In the following essay our Dutch correspondent H. Numan provides a refresher course (or introductory course, in the case of newly-minted “Islamophobes”) about the history of Islam’s continuous war against Europe.
The war against the West? Still going strong!
by H. Numan
The war for the West isn’t going to start any day soon, as most people seem to think. It’s already underway. Or more accurately: it has never stopped since 622 AD. Most people only know a little bit about some major conquests, and not a lot of those. Nothing about the many countless smaller battles and wars that continued almost non stop. Some people know about the Battle of Roncevalles or Roncevaux in 788 AD, mainly because of the Song of Roland. Fewer people know about Charles Martel, who defeated the mohammedan invasion decisively earlier in France. Fewer people still know about the many invasion attempts deep into France almost to the Swiss border. And it didn’t stop there. Of course here at Gates of Vienna we know about the siege of that city in 1683.
Did you know that hussars were a Hungarian answer to Turkish invasions? I’ll bet you win a lot of drinkies in the bar if you challenge your friends with that one. Not the first time the Hungarians bore the brunt of the attack.
We don’t learn about it. It’s not politically correct. You have to figure everything out for yourself. If you read up, as I did, you will notice our war began in 622 AD and never really ceased. All you can hope for is for a Chamberlainian ‘peace for our time’. Not for your children, certainly not for your grandchildren. Islam is very much like cancer. You have to eradicate it completely. Otherwise it will grow back. Usually much stronger and far more aggressive. The virus very much learns from past experiences. Let one single cell be, and you are mortal peril. That’s a bold statement, but regretfully, it’s the truth. Dr. Bill Warner counted over 700 battles for Europe, from 622 AD until today.
“But we can live in peace with muslims; we have done that always,” whine politically correct dhimmis — left and right. No, we didn’t. But we don’t read about it. You have to dig for it. We didn’t in the past, as you can’t learn everything from history. The relatively unimportant parts were left out. Those parts are coming back to hound us now.
That’s why we discovered America. After the end of the crusades — which we lost — Constantinople had fallen to the Turks. They now controlled the Silk road to China. The sultan wasn’t interested in continuing trade, not even at extortionate rates. An alternative route had to be found. Sailing along the coast of Africa was highly dangerous, because of the Barbary coast pirates (next paragraph). That is one of the reasons why Columbus tried to sail to the west. It was at least an indirect consequence of the crusades.
We have to do it all over again. This time not with spices but with oil. There is a lot of oil in the world, but most of it lies below Arab countries. Back then our need of spices was used to strangle the West, now they do it with oil. When spice prices got high enough, it became commercially viable to take the dangerous and expensive sea route instead of the overland route. Likewise, we will have to find alternatives for Arab oil. Shale oil becomes an economical alternative if OPEC holds onto its monopoly. The same for alternative energy sources. History repeats itself.
Forgotten are the many Barbary wars we had to fight. Not only Dutch fought them, but the West in general. Like England and France. Even America had to. Your founding fathers were just as dumbfounded about mohammedanism as we are today. Few people are aware that the area of the North African coast was known as the Barbary Coast for centuries. Its rulers extracted tribute for allowing ships to trade along the African coast and into the Mediterranean. That tribute was jizya. Our Michiel de Ruyter had to fight several battles and wars against them. So did your Thomas Jefferson.
Thomas Jefferson once asked a Barbary representative why they couldn’t leave people alone and why they levied such high fees and never kept their side of the agreement. The muslim was very much surprised. Why, you have to pay jizya, of course. You are a non-believer. We can do anything we want with unbelievers. He even said the ultimate goal was world domination. Yes, even back then. He didn’t commit Taqiya, which is unusually rare for a muslim.
Michiel de Ruyter liberated lots of white slaves there. Among others, many Hungarian Huguenots. For that reason he is still revered in Hungary. In Holland, however, he is now vilified as a white slaver and oppressor. (Only by the loony left, of course.) There was an excellent movie made about Michiel de Ruyter, which I highly recommend: Admiral. One of the better Dutch movies, I think. Which doesn’t say much, but this movie is pretty good.
That’s just a meager serving of history for you. I left out the occupation of Spain. It took almost 800 years to reconquer it. We call that period the Reconquista. I left out the occupation of Sicily and southern Italy. How many of you know Sicily was an emirate?
I left out the conquest of the Byzantine Empire. The conquest of Eastern Europe. Please remember that the Ottoman Empire had to give up its European dominions a mere century ago. Even the Eastern Europeans don’t seem to remember it anymore. Not even the Greeks, who were occupied from 1350 until 1820 AD by the Turks.
I left out the conquest and holocaust of Asia, notably India. If you think muslims behave barbarically, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Denizens of Western and Eastern Europe were, or are, ‘people of the book’. Muslims have to behave slightly less barbarically towards them. No holds are barred if you are not a Jew or a Christian. Anything goes. And anything did go, plus a lot worse.
Right now slavery is in the limelight again. Whitey did it! is the current mantra. No, it’s quite the opposite. It was white men who abolished it. Nobody else did it. “Whitey shipped them across the Atlantic; they are barbaric!” Perhaps that is the reason why so few black people take sea cruises nowadays. They won’t fall for that one again!
Please note that for every slave shipped across the Atlantic at least three marched to North Africa and the Middle East.
David Livingstone didn’t discover dark Africa. It was already discovered, and exploited as well. By Arab slave traders. What he discovered was a huge trading network with resting stations, first aid posts, etc., all to facilitate the slave trade. His guides all spoke Arabic, the lingua franca of Africa. Zanzibar was the southern branch office. It was an Arab colony ruled from Oman, until the British took it over — and abolished its slave trade soon afterwards — in 1890. They effectively had control since the 1840’s.
White people didn’t catch the slaves. Africans were very good at doing that themselves. Not so much in managing or trading them. That was done mainly by Arab traders. Also in West Africa. We bought what they, Africans and Arabs, supplied.
Ah, politically correct ignoramuses will reply. There we’ve got you! There are hardly any black people in the Middle East or North Africa. But loads of them in the Americas. See? You’re lying!
Sorry to disappoint. Yes, that is completely true. But as usual the ignoramuses conveniently forget something. Namely, how do you manage your slaves? Even the sorriest slave owner in America took care of his property. Deliberate castration for example rarely happened in the Americas. It was standard practice in the muslim world. After all, you don’t want your property to hump your womenfolk, do you? Working your slave to death was considered bad business practice in America, but was completely normal in the Middle East and North Africa. What do you do with unwanted offspring? On farms it’s still not uncommon to drown unwanted kittens or puppies. What exactly is the difference between a slave brood and puppies? a mohammedan might ask you. With a straight face, even.
Slave raids, up to the coasts of Ireland, England and even Iceland, happened. Along the coasts of the Mediterranean a network of refuges and warning castles existed. The ruins still are there today. The local population could take refuge in case of raids. They happened that often. That quaint ruined castle overlooking the Mediterranean you romantically remember from a holiday was there for a reason. Islam was that reason.
How can you negotiate with that sort of people? They have a ineradicable belief in their own superiority — which is common for most people — and in their absolute theocratic right to rule the world. Their whole religion is constructed so it cannot be changed or improved upon. Which is one of the mantras of left-wing loonies. They want to change the unchangeable… Usually by better education — something the left is incapable of anyway.
Do remember that most terrorists not only have tertiary education, but most often in exact sciences. The London bombers were engineers and doctors, for example.
That is where left wing loonies go wrong, and I very much differ from that kind of atheist. It’s politically correct to assume all religions are alike. There isn’t any difference between the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Christianity, mohammedanism, or whatever religion.
I beg to differ. There are vast differences among them. Christianity has mostly lost its teeth. Yes, atrocities did occur. Witch-burnings, persecution of gays, the Inquisition — you name it. But that is in the past. Most of it, a very long time in the past. Do we hold modern Germans responsible for the atrocities of WW2? Likewise, do we hold mohammedans responsible for the atrocities they committed in the past? No, we don’t.
Then why do we hold only Christians responsible for what happened half a millennium ago?
That is hypocritical, and hypocrisy is what the left uses to achieve its goal. If they really cared about the institution of slavery, they should be up in arms right now. But they are suspiciously silent. Not a peep about slavery in Qatar, where the soccer stadium is being build with slave labor. Not a word about present-day slavery in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. Kuwait is a firm supporter and practitioner of slavery, as well as our ally. Not a word about slave markets that opened in Raqqa as soon as ISIS could establish them. Or about the slave markets currently held in Libya.
But lots of words about slavery perpetrated by whiteys. Especially about Wiedergutmachung. When people willfully ignore modern slavery, focus solely on one single group out of many, and demand ridiculously high financial compensation for wrongs done by their ancestors — what do you make of it? I see a bunch of tricksters at work. What about you?
To conclude this short essay, sometimes you read a “funny” bit of news. “ISIS demanded that Prime Minister May embrace islam, otherwise they will be forced to declare war.” Something like that. As a bit of funny news on a slow day. Well folks, it’s not funny at all and it’s not news either. It is a religious obligation. When mohammedans want to go on jihad they are religiously obliged to give the infidels — only the people of the book — a chance to peacefully convert. The Byzantine emperors got that invitation. The Negus of Abyssinia got one. Queen Victoria must have received several. Every president of France gets at least a few. Now that America has become a legitimate target, so do US presidents.
Napoleon didn’t get such an invitation, but in the eyes of most mohammedans, he is a mohammedan himself. For when in Egypt he spoke the shahada in public. So he didn’t need to be invited. Western politicians lie all the time, you say? Doesn’t matter. Once you have spoken the shahada, you are one of them. For ever. That’s how mohammedans look at it.
The news usually makes fun of it, but rest assured: there is no fun involved. They are deadly serious. Yes, you can defeat them. Usually after great pain and cost. But they will never give up.
About fifty years ago almost no mohammedans lived in Western Europe. Due to shortsightedness, greed, sheer stupidity and ignorance about fifty million mohammedans are living in Europe right now.
It’s not too late, but pretty damn close to it, to change that. If that still is possible.
— H. Numan