Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $70,319
82%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 82%!! Less than $15k to go!! Let's git 'er done!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: ottomans

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • June 17, 1462: The Battle of the Blood Drinkers

    06/17/2013 9:34:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | June 17, 2013 | Sean Fitzpatrick
    Like flaming demons, Wallachians rushed out of the night and into the Turkish camp, striking terror in an army of terrorists. Leading the charge was a gore-spattered chieftain—hewing and hacking a path to the central tents where the Sultan huddled in fear. On he came, Vlad Dracul, raining down slaughter and raging for Mehmed’s blood.On June 17, 1462, outside Targoviste, Romania, the world was given a rare instance of how the good can be accomplished though the grotesque—for God can deploy His enemies as allies. Vlad Dracul III, Prince of Wallachia, can hardly be considered a warrior of faith; but...
  • Ottoman Empire carried out the Genocide and the German side provided the ideological support

    10/26/2012 6:04:54 AM PDT · by Righting · 6 replies
    Amenpress ^ | October 25, 2012
    The Ottoman Empire carried out the Genocide and the German side provided the ideological support. Armenpress.am-Oct 25, 2012 The Germans could prevent the Genocide, as the Turkish army was in
  • Palestinians slam Gingrich as "ignorant"

    12/10/2011 9:40:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/10/2011 | Staff
    JERUSALEM - Palestinian officials are reacting with dismay to Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's statement that they are an "invented" people. The Jewish Channel on Friday released excerpts of an interview in which the former House Speaker said Palestinians were not a people because - unlike Israelis - they never had a state. "Remember, there was no Palestine as a state," Gingrich said. "It was part of the Ottoman Empire. "I think we have invented the Palestinian people, who are in fact Arabs and who are historically part of the Arab community, and they had a chance to go to...
  • 1565: Malta celebrates the historically important victory of the Great Siege

    09/03/2009 6:17:37 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 6 replies · 627+ views
    timesofmalta.com ^ | Thursday, 3rd September 2009 | Desmond Zammit Marmarà
    Desmond Zammit Marmarà Thursday, 3rd September 2009 1565 As Malta celebrates the historically important victory of the Great Siege of 1565, it is worthwhile to ponder on some important points usually overshadowed by the purely military aspect of the Great Siege. The events of 1565 took place against a background of the clash between the Christian and the Islamic religions as well as the contemporary dissonance between Western and Eastern cultures. Few people, however, are aware that commerce played a very important part in the Turkish decision to attack Malta. Attacks on Turkish shipping by ships flying the flag of...
  • The Last Sunrise

    05/29/2007 4:59:51 PM PDT · by rmlew · 10 replies · 446+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 5/29/2007 | Paull J. Cella III
    Five hundred and fifty-four years ago on this day the Roman Empire was at last extinguished. By then the Empire was, of course, Greek not Roman; Christian not pagan; and no longer strong but pitifully weak. Dispossessed of all its Anatolian and Asian province, and most of its European, all that remained was the great city of Constantinople, much of which was reduced by privation, disease, and depopulation to overgrown ruins. The Turks under a great conqueror, Mehmet II, besieged the city beginning in April, the day after Easter. They outnumbered the defenders at least 10 to 1; possibly the...
  • RUSSIAN PUNDITS WARY OF ANKARA’S REVIVED GEOPOLITICAL AMBITIONS IN EURASIA

    09/23/2006 11:39:59 AM PDT · by sergey1973 · 9 replies · 392+ views
    The Jamestown Foundation (Eurasia Daily Monitor) ^ | September 22, 2006 | Igor Torbakov
    The suggestion to form a Turkish commonwealth among Turkic-speaking countries voiced at the recent gathering of leaders of Turkic states in Turkey’s seaside resort city of Antalya appears to reflect Ankara’s desire to strengthen its economic and political positions in Eurasia. Moscow should not treat Turkey’s growing geopolitical ambitions lightly, some Russian analysts say. On September 18-20, the 10th Turkic States and Communities’ Friendship and Cooperation Congress took place at the posh hotel complex on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast. Organized by the Turkish Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA), the Turkic Convention brought together top policymakers from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan,...
  • The Islamization of America: From Mecca to Medina and conquering Americans from within

    08/06/2006 12:21:25 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 23 replies · 983+ views
    KurdishMedia.com ^ | August 06, 2006 | Aland Mizell
    Many times the Ottoman Empire tried to take over the whole of Europe but failed to do so. The Ottoman Empire could not conquer the West by sword, but now Muslims are using a different strategy to conquer the West to bring it under the Islamic realm. Today the West is being the victim of their own values, such as freedom of speech and _expression, so that Muslims are using ‘Democracy’ as a tool and taking advantage of democracy to disseminate Islam to all the corners of the world. After 9/11 many Muslims complained that Islam had been hijacked by...
  • Mohammed was a Thug & Fraud - (must read! - one of the best, short, accurate biographies EVER!)

    07/25/2005 8:07:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 128 replies · 11,281+ views
    ALAN BURKHART.COM ^ | JULY 25, 2005 | ALAN BURKHART
    I recently set out to learn more about Islam. I had no agenda at the time except to broaden my knowledge on the subject. What I have learned sickened me. I had previously been accepting of the notion that Islam was a peaceful religion and that the Muslim terrorists who inflict so much pain and death around the world represented a fringe element outside of mainstream Islam. I was wrong. The Islamic deity, Allah, is a false god. While the term "Allah" does indeed carry the same meaning as "God," Mohammed's Allah is nothing more than a construct of a...
  • Armenian Genocide, 90th celebration

    04/24/2005 3:26:32 AM PDT · by Patrick_k · 1 replies · 231+ views
    Please take a look at the following links and have a thought in your prayers for those hundred of thousands dead for their faith and their lost country. http://www.armenian-genocide.org/index.htm http://www.cdca.asso.fr/cdca/cdca-photographies_genocide.htm http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Armenian_Genocide
  • The Three-State Solution

    11/25/2003 3:32:10 PM PST · by OESY · 18 replies · 421+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 25, 2003 | LESLIE H. GELB
    President Bush's new strategy of transferring power quickly to Iraqis, and his critics' alternatives, share a fundamental flaw: all commit the United States to a unified Iraq, artificially and fatefully made whole from three distinct ethnic and sectarian communities. That has been possible in the past only by the application of overwhelming and brutal force. President Bush wants to hold Iraq together by conducting democratic elections countrywide. But by his daily reassurances to the contrary, he only fans devastating rumors of an American pullout. Meanwhile, influential senators have called for more and better American troops to defeat the insurgency. Yet...
  • Crusade vs. Jihad The rage of Muslim fundamentalists against America, the 'Great Satan

    07/19/2003 11:36:40 AM PDT · by freeforall · 17 replies · 3,253+ views
    The London Free Press (Canada) ^ | july 2003 | SALIM MANSUR
    Crusade vs. Jihad The rage of Muslim fundamentalists against America, the 'Great Satan,' can be traced back to holy wars of the 11th century and winds through a history of European colonialism and Cold War competition. SALIM MANSUR, For the London Free Press On the Sunday following 9/11, President George W. Bush spoke to Americans reeling from the shock of terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The twin towers of the World Trade Center had collapsed, but the fires and smoke from Ground Zero were still visible and painted Manhattan's skyline in dull brown and grey. Bush appealed for...