Driven by the command of the Quran and the words of Mohammad, the Ottomans always declared war, made treaties they would break, killed, raped and destroyed the countryside and took anything of value with them as booty.
The decline was especially felt with their wars with Russia and Austria.
King Charles XII of Sweden fled to the Ottomans after being defeated by Czar Peter the Great in 1709 and encouraged the Ottomans to attack his foe, Russia.
The Ottomans attacked, won the battle, but didn’t finish the job because they were weakened from internal affairs and other wars with Austria in 1716.
The days of destroying all Christianity were coming to an end.
In the 1740s, a Muslim appeared named Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab who preached strict adherence to the Quran and Mohammad, which was the beginning of Wahhabism, the devout form of Islam practiced in Saudi Arabia.
Wahab stated that jihad is always valid under the imam’s leadership and Muslim rulers must be obeyed.
As a result, Wahab and his jihadis waged war against authorities in Arabia. He smashed the tomb of al-Khattab, a companion of Mohammad, and stated the tombs of saints were idolatrous.
The Wahhabis conquered Najd and Riyadh in 1773.
The Ottomans were preoccupied with Catherine the Great of Russia and Frederick the Great of Prussia and paid little attention to the Wahhabis.
The wars of 1787 and 1792 with Russia and Austria solidified the fact that the Ottomans’ time was short – they could be beaten and were!
When Napoleon entered Egypt in 1798, the Ottomans could not resist him because they were too weak.
However, few know that Napoleon became a Muslim. He later said he always held to the religion of the people he conquered.
The Muslims distrusted Napoleon because he let infidels ride horses, bear arms and treated the dhimmi populations as equals, which is a “no-no” in the Quran.
As a result, the Ottoman Sultan Selim III declared war on the French in 1799, but were defeated.
The most notable result of Napoleons’ Egyptian war was the loss of the Sphinx’s nose that was shot off by the French target practicing.
Meanwhile, the Wahhabis raided Karbala in Iraq in 1801 slaughtering 2,000 Muslims.
In 1803, they took Ta’if in Arabia, killed 200 people and burned all the volumes of the Hadith of Mohammad.
By 1805, they had Mecca and Medina in their possession.
In 1812, Ali Pasha of Egypt drove the Wahhabis out of Mecca. However, the Wahhabis/Saudis established a new capital in Riyadh.
In the 19th century, the British saw a chance to finally squelch the Ottomans and in 1865, they put the Saud family on their payroll and by 1917, the Saudis were receiving 5,000 pounds a month.
This was a monumental mistake that we still deal with today as the Saudis support jihad globally with oil money.
In the first 10 years of the 19th century, jihad raged in sub-Saharan Africa.
To this day, Muslims are killing Christians, Jews and anyone not Muslim while most of our media stands mute.
In other areas, the Serbs revolted against the Ottomans and the Ottomans attempted to place fear in the hearts of any others seeking to rebel. They had them burned alive, castrated or bastinadoed (caning the soles of their feet). It didn’t work.
The Greeks fought valiantly for freedom. The Greek generals Papadiamandopoulos and others proclaimed: “Peace to the Christians! Respect to the Consuls! Death to the Turks!
Many more wars occurred, always with gross atrocities by the Ottomans, but the world had had enough.
Today, people who don’t know the history of Islam call it peaceful and even our schools teach the 5 pillars of Islam, which is exactly what the jihadis want.
It’s the Trojan horse in America by ignorant teachers.
Even our school books are redacted of the atrocities of Islam.
Islam still seeks world domination, but uses slick deceitful devices to fool the infidel (taqiyya).
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