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Why Islam didn't conquer the world...
The Free Lance-Star ^ | Date published: 10/30/2005 | PAUL AKERS

Posted on 10/31/2005 9:08:06 PM PST by Eurotwit

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To: Eurotwit
Great article, but Gibbon was fascinated with islam. Reading the last book of his Decline and Fall he often praises the muslim chiefs while slamming the Greeks in Constantinople.
51 posted on 11/01/2005 6:03:58 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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Apart from defeating the crapweasels at Tours, Charles Martel was the father of Pipen the Short who was the father of Charlemagne. His legacy was carried down to one of the key figures in the beginnings of the movement of Europe out of the dark ages.


52 posted on 11/01/2005 6:45:12 AM PST by RJS1950 (The rats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Eurotwit

Great piece. I had heard of him but never really knew the history. Thanks!


53 posted on 11/01/2005 9:04:14 AM PST by RichardW
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Great post!


54 posted on 11/01/2005 9:11:20 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: Eurotwit

Thank you, Charles, and thanks to you, too, eurotwit, for posting. Bookmarking. Excellent article and very apropos.


55 posted on 11/01/2005 9:25:59 AM PST by fortunecookie
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When Christian (Serbs) took a stand they got bombed. That is good way to promote Islamic conquest – not to stop it.


56 posted on 11/01/2005 6:40:22 PM PST by zagor-te-nej (USS - United States of Serbia)
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To: Eurotwit

Moslems remind me of the Aztecs and Mayans. Hated by all those around them because of their butchery.


57 posted on 11/01/2005 6:45:27 PM PST by Chickensoup (Turk...turk...turk....turk....turk...turkey!!!!!!)
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"Why I islam didn't conquer the world...

Because it is stupid and it sucks much

58 posted on 11/01/2005 6:47:48 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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{quote}"In the book "What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been," Barry Strauss of Cornell points out that an Islamicized Europe would have meant that during the Age of Exploration, European sailing captains would have planted not the Cross, but the Crescent, in the soil of the New World." {quote}

An interesting little fact which many might not be familiar with is the Crescent was in fact originally a symbol of Western/Christianity which the Islamojerks stole from us when they conquered Constantinopoli.

Originally Byzantine was founded by Greek colonists from Megara in 667 BC and named after their king, Byzas. The city's patron was Artemis/Diana Goddess of the Hunt, who's symbol was the crescent moon. In 670BC they OFFICIALLY crowned their city's flag with the crescent moon in honor of Artemis/Diane. In 330 AD after Constantine became Christian and moved Nova Roma to the East, he also added the Virgin Mary's star on the flag. When the city fell to the Ottomans in 1453 the Ottoman rulers saw this flag with the Cresent all over Constantinopoli and took it as their own.

They can try to explain it away by saying that ancient cultures have always worshipped the sky, moon and stars but the fact still remains that it was the Greek city of Bynzantium to be the first state to ever use it as their national flag and as an official governing symbol in 670 BC. Muslims didn't use this flag until Byzantine[modern day Instabul] fell to them. So basically they are flying under a flag that originally not only has its roots in Western civilization BUT was also the flag of a Western civilization AND a Christian symbol to boot. What irony.


59 posted on 11/02/2005 6:40:51 AM PST by apro
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So basically they are flying under a flag that originally not only has its roots in Western civilization BUT was also the flag of a Western civilization AND a Christian symbol to boot. What irony.

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60 posted on 11/05/2005 1:37:26 PM PST by Antioch (Benedikt Gott Geschickt)
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