This is a well constructed, short and accurate video on the 1453 Islamic attack to Constantinople: “Bands of soldiers began now looting. Doors were broken, private homes were looted, their tenants were massacred. Monasteries and Convents were broken in. Their tenants were killed, nuns were raped, many, to avoid dishonor, killed themselves. Killing, raping, looting, burning, enslaving, went on and on. Icons were destroyed, precious manuscripts were lost forever. Thousands of civilians were enslaved; soldiers fought over young boys and young women.”

“A process of ethnic and religious cleansing begun by the Arab Muslims in the 7th century, and continued by the Ottoman Turkish Muslims in the 15th century, was completed by the new modern state of Turkey in the 20th century. The remaining pockets of Greek Christians on the North and West coasts were massacred or exiled, while 1.5 million Armenian Christians were decimated in the East, in a genocide that foreshadowed the Holocaust. It was an inspiration to Adolf Hitler who justified the viability of his radical plans by asking, ‘After all, who speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?'”

“And indeed, who speaks today about the Fall of Constantinople? Turkey today is 99% Muslim. The native populations have been exterminated or expelled. There is no one to protest, no one to start an uprising, no one to appeal to the UN and EU to send troops and break the occupation. For 555 years the city of Constantinople has suffered a deep cosmic humiliation, and only the skeletons of the ancient buildings, silent witness to it all, are there to protest.”


 

Cf. An Account of the Systematic Extermination of Christian Populations by Turks * European Witness: Turkey * Constantinople Home Page

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