Are there cries for compensation ? Welfare ? Demands for apologies ? Are the Turks and Muslims made to feel guilty by endless UN fora; academic treatises; media coverage; and declarations that all Turks and Muslims are racists, who hate whites ? Hungary in the 15th century before the time of the Muslim occupation had a population of between 4 and 5 million. Within 100 years of Muslim rule the total had collapsed to less than 2 million. Some 3 million Hungarians between 1526 and 1650 were sold into the brutality of the Muslim slave market.
There are of course few tears shed for these white Christians. The constant refrain from really smart people is that the era before 1600 was a 'Dark Age', full of dumb, superstitious, chattering Christians, who were little better than monkeys in woolens. If not for Islam the world would have been plunged into the nightmare of an endless Christian inquisition, Church-based fascism; or the irrationality of idol and relic worship. In this vein, we have the Islamic world to thank for 'saving' civilization; 'preserving' the works of the ancient Greeks and Romans; re-educating these intolerably insipid Europeans and spreading the 'religion' of peace and merriment, embodied in the 'tolerance' of the Koran, throughout Europe and beyond.
All of it is bunk, but so goes 'mainstream' thinking.
In fact the Islamic Jihad against Europe has never stopped. It just takes different forms. The pincer movement from North Africa into Spain; and from Turkey into Eastern Europe; has never abated. It still continues today, albeit in the guise of 'immigration'; not columns of marching Janissaries, or hordes of Almoravid North African warriors.
Paul Fregosi's excellent 1998 book, 'Jihad', which is one of the few [he maintains it is the only printed work] on the Muslim Jihad against Europe, relates the sorry struggle of Hungary against the Ottoman Muslims. The Ottoman state had expanded remarkably since its inception in the 11th century. Constantinople had fallen in 1453; the Balkans; large swathes of what were to become Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine and the northern Black Sea shores, were all Turkish. In 1526 as Fregosi retells, the Ottoman sultan, with the humble name of Suleiman [or Solomon referencing the son of King David], the Magnificent, who called himself 'ruler of the world', decided that Hungary, Austria and Germany could be taken for Islam. At the head of an army of some 300.000 men he set out to spread the Jihad and extirpate these Christian states.
The Hungarians along with some German allies were hugely outnumbered by a factor of 4:1. Instead of waiting for reinforcements, or retiring to an impregnable city behind high walls; and make the Turkish assault grind down into a bloody and long siege, the Hungarian King Louis decided to attack. As Fregosi writes, “It took Suleiman only two hours to smash the Hungarian army”. August 29 1526 is a day which decided the fate of Hungary 'for nearly two centuries' [p. 283]. Hungary was to be Moslem satrapy until the early 18th century. The effect on its people, history, culture and political-economic development which was arrested and retarded during this period, was quite profound. Muslim savagery against the Christian Hungarians – motivated by Jihad, the Koran, and Muslim racism and supremacism was without precedent:
'The English impact on Ireland is a model of decency compared to the Turkish record in Hungary. The Turks hunted the Hungarians in the countryside as if they were partridges. Probably three million Hungarians were enslaved and deported all over the Ottoman empire. A few months after Mohacs, Suleiman marched back to Istanbul with the first batch of 100,000 Hungarians, men, women, and children, to be sold in the slave markets......The Jihad was people's capitalism at its best. Everybody benefited from it.' [p. 283]
Jihad was indeed communal capitalism embodied. Three million Hungarians as sex slaves; workers; servants and producers would have made many Ottomans very rich indeed, including the Sultan. The sale in white flesh was a brisk and highly profitable [probably around 60%] business for the Muslims. Beautiful white women were engaged as sex slaves in various harems; or in the households of important Ottomans. Muslim warriors were always promised the best of both worlds – if the Jihad was successful than plunder, rape, the allures of the feminine species and profit would be theirs. If the Jihad was unsuccessful and they died in the fighting, than the same list of benefits were awaiting them in heaven, guaranteed by ali-ilah or Allah, the male Meccan moon deity. It was a win-win for the Muslim Jihadist.
Fregosi's account is remarkable because it is so little mentioned in our contemporary world. Some 2 million Black slaves ended up in America over 200 years. This was certainly a tragic and an immoral act in the history of Western development. It was the West, and in particular the Christian West, which ended this affront to humanity. The 'West' has been the only collection in history to end the oldest profession. No other entity, including Islam, has ever attempted the eradication of slavery. Yet here as Fregosi so clearly sources and identifies, we have just one Muslim Jihad, which lasted 150 years, in one small area of Europe, which sourced 3 million white slaves – more than the slaves taken to America over 200 years. But nothing is ever said of this.
Most Hungarians probably do not know or care about, the extent of this national disaster. But it is significant indeed. The development of Hungary was stopped. Far from being a backwater, Christian Hungary and Christian Europe were thriving centers of civilisation. If this was not the case, the Ottomans would never have bothered to direct huge armies of men, towards the heartlands of the Christian world. They would have turned north, east or south-east, and sought out richer lands to rape and plunder. Hungary's development along a 'Western' axis in which law, contracts, capitalism and freedom were established; as they were being constructed in northern Italy, Flanders and England and along areas of the Rhine; was abrograted and rolled back. Hungary lost generations not only of people, but of opportunity and political-social development, to the great Ottoman Jihad against central Europe.
This then is the important theme about Islam. As Fregosi proves, Jihad is Islam, and Islam is Jihad. The two are inseparable. The trinity for Islam is not the son, the Holy Spirit and the Father. It is 'God, Islam and the sword' [p. 284]. Islam is the opposite of Christianity. Christian teaching leads inevitably to pacifism and the acceptance of others. Islamic teaching leads to racism, supremacism, war, and the liquidation of 3 million Hungarians between 1526 and 1650. A genocidal tragedy that few shed a tear over.