I could go on, but frankly wrangling, hypocritical, rude and misinformed Islamic apologists were not on my agenda for the day. Im too busy living a secular and productive lifestyle. Have fun blowing up somewhere! I hear its great this time of year. Give my regards to your 24 sour grapes.

  25. Remembering Muslim Colonialism on September 11

    In the left’s pyramid of races, some matter more than others, and Arabs are higher than Africans. So much higher that Sudan is piled with corpses, but the mere thought of Islamist rebels losing in Libya was enough to send in the air forces of bankrupt Western countries already tied up in too many places.

    The primacy of the Arab Muslim over the African Christian is a recent thing in the liberal landscape born in part of realpolitik and the red enthusiasm for revolutionary violence. It is a thing which almost no one discusses because it has gone unnoticed. The racial vocabulary of it is one that few are even able to read.

    Muslim Colonialism, Sultan Knish

  26. BO wants a single plan health care system and stated such in speeches in 2002 and again in 2007 before audiences of the left, the same people that are his base. BO is a leftist radical socialist. Wake up libs and stop drinking that kool aid. Afterall, what does US tax payer money being used for abortions have to do with health care? Its in the bill brother. Get a copy and read it yourself instead of believing lying politicians.

  27. I agree with Makaid. I don’t think it is a matter of music making you more or less intelligent, I think it is the other was around. Dumb people will listen to dumb music, I’m sure if they surveyed for weird al, the majority of people who listen to him would also score low on IQ tests. Whereas smart folks are more likely to listen to music with a little more to it than just a strong baseline

  28. Montesquieu was wrong:

    There is no system of checks & balances, division of powers etc – as even Aristotle noted long ago, the legislative branch only looks to the future, the forensic judiciary only looks to the past, while only the executive is free to rampage at will in the present; none of them pays
    even the slightest attention to any of the others!

    AND: Europe did exist before Charles Martel; it was called GAUL, and the Romans knew of it’s peoples as the “Galatians.”

    However, the rest is right:

    No problem was ever solved by ignoring it, yet the criminally negligent greed-creed motto of those in charge always seems to be the exact opposite, that: “There’s No Money In Solutions! Whee!”

    They turn easily-solved temporary problems with permanent solutions in to eternal crises by ignoring the real details, so they can gain power as crisis-relief management experts.

    When something can’t be fixed, politicians claim all sorts of powers to regulate the issue. That’s when the real trouble starts.

    The real reason the islamic threat is being ignored in public, is this not-so-nascent “Globalization” movement, which is clearly treason to ALL sovereign national people’s governments. It’s a plutocratic kleptocracy to be run by all those corporazis who never want to pay any taxes to anyone, anywhere, ever; by the global communazi labour guys who want free movement and the same lowest common denominator wages for their 3rd-world slaves, and of course by the moslems who want their one-world islamic ummah, to be run by their theocratic caliphate government. It’s a triple-threat. Against all these evil forces, we have only the Truth … while only they currently control both the fear and the greed.

    As long as ONLY the enemy controls both the behavioural conditioning binaries of the stick (fear of personally having one’s own family firebombed or beheaded by the Jihad) and the carrot (greed for oil-money bribes), those sales-puppets we laughingly call “our leaders” and their complicit media presstitute pets will insist on maintaining their preposterously backwards, victim-blaming “narrative” that only we are to blame for the Qur’an’s 1,400 years of hate, so that we should all “Submit and learn how to be better victims!”

    They are quite simply communist gangsters, set on imposing (through their ‘Security and Prosperity Partnership, or SPP,) a STALINIST COMMAND ECONOMY on the world. These self-proclaimed ‘global elites’ are the exact opposite of the ‘free market’ ideal, and, as globalists, (since globalism is obviously only seditious treason to all sovereign national governments,) they are all criminal traitors.

    Like all attack-first prone “progressives,” they (the bilderbergers) pretend to believe that the ends justify the means, when in fact the means really only define the end results: If and when you choose to lie, murder and rob others “to get ahead,” then, in the end, you’re not a “great success” – you’re still really only a lying, murdering thief!

    Progressives only ever manage to “progress” from fear to greed, and these infantile delinquent “liberal” libertines never liberate anybody else – they only ever endlessly take liberties!

    They only ever want to form ever-larger groups to hide behind and dilute their own personal responsibility for their crimes in.

    They believe the final frontier is in perpetual destruction and lucrative rebuilding contracts (like in Iraq) because their motto is really: “THERE’S NO MONEY IN SOLUTIONS!” Whee!

    This means they are all really only criminal negligents.

    It’s the idolatrous political “party” system which permits our otherwise public SERVANTS to indulge them selves in interest-conflicted divided loyalties, and so slip from the tethers we should be keeping them on.

    Unless we eliminate political parties, the salesmen in government will destroy the country.

    Politicians don’t represent the people – they only represent their parties. And their parties only represent those who pay them – who happen to be the exact same people for each party.

    So ALL politicians are only treasonous sales-puppets, foisted on us by their corporazi sales-masters. Their real job is to sell us all out by selling off our country to the highest bidders – usually by buying our enemies’ money to fund their own pet projects. The faster the turnover (more sales per minute) the more quick profits, even at low-low fire-sales prices. It’s a race to the bottom.

    So, let’s just FIX DEMOCRACY! And here’s how: If we just hold 2 quick, back-to-back elections each time (the first, as usual, to hire the worker’s pool of our Public SERVANTS from our districts, and the second where WE ALL appoint them DIRECTLY to their cabinet portfolio positions) then we eliminate their self-interested conflicts of loyalty-dividing political “parties,” (which always only “party” at our direct expense, anyway,) forever!



    1. I think your problem is not so much with “corporazis who never want to pay any taxes to anyone, anywhere, ever;” its more the crony-capitalism that Obama practices. Screwing the banksters, the Hollyweird moguls and his buddy Immelt from GE is but a small part of the Obama extortion racket.

      However, I can’t blame the firms for minimising tax or evading it. No one who can avoid it should pay any money to the criminal, squandering Obamster gubmint.

      When the government is derelict, defunct and criminal, why should you not avoid paying to them?

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