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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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Very interesting #Time_Line of Christian Brutality upon the Pagans starting with Conversion of Constantine in 312 CE !
No wonder neo Converts are the biggest zealots.
Outlawing Pagan religion, destroying, stealing, looting Temples everywhere.
Islam learnt from Christianity !
Temples turned into brothels & gambling rooms by Christians. Constantine orders destruction of ALL PAGAN TEMPLES & EXECUTION of IDOLATORS !
#359_CE, Christian organise Death Camps Of all Pagans in Skythopolis, Syria !
Libraries burnt. Killings & Brutalities continue...

#QuraaN
Antioch; governor Fidustius, priests Hilarius, Patricius executed. Philosopher Simonides burned alive, Maximus decapitated !
380 CE, 27 Feb, Christianity declared official religion of a Roman Empire by Theodosius.
Christian Priests lead murderous mobs to kill Hellenes.
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This is what a Byzantine poet had to say about Hagia Sophia, one of the preeminent architectural marvel of Justinian’s reign and the masterpiece he built and the resources expended in making it a reality. #HagiaSophia #History #Byzantines #Ottomans #Istanbul #Constantinople
Moreover from a 12th century Greek Chronicler, Hagia Sophia’s gilded roof was a representation of: #History #HagiaSophia #Church #Mosque #Istanbul #Constantinople #Byzantine #Ottomans
Most of the Byzantine emperors were crowned in the Hagia Sophia and it was the symbol and heart of Constantinople where all its citizens amassed to pray, ask for God’s benevolence and during times of turbulence people thronged to it to seek His mercy and save the city.
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On 29 May 1453, the #Constantinople fell to Ottoman ruler Mehmat-II. Today it has been 566 years since the historical city fell to the Ottomans after the siege of 53days. It was famous all over Europe that if this city fell to Muslims,it would be the last day of this universe
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But this city not only fell to Muslims but also became #Istanbul which remained the capital of the Ottoman Empire for centuries. On the fall of this city, black week was officially observed throughout Europe. This city was an imp connection for trade b/w Europe Asia & Africa.
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This city was considered unconquerable by the Byzantine Empire. They also considered Mehmet-II a child because he was just 21. But this child ended their rule in this city. The conquest of Constantinople was predicted by the Prophet(PBUH) of Islam 750 years before this event.
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1. A little bit of deconstruction is needed on the topic of Greek War of Independence. The events that caused to Greek Independence is the "first armed intervention" on humanitarian grounds in the world history --->
2. The spark ignited the fuse leading to “Greek Revolution” (called in Greece) was the French Revolution and its enlightenment principles. It was then that “the Neo-Hellenic Englightment” was spawned which saw Ottoman rule as unacceptable and the Greeks being “in chains”...
3. ... even though the educated #Romioi were prospering, with #Phanariots ( quasi-Aristocracy in #Constantinople) holding state positions, despite being a subject people, the “Rum millet”.
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This just started off a huge rabbit hole. #Pearson #Bertelsmann #Obama #Vivendi #Bronfman #TimeWarner #BMG #MusicIndustry #Print #NaziPropaganda this is a #DeepState info haven! Just look at the top inv @ Pearson. They hide behind banks & mutual fund fronts. The entire S&P is DS!
Just the top investor is #Dimensional Fund Advisors. This was created by #DavidBooth who had deep ties to #UniversityOfChicago, this is where #Obama taught school. Can you say #DeepState puppet.
#ArnoldSchwarzenegger is a huge investor, which as you know pulls in the Shriver of the #Kennedy family (JFK was her uncle) & #California cesspool which includes #Getty’s, #Newsom, #Pelosi’s, #DAlessandro families I can devote an entire thread to this consortium.
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1. Will Turkey's #Kurdish and #Christian #Genocide result in the #Christian world demanding the liberation of #Constantinople? Was that Putin's plan all along to get @RTErdogan to give him an ethno-religious pretext to seize the straights? Now that all US public hates Turkey
2. is there any chance under @POTUS @realDonaldTrump the US would commit #American troops' lives to save Turkey now and disrupt Putin's plan? Who could have dreamed up such a devilish plot?
3. When the Crusaders were closing in remember Turkey, it was a #Kurd who defended Al-Quds.
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0/ Back from an amazing week in Hobart* to bring you a 24-part thread covering the latest from the #crypto space over the past day or two!

*S/O to @TasFireService & @NSWRFS for bravely fighting a near-month-long fire that's now burnt out 28,000+ ha of World Heritage-listed land.
1/ 🛰️ Leading #Bitcoin infra. #tech provider @Blockstream has launched its Blockstream Satellite API Beta.

Paying via the #LightningNetwork testnet (i.e., for free), users can broadcast data via Blockstream's satellite network. No #Internet needed! blockstream.com/2019/01/16/sat…
2/ 🛑 Ethereum's #Constantinople upgrade was postponed due to a potential vulnerability discovered by #blockchain security firm @Chain_Security relating to EIP1283 (i.e., cheaper gas costs for SSTORE operations). Next course of action to be explored during Friday's core dev call.
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“My name is here presented more to be understood than to be read” said once a #Roman senator.
For my #EarlyMedievalPills, let’s explore what monograms can tell us about changes in political culture & social communication between late antiquity & #Carolingian times.
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Monogrammatic culture has its roots in the #classical world. Producers used monograms to mark mass-produced objects such as pottery. We also see them on Hellenistic coins. However, they didn’t encode the name of the issuing authority, but functioned as control marks.
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Influenced by Hellenistic models, #Roman emperors adopted monograms on their coins. They were used to encode the emperor’s name thus becoming personal graphic devices that could also mark certain objects the trade of which was an imperial monopoly.
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THREAD on #Russia/n Orthodox Church (ROC) breaking off “eucharistic communion" w/ #Constantinople Patriarchate.
1.CAVEAT: I don’t claim to be an expert in church relations but being Orthodox Christian & working on #Russia-related politics/policies I feel entitled to share few of my own observations esp in the face of mounting ignorance or propaganda from some of the usual "Russia watchers"
2. Within next days you will hear 3 dominating narratives on what came to be called "the new schism":
A.Patriarch Kirill is KGB (somewhat true).
B. ROC is a tool of #Kremlin (true).
C. Conflict emerged as aftermath of “#Russia trying to make #Ukraine submissive” (yes & no)
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