By Mohamed Khodr
“Civilization of the West is perversion of heart and mind,
Since its soul could not remain unpolluted,
But the heart in the unilluminated breast unblest with peace,
At war which is with men of truth,
Its wisdom is immature and mission incomplete,
In snatching bread from the weak its wisdom lies,
Annihilation of man is the business of modern civilization”.
–Muhammad Iqbal, Pakistan Poet, (1877 – 1938)
“Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war,
With the cross of Jesus going on before.
Christ, the royal Master, leads against the foe;
Forward into battle see His banners go!”
-A Popular Christian Hymn sung in Church or on Special Occasions. The Salvation Army, a large Catholic Charity, adopted this song as its Processional Hymn.
The two letters separated by 824 years, that changed the course of Arab and world history till this day emanated from Christian Europe. Both letters in their own way and time were written in search of monetary and military assistance from powerful forces, the Catholic Church and Europe’s Zionist movement.
1) First Letter: November 27, 1093 From Emperor Alexius I of Constantinople to Pope Urban II
The first letter was from the Byzantine Emperor Alexis 1 Comnenus in Constantinople written to Robert of Flanders, a cousin of William the Conqueror the first Norman (French) King of England, asking him to send professional military help to fight the encroaching Seljuk Muslim Turks who are attacking his empire and already occupying some of its land. He asks this in terms of Christian solidarity against the infidels.
2) Second Letter: November 2, 1917: “The Balfour Declaration”
During World War I Britain was in dire economic crisis and was losing badly to the Germans. Under the leadership of Lord Arthur Balfour, Foreign Minister, the British Government led by another Christian Zionist, Prime Minister David Lloyd George, issued the so called “Balfour Declaration”, a letter of 68 words, addressed to Walter Rothschild, England’s richest banker, assuring the Zionist movement that the government is in favor of ‘A’ Jewish homeland in Palestine. In return, Britain expected American Jewry to pressure President Woodrow Wilson to enter the war and save Britain, which he eventually did.
A quid pro quo. We’ll gift you a land far away that we don’t own nor occupy (Palestine was under Ottoman rule) in exchange for your Jewish Power to push a very reluctant America into a foreign war.
1. The First Letter and the Crusades:
In the 12th Century Europe was living in the Dark Ages of constant wars and bloodshed, of mass famine, lawlessness in the entire continent, constant raids and pillaging of the peasantry, enslavement of the captured, mass rape of women, and with the end of the Viking invasion there existed a massive number of trained soldiers, killers and mercenaries for hire, who knew nothing but fighting and killing, called Knights, who were hired by nobility as their private armies waging wars against other nobles, warlords, and for subjugating the masses to serve their masters.
Archbishop William of Tyre who chronicled the history of the Crusades succinctly and accurately described the pitiful life in Europe at the time.
“In nearly all the circle of the earth, belief had failed, the fear of the lord no longer prevailed among men, justice had perished from the world violence held sway among the nations, fraud, treachery, and chicanery overshadowed all things, all virtue has departed and ceased to exist as useless, evil reigned in its stead”.
He could easily be referring to modern times.
The Christian world was divided into two separate churches, the western Latin Catholic Church in Rome and the eastern Greek Orthodox Byzantine church in Constantinople. They were in constant disagreement and rivalry with hardly any communication for centuries.
The Catholic Church was weak and marginalized and had lost much of its glory and power. To reclaim its glory the Church needed a seismic reason, a 9/11, a Pearl Harbor, which it can seize to galvanize the masses into a massive blinded hysterical obedient mission under the banner and control of the Catholic Church that will then place the Church in the forefront of power, influence, and wealth across Europe.
Pope Urban II received just such a gift to save the church and empower it politically like never before. It came in a form of a letter from the Byzantine Emperor Alexius I Comnenus originally written to Robert of Flanders, a cousin of the Normandy King of England, William the Conqueror
In it Alexius I pleads for desperate military assistance to fight the Muslim Seljuk Turks who were threatening his empire and occupying parts of his land.
Pope Urban II being an astute politician saw in the letter his path to glory both personally and for the Church. This was the letter that launched eight barbaric, cold blooded genocidal massacres of hundreds of thousands of Christians, Jews, but especially Muslims, men, women, infants, and children.
On November 27, 1095, Pope Urban II while attending the Council of Clermont, France delivered a speech whose consequences still resound to this day. It was the speech that electrified the Christian faithful across Europe from nobles, knights, the rich, and the poor to undertake the First Crusade against the barbaric murderous un-Godly infidel Muslims who are threatening the empire of their eastern Greek Christian brethren in Constantinople.
What galvanized the western Christians was the fight for the holy city of Christ, Jerusalem, now under the control of infidels. This was their holy mission, not to assist their brethren.
Although there are SIX Versions of Urban II’s speech, Jerusalem is only mentioned briefly in two versions. In fact after the Council Urban Ii sent a personal letter to Nobel’s to support and join the crusade in which Jerusalem was never mentioned.
The ultimate incredulous selling and motivating part of his speech was that God had empowered him directly to declare to all who die in the cause of Christ’s crusade shall have their sins totally forgiven and remitted. In a continent of vast poverty, hopelessness, constant wars, and plagues, with no hope or future this piece de resistance was irresistible.
“All who die by the way, whether by land or by sea, or in battle against the pagans, shall have immediate remission of sins. This I grant them through the power of God with which I am invested”.
At the end of his speech a cry rose from the crowd: “God wills it”
Over 60,000 Christians undertook the three year 3000 mile trek. These crusaders took an oath to fight and die for Christ by placing a cloth of the cross on their clothes. This was a massive Jihad, a holy war unheard of in terms of size, scale, and distance covered.
The speech was replete with extraordinary lies about the barbarity of the Muslim Turks against the eastern Christians. Ironic how western lies, hypocrisy, and double standards against the “other” never change. While in fact Jews and Christians had a more peaceful and prosperous life in Muslim lands then they did in Europe. Even Urban II in his speech mentioned how warlords and their private armies were massacring Christians in Europe.
Witness how President George W. Bush in his speech to a Joint Session of Congress on September 20, 2001 followed a similar pattern of launching the “war on terror” against evil, against the “other”, against those who hate us; in effect calling for a holy war against those who hate us for our freedoms. Many Christian Evangelists saw an opportunity in the Iraq war to evangelize and save the infidels. Others claimed that their God is not our God and that Islam itself is an evil barbaric religion that teaches the murder of the infidel Jew and Christian.
“This is a new kind of, a new kind of evil….And the American people are beginning to understand. This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to last a while”
–President George W. Bush, September 11, 2001 and repeated later.
Throughout all western wars against the infidel “other”, be they Christians, Jews, or Muslims, God is always speaking directly to the leaders who launch such wars The divine in the west has lost the sacredness and God is used in all aspects of western society and culture.
Like Urban II President George W. Bush said God told him to invade and destroy Afghanistan and Iraq.
‘I am driven with a mission from God’. God would tell me, ‘George go and fight these terrorists in Afghanistan’. And I did. And then God would tell me ‘George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq’. And I did.”
–President George W. Bush: ‘God told me to end the tyranny in Iraq”, Guardian, Oct. 6, 2005
George W. Bush successfully launched the “Tenth Crusade” against the innocent Muslim nation of Iraq, slaughtering hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and annihilating a nation.
You can WATCH THIS GOOD VIDEO on the history of the First Crusade and its many massacres.
Two Examples of Crusader barbarism:
1. Massacre at Marraat-al Numan: Death and Cannibalism
This is the Crusade’s most savage, barbaric, and infamous genocide. The Crusaders killed every living man, woman, infant, and child. But that wasn’t enough. They committed Cannibalism, boiling adult bodies and grilling the bodies of infants and children for food.
2. Massacre at Jerusalem:
On July 15, 1099 the Crusaders entered Jerusalem after a brief siege. What happened next was indescribable mass killing of every Jew and Muslim whose bodies were thrown outside the walls of the city. Even those Muslims who took refuge at the Al Aqsa Mosque were dragged out and massacred. The city streets wee described by a Christian chronicler as: “streets running with blood and of horses splashing blood up onto their riders’ leggings”. They stole everything they could find and hung the Cross on the Dome of the Rock.
Till this day the Catholic Church has not issued an apology for the eight Crusades sent to slaughter Jews and Muslim in the Holy Land or other Muslims towns and cities.
Instead Pope Urban Ii was rewarded with Sainthood by Pope Leo XIII in 1881.
Similarity the War Criminals who launched the Iraq War, Bush, Blair, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, and the Jewish Neocon Cabal are enriching themselves and enjoying their peaceful lives
SEE: Tony Blair wins 2010 Liberty Medal award for work on peace plus $100,000 reward
After leaving the Presidency Bush charges $150,000 a speech and has a net worth is estimated at $35 Million.
It pays to kill Muslims, even by other Muslims.
Western hegemony and Israel’s barbaric military occupation of Palestine are still seen by Arabs and Muslims through the prism of the Crusades. The Crusades till this day haunts the minds and souls of Arabs for the inexplicable savagery and multiple genocides they left, all in the name of God.
They have forever tainted the outlook, perception, and mistrust of Arabs towards the Judeo-Christian west. The Arab tyrannical dictators may have sold themselves to the west for self preservation but the Arab masses will never again trust the west that has launched unstoppable crusades that continue to this day.
“The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do.”
–Professor Samuel Huntington in “Clash of Civilizations”
2. The Balfour Declaration: November 2, 1917
The Balfour Declaration was a 68 worded letter from the British Foreign Minister Lord Arthur Balfour to Baron Walter Rothschild a wealthy banker and leader in the British Jewish community with the intention that it transmitted to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.
The letter (content below) for the first time legitimized the Zionist movement’s claim to a homeland in Palestine, although Palestine was still under Ottoman Control. It was issued to the Zionists with the understanding that in a quid pro quo that Jewish Americans will push the U.S. to enter World War I given that Britain was facing certain defeat to Germany and was facing an economic collapse.
“His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a
national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country”.
In typical colonial racism Lord Balfour totally ignored the Palestinian population that inhabited Palestine, not even mentioning them in his “declaration” saying:
‘In Palestine, we do not propose even to go through the form of consulting the wishes of the present inhabitants of the country…Zionism, be it right or wrong, is rooted in age-old traditions, in present needs, in future hopes, of far profounder import than the desires and prejudices of the 700,000 Arabs who now inhabit that ancient land”
The other Christian Zionist in Britain was Prime Minister David Lloyd George who as a lawyer worked for Theodore Herzl and the Zionist movement. He understood the need for harnessing Jewish power, especially in the U.S., to force America to enter the war and save Britain from certain defeat by Germany.
In 1937, British Prime Minister David Lloyd George wrote to the Palestine Royal Commission:
“The Zionist leaders gave us a definite promise that if the allies committed themselves to establishing a national home for the Jews in Palestine, they would do their best to rally Jewish sentiment and support throughout the world to the allied cause.”
“The fact that Britain at last opened her eyes to the opportunity afforded to the Allies to rally this powerful people (Jews) to their side”
–British Prime Minister Lloyd George in his Memoirs
The “Balfour Declaration” was later incorporated into the Sèvres Peace Treaty with the Ottoman Empire, the U.N. Mandate for Palestine, and in a Joint Congressional Resolution supporting the declaration in 1922.
Although a simple letter the Zionists portrayed it as a DECLARATION by Britain to give Palestine as a homeland for European Jews, the British in the “White Paper” rejected such a claim and denied that such a promise was made or implied.
Please Watch this important historical but Brief VIDEO on the history of the League of Nations and the divisive disarmament issue.
Please Watch this Rare VIDEO on the United Nations Proposal and Vote to Partition Palestine according to U.N. Resolution 181, November 27, 1947. Please listen carefully to the testimony of the Jewish Representative in support of the Partition. You will hear the foundational lies by the Zionists that persist till ts day in their never ending propaganda. Also notice he never mentions the Palestinians.
During World War I Britain bought and paid for the allegiance of the prominent rulers in Arabia (now Saudi Arabia), the ruler of Mecca and Medina, the Ottoman appoint4ed Sherif Hussein bin Ali, and his rival Prince Abdel Aziz ibn Saud, the founder and first King of Saudi Arabia. The British also paid the two sons of Sherif Hussein, Feisal, whom Britain installed as King of Iraq, and Abdullah, installed King of Jordan.
In the 1948 war between the Arabs and Israel King Abdullah, grandfather of the current king of Jordan, made a secret deal with the Israeli’s that he won’t fight Israel if he’s given the West Bank and East Jerusalem as part of his kingdom. A prominent and famous Arab journalist, Muhammad Heykal, spoke on Aljazeera Television that King Hussein, the son of King Abdullah and father of the current king, was paid one million dollars annually by the C.I.A.
It’s easy to fathom that the Arab tyrant’s main priority is self preservation, not Islam, not Muslims, nor the freedom and independence of Muslims from repeated political, economic, and military crusades against the Muslim Nation.
The above mentioned four monarchs blindly believed the British when told they would get their independence, including the independence of Palestine, if they would join the British to fight the Ottoman Turks. Britain simultaneously promised Palestine to the Jews while in a third secret agreement they made a treaty with France to divide the Middle East under their control: The Sykes Picot Agreement.
The ignorant gullible greedy Arab tyrants believed Britain then and believe the U.S. now, all the while Arabs and Muslims pay the price for the utter stupidity and greedy selfishness of these dictatorial tyrants.
It’s time to throw these tyrants out and send them to their masters in the west.
What was the status of the Muslim world during the First Crusade and the Balfour Declaration?
Disunited and fragmented, constant wars between themselves; massive illiteracy, economic and intellectual impoverishment, greed and self preservation, multiple treaties with Non Muslims for protection from other Muslims, mass ignorance of Islam, the only power and ideology that can unite all Muslims,loss of self respect, dignity, and honor; a humiliated people worthy of ridicule and mockery; in effect a worldwide joke of a backward, primitive people with no accomplishment to their name despite trillions of dollars in wealth.
Today the real crusaders against Muslims are not the Americans, Europeans, Israel,, Russia, or China. The real crusaders and greatest enemies of Islam and Muslims reside in the Arab and Muslims capitols.
“What thou hast done to thyself none else did,
Thou has caused pain to the spirit of the Prophet
Ignorant of the witchery of the Frank (the west),
Behold the mischief hidden in his sleeve!
By his diplomacy all nations prostrate,
Unity of the Arabs crushed to pieces,
As long as they are caught in his vicious trap,
The Arabs shall not enjoy a moment’s peace.”
–Muhammad Iqbal; Pakistani Poet (1877 – 1938) ?