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  1. Beauregard

    Memorial Day and the conquest of Constantinople

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/05/memorial-day-and-the-conquest-of-constantinople

    Excerpt by Robert Hall [http://tartanmarine.blogspot.com/2017/05/memorial-day-and-conquest-of.html]

    As we remember, with a debt of gratitude we can never repay, those who have died to keep us free, let us also remember what the consequences will be if we lose this great defense against jihad that the free world isn’t even seriously fighting. Today is May 29, the anniversary of the Muslim conquest of Constantinople, which took place on May 29, 1453.

    It is useful, in our comfortable complacency and general lack of any historical memory at all, and overarching concern to avoid “Islamophobia,” to recall what happened when the Muslims entered the great city.

    Historian Steven Runciman notes that the Muslim soldiers “slew everyone that they met in the streets, men, women, and children without discrimination. The blood ran in rivers down the steep streets from the heights of Petra toward the Golden Horn. But soon the lust for slaughter was assuaged. The soldiers realized that captives and precious objects would bring them greater profit.” (The Fall of Constantinople 1453, Cambridge University Press, 1965, p. 145.)

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