History we were not taught: Islam's ripple effect on world history

Two incompatible civilizational memes are engaged in a war for the fiture of civilization. This war between political Islam and Western Civilization has been ongoing for 1,400 years. 

American's don't learn much about it in school, except perhaps that evil Christians engaged in Crusades to conquer other religions. In actuality, the Crusades were defensive battles against massive Islamin invasion over an extended period of time.

In this video, Bill Warner, PhD, contrasts Jihad vs Crusades


The following article presents more history that we were never taught:

In the 12 years after Mohammed’s death, 632-644 AD, Muslim jihadists conquered the Eastern Roman Empire, Syria, Palestine, Eastern Anatolia, Armenia, Upper Egypt, Lower Egypt and North Africa.
Muslim pirates then terrorized the Mediterranean, blockading trade routes. This caused economic disaster in Roman Europe by diminishing products moving East to West.
An important item no longer shipped was papyrus – reeds from the Nile delta which were used for paper in Europe. The sudden shortage of paper contributed to a decline in literacy, fewer books being written, and Europe entering the Dark Ages.
Similar to present-day reports of ISIS destroying 100,000 ancient books in the Central Library of Mosul, Iraq, the 7th century account is related of Muslim warriors destroying Egypt’s ancient library in Alexandria – the largest and oldest library in the world.
The incident, according to Abd-Al-Latif of Baghdad (1162-1231), Jamal Ad-din Al-Kufti (1169-1248), and Bar Hebraeus (1226-1286), was that when Caliph Omar was asked what to do with Alexandria’s Library, he replied: “If those books are in agreement with the Qur’an, we have no need of them; and if these are opposed to the Qur’an, destroy them.”
It supposedly took six months to burn them all.
Muslim Caliph Al-Ma’mun of the Abbasid Dynasty ordered raiders to break into the Great Pyramid of Giza in 832 AD in search of treasure.
An Islamic Hadiths is: “Do not leave an image without obliterating it, or a high grave without leveling it. This hadith has been reported by Habib with the same chain of transmitters and he said: Do not leave a picture without obliterating it.” (Hadith Bk 4, No. 2115)
Six hundred years later, Ottoman Muslims sacked Constantinople in 1453. Graves were desecrated and the largest Christian Church in the world, the Hagia Sophia, was turned into a mosque.
The Ottoman conquest ended land trade routes from Europe to India and China. This led explorer Vasco de Gama to sail from Portugal around South Africa to India, 1497-1499, preceded five years earlier by Christopher Columbus attempting to sail west to India in 1492. Convinced he had reached India, Columbus named the people he met “Indians.”
This began a period of exploration known as the Age of Discovery.
Ottoman Muslims invaded further into the Greece Byzantine Empire, destroying churches, schools, museums art and graves. Greeks hurriedly fled with their treasures, art and literature to Florence, Italy.
This flood of ancient culture into Western Europe sparked a re-discovery of Greek culture called the Renaissance....
As the wealth of the Greek Byzantine Empire flowed into Florence, Italy, many were made rich, most notably the families of Medici and Borgia, who financed artists Michelangelo and Leonardo DaVinci....
This interest in the original language of New Testament – Greek – contributed to the Reformation, begun by Martin Luther in 1517....


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