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1/4 An extreme rare and widely unknown event of #humanity during the #SmyrnaHolocaust. In #Smyrna, now #Izmir the #Greek and #Armenian #Christian residents were forced to the docks to escape, many though met their deaths, the #Japanese ship Tokei Maru was one of the first to help
2/4 At the time, some Allied warships were in the harbor, along with many merchant ships. But most of them refused to pick up refugees. Amidst all the chaos, a #Japanese freighter was reported to have unloaded all its precious cargo to take on as many refugees as it could
3/4Tokei Maru rescued many #Greeks and #Armenians in the face of Chaos, loss of cargo and reported threats. The bravery of the Tokei Maru and her crew is to be admired, an act of #humanityoverhatred. Smyrna was almost completely burned and it's #Christians exiled and exterminated
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The white #slavetrade was the business of #Frankish and #Jewish merchants.
#Prague was a significant #castration center!

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Muslim and Jewish slave trade and castration of the Slavs in the Middle Ages
The Huge slave trade of Eastern European people in the Ottoman Empire, Muslim Spain and Middle East by Jews and Muslims.

#Europe used to export #slaves to the non-European world
The numbers were huge. Over 10,000 Eastern Europeans were enslaved each year between 1500 and 1650 for export to North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia … a total of 1.5 million.

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1/n Do you know what Janissaries are?

They were the main reason for the fall of Constantinople. They were elite forces of #Ottoman Empire comprised of young Christian boys which were captured by #Turkish Army from Christian states.

#HagiaSophia
2/n This means Islamic #Sultan destroyed Christians rule and ended the #Byzantine Empire which lasted nearly 1,500 years by the help of Christian boys.

They were the same forces which conquered and turned the #HagiaSophia into a mosque.
3/n The Janissaries were elite fighters that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops, personal bodyguards and the first modern standing army in Europe. The number grew from 20,000 in 1575, to 49,000 (1591), dropped to a low of 17,000 (1648), then rebounded to 135,000 in 1826
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Let's explore a bit further East and browse our exquisite #Persian language resources.
@SOASLibrary has 15,000+ published items in/about Persian on its shelves.
@SOAS_SpecColl hold a very fine selection of manuscripts, rare books, periodicals and archives in Persian.
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Want to know more about #Persian?
Halt here and get's captivated by the history of that beautiful language recounted by Narguess Farzad for @SOAS Languages for Lockdown series, in 3 episodes:
1) bit.ly/2ZfSxTc
2) bit.ly/3gL6IFP
3) bit.ly/3217pqB
One of our shining stars of #Persian manuscripts is Ms10102: a sumptuous Mughal Court copy dated 978 AH (1570 CE) of the famous Anvār-i Suhaylī (Lights of the Canopus) by Ḥusayn Vāʻiẓ al-Kāshifī, also known as Fables of Bidpai.
#SOASLangs #Persian #Manuscripts #Mughal ImageImage
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Fethiye Mosque in #Athens #Greece now an expo hall

Tzisdaraki Mosque in Athens now ceramics museum

Hamza Bey #Mosque in Thessaloniki now a Movie theater

Alaca Imaret Mosque in #Thessaloniki now a museum

Yeni Mosque in Thessaloniki minarets destroyed & now expo hall Greece etc
No rights for Muslim's in #Greece
Muslim's aren't recognised, nor are allowed to pray in their #Masjid Mosques, which were built for centuries in #Greece #Yunanistan

Dear 1.9 Billion Muslim's & 50 Muslim countries. Boycott Greece Greeks

#BoycottGreece #Greek #Athens #BDSGreece #MuslimLivesMatter #Islamophobia
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#HagiaSophia a former Christian Cathedral in Istanbul Turkey .

was constructed by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I in 537 AD .

Istanbul was occupied by #Ottoman ruler #Mehmed who ordered to convert the Cathedral into Mosque in 1453.

& now it's a Museum in Istanbul , Turkey .
The first religious services in #HagiaSophia were held on December 27, 537.

At the time, Emperor Justinian is reported to have said,

“My Lord, thank you for giving me the chance to create such a worshipping place.”
Now , there is a religious fanatic Muslim named Satan #RTErdoğan Government in #Turkey. He wants to open this Cathedral anyway so that his fanatic Muslim followers can worship there , which is very disgusting.

Christians can't worship there.
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A passion piece for me, tracing the origins of #Pakistan #Turkiye brotherhood.

Nowadays, when public affinity for #Turkish TvShow #ErtugrulGhazi
is the rage in #Pakistan.

I’ve attempted to trace the historical events that helped develop these bonds.

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Be it #Turkish support to #Pakistan when it comes to the Kashmir dispute or other international issues, #Pakistanis are well aware of the fact that, #Turkey goes out of its way to stand by #Pakistan.

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But to understand this bond of brotherhood, and how it developed over a period of a 100 years we need to take a deeper look at the instances in our own history, when #Pakistanis as a people went out of our way to stand by the #Turks.

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These photos are from a visit ten years ago to the ruins of al-Zeeb, a Palestinian village on the shores on the Mediterranean, north of Acre and very close to the border with Lebanon. For #NakbaDay, here’s a bit of al-Zeeb’s history 1/10
In the #Ottoman period al-Zeeb pops up in a few archival records. Tax documents from the 16th century show a typical northern Palestinian village growing various grains, its fields ploughed by water buffalo, and a variety of other produce like fruit and honey 2/10
In 1693 the #Ottoman scholar ‘Abd al-Ghani al-Nabulsi stopped in al-Zeeb on his way to Acre. After a dangerous journey, he received a warm welcome from the village notables. He wrote a poem, punning on the fact that ‘zeeb’ sounds like the word for ‘wolf’ (dh’ib) in Arabic: 3/10
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Today marks the 84th death anniversary of Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari.
Dr. Ansari was born on 25th December 1880, at his ancestral home in Yusufpur-Mohammadabad in the Ghazipur district of what was then known as the United Provinces, (UP).

#Thread #DrMAAnsari
Dr. Ansari was a descendant - in a direct line - of Khwaja Abdullah Ansari of Herat through Khwaja Abdurreman. The family migrated to India in two batches; first in the reign of Mohammad bin Tughlaq and subsequently with Babur’s army in 1526.

#DrMAAnsari
Dr. Ansari was educated in Hyderabad, where his brothers were in the service of the Nizam of Hyderabad, and then received a degree in medicine from the Madras Medical College.
He moved to Edinburgh for higher studies and received a Master of Surgery from @EdinburghUni, in 1910.
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I'd now like to highlight some of the fantastic projects under the @newbook_project umbrella! @nelcuw @ds_uw @SvobodaDiaries @ebadiary @SimpsonCenter @UWArtSci #dayofdh2020
The Joseph Mathia #SvobodaDiaries project is the multi-media publication of available diaries remaining from a collection kept by Baghdad resident J. M. Svoboda, from 1862 to 1908. @SvobodaDiaries
#interns have recently redeveloped the project website where you can view and download the diary material svobodadiariesproject.org @SvobodaDiaries
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We’ve offered #DH undergrad and grad internships at Newbook Digital Texts since 2011 and have collaborated with around 200 @uw students during that time. newbookdigitaltexts.org #dayofdh2020 @nelcuw @ds_uw @SimpsonCenter @SvobodaDiaries @ebadiary @UWArtSci @uwcse @UW_iSchool
I collaborate with Prof. Walter Andrews and Dr. Mary Childs, amongst others. Our projects range from #Ottoman and #Georgian poetry to C19 travel journals from #Iraq and #Egypt.  
Our work is #opensource, and interns work on all aspects of the projects, including...
#Transcribing unpublished #primarysource material such as these diaries from C19 #Iraq @SvobodaDiaries @nelcuw
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Wishing #Ramadan mubarak to all those observing the holy month/ Ramazan ayınız mübarek olsun

In 1896 the #Ottoman newspaper Servet-i Fünun featured a drawing of a mosque adorned with illuminations spelling ‘merhaba’ (hello) to greet Ramadan. But the picture came with a story...
Inside is a piece by the newspaper’s editor, Ahmed İhsan. He loved the atmosphere and meaning of Ramadan, so he decided to write a reflection on the holy month in his newspaper. I’ll let him tell his own (slightly edited for space) story:
Kalemi kağıdı elime almış, muhterem karilerime bir ramazan sohbeti yazayım demiştim.

I picked up my pen and paper, and said to myself that I’d write a Ramadan note to my esteemed readers.
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The Empirization of China

The #Chinese want to be an #Empire and that too in a hurry. But many perished in this quest. #GreatBritain is no more a empire. #USA is also facing heat in #multipolar world in #PostColdWar era.
@narendramodi @MEAIndia
1. With cunning and ruthlessness #China was well on track. It might have become a #GlobalEmpire within another 20 to 30 years. But its own shrowdy , anti democratic and #AntiHuman policies leading to its own #disaster.
2.However in their desperation and over eagerness, China it seems has overplayed its hand on many fronts. Now, by triggering, concealing and manipulating a #CoronaPandemic, China has not only made its dream of empire untenable, it will probably destroy China.
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Today is #15Shaban the traditional date of the birth of the 12th Imam in #ShiiIslam in the year 255/ 869 - a short thread on the #TwelfthImam 1/
One of the earliest texts is al-Imama wa-l-tabsira min al-hayra of Ali b. al-Husayn Ibn Babawayh (d. 329/941) that tried to collect all the reports on the Imam and his absence in a time of confusion alfeker.net/library.php?id… 2/
Other reports are in the chapter on the #TwelfthImam in #KitabalHujja of #alKafi by his contemporary Abu Jafar al-Kulayni (d. 329/941) 3/
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#IbnArabi (d. 1240) is famed for his monistic doctrine of #wahdatalwujud although #WilliamChittick ibnarabisociety.org/articles/qunaw… has pointed out he never used the term preferring al-wujud al-Haqq or similar #SufiMetaphysicsContested 1/
In the immediate generation after him the meaning of God as the only existent or rather the ‘absolute being’ (al-wujud al-mutlaq) was debated by his step-son Sadr al-Din Qunawi (d. 1274) with the Avicennian philosopher Nasir al-Din al Tusi (d. 1274) books.google.co.uk/books/about/al… 2/
Ibn ‘Arabi’s metaphysics were rapidly adopted by Persian poets like Maghribi (d. 1408) and by theologians leading to further contestations between Sa’d al-Din Taftazani (d. 1389) and ‘Ali al-Jurjani (d. 1413) the famous disputants at the court of Timur (d. 1405) 3/
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Need something to occupy you or your kids? Why not learn (or practice) the #Ottoman Turkish alphabet!

Over the next week I’ll be tweeting the letters of the alphabet from one of my Ottoman school books. If you want to play along, tweet me your writing or drawing masterpieces Image
A little intro first in case you’re interested. The book is called ‘Renkli ve Resimli Elifba-yı Tefeyyüz’ / ‘’The Coloured and Illustrated Tefeyyüz Alphabet’ named for its Istanbul publisher, Tefeyyüz Kitabhanesi. It was written by Hüseyin Hüsnü in 1910 Image
It was intended for use in Ottoman ibtidai (primary) schools, and, as you might guess from the cover image, was designed to teach both literacy and patriotism. That all said, let’s get on with today’s letters- ا، ب، پ، ت، ث Image
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Making a composite bow. The style and construction is specific for #MingDynasty #China, but shares similarities with #Ottoman, Indo-Persian, and Korean bows too.



I’ll explain the steps: a thread
First, the Achilles’ tendon is separated. This will be dried out, and later pounded into fibres that will sit on the back of the bow (the side that faces away from the archer). Some of the animal’s skin is boiled and turned into glue that will be used to hold the wooden core.
The wooden core is shaped with 5 pieces all joined by V splices - a stiff handle, two flexible limbs, and two rigid tips. The V splice developed in the 10th or 11th C, and it allowed the angles between the handle, limbs, and tips to become much sharper.
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1. For what it's worth, recognizing that Turkey is the greatest risk in the #Levant because #Turkey is an #ISIS & al-#Qaeda affiliate, a while ago, I proposed a mechanism that was quite similar to what the SDF and Assad regime agreed to. Assad is brutal. So are KSA, UAE, Egypt,
2. Israel and IRAN. But the Syrian people have a way to establish Democracy through the @UN #GenevaProcess. That becomes more likely with unity of #SDF and #SAA. The #jihadists are the enemy of humanity. #Erdogan is their leader. Turkey must pay the price for following the
3. false prophet. The #Ottoman Empire must be finally and forever destroyed. Wall the jihadists up in Anatolia and let them devour each other. Free #Istanbul and #Bakur from the #AKP terrorists. Change the map. @trpresidency @RTErdogan @USEmbassyTurkey
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#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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30. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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In May 1911, the #Ottoman parliament debated the issue of Zionism in Palestine. One of the MPs, the Armenian deputy for Erzurum, Ohannes Varteks Efendi, made a speech calling for tolerance & forcefully arguing against sectarian violence. Heckled by other MPs as he spoke, he said:
‘When we say things here [about the Jews], the ill-educated people out there, coming across a Jew, will say, “The Jews are traitors!” They used to say this about the Armenians.’

The people will learn by example from your words, he warned- a warning all too relevant today.
Varteks Efendi held memories of the 1890s massacres of Armenians, arguing that if there were violence in Palestine or elsewhere, Armenians too would be victims. But a fellow MP insisted that they were not capable of such barbarism, that such violence was part of a despotic past
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