Islam's 1,000-Year Crusade
Islamic Terrorism Timeline
The tendency when dealing with Islamic terrorism is to focus on the last attack and then to blame it on an individual or group. I tried to solve this problem with Prophet of Doom - Islam's Terrorist Dogma in Muhammad's Own Words. As the best-documented, most comprehensive, chronological and contextual presentation of Islam's oldest sources, it proved convincingly that today's terrorist have not corrupted their religion, but instead it has corrupted them.
Yet all of the proof in the world doesn't matter if you can't get people to examine it, and at 1,000 pages, Prophet of Doom requires a considerable commitment of time. And even when you understand what it reveals about Muhammad and his religion, there is still a gap of considerable time from his life to his legacy. Not wanting to skip over the one-thousand years between the invention of Islam and the start of the Islamic Terrorism Timeline, I have prepared this overview. While it is not yet comprehensive, it is sufficient for you to know that today's terrorists did not simply fall out of the sky. Not only is Islam responsible for what they do, it has been responsible for inspiring bad behavior for a very long time.
To a large degree, the answer to the vexing question of why Muslims kill, is hidden within this history. Muslims will tell you that they are fighting a defensive battle against aggression. They say that their violence is a legacy of the Crusades, and therefore in their minds, it is the result of unprovoked Christian hostility toward them. Most Islamic terrorists justify their attacks on the West by saying "the Crusaders are once again stealing Muslim lands." But is there any evidence that Christians, Crusaders or otherwise, ever stole land which legitimately belonged to Muslims? In other words, are the Islamic justifications for terror valid?
After fighting a series of successful defensive battles against the advancing Islamic jihadists outside Rome in 1090, the Roman Catholics and Western European potentates agreed to help the Byzantines defend themselves against Islam. As a result, they launched the first crusade in 1095.
This "Christian" response, while it is not labeled as such, is the only portion of this rather important drama academia seems to care about. And I suppose that is because it allows the "enlightened" to bash Christianity. Yet to focus on the Crusades while ignoring the intervening thirteen centuries of Islamic aggression, occupation, and plunder is like watching a documentary on the KKK in 1920 and then thinking you understand America.
Most Westerners do not know that a century before the Crusades were initiated, Rome, the religious capital of Europe, had been besieged by Islam. They do not equate the four-hundred-fifty-year siege of Constantinople, the political capital of Christendom, with the Catholic response. Nor are most aware that Christians had been ruthlessly persecuted in the Holy Land and their churches had been burned by the Muslims who occupied the region. Further, the Crusaders were about the business of returning Jerusalem to the Byzantines who had the Holy Land stolen from them by Muslim mujahideen.
The city itself wasn't large or important strategically, militarily, or economically. But it was symbolic because Christian pilgrims traveled there and Jews lived there. And even though Jerusalem was 1500 miles from Rome, when we understand the conflict born out of Islam's desire to control it and the rest of the world, we'll better appreciate why these terrorists were continuing to lash out in frustration.
Yahweh's capital had essentially been ignored for centuries after the 135 CE diaspora of the Jews following the uprising led by Rabbi Akiba and his false Messiah Bar Kochba. In that pagan Rome destroyed most everything in Judea and salted the earth, not much happened in the Holy Land until the seventh century.
Persians stormed the lightly-populated region in 614 CE, taking Jerusalem from the Byzantines. Byzantine Emperor Heraclius reclaimed the impoverished city in 630. Shortly thereafter, and within a decade of Muhammad's death, Islamic forces attacked the Byzantine Christians. Having had been weakened by their ongoing conflict with the Persians, the Christians were forced out of Judea by the Muslims.
Jerusalem was initially bypassed by the jihadists because they were more interested in looting Egypt. The city itself surrendered to a Muslim army in 638 CE. In order to demonstrate that their religion was superior to Judeo-Christianity, construction began almost immediately on the Dome of the Rock, placing it right in the middle of Yahweh's Temple Mount. Sophronicus, the patriarch of the city, burst into tears and wailed, "Truly this is the Abomination of Desolation spoken of by Daniel the Prophet!" While that was true, "Islam's third holiest sight" is also a testament to the fact that Islam is a complete fraud.
After capturing Jerusalem, the Muslim raiding parties poured through the eastern and southern provinces of the Byzantine Empire. In the 640s Christian Armenia in the north and Egypt in the south, which was also Christian at the time, fell to Islamic swords. In 655 CE, the Muslims very nearly captured the Byzantine emperor.
By 711 Muslims had conquered and were now occupying all of northern Africa. It was then that a Muslim commander named Tariq set foot on European soil - on a rock that took his name. Jebel al-Tariq was corrupted into Gibraltar. In 712 CE, Muslim armies penetrated deep into Catholic Spain. At the battle of Toledo that year, they defeated the Spanish and killed their king. Surviving Christians retreated into the mountains in the northwestern part of the country. In that the refugees escaped with their lives and not their possessions, the plundering Islamic barbarians bypassed them and began raiding across the Pyrenees into France.
Meanwhile, in the East, Muslims continued to attack the Byzantine Empire. In 717 they had a significant foothold in southeastern Europe and controlled the Balkans. With the Christian's surrounded, the Muslims continued their siege on the Byzantine capital, Constantinople - named after the founder of the Catholic religion. Had they taken the city at that time, they might have conquered the entire continent, but the Byzantines held out. The Christian capital would not fall to Islam until 1453. And it would be 200 years after the occupation of Istanbul that Islamic expansion would be finally halted with the unsuccessful Muslim sieges of Vienna in 1529 and again in 1683. Western resistance, that had been galvanized by Islam's one-thousand-year crusade against them, finally forced the Muslims to retreat from lands they had stolen and occupied in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The first meaningful success in that resistance occurred when Western European Christians stopped the Muslim advance into their territory in 732 (100 years after Muhammad's death) at the Battle of Tours (or Poitiers), France. Charles of Heristal, Charlemagne's grandfather, led a Frankish army against a large Muslim raiding party and defeated them. Though Muslim militants would continue attacking French communities for decades, their conquest of France was halted. For his victory, Charles of Heristal became known as the Hammer, or in French, Charles Martel.
After regrouping, Muslim forces began to move into south-central Europe, launching invasions of Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica in 827 CE. They attacked the Italian mainland as well. In 846 Muslim raiders assaulted the outlying areas of Rome, the capital of Roman Catholicism. This aggressive act was comparable to Christians sacking Mecca, something they have never done.
Toward the end of the ninth century, Muslim pirate havens were established along the coast of southern France, Italy, and northern Africa. These Islamic raiders threatened commerce, communication, and pilgrim traffic for many centuries. In fact, the first militant attack perpetrated against the United States of America was by Muslim pirates off the coast of Tripoli, vexing Thomas Jefferson who was at the time Secretary of State.
During the tenth century, the brutal tide finally began to turn - albeit slowly. In the East in the 950s and 960s, the Byzantines mounted a series of counterattacks. They eventually recovered the islands of Crete and Cyprus from the Muslims and substantial territory in Asia Minor and northern Syria, including Antioch. They lacked the strength to retake Jerusalem, however, though they might have struggled harder had they known what terrors the city would soon face.
In 1000 CE, much, if not most, of the population of the Holy Land was still Christian, but this was about to change. A Muslim ruler named Hakim persecuted Christians and Jews, terrorizing them. He made it an Islamic duty to steal their homes, land, and possessions. In 1009 he ordered the burning of the rebuilt Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem as well as the destruction of every remaining synagogue, church, temple, or shine.. The Christian population of the Holy Land began to shrink dramatically under his tyrannical and oppressive rule.
The Byzantines, distressed by the damage to their second most revered religious site, negotiated with the Muslims and in 1038 were allowed to begin rebuilding. But there were not enough Christians left in Judea to complete the work. And it didn't matter anyway. The next Muslim ruler destroyed what had been repaired.
At the same time, the Seljuk Turks rose from the steppes of central Asia. In 1055, the barbarian hoard captured Baghdad, sacking the Muslim capital, but not the Islamic religion. Recognizing the inspiration Islam provided to those who plundered and raped, pillaged and killed, the Seljuk Turks converted to Islam. Repressive and ruthless Arab Muslims were thus replaced by an even more foul breed of terrorist.
In 1071, Byzantine Emperor Romanus Diogenes confronted a Turkish Muslim Seljuk invasion into the far eastern provinces of his empire. The two armies met at the village of Manzikert, near Lake Van. The Christians were completely wiped out by the Muslims. As a result, the Byzantines lost all the territory that they had recovered in the ninth and tenth centuries, including the entirety of Asia Minor, the breadbasket of the empire.
Succeeding Byzantine emperors sent frantic calls to the West for aid, hoping that the popes and other potentates would help them fight the onslaught of Islam before all was lost. Pope Gregory VII received these appeals first, and in 1074 he discussed leading a relief expedition to Byzantium himself. But, with the church divided and lacking the means, he did nothing. Then with the clock about to strike midnight, the Byzantines appeal found an audience with Pope Urban II.
Let's pause a moment and reflect. During the first 3,100 years of recorded history, from 2,500 BCE to 600 CE, there isn't a single written record to be found anywhere in the world that depicts Arabs leaving Arabia to terrorize, conquer, plunder, or control anyone. Then, starting in 622 CE Muhammad announced the beginning of the Islamic Era. At its inception, according to the earliest Islamic sources, he and the first Muslims: "Pledged to wage war on all mankind." In Islam's first decade, Allah's lone voice and the religion's singular prophet, personally led 75 terrorist raids - the last of which was against the Byzantines. Allah's Messenger aggressively attacked, terrorized, plundered, rapped, enslaved, beguiled or murdered everyone within his reach.
Upon his death in 632, there was a fight for power between Abu Bakr, Muhammad's father-in-law (the man who provided the 50-year-old sexual pervert with his 9-year-old daughter) and Ali, Muhammad's adopted son and son-in-law. Bakr won, creating the Sunni-Shia rift. After confiscating Muhammad's stolen treasury, Islam's first Caliph started the War of Compulsion, forcing every Arab to surrender to Islam - the religion of Submission. Over the course of the next ten years, these once peaceful, self-sustaining people, now corrupted by Islam, became the world's most ruthless and covetous barbarians. They savaged everything in their wake, beginning with Yemen, Persia, the Byzantine province of Syria, today's Jordan, Israel, and Egypt.
Then over the course of the next 90 years the sword of Islam was wielded over the heads of Indians, Africans, and Europeans. And that is not the end of the story. Today, with OPEC funding, the rebirth of fundamentalist Islam is once again terrorizing the world. Muslims following Muhammad's example commit 95% of the planet's terrorist acts. So I ask you, what corrupted these people and made them so covetous and violent if not Islam? And since that question was rhetorical, why do politicians and the media apologize for and accommodate a dogma that is this deadly?
History confirms with great clarity that Muslims, beginning with Muhammad, launched their conquest of Christendom one-thousand years before the Europeans responded rather feebly with their Crusades. Yet today, Muslim propagandists want the world to believe that the West stole Islamic lands and that Christians alone are imperialistic. This mindset is used to fool fools into believing that Muslims fight Christians because Christians have fought Muslims. Those who deceive don't want you to know that Christians were victims, not villains in this affair or that Islam alone is why Muslims kill.
And yet, despite all of the evidence to the contrary, Islam is presented as innocent and passive. The religion is seldom if ever held accountable for the terrorism it inspires. Even when so-called experts discuss terror in the context of the religion they universally apply the qualifier "radical" to Islam, suggesting that a corrupted form of the doctrine is to blame for its carnage when the opposite is true. But to have access to the media and to sell books one must be willing to lie. This suicidal pathology is born out of Socialist Secular Humanism and its campaign against Christian values.
While I wrote extensively on the Crusades, condemning them in the context of Yahshua's prophetic Revelation letters in Yada Yahweh, they are but a pimple on a camel's behind when compared to the onslaught of the Islamic war machine that began ravaging the world in 622 CE - and never stopping. In Muhammad's last terrorist campaign, after pummeling every Jew within his reach and plundering every Arab worth robbing, Allah's Messenger assembled 30,000 mujahideen jihadists to attack the Byzantine civilian community of Tabuk. That assault, along with the conquest of Mecca, is described in the Qur'an's final surahs, the 9th and 5th. They define Islam - labeling any Muslim who does not fight "a hypocrite, worthy of death." These surahs also introduce the Jizyah tax, which the Qur'an says non-Muslims must pay in abject humility - or lose their lives. Islam's message was simple and direct: convert to Islam, pay the debilitating "protection" tax, or die.
In this context, Muhammad led 75 terrorist raids to finance his new religion. It is why the Qur'an's 8th surah opens with the line: "Booty is lawful and good." It became the mantra of the Islamic crusades - the reason behind the 1000 year assault. Stolen property and the slave trade enabled the first Muslims to acquire more weapons and to bribe more men into joining their ruthless religion. Nothing has changed. But an empire built on brutality turns on itself if the barbarians are not constantly given an enemy to hate and victims to plunder.
The 1000-Year Wrong:
622 CE: Following the embarrassments of the Satanic Verses and hallucinogenic Night's Journey aboard the flying ass, the wannabe prophet Muhammad was run out of Mecca. In his meeting with 12 warlords from Yathrib, today's Medina at a waddi called Aqaba, the first Muslims "Pledge to wage war against all mankind," and the Islamic Era officially began. (See the "Satan's Bargain" and "Delusions of Grandeur" chapters of Prophet of Doom).
623 CE: Muslims drew first blood, killing one Meccan and kidnapping another at Nakhla. They plundered their caravan and brought the booty back to Muhammad. (See "The Pedophile Pirate" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
624 CE: Muhammad led the first Muslims out to plunder a Meccan caravan at Badr. They missed the target but encountered some Meccan merchants who had gone out to protect their business interests from the Islamic raiders. The Muslims killed 70 Meccan merchants, most of whom they were related to, and took almost that many Meccans captive. The hostages were ransomed back to their families, creating an Islamic precedent that is followed today. The Qur'an's 8th surah is revealed as a situational scripture to justify fighting and stealing. (See the "War Made a Profit (and a Prophet)" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
624 CE: Muhammad laid siege to the richest Jewish settlement in Yathrib. After forcing the Banu Qaynuqa into the desert to die, Muhammad stole their homes, land, businesses, farms, and treasure. The Qur'an's 59th, 61st, 62nd, 63rd, and 64th surahs are revealed to beguile the Muslims into believing that what they were doing was religious and good. (See the "Mein Kampf" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
625 CE: The Muslims continued to terrorize and rob the Meccans, so they went to Yathrib/Medina to stop the source of their pain. Thinking they had killed Muhammad at Uhud, as well as most of his jihadists, the Meccans returned home. Since the terrorist religion was an inch from being destroyed, Muhammad contrived the 3rd surah, in which Allah tells Muslims that he will kill those who don't fight for Islam. (See the "Good Muslims Kill" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
625 CE: Needing to satiate the covetous bloodlust of his mercenaries, Muhammad decided to plunder the second largest Jewish community in Yathrib. The defenseless Banu Nadir Jews were starved into submission by the Muslims and forced out into the desert to die. Once again, Muhammad stole their homes, land, businesses, farms, and treasure. Muhammad had become so sexually perverted, and such a ruthless megalomaniac, he made up the 33rd surah, the Qur'an's most immoral rant to justify his despicable life. Allah approves rape and incest. (See the "Lustful Libertine" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
626 CE: The Meccan merchants returned to Yathrib/Medina to stop Muhammad from continuing to terrorize them but they were thwarted by a trench he had dug in the sand. While the Battle of the Trench was a standoff, Muhammad gloated in typical Islamic fashion.
627 CE: Since the Battle of the Trench was bloodless and booty-less, Muhammad needed to find easy prey for his sorry lot of jihadists. The Banu Qurayza Jewish settlement in Yathrib/Medina suffered as a result. After starving them into surrender, Muhammad had his goons dig trenches in the center of Medina. He had every Jewish man and boy over the age of 12 tied hand and neck. In small batches he paraded 900 of them out and in his presence, he had his mujahideen cut off their heads over the open trench - pushing their bodies in. Muhammad after picking the most attractive Jewish widow for himself, used lots to determine a selection order for his followers to choose their rape victims. The Jewish children were then enslaved and sold to buy more weapons. Portions of the 33rd surah were revealed to demonstrate that Allah was a terrorist, slave trader, and murdering thief. (See the "Islam's Holocaust" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
628 CE: This was a very, very, bad year. In it, terror became Islam's signature act with raids launched against the Lihyan and Banu Mustaliq Arabs. The Qur'an's 24th surah was revealed at this time to get the pedophile prophet out of a prickly situation with his child wife.
It was then that Allah's Messenger assembled a considerable force of jihadists to plunder his hometown of Mecca - a mud hut village of 5,000 people that was home to Allah's rock pile of rock gods known as the Ka'aba. But Allah's boy became timid, and rather than sack his relatives, he signed the Treaty of Hudaybiyah, whereby Muhammad denied that he was a prophet and that Allah was God. The Qur'an's 4th surah is revealed telling Muslims how they are to fight. (See "The Tormented Terrorist" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
This led to Islam's darkest hour. Without the plunder the jihadists expected from Mecca, the first Muslims turned on Muhammad in a massive rebellion. So the Islamic warlord did what all despots do - he found a patsy for his marauding hoard. On their way back to Yathrib/Medina Muhammad's mujahideen perpetrated a terrorist raid on the Khaybar Jewish community. The farming village was savagely conquered and plundered. Its leadership was tortured at Muhammad's behest. The men were murdered and the women were raped, with Muhammad again personally participating. And the Muslims stole the Jewish homes, property, and possessions. Once again, the Jewish children were enslaved and used to buy more weapons and build a larger militia. The Qur'an's 49th surah is revealed in order to reestablish Muhammad's tattered reputation. It is especially revolting. (See the "Blood & Booty" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
629 CE: In anticipation of dishonoring his sworn commitment to the Meccans at Hudaybiyah, where Muhammad promised not to terrorize the Meccans for ten years, Islam's prophet revealed the 66th surah in which he says: "Allah has sanctioned for you the dissolution of your vows." Islam's god authorized his lone witness to lie. He then recited the 48th surah in which peaceful Muslims who did not wish to fight were told that they would be tortured by Allah. Then he said in the 47th surah, "So when you clash with the unbelieving infidels in battle smite their necks until you overpower them, killing and wounding many of them. When you have thoroughly subdued them, bind them firmly, making them captives...Thus you are commanded by Allah to continue carrying out Jihad against the unbelieving infidels until they submit to Islam.".
With that inspiration, Muhammad's mujahideen assaulted and plundered the Arab villages of Mulawwih, Banu Bakr, Harith, Kadid, Salasil, Jusham, and Idam in a series of terrorist raids. Muhammad then sent them to attack the Byzantines near the Syrian town of Mu'ta, where the jihadists fought their first battle against an actual army and were pummeled. (See the "Legacy of Terror" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
630 CE: Muhammad revealed the Qur'an's second to last surah moments before his conquest of Mecca. In the 9th surah, the Qur'an's war manifesto, we find: "This announcement from Allah and his Messenger to the people on the day of the Great Pilgrimage : Allah and His Messenger dissolve (treaty) obligations with unbelievers." Outnumbering the Meccan merchants two to one, Muhammad's mujahideen conquer his hometown and force everyone to surrender to Islam or die.
On their way back home, the Islamic jihadists terrorize the Arab towns of Hunsin, Auras, and Taif. (See the "Jihad" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
631 CE: Having over hunted Jews and Arabs, Muhammad turned his sights on the Byzantine Christians. He revealed the Qur'an's final surah, the 5th, to turn Christians into the enemy of Islam even though no Christian had ever spoken a word to or laid a finger on a single Muslim. With his justification in hand, Muhammad assembled a militia of 30,000 mujahideen and assaulted Tabuk in today's Syria. He gave the Christians an ultimatum: "Pay me or die." (See the "Profitable Prophet Plan" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
632 CE: Muhammad dies a miserable death. Under the Caliphate (Deputy of the Prophet) of Abu Bakr Islamic jihadists led a crusade to conquer all of Arabia. Arabs would either submit or die. (See the "Prophet of Doom" chapter of Prophet of Doom).
After conquering Arabia and forever raping the Arabs of their freedoms, prosperity, and hope, Abu Bakr's jihadists plundered Yemen. There, Mussailima, another false prophet indistinguishable from Muhammad, is conquered. Muslims then wage war in the communities of Zu Qissa, Abraq, Buzakha, Zafar, Naqra, and Bani Tamim. (Tabari Volume 10).
633 CE: The Muslim mujahideen led by Khalid al-Walid, the new religion's most bloodthirsty terrorist, whom Muhammad himself had nicknamed the "Sword of Allah" for his ferocity and proclivity to tie women's and children's hands behind their backs and then cut off their heads, conquered the Persian city of Ullays along the Euphrates River in today's Iraq. Khalid beheads so many civilians that a nearby canal, into which the blood flowed, was called Blood Canal. (Tabari Volume 11:24).
In the months which follow, Khalid's mujahideen assault Bahrain, Oman, Mahrah, and Hadramaut. Islam's second most famous terrorist raids towns across Iraq, and lays siege to Kazima, Mazar, Walaja, Ulleis, Hirah, Anbar, Ein at Tamr, Jandal, Firaz, and Daumatul.
634 CE: At the battles of Basra and Ajnadin Damascus in Syria the Muslim jihadists defeated Byzantine regiments. Today, Osama bin Laden draws inspiration from the Islamic victory, and especially from an anecdote about Khalid al-Walid. "Armies become numerous only with victory and few with defeat. By Allah, I would love it...if the enemy were twice as many." (Tabari Volume 11:94). Bin Laden quotes Khalid and says that his fighters love death more than we in the West love life. This affinity for death comes directly from the Qur'an and Hadith where Muhammad and Allah say that dying in jihad killing infidels is the surest path to paradise.
Abu Bakr dies and the Caliphate of Umar ibn al-Khattab begins. His campaign of terror was particularly brutal. Immediately he attacks Namaraq and Saqatia.
635 CE: Muslim mujahideen besieged and conquered Damascus. They fought and won the battles of the Bridge, Buwaib, and Fahl. They go on to conquer Damascus.
636 CE: Islamic jihadists attacked and defeated the weakened Byzantines again at Yarmuk - this time pulverizing them. They fight and win at Madain.
637 CE: Syria falls to the Islamic onslaught. Then the Muslim crusaders conquered large portions of western Persia in today's Iraq, beginning at the Battle of al-Qadisiyyah. Muslim mujahideen occupy the Persian capital of Ctesiphon.
638 CE: Islamic raiders attacked and defeated the Roman Byzantines at the Battle of Yarmouk. Muslims enter, occupy, and annex Jerusalem, taking it from the Byzantines. All Judea is claimed under the sword of Islam. Muslims go on to raid Jalula and Jazirah and continue their conquest of Syria, today's Jordan, and Lebanon.
On the Eastern front, Islamic armies conquer eastern Persia in today's Iran, leaving only the Caspian Sea region firmly under Persian control.
639 CE: Islamic raiders conquer Khuzestan in the east and enter and begin plundering Egypt in the west, burning its libraries and defacing its monumental history.
640 CE: Muslim jihadists capture Caesaria in Syria and Shustar Jande Sabur in Persia. They fight the battle of Babylon.
On the Western Front, Islam completes its conquest of Egyptian cities in the north, stealing them from the Romans. Arabia, Egypt, Persia, and the Fertile Crescent are now the personal fiefdoms of four Islamic Caliphs.
641 CE: Muslim crusaders who bypassed the countryside of Syria and Judea en route to Egypt, returned to raise their swords over everyone's head. They attack Nihawand and then conquer Alexandria in Egypt.
On the Eastern Front, Islam conquers and occupies all of today's Iraq, taking it from the Persians.
642 CE: Islamic mujahideen fight the Battle of Rayy in Persia. Moving south on the Western Front, they conquer all of Egypt.
643 CE: In the north, Islam's army conquers Azerbaijan and Tabaristan in today's Russia.
644 CE: The Islamic killing machine sacks and plunders Fars, Kerman, Sistan, Mekran and Kharan. Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab was assassinated. Uthman ibn Affan was appointed the third Caliph. Since Uthman's family rejected Muhammad's claim of being the Messenger of Allah, Islam divides with Shia rioters campaigning for the empowerment of Ali, Muhammad's cousin, adopted son, and son-in-law.
646 CE: Muslims battle in Khurasan, Armenia, and Asia Minor throughout the Caucasus.
647 CE: The Islamic barbarians savagely plundered North Africa. Islamic jihadists conquered the Island of Cyprus. They besieged and plundered Tripoli in North Africa. And they forcibly established Islam as the only acceptable religion in today's Iran, Iraq, Arabia, and Afghanistan.
648 CE: The Muslim armies were unified and positioned against the Byzantines.
650 CE: The Islamic conquest and occupation of Persia was completed. The entire realm of history's oldest and most powerful empires surrendered under the assault of bloody swords when resistance became futile.
651 CE: Muslims won the Battle of the Masts against the Byzantines and nearly captured the Byzantine emperor.
652 CE: The Islamic assault against humanity stalled and the Muslim mujahideen openly displayed their hostility toward Uthman.
654 CE: Islam's violent and aggressive conquest of North Africa was all but completed. Only Morocco remained free of the religious scourge. Muslims now established new fiefdoms throughout the region they occupied.
656 CE: The Sunni Caliph Uthman was assassinated by Muslim soldiers. Ali ibn Abi Talib, adopted son, son-in-law, and cousin to Muhammad, was given the Caliphate. His claim to the throne was having married the prophet's daughter Fatima. Killing the Caliph to become Caliph would become standard operating procedure in the Islamic world.
In the battle of the Camel, Aisha, Muhammad's child wife, led a rebellion against Ali for not avenging Uthman's assassination. Ali's Shia partisans won.
657 CE: In more infighting between Shia and Sunni Muslims (today called "sectarian violence"), the battle of Siffin between Ali and the Muslim governor of Jerusalem, went against Ali. Forced out of Medina, Ali moved the Shia capital of Islam to Kufa in Iraq.
658 CE: Major battles were fought by Muslims in Nahrawan and then in Egypt, where the last pockets of resistance were suppressed. The Umayyad and then Abbasid caliphates would control Egypt until 868 CE.
660 CE: Ali's forces recaptured the Hijaz (Mecca-Medina area) and Yemen from their Sunni Muslim rival, Mu'awiyah. So Mu'awiyah declared himself Caliph and sets up his throne in Damascus.
661 CE: Ali was assassinated by a rival Sunni Muslim. Ali's supporters formed the Shi'ite political/religious party and promoted his son Hasan to Caliph. They insisted that a blood descendant of Muhammad wield control over all Muslims. Hasan, however, not wanting to be the next to die, came to an accommodation with Muawiyyah, a relative of Uthman, and abdicated the throne, retiring to Medina.
The Caliphate of Muawiyyah I began. He founds the Sunni Umayyid Dynasty and officially moved the capital of the Islamic Empire from uncivilized Medina to urbane Damascus. What is interesting about this is that even though Damascus, unlike Mecca and Medina, was a literate community, and although we have countless records of Umayyid battles, tax collections, and political promotions, there isn't a single line of Islamic scripture that survives from this time - not a word from the Qur'an or Hadith was written down. The first Qur'an fragments date to the eighth century and the oldest Hadith manuscripts date to the ninth century.
There were no Qur'ans or any other written basis for the religion of Islam when its mujahideen were conquering the world. And that means they were doing it for booty, not religion. This is one of the most astounding, and little known, facts of history.
The Umayyid Dynasty would retain dictatorial control over all territories conquered by Islam through 750 CE.
662 CE: All of the Arabian Peninsula and today's Iran and Iraq were unified under the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates. Their reign of oppression would last until 1258.
666 CE: Muslim crusaders raided the island of Sicily.
670 CE: Islamic armies continued to plunder portions of North Africa on the Western Front. Jihadists reach and conquer Morocco. The entire region was now under the control of the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates.
The Eastern Army captured Kabul in Afghanistan. Soon Islam would control and occupy all of the Caucasus and Caspian region.
672 CE: Muslims storm the island of Rhodes, placing it under the dominion of their swords.
673 CE: The Islamic armies begin the Khurasan campaign.
674 CE: Muslims cross the Oxus. Bukhara becomes a vassal state.
677 CE: Islam's militants occupy Samarkand and Tirmiz.
678 CE: Muslim armies besieged Constantinople, the capital of the Christian Byzantine Empire.
680 CE: Caliph Mu'awiyah died and Hussein (Hussain) (Muhammad's grandson by way of Ali), his family, and his supporters were massacred in Karbala, Iraq by the Sunni Umayyids. As a result, Yazid gained control of Muhammad's bloody legacy.
682 CE: In North Africa Uqba bin Nafe marched to the Atlantic. He was ambushed and killed at Biskra. The Muslims evacuated Qairowan and withdrew to Burqa.
683 CE: Caliph Yazid died. Mu'awiyah II is crowned king of the death machine.
684 CE: Abdullah bin Zubair declared himself Caliph at Mecca. Marwan I, disputes the claim and names himself Caliph in Damascus. All the while the Islamic assault marched on with the Battle of Marj Rahat.
685 CE: Falling like flies, Marwan I died so Abdul Malik became the Caliph in Damascus. Not losing focus, the Islamic mujahideen fought the Battle of Ain ul Wada.
686 CE: Mukhtar declared himself Caliph at Kufa, Iraq. As you might imagine, being the supreme potentate of a religious empire was profitable.
687 CE: Not wanting to share, the Battle of Kufa was waged between the Islamic forces of Mukhtar and Abdullah bin Zubair. Mukhtar must have lost because he was killed.
691 CE: Muslims went on to fight the Battle of Deir ul Jaliq. But then Kufa fell to Abdul Malik.
The first Dome of the Rock was completed on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It commemorates Muhammad's hallucinogenic Night's Journey aboard a flying ass from Mecca to Jerusalem following the debacle of the Satanic Verses. Allah's lone spokesperson claimed to have met all of the Jewish prophets in the Temple which had been destroyed over six centuries earlier and then leapt up to heaven - proving that you can't get to heaven from Mecca.
692 CE: With the fall of Mecca to Abdul Malik, and the death of Abdullah bin Zubair, Malik became the sole Caliph.
695 CE: The Khawarij revolt in Jazira and Ahwaz shook Islam. Muslims however won the Battle of the Karun. Then a campaign against Kahina in North Africa was launched. Unsuccessful, the Muslims once again withdrew to Barqa. Next, Islamic forces advanced on Transoxiana and occupied Kish.
700 CE: Muslim armies fought against the Berbers in North Africa.
702 CE: Islam endured the Ashath rebellion in Iraq and fought the battle of Deir ul Jamira.
705 CE: With the death of Abdul Malik Walid I became Caliph.
710 CE: On the Eastern Front, Muslim crusaders conquered the lower Indus Valley. On the Western Front, Tariq ibn Malik crossed the Gibraltar straight separating Africa and Europe with a group of Muslims and entered Europe for the first time.
711 CE: A 7,000 strong Islamic army under the command of Tariq ibn Malik invaded and conquered Spain, imposing the kingdom of Andalus. Almost all of the Iberian Peninsula submits to the sword of Islam.
Muslims advanced on Sindh in Afghanistan and Transoxiana and then conquered Multan.
712 CE: With their recent conquests of Spain, the countryside of Egypt, and Morocco, the Islamic Empire now occupied and oppressed most all of the Persian and Roman Empires. The enormous, aggressive, and rapid land grab had all been achieved with the sword.
715 CE: Walid died and Sulaiman became Caliph.
716 CE: Muslims invaded Constantinople but failed in their attempt to take the Christian capital.
717 CE: With the death of Sulaiman Umar bin Abdul Aziz took the crown of Islam.
718 CE: The Islamic invasion, conquest, and occupation of Spain was completed.
719 CE: Cordova, Spain became the capital of Islamic Europe.
720 CE: With the death of Umar bin Abdul Aziz, Yazid II was anointed king.
724 CE: With the death of Yazid II, Hisham gained control of Muhammad's legacy.
725 CE: The Islamic conquest of Western Europe reached it zenith with Muslims occupying Nimes in France.
732 CE: The Muslim crusaders were stopped at the Battle of Poitiers (Tours). While it's hard to fathom, the Franks (French) halted the Islamic advance on Western Europe. However, Muslim armies continued to advance in Asia and Africa.
In this year, the first century of Islam came to an end. It had been marked by death and destruction. A religion had been fed by plunder and it had expanded on the backs of its bloodied victims. There is almost nothing good that can be said of Islam's first century. The religion has been a curse on all mankind.
737 CE: The Muslim mujahideen suffered another defeat at Avignon in France.
740 CE: Shia Muslims revolted under Zaid bin Ali. Suffering another blow, the Berbers revolted against Islam in North Africa. At the end of the year, Muslims wage the Battle of the Nobles.
741 CE: The Battle of Bagdoura in North Africa is fought.
742 CE: The Islamic war machine restores Muslim rule in Qiarowan.
743 CE: With the death of Hisham, Walid II ascends to power in Islam. This triggers another Shia revolt, this time in Khurasan and under Yahya b Zaid.
744 CE: With the deposition of Walid I1, Islam experiences the accession of Yazid II1. Upon his death, Ibrahim was crowned but he was quickly overthrown. After the Battle of Ain al Jurr, Marwan II becomes chief potentate of the deadly regime.
745 CE: Kufa and Mosul were occupied by the Khawarjites.
746 CE: After the Battle of Rupar Thutha, Kufa and Mosul were occupied by Marwan II.
747 CE: Abu Muslim led a revolt in Khurasan.
748 CE: Muslim jihadists fight the Battle of Rayy.
749 CE: After the battles of lsfahan and Nihawand, Kufa was captured by the Abbasids. As Saffah was then anointed the Abbasid Caliph at Kufa in the continuing sectarian strife that still consumes the world of Islam.
750 CE: The Battle of Zab was fought. With the fall of Damascus to Shia Muslims, Islam experienced the end of the aggressive Umayyad Dynasty and the rise of the Abbasids. They took their name from Muhammad's uncle, al-Abbas, because his descendants had revolted against Umayyad control. Under the Umayyads, non-Muslims in occupied territories had been relegated to slave status. The Abbasids were more content, so long as the conquered paid their taxes.
The capital of the Islamic world was moved from Damascus, Syria to Baghdad, Iraq. The flea- and lice-infested, sun-baked, mud-hut towns of Mecca and Medina were ostracized for more civil, less Islamic cultures. It was in Baghdad that the religion of Islam was born. The first written edition of the Qur'an was compiled in Kufu, on the outskirts of Baghdad, sometime around 725 CE. Ibn Ishaq's Sirat Rasul Allah, known as the Sira, or Biography of Muhammad, was compiled in Baghdad in 750 CE (some say 768). Without this early biography chronicling Islam's beginnings, the religion would not exist, as nothing would be known of its lone prophet and Allah's singular voice. No Ishaq, no Prophet, no Prophet, no Islam.
Then in 850 CE, Bukhari and Muslim would compile the most authoritative Hadith collections depicting the words and deeds of Muhammad and his Companions. Their topical collection becomes the basis for Salaf, or fundamentalist, Islam. In these texts, Muhammad explained the Qur'an and established Islamic Sunnah and Sharia Law by clarifying his message regarding jihad, fighting, the slave trade, booty, taxation, the virgins in paradise, oppression, the intolerance of women, Christians, and Jews, as well as his open hostility to freedom of choice, and affinity for pagan ritual.
Next, the History of al-Tabari, depicting Muhammad's rise to power, was compiled in Baghdad between 870 and 920 CE. Tabari's Hadith-based depiction of Muhammad's words and deeds as they were passed on by way of the Prophet's Companions (the same folks who passed on the Qur'an), remains the oldest unedited, uncensored, and unabridged account of Islam's beginnings. It is the story of a ruthless terrorist, money-grubbing pirate, and sexual pervert. While it is astonishing that anyone trusts Muhammad's witness, this prophets words and deeds explain why Muslims were plundering the world.
What's especially interesting here is that all five of Islam's oldest scriptural sources are Shia, including the Qur'an. The Sunni Umayyads didn't bother compiling or conveying any religious texts. The entire basis for the religion of Islam was compiled in Persian Baghdad, one hundred to three hundred years after it was allegedly conceived by Muhammad.
751 CE: Wasit was plundered by the Abbasids. Abu Salama was murdered.
754 CE: With the death of As Saffah, Mansur became Caliph.
755 CE: Abdullah bin Ali led a sectarian revolt. That led to the murder of Abu Muslim. This in turn led to the Sunbadh revolt in Khurasan. While this is called the "Golden Era" of Islam, the only thing golden about it was plunder.
756 CE: Wanting to play king, Abdul Rahman established an Umayyad Emirate (Islamic Commander or Warlord) in Cordova, Spain. The only major rift in Abbasid domination of the Islamic Empire at this time was the Iberian Peninsula, where Umayyad's continued to rule.
Removed from knowledge of the Prophet Muhammad, and thus the underpinnings of the religion of Islam as they were being compiled in Baghdad, the Spanish "Muslims" became Islam's singular example of tolerance. Islamic apologists all point to Spain, and not Damascus or Baghdad, when they extol the virtues of their religion, not knowing that it was the minimization of their religion that made Spain the "greatest Islamic civilization yet known.".
762 CE: Shia Muslims revolted under Muhammad (Nafs uz Zakia) and Ibrahim.
763 CE: Baghdad was established as the undisputed capital of the Islamic world - at least apart from Spain. There Sunni Muslims suffered a defeat at the hands of the Shia Abbasids this year.
767 CE: The Khariji state was established by Ibn Madrar at Sijilmasa. Ustad experiences another revolt in Khurasan.
772 CE: The Battle of Janbi is fought in North Africa. The Rustamid state was established in Morocco.
775 CE: With the death or the Abbasid Caliph Mansur, Mahdi, meaning the "Guided One" became Caliph.
777 CE: The Battle of Saragossa was waged in Spain. The Great Mosque of Cordova was built.
785 CE: With the death of the Caliph Mahdi, Hadi became king for a day.
786 CE: With the death of Hadi, it was Harun ur Rashid's turn to play god.
788 CE: The Idrisid state was set up in Maghrib. With the death of Abdul Rahman in Spain, Hisham ascended to the throne.
789 CE: Marked the rise of the Idrisid Emirs (Muslim Crusaders) in Morocco. They would control North Aftica until 985.
Fez was established as a Muslim enclave. Christoforos, a well-known Muslim who converted to Christianity, was publicly executed.
792 CE: Muslims reinvaded southern France.
799 CE: Muslims suppressed the Khazars revolt.
800 CE: The Islamic Aghlabid Dynasty was established in Tunisia, North Africa.
803 CE: With the downfall of the Barmakids, Jafar Barmki was executed.
805 CE: Muslims resumed their campaigns against the Byzantines. Islamic jihadists recaptured of the islands of Rhodes and Cypress.
807 CE: Caliph Harun al-Rashid ordered the destruction of non-Muslim churches, shrines, temples, and houses of prayer. This includes the razing of the Church of Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem.
809 CE: Aghlabid Muslims conquer the island of Sardinia, taking it from Italy.
813 CE: Christians in Judea were terrorized by Muslims. Many fled the country under savage Islamic persecution.
814 CE: An Islamic civil war is waged between Muslim rivals Amin and Mamun. Amin was killed so Mamun became Caliph.
815 CE: Shia Muslims revolted against Sunnis under Ibn Tuba Tabs.
816 CE: Shia Muslims revolted in Mecca. Harsama suppressed the revolt.
The Spanish Umayyad Emirs led a raid in which the island of Corsica was captured from Italy.
817 CE: The Islamic leader Harsama was assassinated.
818 CE: The Umayyad Emirs in Spain captured the islands of Izira and Majorica, while holding on to Sardinia.
819 CE: The Persian Islamic Empire begins to disintegrate under the influence ot the Samanid's in the north.
820 CE: Tahir established the Tahirid (Tharid) regime in Khurasan (Khorastan, Persia). The Alid Dynasty was formed in Babaristan.
827 CE: Mamun declared the Mutazila sect of Islam as the official state religion.
The Aghlabi regime in Tunis began their conquests of Sicily. They would continue to attack the Romans in Sicily through 878.
831 CE: Muslim crusaders captured Palermo, Italy. Using it as a base, jihadists conducted raids throughout southern Italy.
836 CE: Mutasim moved the capital of Islam to Samarra.
837 CE: The Jats revolt was ruthlessly suppressed.
838 CE: The Babek revolt in Azerbaijan was suppressed.
839 CE: The Maziar revolt in Tabaristan was suppressed.
840 CE: Muslim militias now occupied almost all of southern Italy. Jihadists captured of the city of Messina in Sicily.
843 CE: Arabs began revolting against Islamic rule.
850 CE: Mutawakkil restored the orthodoxy of fundamentalist Islam making Salaf Islam the official interpretation of the religion. The timing is important. This is when Ishaq's Biography of Muhammad became available by way of Hisham's redaction. Tabari's History and his Qur'an Commentary were becoming available, and Bukhari's and Muslim's topical Hadith Collections were making their debut. While there were still very few written copies of the Qur'an in distribution, for the first time there was sufficient information about Muhammad's life and words available for clerics and politicians to elevate Islam from a barbarian credo to a politicized religion - albeit, the most deceitful, destructive, and deadly ever conceived by man.
851 CE: Allah's and the Qur'an's intolerance for all competitive religions and political systems was made manifest when Caliph al-Matawakkil ordered the destruction every non-Muslim house of prayer, churche, temple, and shrine which was not destroyed during Caliph al-Rashid's 807 decree.
852 CE: Starting with the first written distribution of the Islamic scriptures in 850, political and religious succession in Islam became a carnival of death and oppression. The Tahirid ruler Abdullah Tahir was ousted by Tahir II. In Spain, Abdur Rahman II was replaced by Muhammad I. Then, Abbasid Caliph Mutawakkil was murdered in a coup so that Muntasir, the man who had him killed, could live as Caliph. But that didn't last long because Muntasir was poisoned the following year so that Mutasin could pretend to be Allah's representative. Then Mutasim was deposed and forced from Samarra to accommodate Mutaaz's ego. The Abbasid Caliph Mutaaz abdicated the throne under threat of death. But it didn't matter. He was murdered anyway and replaced by his assassin, Muhtadi.
Against this backdrop of musical thrones, other Muslims were playing the role of warlord and establishing personal fiefdoms. Umar bin Abdul Aziz created the Habbarid regime in Sind. Ahmad established the Samanid fiefdom in Transoxiana. Yaqub bin Layth founded the Saffarid dynasty in Sistan. Ahmad bin Tulun imposed the Tulunid dictatorship in Egypt.
855 CE: The Christian revolt of Hims in Syria and Judea is suppressed by the Islamic warlords.
868 CE: The Sattarid regime extended its control over most of Persia. In Egypt, the Abbasid and Umayyad caliphates were ended. They were replaced by the Tulunid Dynasty.
869 CE: Black slaves in Iraq revolted against Islamic suppression. Muslim apologists recruit African Americans into the criminal religious enterprise known as the Nation of Islam by telling them that Christianity is the white religion of slavery and Islam is the black religion committed to freedom. In actuality, the religion of Islam was built upon the slave trade as is evidenced in this revolt and throughout their scriptures. Race-based genocide has been a hallmark of Islam ever since. And Islam's core mantra is submit and obey. Yahshua, unlike Muhammad never fought, enslaved, robbed, or rapped anyone, His message was colorblind. And choice lies at the heart of His Scriptures because it is the underpinning of a loving relationship.
870 CE: The Turks revolted against the Islamic dictator Muhtadi, killing him. But it made no difference because he was replaced by a likeminded fellow, Mutamid.
873 CE: Tahirid rule was extinguished in Persia. This led to the Zanj revolt in Southern Iraq.
874 CE: With the death of the Samanid ruler Ahmad, Islam continued to be plagued by unstable and deadly accession rites. With the death of Yaqubb Layth in Sistan, Amr bin Layth became warlord. With the death of Ahmad bin Tulun in Egypt, Khamar- Wiyiah became king. With the death of Muhammad I the Umayyad ruler of Spain, Munzir inherited the throne. In Sind, the death of Abdullah bin Umar the Habbari ruler left the Islamic fiefdom rudderless.
Abbulla relaced Munzir, the Umayyad ruler of Spain. With the death of the Samanid ruler Nasr, Ishmael became potentate. Shortly thereafter, the Rustamids become the vassals of Spain. With the death of the Tulunid ruler Khamarwiyiah; Abul Asakir Jaish played god. And with the assassination of Abul Asakir Jaish; his killer Abu Musa Harun, became Commander in Chief.
Without new territories and victims to carve up, the leadership of the religion of Islam turned on itself and sliced their stolen pie into different sections, ultimately stealing slices from one another. The next one hundred years is nasty business.
877 CE: Syria and Lebanon came under Tulunid rule.
879 CE: The Seljuk's, who were Eastern Turkish barbarians, conquered Mesopotamia and large portions of Persia from the Abbasids. Recognizing the superiority of Islam when it came to legitimizing rape and plunder, the Seljuks became Muslims.
891 CE: The Qarmatian fiefdom was established in Bahrain.
898 CE: The Qarmatians sacked Basra.
900 CE: The Fatimids of Egypt overtook most of North Africa by the sword, and one Islamic regime replaced another.
903 CE: Following the sacking of Basra, the Qarmatian ruler Abu Said, was assassinated.
905 CE: Abdullah bin Hamdan imposed the Hamdanid regime in Mosul and Jazirah. This year marked the end of the Tulunid dictatorship in Egypt.
908 CE: Marked the end of the Saffarid rule, and the annexation of their territories by the Samanids. The following year, Ubaidullah overthrew the Aghlablds and imposed the Fatimid regime in North Africa.
909 CE: With the rise of the Fatimid Caliphate in Tunisia, Muslim Crusaders continue to occupy and plunder Sicily and Sardinia, which were now completely under their control.
913 CE: With the assassination of the Samanid ruler Ahmad II, Nasr II became chief potentate.
928 CE: Beginning at this time, the Byzantines begin a revival. This ultimately led them to recapture territories they had lost to the Muslims such as Cyprus (964) and Tarsus (969).
929 CE: Qarmatians who had sacked Basra now attacked Mecca and carried Allah away by removing the Black Stone from the Ka'aba.
930 CE: In Spain, Abdur Rahman III declared himself "the Caliph.".
931 CE: This year marked the deposition and restoration of the Abbasid Caliph Muqtadir.
934 CE: The Abbasid Caliph Al Qahir was deposed, replaced by Ar Radi. The Fatimid Caliph Ubaidullah was then exchanged for Al Qaim. Then, with the assassination of the Ziyarid ruler Mardawij, Washimgir became king. Hamdanid ruler Abdullah bin Hamdan was killed so that Nasir ud Daula could play god.
936 CE: By way of a coup, Ibn Raiq became the Amir (Emir, or Warlord) ul Umara. Then in 938, by way of another coup, the reigns of power in Baghdad are captured by Bajkam.
937 CE: Ikhshid, a particularly despotic and oppressive Islamic ruler, wrote to the Roman Emperor Romanus, boasting over his control over the Church's holy places.
The Church of the Resurrection (known today as the Church of Holy Sepulcher) in Jerusalem, Roman Catholicism's second most important shrine, was burned down by Muslims. The few churches which remain in Jerusalem are attacked and destroyed.
941 CE: The religion of death assassinated Bajkam, allowing Kurtakin to play Caliph. The following year, Ibn Raiq recaptured his fiefdom.
943 CE: Al Baeidi came to power by way of a coup. But then the Abbasid Caliph Muttaqi was forced to seek refuge with the Hamdanids as the result of an armed insurrection. The same year, Sail ud Daula became Caliph in Baghdad by way of the sword. Then Muttaqi was blinded and deposed, leading to Mustakafi. However, he would be deposed the following year.
945 CE: As a result of the Shiite raid on Baghdad, the Abbasid Empire became powerless. It was the last time the Islamic world would be united. Decentralized political regimes and religious sects divided the empire into an uncivil array of squabbling warlords.
951 CE: There was great joy in mudville when the Qarnaatiana brought Allah home and cemented the Black Stone back into the Ka'aba's wall.
960 CE: Marked the forced conversion of Qarakhanid Turks to Islam.
962 CE: Islamic oppression is reasserted over Afghanistan by the Ghaznavid Dynasty.
965 CE: The Ikhshid ruler Abul Hasan Ali was assassinated so that Malik Kafur could rule.
966 CE: Anti-Christian riots in Jerusalem reach new levels of violence, death, and destruction.
968 CE: The Byzantines reclaimed Aleppo.
969 CE: The Fatimid Muslims conquered Egypt.
970 CE: The Seljuk hoard besieged Islamic territories from the East. As they conquered they consumed the poison of Islam and converted.
971 CE: Buluggin bin Ziri established the fiefdom of the Zirids in Algeria. North Africa was now under the dictatorial rule of the Zayri in Tunis.
972 CE: Israel and southern Syria were reconquered by the Fatimids.
973 CE: Shia and Sunni Muslims begin terrorizing one another in Baghdad. In the chaos, the Turkish General Subuktgin conquers the capital.
974 CE: Marked the abdication of the Abbasid Caliph Al Muttih and the accession of At Taii.
975 CE: The Turk General Subuktgin died as did the Fatimid Caliph Al Muizz. In the vacuum of power, the Buwayhid Sultan Izz ud Daula claimed power with the help of his cousin Azud ud Daula.
978 CE: With the death of the Buwayhid Sultan Izz ud Daula, authority was claimed by Azud ud Daula, who survived by three years. The Hamdanids were then overthrown by the Buwayhids.
986 CE: The Buwyhid Sultan Samsara ud Daula was overthrown by Sharaf ud Daula in a coup. He would die in two years and be replaced with Baha ud Daula.
991 CE: The Abbasid Caliph Taii was deposed in a bloody coup.
997 CE: Mahmud, the ruler of the Turkish regime in Gujarat, conducted seventeen raids into northwestern India (thus Pakistan and Bangladesh) on behalf of Islam. For his ruthlessness against the Hindu Indians, he is named: "The Sword of Islam.".
1001 CE: The new millennium begins violently with the Islamic armies under the command of Mahmud Ghazanavi defeating the Hindu Shahis. Over the course of the next seven years the Muslims under his leadership would go on to conquer Bhatiya (1004), Multan and Ghur (1005), and the Rajput confederacy (1008).
1003 CE: The Muslim dictator al-Hakim begins to persecute Christians in Judea and Egypt. During his reign of violence, the Church of St. Mark in Fustat, Egypt, was destroyed.
1009 CE: What was left of the Church of the Resurrection in Jerusalem after the 937 fire was demolished by the Islamic ruler al-Hakim.
1011 CE: In Spain, Muhammad I is overthrown by Sulaiman. The following year, Spain was claimed by Bani Hamud through force of arms.
1012 CE: After having persecuted and terrorized Christians and Jews in Judea and Egypt, the Islamic ruler al-Hakim issued a host of oppressive decrees against all who observed the Jewish or Christian faith.
1015 CE: An earthquake in Judea topples the dome of the Dome of the Rock and collapses much of the Islamic shrine.
1018 CE: In Spain another military coup transfers power to Abdul Rahman IV.
1019 CE: The Islamic war machine began its conquest of the Punjab under the command of Mahmud Ghazanavi.
1020 CE: Unable to play nicely together, the Buwayhid Sultan ud Daula Caliphate was overthrown by Musharaf ud Daula,.
1024 CE: In Islamic Spain Abdul Rahman IV was assassinated, leading to the dominion of Mustafi.
1031 CE: In Spain, with the deposition of Hisharn III, the Umayyad regime came to an end. And with the collapse of Umayyid Caliphate, the stolen Islamic pie was sliced into 15 minor independent dynasties throughout Islamic Andalus.
1036 CE: The Fatimid Caliph Al Zahir died so Mustansir became Allah's dictator. But not everywhere: Tughril Beg was crowned as the king of the Seljuks.
1037 CE: Azerbajjan in northern Persia, fell under the yoke of the Sajid Dynasty by way of Seljuk swords.
1040 CE: In the Battle of Dandanqan, the Seljuks defeated the Ghazanavids. This led to the deposition of Masud the Ghazanavid Sultan, and the accession of Muhammad. At the same time, Al Moravids imposed his fiefdom in North Africa.
1041 CE: The Ghazanavid Sultan Muhammad was overthrown by Maudud.
1046 CE: Basasiri led a coup to capture power in Baghdad.
1047 CE: The Zirids in North Africa repudiated their allegiance to the Fatimid and became allies with the rival Abbasids.
1048 CE: Trying to delay the return of the Byzantines that the Islamic persecutions of Christians in the Holy Land had precipitated, the Islamic regime allowed the reconstruction of the Church of the Resurrection which they destroyed.
1050 CE: Marked the creation of the Al Moravid movement in Mauretania and Morocco. The Al Moravids (also known as Murabitun and Al-Moravi) were western Saharan Berbers and followers of fundamentalist Islam. They adhered to Allah's orders in the Qur'an, Muhammad's example in the Hadith, and thus imposed Sharia law. As fundamentalist Muslims, and as jihadists, they helped establish the foundation for the Muslim Brotherhood, which in turn fathered most all of today's terrorist organizations.
1055 CE: Muslims began a campaign of confiscating Christian property and of defacing the rebuilt Church of the Resurrection.
1056 CE: Tughril Beg overthrew the Buwayhids. But then Basasiri recaptured authority over Baghdad. He deposes Al Qaim and offered his allegiance to the Fatimid Caliph. So then in 1059, Tughril Beg recaptured power in Baghdad and al Qaim was restored as the Caliph. These guys made the kings of Europe look civil by comparison.
1071 CE: In the Battle of Manzikert, the Byzantine emperor was taken captive by the Seljuks. The Muslims now occupy much of Anatolia.
1071 CE: The Turks (who have now become Muslim Crusaders) invaded Syria, Jordan, and Judea.
1073 CE: Turkish mujahideen begin their conquest of Jerusalem.
1075 CE: The Seljuks captured Nicea and make it their capital in Anatolia.
1076 CE: The Al Moravids, after spending 25 years indoctrinating their people in fundamentalist Islamic ideals, motivated their jihadists to conquer western Ghana.
1077 CE: The Turkish Seljuk Islamic regime used their jihadists to insure that their intolerant and repressive views of Islam would hold sway over the Islamic Empire. They now control most of Arabia, Persia, the Caucasus, Caspian, India, and Turkey.
1082 CE: The fundamentalist Muslim A1 Moravids conquered Algeria.
1085 CE: Toledo was recaptured from Muslims by Christian forces.
1086 CE: The Al Moravids sent jihadists to help the Andalus in the Battle of Zallaca. The Al Moravids defeated the Christians in Spain.
1090 CE: Al Moravids occupied all of Andalus except Saragossa and Balearic Islands.
1091 CE: The Normans captured the island of Sicily, ending over 260 years of Muslim rule.
1094 CE: Byzantine Emperor Alexius Comnenus I asked western Christendom for help against Seljuk invasions of his territory. The Seljuks were a ruthless strain of Eastern Turkish Muslims.
1095 CE: Pope Urban II extolled the virtues of fighting for the Roman Catholic Church by stealing a page out of the Qur'an. The first crusade was launched to retake Jerusalem from the Muslims who had conquered it from the Byzantines. Christians and Jews had been severely persecuted in the last century with Muslims destroying their churches and synagogues and stealing their homes and land.
1099 CE: The crusaders captured Jerusalem and behaved no better than the Muslims they deposed.
It can be argued that sometimes the Byzantine and European leaders did not behave in an exemplarily fashion. And sometimes it is argued that the Muslims displayed tolerance and acted with restraint. Both are true - especially if one begins their review of these interactions in 1095 rather than 622. However, as this timeline confirms, the Muslims were the aggressors and the Christian leaders showed considerable restraint as their lands were attacked and occupied. Further, the Islamic jihadists were overwhelmingly more violent and intolerant than the Christians they displaced. While it has become popular to regard Islam as an innocent victim, and the Byzantines and Europeans as bullies, the opposite is actually true.
The culture created by Islam became dependent upon conquest because the religion made building a viable economy impossible. And when conquest was no longer possible, the Muslim warlords stole fiefdoms from one another and then imposed ever more draconian measures on the people who were subjected to their religious and political authority. Simply stated, unable to give Muslims a reason to live, Muhammad gave them a reason to die. His legacy is one of death and destruction, rape and plunder. Every life and place infected by his demonic religion was made worse by it.
1100 CE: Afghanistan fell under the yoke of the Ghorid regime. They would continue to oppress the Afghani people until 1215 CE.
1130 CE: The fundamentalist Al-Mohad (Al-Moravi) regime used their mujahideen to make all of North Africa their personal sandbox.
1144 CE: Imad ud Din Zangi captured Edessa from the Christians during the second crusade.
1147 CE: In the Maghrib, the Al Moravids were overthrown by the Al Mohads under Abul Mumin.
1153 CE: With the death of the Seljuk Sultan Malik Shah I1, Muhammad II became Commander in Chief of the Turkish Jihadists.
1159 CE: With the death of the Seljuk Sultan Muhammad II, Gulaiman became king.
1161 CE: The death of the Seljuk Sulaiman brought Arsalan Shah to power.
1171 CE: With the end of the Fatimids, Salah ud Din founded the Ayyubid dynasty in Egypt.
1174 CE: Salah ud Din annexed Syria into his Islamic fiefdom.
1175 CE: The Ghurids defeated the Guzz Turks and occupied Ghazni.
1179 CE: Shahab ud Din Ghuri captured Peshawar.
1186 CE: The Ghurids were overthrown by the Ghaznvaids in the Punjab.
1187 CE: Salah ud Din wrests Jerusalem from the Christians in the third crusade. The same year, Muslim general Salah al-Kin al-Ayyubi, defeats the Christians in Egypt and ends the crusades.
In all of this time, Christians, trying to recapture their land, had waged three aggressive campaigns against Muslims. The first attempt was a fragile victory, the second a draw, and the third was a defeat. At this point there had been 50 Islamic assaults for every Christian response. Over time, that number would grow to 100 to 1.
1191 CE: Marks the Battle of Tarain between the Rajputs and the Ghurids.
1193 CE: With the death of Salah ud Din, Al Aziz became commander of the Muslim Mujahideen. Second battle of Tarain was fought.
1194 CE: Occupation of Delhi by the Muslims. This year also marked the end of Seljuk rule.
1199 CE: The conquest of Northern India and Bengal by the Ghurids.
1204 CE: Shahab ud Din Ghuri defeated by the Ghuzz Turks.
1211 CE: End of the Ghurid regime. Their territories were annexed by the Khawarzam Shahs. In India Aram Shah was overthrown by Iltutmish.
1212 CE: The Battle of Al Uqab was waged in Spain marking the end of the Al Mohad. The Al Mohads were defeated by the Christians in Spain at the Al-Uqba. The Al Mohad Sultan An Nasir escaped to Morocco.
1214 CE: The Banu Marin under their leader Abdul Haq occupied the northeastern part of Morocco.
1216 CE: The Al Mohads suffered a defeat at the hands of the Marinids and Banu Marin at the battle of Nakur.
1217 CE: The Marinids suffered defeat in the battle fought on the banks of the Sibu River. Abdul Haq was killed and the Marinids evacuated Morocco.
1218 CE: The Marinids returned to Morocco under their leader Othman and occupied Fez.
1223 CE: In Spain, a brother of Yusuf declared his independence and assumed the title of Al Adil. Abu Muhammad overthrew Al Adil who escaped to Morocco and overthrew Abdul Wahid.
1229 CE: The Ayyubid Al Kamil allowed Christians to return to Jerusalem. Al Mamun invaded Morocco with Christian help which might explain the conditions tied to the right of return.. Yahya was defeated and power is captured by Al Mamun. He subsequently denied the Mahdiship of Ibn Tumarat.
1244 CE: The Al Mohads defeated the Marinids at the battle of Abu Bayash. The Marinids evacuated Morocco.
1245 CE: The Muslims re-conquered Jerusalem.
1248 CE: Abu Said attacked Tlemsen, but was ambushed and killed. This led to the accession of his son Murtada.
Muslim control of Spain was reduced to the Kingdom of Granada which would survive to two centuries.
1250 CE: The Marinids returned to Morocco, and occupied most of the country.
1251 CE: The Ottoman Turks captured Egypt, stealing the land of the Pharaohs from Mamluk Muslims.
1258 CE: The Mongols sacked Baghdad. The Abbasid Caliph Mustasim was killed. This extinguished all remaining traces of Abbasid rule.
The Mongol II-Khans under Halaku established their regime in Iran and Iraq with the capital at Maragah. Berek Khan, the Muslim chief of the Golden Horde, protested against the treatment meted out to the Abbasid Caliph and withdrew his contingent from Baghdad.
1260 CE: The Battle of Ayn Jalut in Syria was waged. The Mongols were defeated by the Mamluks of Egypt. The spell of the invincibility of the Mongols was broken.
1266 CE: Berek Khan, the first ruler of the Golden Horde of Mongol Mujahideen to be converted to Islam, died.
In what some call the eighth crusade, Christians attempted to reclaim Tunisia, but failed.
1267 CE: Malik ul Salih established the first Muslim state of Samudra Pasai in Indonesia. The archipelago would never recover.
Murtada sought the help of the Christians, and the Spaniards to invade Morocco. The Marinids then drove the Spaniards from Morocco. But with the assassination of Murtada, Abu Dabbas became potentate.
1269 CE: Abu Dabbas was overthrown by the Marinida, ending the fundamentalist Islamic regime of the Al Mohads in Morocco.
1270 CE: Mansa Wali, the founder of Islamic rule in Mali, died.
1272 CE: Marked the death of Muhammad I, the founder of the Islamic state of Granada. Yaghmurason invaded Morocco but loses the battle.
1274 CE: The Marinids wrest Sijilmasa from the Zayenids by force.
The ninth crusade under Edward I of England ended in fiasco and Edward returned home.
1280 CE: The Battle of Hims was waged.
1286 CE: Bughra Khan declared his independence in Bengal under the name of Nasiruddin.
1290 CE: Marked the end of the slave dynasty when Jalaluddin Khilji came into power. Othman then embarked on a career of conquest and by 1290 CE most of the Central Maghreb was conquered by the Zayanids.
1296 CE: Alauddin Ghazan converted to Islam.
1299 CE: The Muslim Mongols invaded Syria. The Muslim Marinids besieged Tlemsen, the capital of the Zayanids.
1301 CE: Shamsuddin Firuz succeeded his brother Ruknuddin as the King of Bengal after his death.
1305 CE: The Khiljis Muslim regime of Alauddin Khilji conquered Rajputana.
1308 CE: This was the year of the coup in which the dictators of six Islamic fiefdoms were exchanged by way of the sword.
1310 CE: In the Chughills empire, Kubak was overthrown by his brother Isan Buga. In the Marinids empire, Abu Rabeah Sulaiman was overthrown by Abu Said Othman. In the Khiljis empire, Alauddin conquered Deccan.
1312 CE: In Tunisia, Abul Baqa was overthrown by Al Lihiani.
1313 CE: The Muslim Mongol Khans invaded Syria, but the Mongols were repulsed by other Muslims as ruthless as they were.
1314 CE: In Kashmir, Rainchan overthrew Sinha Deva the Raja of Kashmir. Rainchan converted to Islam and adopted the name of Sadrud Din.
In Granada, Abul Juyush was overthrown by his nephew Abul Wahid Ismail.
1315 CE: In Tunisia, a sectarian war was waged between Bougie and Tunis. Lihani was defeated and was killed. Abu Bakr became the ruler of Bougie and Tunis.
1316 CE: In the Khiljis empire, Malik Kafur, a Hindu convert, usurped power. Two years later, the assassination of Malik Kafur and deposition of Shahabuddin Umar, led to the accession of Qutbuddin Mubarak. In the Chughills Empire, Isan Buga overthrown by Kubak.
1320 CE: In the Khiljis regime, the assassination of Qutbuddin Mubarak in a coup facilitated the usurpation of power by Khusro Khan a Hindu convert. Khusro Khan, however, was overthrown by Ghazi Malik. Thus ended the rule of the Khiljis.
In Tunisia, Abu Bakr was expelled from Tunis by Abu Imran.
1321 CE: In the Chughills Empire, Hebbishsi was overthrown by Dava Temur.
1322 CE: In the Chughills Empire, Dava Temur was overthrown by Tarmashirin, who is converted to Islam. In Bengal, the death of Shamsuddin Firuz caused the Islamic kingdom to be divided into two parts. Ghiasuddin Bahadur became the ruler of East Bengal with the capital at Sonargaon, and Shahabuddin became the ruler of West Bengal with the capital at Lakhnauti.
1325 CE: In Granada, the assassination of Abul Wahid Ismail, led to the ascension of his son Muhammad IV. The assassination of Muhammad IV paved the way for the coronation of his brother Abul Hallaj Yusuf.
1326 CE: The Muslim Ottoman Turks conquered Bursa.
1327 CE: With the rise of the Ottoman Turk Empire the Seljuk Empire disintegrates. Arab and Persian Muslims are segregated and fragmented along Sunni-Shia lines and are ruled by rival warlords in militaristic fiefdoms. They lose their influence and fall victim to the Ottoman Turks who, while Muslims, have no regard for Islam's origins in Mecca, Medina, and Baghdad.
The Turks captured the city of Nicaea and established the Ottoman capital in Bursa.
1329 CE: In the Tughluqs Islamic fiefdom, Muhammad Tughluq shifted the capital from Delhi to Daulatabad in Deccan.
1330 CE: Amir Hussain established the Jalayar regime in Baghdad. In Tunisia, Abu Bakr overthrew Abu Imran and the state was again united under him. In Bengal, Muhammad Tughluq reversed the policy of his father and restored Ghiasuddin Bahadur to the throne of Sonargeon.
1331 CE: Bengal was annexed by the Tughluqs.
1336 CE: In the Mongols II Khans Empire, Arpa was defeated and was killed. In the Ottoman Empire, the Turks annexed the state of Karasi.
In Bengal, The Tughluq Governor at Sonargeon was assassinated by his armor bearer who claimed power for himself and declared his independence, assuming the name of Fakhruddin Mubarak Shah.
1337 CE: In the Mongols II Khans Empire, Musa was overthrown and Muhammad became the Sultan for a year and then he was deposed. On the disintegration of the II-Khan rule, Abdur Razaq, a military mercenary, established a personal fiefdom in Khurasan.
The Ottoman Turks captured the city of Nicomedia. In Algeria, the land was occupied by Marinid Muslims.
1339 CE: In Bengal, the Tughluq governor at Lakhnauti-Qadr was assassinated and power was usurped by the army commander-in-chief who declared assumed the title of Alauddin Ali Shah.
With very little left to conquer, the carcass was being carved up.
1342 CE: In the Golden Horde Empire, Tini Beg was overthrown by his brother Jani Beg.
1343 CE: In the Chughills Empire, Muhammad was overthrown in a coup by Kazan. In Bengal, Ilyas an officer of Alauddin, murdered his patron and captured the throne of West Bengal.
1344 CE: In the Mongols II Khans Empire, the violent deposition of Sulaiman led to the succession of Anusherwan.
1345 CE: In Bengal, llyas captured East Bengal and reunited the fiefdom.
1347 CE: The Muslim Marinids captured Tunisia. In the Bahmanids fiefdom, Hasan Gangu declared his independence and established a state in Deccan.
1349 CE: In Africa, the Zayanids under Abu Said Othman recaptured Algeria.
1350 CE: In the Sarbadaran Empire, a revolt against Abdur Razaq elevated Amir Masud to power. In Tunisia, the deposition of Fadal empowered his greedy brother Abu Ishaq. In Kashmir, Jamshed was overthrown by his step-brother Alauddin Ali Sher. Muslims were not treating each other any better than they were treating non-Muslims.
1352 CE: In Africa, the Marinids recaptured Algeria. Abu Said Othman was taken captive and killed.
1353 CE: Marked the end of the Mongol II Khan regime. The Ottoman Turks acquired the fortress of Tympa on the European side of the Hollespoint. The Muzaffarids Muslims conquered Shiraz and established their capital there.
1354 CE: The Muzaffarids annexed Isfahan. In Granada, the assassination of Abu Hallaj Yusuf led to the crowning of his son Muhammad V. The Prophet would have been so proud.
1359 CE: In the Muzaffarids realm, Shah Shuja was deposed by his brother Shah Mahmud. In Tunisia, Abul Abbas a nephew of Abu Ishaq, revolted and establishes his rule in Bougie.
In Algeria, The Zayanids under Abu Hamuw II recaptured their fiefdom. In the Marinids fiefdom, Abu Bakr Said was overthrown by Abu Salim Ibrahim. In Granada, Muhammad V lost the throne in palace revolution and was succeeded by Ismail.
1360 CE: In Granada, Ismail was overthrown by his brother-in-law Abu Said.
1361 CE: The Ottoman Turks under the command of Murad conquered part of Thrace and established a capital at Demolika.
In the Golden Horde regime, Kulpa was overthrown by his brother Nauroz. In the Marinids Empire, Abu Salim Ibrahim overthrown by Abu Umar. Abu Umar was then overthrown by Abu Zayyan.
1362 CE: The Islamic Golden Horde realm was reduced to a state of anarchy. During the next 20 years, 15 rulers came to the throne and made their exit.
In Granada, Abu Said was overthrown by Muhammad V who had come to rule for the second time.
1365 CE: The Ottoman Turks defeated the Christians at the battle of Matiza. As a result, the Byzantine ruler became a vassal of the Turks.
1371 CE: The Muslim Ottoman Turks invaded Bulgaria, occupying Bulgarian territory and annexing the Balkans into the Ottoman Empire.
1374 CE: In the Marinids fiefdom, Abu Muhammad was overthrown by Abul Abbas. In the Sarbadaran regime, the deposition of Muhammad Temur led to the empowerment of Shamsuddin.
1378 CE: In the Bahmanids realm, Mujahid was assassinated and the throne was captured by his uncle Daud.
1379 CE: The Turkomans of the Black Sheep Empire, under Bairam Khawaja established the independent principality of the Turkomans with their capital at Van in Armenia.
In the Bahmanids fiefdom, the assassination of Daud facilitated the accession of Muhammad Khan.
1380 CE: In the Golden Horde Empire, the throne was captured by Toktamish, a prince of the White Horde of Siberia.
Emir Temur crossed the Oxus and conquered Khurasan and Herat. Then he invaded Persia and subjugated the Muzaffarids and Mazandaran.
1381 CE: In Emir Temur's rising Empire, his jihadists annexed Seestan and captured Qandhar.
1384 CE: Emir Temur led a conquest of Astrabad, Mazandaran, Rayy and Sultaniyah.
In the Marinids empire, Abul Abbas was overthrown by Mustansir.
1386 CE: Islamic Emir Temur annexed Azerbaijan and overran Georgia. That led to the subjugation of Gilan and Shirvan. Turkomans of the Black Sheep were defeated.
1387 CE: In the Marinid Muslim enclave, Muhammad was overthrown by Abul Abbas who came to power for the second time.
1391 CE: Islamic Emir Temur annexed Fars and the Muzaffarids.
1393 CE: Emir Temur defeated Tiktomish, the ruler of the Golden Horde. He captured Jalayar.
1394 CE: Still on the warpath, the vicious Emir Temur defeated the Duke of Moscow.
Qara Othman established the rule of the White Sheep Turkomans in Diyarbekr.
1395 CE: Emir Temur defeated Toktamish and razed Serai to the ground, ending the rule of the Golden Horde. Emir Temur then annexed Iraq.
1396 CE: Emir Temur subjugates the Sarbadaran empire, annexing their territory.
1398 CE: The ruthless Emir Temur launched his Islamic crusade against India.
The Tughluqs Empire witnessed the invasion of Emir Timur's mujahideen. Mahmud Shah escaped from the capital and went into hiding.
1399 CE: Emir Temur continued his military campaign in Iraq and Syria.
1400 CE: The Mamluks lost Syria which was occupied by Emir Timur.
1402 CE: The Ottoman Turks were defeated at the battle of Ankara. Bayazid was taken captive by Emir Timur.
1405 CE: The Timurids Empire is rocked with the death of Emir Timur. His son, Shah Rukh, assumes power.
1407 CE: In the Golden Horde empire, Shadi Beg was deposed to facilitate the installation of Faulad Khan by the king maker Edigu. That led to the deposition of Faulad Khan and the installation of Timur. Two years later Timur was deposed to accommodate Jalaluddin. Then in 1413, Jalaluddin was deposed and replaced by Karim Bardo. The following year a coup dumped Karim Bardo and elevated Kubak Khan. He served for a year prior to being ousted by Jahar Balrawi. A few months later, he was deposed by Chaighray. Then in 1419, this Golden Horde potentate was overthrown by Ulugh Muhammad. The following year Daulat Bairawi grabbed power.
In Morocco, Abu Said Othman was assassinated paving the way for the succession of his infant son, Abdul Haq.
1424 CE: The Halsida of Tunisia occupied Algeria. This state of affairs continued throughout the fifteenth century.
1425 CE: In the Uzbegs Islamic regime in Russia, Abul Khayr declared his independence in the western part of Siberia.
1430 CE: The Uzbeg jihadists under Abul Khayr occupied Khawarazm.
1434 CE: Turkomans of the Black Sheep empire deposed Qara Iskandar and installed his brother Jahan Shah. Turkomans of the White Sheep empire replaced Qara Othman with his son Ali Beg.
1439 CE: In the Golden Horde Empire, Ulugh Muhammad withdrew from Sarai and established the principality of Qazan.
1446 CE: The Ottoman Turks fight the second battle of Kossova resulting in an Ottoman victory. Serbia was annexed to Turkey and Bosnia became its vassal state as a result.
1449 CE: The Uzbeg's Abul Khayr captured Farghana.
1453 CE: The Ottoman Turks captured Constantinople and toppled the last Christian outpost in the Middle East. The Byzantine Empire was now extinguished by Islam. With the last obstacle removed, the Muslims assault the Balkans and continue their westward invasion.
With the sack of Constantinople, now Istanbul, the Ottoman Turks move their capital from Bursa to the now vanquished capital of the Byzantine Empire.
Infighting among rival Islamic warlords continued to be the hallmark of Islamic history.
1454 CE: The Ottoman Turks attacked Wallachia, making it a vassal state of Turkey.
1456 CE: The Ottoman Turks annexed Serbia.
1461 CE: The Ottoman Turks annexed Bosnia and Herzogovina.
1462 CE: The Ottoman Turks annexed Albania.
1467 CE: Jahan Shah of the Black Sheep attacked Turkomans of the White Sheep Empire. Jahan Shah was defeated and the Black Sheep territories were annexed by the White Sheep.
1468 CE: Turkomans of the White Sheep empire under Uzun Hasan, defeated the Timurids at the battle of Qarabagh whereby the White Sheep became the masters of Persia and Khurasan.
In the Burji Mamluks fiefdom, the deposition of Femur Bugha in a military coup empowered the Mamluk General Qait Bay.
1469 CE: The death of Abu Said led to the disintegration of the Timurid state.
1472 CE: In Morocco, Sharif Muhammad al Jati was overthrown by the Wattisid chief Muhammad al Shaikh who established the rule of the Wattisid regime.
1473 CE: The Ottoman Turks were victorious in the war against Persia.
1475 CE: The Ottoman Turks annexed the Crimea. Then the Muslim mujahideen attacked Venice, weakening the Italian city but not destroying it. However, in the aftermath of their armed assaults, the Ottomans became master of the Aegean Sea.
1479 CE: Khalil, religious and political leader of the Turkomans of the White Sheep was overthrown by his uncle Yaqub.
1480 CE: In the Golden Horde Empire, Khan Ahmad was assassinated by his son Said Ahmad II. But that didn't work out the way he had planned. Said Ahmad was overthrown by his brother Murtada the following year.
1489 CE: In Tunisia, Abu Zikriya Yahya was overthrown by Abul Mumin. The following year, Abul Mumin was overthrown, and Abu Yahya recaptured power.
1492 CE: Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile end Muslim rule in Spain and then sponsor Christopher Columbus.
1495 CE: In the Turkomans of the White Sheep Bayangir was deposed by his cousin Rustam. Two years later, Rustam was overthrown by Ahmad. Anarchy and fragmentation were the result.
1498 CE: In the Burji Mamluks fiefdom, the removal of Nasir Muhammad from power empowered Zahir Kanauh.
1499 CE: The Uzbeg leader Shayhani Khan conquered Transoxiana.
The Ottoman Turks defeated the Venetian fleet in the battle of Lepanto.
1500 CE: Following the militaristic example of the Seljuk and Ottoman Muslim regimes, the Mongol Muslims and the Safavid Islamists created their own fiefdoms by way of the sword.
In the Burji Mamluks empire, Zahir Kanauh was overthrown by Ashraf Gan Balat.
1501 CE: Isamil (Ishmael) I established the Safavid fiefdom in Persia and the prophetic Muftism of the Twelfth-Imam sect of Shi'ism became the official state religion of what is today, Iran and Iraq.
1507 CE: The Portuguese under d'Albuquerque established ports in the Persian Gulf.
1508 CE: Marked the end of the Turkomans of the White Sheep regime. Their territories were annexed by the Safawids.
1511 CE: The Potuguese D'Albuquerque conquered Malacca from the Muslims.
1517 CE: The Ottoman Sultan Selim Yavuz (nicknamed "the Grim") defeated the Mamluks and conquered Egypt from rival Muslims.
1526 CE: Louis of Hungary was killed at the Battle of Mohacs.
1526 CE: The Battle of Panipat was waged in India, paving the way for the Moghul conquest. Babur established his Indian Islamic capital at Delhi and Agra.
1528 CE: The Ottoman Turks took Buda in Hungary.
1529 CE: Marked the unsuccessful Ottoman siege of Vienna.
1550 CE: The Muslim kingdom of Atjeh was established in Sumatra.
1550 CE: Islam spread into Java, the Moluccas, and Borneo.
1568 CE: During the Alpujarra uprising of the Moriscos Muslims forcibly converted to Catholicism in Spain.
1571 CE: The Ottomans were defeated at the naval Battle of Lepanto. The Islamic dominance in the Mediterranean was brought to a close.
1578 CE: In the Battle of the Three Kings at Qasr al-Kabir in Morocco, King Sebastian of Portugal was killed.
1600 CE: Sind was annexed by the Mughals, ending Arghun rule in Sind.
1601 CE: Khandesh was annexed by the Mughals.
1603 CE: In the Battle of Urmiyah the Turks suffered a significant defeat. Persia now occupied Tabriz, Mesopotamia.
1607 CE: Ahmadnagar was annexed by the Mughals.
1609 CE: Bidar was annexed by the Mughals.
1611 CE: Kuch Behar was subjugated by the Mughals.
1612 CE: Kamrup was annexed by the Mughals.
1618 CE: Tipperah was annexed by the Mughals.
1641 CE: The Ottoman Turks captured Azov.
1648 CE: In Turkey Ibrahim was deposed facilitating the accession of Muhammad IV.
1658 CE: With the deposition of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, Islam saw the accession of Aurangzeb.
1675 CE: The Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur was executed.
1682 CE: Assam was annexed by the Mughals.
1683 CE: One-thousand years after the Islamic siege of the world began following Muhammad's death, the Ottoman Turks lifted their siege of Vienna and retreated. Kara Mustafa, the Grand Wazir, was executed for the failure of the expedition that marked the eventual demise of the Islamic Empire.
1686 CE: Bijapur was annexed by the Mughals.
1687 CE: Golkunda was annexed by the Mughals.
In the second battle of Mohads, the Ottoman Turks were defeated by Austria. The deposition of Muhammad IV led to the accession of Sulaiman II.
1700 CE: Murshid Quli Khan declared the independence of Bengal and established his capital at Murshidabad.
1703 CE: Ahmad III became the Ottoman Sultan. But in the same year, it was the birth of the religious fundamentalist Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab that would change the world.
1711 CE: In a war between Ottoman Turkey and Russia, Russia was defeated at the battle of Pruth.
1713 CE: Jahandar Shah was overthrown by his nephew Farrukh Siyar.
1718 CE: In the war against Austria, the Ottoman Turks were defeated. With the resulting treaty of Passarowich, Turkey lost control of Hungary.
1722 CE: The Battle of Gulnabad was waged between the Afghans and the Persians. The Persians were defeated and the Afghans under Shah Mahmud became the masters of a greater part of Persia. Shah Hussain was taken captive.
1730 CE: Zanzibar was taken from the Portugese and occupied by Oreart.
1747 CE: Ahmad Shah Durrani established his fiefdom in Afghanistan.
1752 CE: Ahmed Shah Durrani captured and occupied Punjab, Kashmir and Sind.
1761 CE: Ahmad Shah Durrani came to India at the invitation of Shah Waliullah Dehlavi and smashed the budding Maratha powerbase in the battle of Panipat.
1764 CE: Areadi Gaya, converts to Islam and becomes the ruler of the Futa Bandu State in West Sudan.
1783 CE: Marked the end of Kalhora rule in Sind.
1797 CE: Russia captured Dagestan during its ongoing conflict with the Ottomans.
1799 CE: Ranjit Singh declared himself Maharajah of Punjab after defeating the Afghan Muslims.
1799 CE: Khoqand was now an independent Islamic State.
1803 CE: Shah Abdul Aziz ibn Saud assassinated by a Shia Muslim. Shah Shuja was proclaimed King of Afghanistan.
1805 CE: Ibn Saud captured Medina, defeating the Turk garrison. Saud partnered with religious fundamentalist Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab. Together they sought to create an Islamic theocracy in Arabia after ousting rival warlords and the Islamic Ottoman Turks. That Wahhabi fiefdom is called Saudi Arabia.
1804 CE: Othman Dan Fodio established the Islamic State of Sokoto in Central Sudan.
1805 CE: The Faraizi movement was launched in Bengal. Muhammad Ali was appointed Pasha of Egypt by the Ottoman Turks.
1807 CE: The Darqawi sect revolted against Islamic Ottoman Turk domination. Tunisia repudiated the suzerainty of Algeria.
1811 CE: The British occupied Indonesia.
1812 CE: Medina fell to the Islamic Egyptians.
1813 CE: Mecca and Taif were captured by Muslim Egyptian forces and the Saud family of warlords was expelled from Hijaz.
1814 CE: Iran executed an accord of alliance with the British known as Definitive Treaty.
1814 CE: King Othman of Tunisia was assassinated by his cousin Mahmud.
1816 CE: The British withdrew from Indonesia, restoring the archipelago to the Dutch.
1827 CE: Malaya became a preserve of the British according to the Anglo- Netherland treaty in 1824.
1828 CE: Russia and Turkey declared war against one another once again.
1830 CE: French forces landed near Algiers, Algeria, ending 313 years rule of Islamic Turkish rule.
1831 CE: Syed Ahmad Barelvi and Shah Ismail, both leaders of the Jihad movement in India, fell fighting the Sikhs in Balakot.
1832 CE: The Ottoman Turks were defeated in the battle of Konia by Islamic Egyptian forces.
1832 CE: Sayyid Said, King of Oman, shifted his capital to Zanzibar.
1839 CE: The Egyptians defeated the Ottoman Turks in the battle of Nisibin.
1840 CE: European powers encouraged Egypt to relinquish control over Syria.
1841 CE: The state of Adamawa was established by Adams adjacent to Nigeria.
1842 CE: Amir Abdul Qadir was ousted from Algeria by the French. He crossed over into Morocco.
1842 CE: Shah Shuja was assassinated, ending the Durrani regime in Afghanistan.
1847 CE: Amir Abdul Qadir surrendred to France under the condition of safe passage to a Muslim country of his choice. France violated its pledge and took him as a captive.
1850 CE: Ali Muhammad Bab was arrested and executed by Iranian government. Qurratul Ain Tabira, a renowned poet and staunch advocate of Babism was also assassinated.
1852 CE: Abdul Qadir was freed by Napoleon. He settled in Turkey.
1855 CE: Khiva was annexed by Russia.
1857 CE: The British captured Delhi from the Muslims and eliminated Mughal regime in India after 332 years of occupation. The last Mughal Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, was exiled to Rangoon in Burma. This ended 1000 years of Muslim oppression over Hindu India.
1859 CE: Imam Shamil laid down his arms before the Russian forces and the Islamic State of Daghestan became a Russian province.
1860 CE: Maulay Muhammad was defeated by Spain.
1862 CE: The Faraizi movement fizzled out after the death of Dadu Miyan.
1865 CE: The Khoqand State was dissolved by Russia.
1869 CE: Jamaluddin Afghani was exiled from Afghanistan. He fled to Egypt.
1871 CE: Tunisia recognized the suzerainty (external political control) of Turkey.
1876 CE: Britain purchased shares of Khediv Ismail in the Suez canal and got deeply involved in Egyptian politics.
1878 CE: Turkey handed over Cyprus to Britain.
1878 CE: Adrianople fell to Russia at the end of the Turk-Russian War.
1879 CE: Jamaluddin Afghani was exiled from Egypt.
1879 CE: With the treaty of Berlin, Muslim Turkey lost 80% of its territory in Europe. Islam was now in full retreat.
1881CE: France entered Tunisia. The Bey acknowledged supremacy of France as a result of the treaty of Bardo.
1881 CE: Muhammad Ahmad declared himself Mahdi in northern Sudan. The legacy of his regime would ultimately slaughter 2.7 million Africans.
1882 CE: Egypt came under British military occupation as a result of Islam's worldwide collapse.
1885 CE: Muhammad Ahmad declared the Government of Sudan to be under his rule.
1885 CE: The Mahdi Sudani died five months after his occupation of Khartoum.
1890 CE: The Banbara State collapsed.
1895 CE: Afghanistan received the Wakhan corridor by way of an accommodation from Russia and British India making the Afghan border touch China.
1895 CE: Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian claimed prophethood.
1897 CE: The Islamic state of Bagirimi fell under French control.
1899 CE: With the fall of the Mahdi State, the Sudan was occupied jointly by the British and the Egyptians.
1901 CE: Ibn Saud (Abd al-Aziz) captured Riyad. The Wahhabi fiefdom of Saud begins to emerge.
1902 CE: French forces entered Morocco.
1904 CE: Morocco became a French protectorate under the Conference of Algeciras.
1905 CE: The beginning of the Salafiyyah movement is witnessed in Paris. Its main sphere of influence would be in Egypt with the Muslim Brotherhood. Salaf Islam is fundamental, uncorrupted Islam based entirely on the words and deeds of the prophet Muhammad and his Companions.
1907 CE: The beginning of the Young Turks movement in Turkey.
1912 CE: The beginning of the Muhammadiyyah movement in Indonesia.
1914 CE: World War I. The Ottoman Turks ally with Germany. The Turks invade Russia and are pummeled. Under Ottoman rule, secret Muslim Arab nationalist societies were formed.
1915 CE: The Turks blamed their defeat on the Armenian Christians. They force the entire population of two million people from the homes and land - killing over a million unarmed Armenian men, women, and children in genocidal rage.
1916 CE: Arab Muslims revolted against Ottoman Turkish rule. Lawrence of Arabia led attacks on the Hijaz Railway. What was left of the Ottoman Empire was destroyed by Saudi Muslims serving the British.
1918 CE: Armistice signed with the defeated Ottomans on October 30. Syria and Damascus became a French protectorate.
1921 CE: Abd Allah bin Husayn was pronounced King of Transjordan by the British. Faysal bin Husayn was made King of Iraq. His father was the Sharif of Mecca. Abd al-Karim led a revolt against colonial rule in the Moroccan Rif.
1922 CE: Mustafa Kemal abolished the Turkish Sultanate now that it was powerless.
1924 CE: The Turkish Caliphate was abolished. King Abd al-Aziz, a Saud and Wahhabi Muslim, conquered Mecca and Medina. He established the Kingdoms of Najd and Hijaz which grow with British help into Saudi Arabia.
1925 CE: Reza Khan seized the government in Persia and established the Pahlavi dynasty with British and American assistance.
1926 CE: Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud assumed the title of King of Najd and Hijaz.
1932 CE: Iraq was granted independence by the League of Nations as is the fiefdom of Saudi Arabia.
1934 CE: A war was fought between King Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud and Imam Yahya of Yemen. Asir was annexed by Saudi Arabia.
1935 CE: Persia was renamed Iran.
1936 CE: Increased Jewish immigration into Judea was stimulated by the Nazis. Mufti Muhammad Husseini traveled to Berlin and convinced Hitler to murder Jews rather then exile them. The Holocaust is the result.
1939 CE: World War II. Six million Jews are slaughtered with Islamic assistance.
1941 CE: British and Russian forces invaded Iran and Reza Shah was forced to abdicate in favor of his son Mohammad Reza Shah in Iran.
1946 CE: Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria were granted independence from Britain and France.
1947 CE: Pakistan fought a civil war with India to form a state comprising Muslims.
1948 CE: State of Israel is created as a result of the Holocaust. Arab armies attack the new nation but are defeated.
1949 CE: Hasan al-Banna, the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, was assassinated by Egypt.
1951 CE: Libya became an independent Marxist Muslim state.
1952 CE: King Faruq of Egypt, a very perverted fellow, was forced to abdicate.
1953 CE: General Zahedi led a coup against Musaddeq, and the Shah returned to power.
1956 CE: Morocco amd Tunisia became independent Islamic states.