Deportation of man raised in Ireland a terrible decision



Kevin Parlon

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The Ottoman Empire tolerated Christians and religious minorities on condition they paid a 10% tax. Tax evasion was likely because of poor communication and bookkeeping.
The subject nations may not have regarded the empire as colonialist until the rise of nationalism in the 19th century. Under the Janissary military system Janissaries | Encyclopedia.com of a big professional army, young children were recruited from across the empire to take part in military leadership.
What a vile, half informed apologist you are turning out to be.

1. It wasn't the Ottomans who invaded Spain.
2. The Ottoman Jannisarries weren't recruited. They were taken forcibly from only Christian families in a formal process called "The Blood Tax", converted to Islam and then often sent back into their ancestral homes as loyal servants of the Ottoman empire in keeping down their own people. A fantastically cruel, sadistic and oppressive practice designed to humiliate a subject people.

Do yourself a favour. Stick to things you actually know about.
 

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What a vile, half informed apologist you are turning out to be.

1. It wasn't the Ottomans who invaded Spain.
2. The Ottoman Jannisarries weren't recruited. They were taken forcibly from only Christian families in a formal process called "The Blood Tax", converted to Islam and then often sent back into their ancestral homes as loyal servants of the Ottoman empire in keeping down their own people. A fantastically cruel, sadistic and oppressive practice designed to humiliate a subject people.

Do yourself a favour. Stick to things you actually know about.
This "vile,half informed apologist" included the link to the Encyclopedia that described in detail the Janissary system including its association with slavery. The Janissaries may have helped create a degree of loyalty to the empire through their racial connection with the subject Christian countries.
The Muslims in Spain were violently suppressed by the monarchy of Ferdinand and Isabella. One favourite method was forcing Muslims to eat pork.
Your OTT mentality is worrisome. Chill.
 


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