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MUSLIM CRUSADES Started Four Centuries Before the Western Crusades
FactReal ^ | 3/1/2010 | FactReal

Posted on 03/01/2010 12:35:04 PM PST by FactReal

Islamics Launched their Crusades in 630 A.D.
Western Crusades started in 1095 A.D. to Stop Muslim Invasion

The Crusades were started by the Muslims in the year 630 A.D. when Muhammad invaded and conquered Mecca. Later on, Muslims invaded Syria, Iraq, Jerusalem, Iran, Egypt, Africa, Spain, Italy, France, etc. The Western Crusades started around 1095 to try to stop the Islamic aggressive invasions. Islamic Crusades continued even after the Western Crusades.
Islam - Not a Religion of Peace
Islam has killed about 270 million people: 120 million Africans*, 60 million Christians, 80 million Hindus, 10 million Buddhists, etc."

Forced conversions to Islam have been the norm, across three continents—Asia, Africa, and Europe—for over 13 centuries.
Orders for conversion were decreed under all the early Islamic dynasties, under both Seljuk and Ottoman Turkish rule, and in Persia/Iran and the Indian subcontinent, etc.

Islam has been at a continuous war against non-Muslims for almost 1400 years (since Muhammad.) Following is a list of the major Islamic invasions preceding the Western Crusades.

630 - Muhammad conquers Mecca from his base in Medina.
632 - Muhammad dies in Medina. Islam controls the Hijaz.
636 - Muslims conquest of Syria, and the surrounding lands, all Christian - including Palestine and Iraq.
637 - Muslim Crusaders conquer Iraq (some date it in 635 or 636)
638 - Muslim Crusaders conquer and annex Jerusalem, taking it from the Byzantines.
638 - 650 Muslim Crusaders conquer Iran, except along Caspian Sea.
639 - 642 Muslim Crusaders conquer Egypt.
641 - Muslim Crusaders control Syria and Palestine.
643 - 707 Muslim Crusaders conquer North Africa.
644 - 650 Muslim Crusaders conquer Cyprus, Tripoli in North Africa, and establish Islamic rule in Iran, Afghanistan, and Sind.
673 - 678 Arabs besiege Constantinople, capital of Byzantine Empire
691 - Dome of the Rock is completed in Jerusalem, only six decades after Muhammad's death.
710 - 713 Muslim Crusaders conquer the lower Indus Valley.
711 - 713 Muslim Crusaders conquer Spain and impose the kingdom of Andalus. The Muslim conquest moves into Europe.
718 - Conquest of Spain complete.
732 - Muslim invasion of France is stopped at the Battle of Poitiers / Battle of Tours. The Franks, under their leader Charles Martel (the grandfather of Charlemagne), defeat the Muslims and turn them back out of France.
762 - Foundation of Baghdad
785 - Foundation of the Great Mosque of Cordova
789 - Rise of Idrisid amirs (Muslim Crusaders) in Morocco; Christoforos, a Muslim who converted to Christianity, is executed.
800 - Autonomous Aghlabid dynasty (Muslim Crusaders) in Tunisia
807 - Caliph Harun al—Rashid orders the destruction of non-Muslim prayer houses & of the church of Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem
809 - Aghlabids (Muslim Crusaders) conquer Sardinia, Italy
813 - Christians in Palestine are attacked; many flee the country
831 - Muslim Crusaders capture Palermo, Italy; raids in Southern Italy
837 - 901 Aghlabids (Muslim Crusaders) conquer Sicily, raid Corsica, Italy, France
869 - 883 Revolt of black slaves in Iraq
909 - Rise of the Fatimid Caliphate in Tunisia; these Muslim Crusaders occupy Sicily, Sardinia
928 - 969 Byzantine military revival, they retake old territories, such as Cyprus (964) and Tarsus (969)
937 - The Church of the Resurrection (aka Church of Holy Sepulcher) is burned down by Muslims; more churches in Jerusalem are attacked
960 - Conversion of Qarakhanid Turks to Islam 969 - Fatimids (Muslim Crusaders) conquer Egypt and found Cairo
973 - Israel and southern Syria are again conquered by the Fatimids
1003 - First persecutions by al—Hakim; the Church of St. Mark in Fustat, Egypt, is destroyed
1009 - Destruction of the Church of the Resurrection by al—Hakim (see 937)
1012 - Beginning of al—Hakim's oppressive decrees against Jews and Christians
1050 - Creation of Almoravid (Muslim Crusaders) movement in Mauretania; Almoravids (aka Murabitun) are coalition of western Saharan Berbers; followers of Islam, focusing on the Quran, the hadith, and Maliki law.
1071 - Battle of Manzikert, Seljuk Turks (Muslim Crusaders) defeat Byzantines and occupy much of Anatolia 1071 - Turks (Muslim Crusaders) invade Palestine
1073 - Conquest of Jerusalem by Turks (Muslim Crusaders)
1075 - Seljuks (Muslim Crusaders) capture Nicea (Iznik) and make it their capital in Anatolia
1076 - Almoravids (Muslim Crusaders) (see 1050) conquer western Ghana
1086 - Almoravids (Muslim Crusaders) (see 1050) send help to Andalus, Battle of Zallaca
1090 - 1091 Almoravids (Muslim Crusaders) occupy all of Andalus except Saragossa and Balearic Islands

START OF WESTERN CRUSADES Only after all of the Islamic aggressive invasions is when Western Christendom launches its first Crusades. 1094 - Byzantine emperor Alexius Comnenus I asks western Christendom for help against Seljuk (Muslim Turks) invasions of his territory 1095 - Pope Urban II preaches first Crusade; they capture Jerusalem in 1099

WHY ISLAMIC CONQUESTS? Islamic scholarship divides the world in two: 1) The House of Islam (dar al-Islam): Nations submitted to Islamic rule. 2) The House of War (dar al-harb): Nations that have not submitted to Islam but must be submitted according to Islamic doctrine. Thus, Muslims (dar al-Islam) believe they must make war upon non-Muslims (dar al-harb) until all nations submit to the will of Allah and accept Sharia law.

Islam's message: Submit or Be Conquered.

SOURCES / RELATED List of Islamic Attacks on America Timeline of Islamic Crusades and Imperialism Islamic Crusades Muslim Crusades Islam and Jihad 101 Video: Muslim Persecution of Christians Islamic Jihad: Legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism, and Slavery History of Jihad Islam, Slavery and Rape Islam's Long History of Forced Conversions Islamic doctrine A Concise History of the Crusades by Thomas F. Madden (Critical Issues in History) (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005) The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) by Robert Spencer (Regnery Publishing, Inc., 2005) Another Mohammed Cartoon conflagration 2006: The year of perpetual outrage Mohammed Cartoons redux: Make no apology for defending Western values; Update: Obama bows again Jihadi attack on Danish cartoonist

* Black slaves were castrated by Muslims as they were believed to have uncontrollable sexual appetites. While most slaves bound for the Americas were brought for agricultural purposes, slaves bound for Arab countries were used for sex and the military. Twice as many women as men were enslaved by Muslims. But most of the children born to these women were killed. The death toll from 1400 years of the Arab slave trade is estimated to be between 112 and 140 million.

TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: crusades; islam; islamicattacks; terrorism
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To: FactReal

Thank you for the post. They are running ads for Islam on the local radio station here in Kansas. I have seen “Islamic Centers” springing up.

Any chance of seeing a St. Peter’s Cathedral in Mecca? No? So much for a religion of peace.

21 posted on 03/01/2010 1:35:19 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: FactReal

Your site has great links and background.

Also thought exposing Ron Paul’s blame America was a good

RON PAUL Forgets the Islamic Crusades and Attacks
Posted by FactReal on February 12, 2010

Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) blames America for the Islamic Terrorism…and forgets history.

“Why do they hate us?…Why are they terrorists?”
“They are terrorists because we are occupiers.”
“There is hate on both sides,”
said Ron Paul on CNN’s Larry King Live
(video at 5:00 mark)
Watch how Ron Paul’s comments made the liberals happy
(Sheila Jackson-Lee, Larry King.)

On top of that, Ron Paul nodded in agreement when leftist
Sheila Jackson-Lee said, “The terrorists acted on President Bush’s clock.”

Ron Paul seems to forget three important historical facts:

1. Islamics launched their Crusades long before the European Crusades

2. Islamic attacks against Americans started decades before the presidency of George W. Bush.

3. Islamic doctrine calls for Muslims to attack dar al-harb (non-Muslims) until they submit to the will of Allah and accept Sharia law.

22 posted on 03/01/2010 1:40:27 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yes, I know...I just wrote it that way so when people search the internet for “Western Crusades” they get also the Islamic “Crusades” invasions...and finally learn that Islamic imperialism came first.


23 posted on 03/01/2010 1:47:52 PM PST by FactReal (Left's racism)
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To: FactReal
So when will the mohammedan hordes return Constantinople to us Christians?

Yeah, that's what I thought.

24 posted on 03/01/2010 2:01:42 PM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: FactReal

Thanks for posting.

25 posted on 03/01/2010 2:09:19 PM PST by philled ("There's always money in the banana stand."-- George Bluth)
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To: All

Will d*mn fool Americans ever wake up- even after the sucker punch of 9/11???

Found this on a forum today. This forum is made up of supposedly intellectual people.

“Today in my multiculutral studies class we had a fantastic speaker from the Houston chapter of CAIR ( Council of American Islamic Relations )give a presentation on learning about Islam. I really learned a lot from the presentation. I try to keep myself informed at least a bit about religions other than my own. It did sadden me a bit to know that a lot of what I learned is not things being put out by mainstream media, in fact the very opposite, which leads to a lot of misinformation of gross proportions.
My professor just emailed me to let me know that we will be able to all receive copies of the Quran too
Just wanted to share with all of you a really cool part of my day.

Here is the Houston chapter site:";

“In college I took a class called comparative religions-it was amazing to me that alot of beliefs are very simular and even cross over. Glad you enjoyed the class.”

“I found the God of the Quran is made to be more human like, and in the bible made to be more of spirit! really interesting, thou in the Quran I like the story of Joshep(sp?) it just came across to me like he was a really loving soul.”

“Relations (CAIR) has a record of exemplary social and political activism stretching back to 1994. The organization is arguably the most visible and public representative of the American Muslim community.
Because of CAIR’s high profile and very public record of principled advocacy of civil liberties, interfaith relations and justice for all people, a small but vocal group of anti-Muslim bigots has made CAIR the focus of their misinformation campaign. Internet hate sites then recycle these attacks using a template-like style without verifying the authenticity of the information.
This document summarizes the most common of these attacks and offers a fuller picture of these issues for your evaluation.
Internet Disinformation #1: CAIR is “the Wahhabi lobby,” a “front-group for Hamas,” a “fund-raising arm for Hezbollah,” or “…part of a wider conspiracy overseen by the Muslim Brotherhood….”';

and on and on ad naseum.

Any idea how I could reason with these idiots?


26 posted on 03/01/2010 2:44:51 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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