Today’s Turkey was a Christian area until Mohammedan Turks began a conquest that was not complete until the fall of Greek Byzantine Empire capital Constantinople 1453.
The old Pseudo-Prophet Mohammed had his sights on Constantinople even in his life time. Old Mo had his first vision allegedly in 610 A.D. and gave up the ghost in 632 A.D. During this time Mo consolidated his power and cult on the Arab peninsula through brutal military aggression. Mo’s successor began the Conquest of Christian lands which was just as brutal.
The Byzantine Empire is still around in 1071 A.D. when the Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantines for the first time. The Ottoman Turks begin emerge in the picture in 1300’s A.D. In the late 1300’s A.D. the Ottomans begin their brutal conquest of Eastern Europe isolating Byzantine Constantinople.
In 1453 brutal Mohammedans finally conquered Constantinople. The conquerors brutally murdered many Christians; especially the Christians that sought refuge in the Orthodox Church Hagia Sophia. Ottoman Turkish Empire began to horrifically persecute Christians. The Turks began to force children of Christians to be taken away. These children were indoctrinated into Mohammedanism and were trained to be one of the most formidable military forces of Medieval Europe, the Middle East and North Africa – the Janissaries. (Time Line Source: Religion Facts)
Turkey is currently calling itself a secular nation. This is a remarkable assertion since it is a crime to convert to Christianity and those that are brave Christians are forbidden to serve in places that would be considered government or military.
The Pope has recently asserted his support for Turkey to enter the European Union. This is a huge reversal from Benedict’s XVI days as a Cardinal (Ratzinger). In those days he was highly and correctly opposed to Turkey entering the European Union. One can only guess the Pope’s change of heart is a boon to keep Mohammedans from raging in violence as they did when Benedict XVI quoted a long dead Byzantine Emperor about Mohammedans:
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." (Manuel II Paleologus)
The Religion of Peace went nuts when presented with the facts. Some day Christians should abandon “political correctness” and stand for their faith. It is an insult to Christianity to ignore just how Mohammedanism spread and at whose expense.
I understand the Pope’s wish to be an example of the real Prince of Peace, however there comes a time for the Just War in which God anoints leaders to battle those who do the Redeemed harm.
Turkey is definitely part of Mohammedan paradigm.
Turkey utilizes the Turkish Law Article 301 to perpetuate Mohammedanism and discriminate against Christianity. If Turkey were truly a secular society in the mold of the EU freedom of speech and belief would be prevalent. I assure you if freedom of speech and belief were available to all Turks, Christianity would grow in Turkey.
This is a cross post with Slantright.com. At the end of this essay is a news article by George Thomas about Christians that were arrested for apostatizing from Mohammedanism. They broke the Article 301 Law specifically by doing something “un-Turkish.”