Nobody Remembers Suleyman the Magnificent
Nope. Never heard of him, until last week when I was browsing through an old National Geographic and noticed that some of the pages in the book, were lined in gold print. As if, something was very sacred.
Gold, is the preference of Muslims. You many have noticed, Obama the Magnificent always has gold curtain behind him at the White House. All the Sheiks have gold cars, watches, toilets,— it’s the power color. They love it. So you can imagine WHY National Geographic had to do a special printing that must have cost a pretty penny, just because they were talking about Islam.
(National Geographic, November, 1987, Suleyman the Magnificent. )
And if you think I’m a bit peeved about this President’s actions, as it concerns the Muslims, you would be right. He has been silent about the latest “freedom” riots in Egypt. He has had the Muslim Brotherhood into the White House. He cares more about the Muslims then he does his own country.
That’s my Nobody’s Opinion, and it’s all based on watching Obama’s words and actions daily. You might not think so, but I do.
Whenever Obama talks about the “great” religion and culture of Islam, he’s speaking, like many Muslims, of wanting to go back in time…to the rule of Suleyman the Magnificent.
Most Americans think: Hey, they were all sand people until FDR gave the King a big plane with a revolving throne on it so that the King could always turn to face Mecca, just so that we could get his oil…weren’t they?
But no…that’s not true. The last great Islamic empire was during Suleyman’s 46 years of reign. Of course..he had to kill a few of his own sons to keep power, but what the heck?
This wasn’t all that long ago in the historical sense: It was the 16th century. The time of Charles V of Spain, Francis I of France—Martin Luther was trying to establish his brand of church, and Henry the VIII was busy chopping off heads. And then there was Ivan the Terrible…so from a Muslim’s point of view…he was right up there par for the course with all the rest of the bunch. And when he took Constantinople in 1453, eleven hundred years of Byzantine history ended. It shocked all of Europe.
Here’s a few snippets from Wikipedia:
Suleiman became a prominent monarch of 16th century Europe, presiding over the apex of the Ottoman Empire’s military, political and economic power. Suleiman personally led Ottoman armies to conquer the Christian strongholds of Belgrade, Rhodes, and most of Hungary before his conquests were checked at the Siege of Vienna in 1529. He annexed most of the Middle East in his conflict with the Safavids and large swathes of North Africa as far west as Algeria. Under his rule, the Ottoman fleet dominated the seas from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.
Ferdinand and his brother Charles V were forced to conclude a humiliating five-year treaty with Suleiman. Ferdinand renounced his claim to the Kingdom of Hungary and was forced to pay a fixed yearly sum to the Sultan for the Hungarian lands he continued to control. When Suleman went into Baghdad, its commander surrendered the city, thereby confirming Suleiman as the leader of the Islamic world and the legitimate successor to the Abbasid Caliphs.
The law of the empire was the Shari’ah, or Sacred Law, which as the divine law of Islam was outside of the Sultan’s powers to change. Yet an area of distinct law known as the Kanuns (canonical legislation) was dependent on Suleiman’s will alone, covering areas such as criminal law, land tenure and taxatio. On the suggestion of his favorite doctor and dentist, the Spanish Jew Moses Hamon, the Sultan issued a firman formally denouncing blood libels against the Jews.
Suleiman also restored the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem and the Jerusalem city walls (which are the current walls of the Old City of Jerusalem), renovated the Kaaba in Mecca, and constructed a complex in Damascus.
Yep…he was de man.
So, it seems we have our own Suleiman in the White House…issuing his own Kanuns, and we wonder if he will issue a firman denouncing blood libels against the Jews.
HA! Don’t count on it.
Today at the U.N., the General Assembly¬†voted overwhelmingly and approved the de facto recognition of a sovereign Palestinian state. There were 138 votes in favor and 41 abstentions.
While Christianity is on the decline, the whole system being attacked…Islam has not changed since the 16th century.
The Muslims are a lot richer…thanks to the Christians.
So, I’m adding Suleynam right up there with Alexandra the Great, Attila the Hun, and Mao as powerful and wicked rulers of the world.
You’re never too old to learn. Here’s I thought they were wandering around in the desert for two thouseand years. Nevertheless…the West overtook them and they are still mad.