Long but worth the read. Should I keep making these? I know they stretch out a bit nut I only have like less than half left for Skanderbeg and I can start doing Long but worth t
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Long but worth the read

Long but worth the read. Should I keep making these? I know they stretch out a bit nut I only have like less than half left for Skanderbeg and I can start doing

Should I keep making these? I know they stretch out a bit nut I only have like less than half left for Skanderbeg and I can start doing the next person. Feedback is appreciated

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#3 - anon (02/14/2014) [-]
thats it...keep it coming...let the History flow through you.
#9 - theblobble (02/15/2014) [-]
As an Albanian, seing this made me proud. Keep em coming! By the way, Gj in Albanian is pronounced J, and J in Albanian is pronounced Y. The Albanian spelling is Sk├źnderbeu I think as well
User avatar #10 to #9 - bigstick (02/15/2014) [-]
I see you albania
I albania too
#4 - darthnoah ONLINE (02/15/2014) [-]
You copied this word for word from badass of the week. Even the font change is the same. www.badassoftheweek.com/index.cgi?id=207768323945
You should at least give him credit, his stories are fantastic.
User avatar #11 - bigstick (02/15/2014) [-]
Just read gjergj as george, it summarizes it and because wobbly tobbly kind of latin but not rreally languages dont rreally translate that well into english
but G and J are like TH, they combine to make a new sound
and Kruje is spelled Kruh-ya
User avatar #12 to #11 - myfourthaccount (02/15/2014) [-]
dude, I'm Albanian and I can read it . It was just a way to make it humorous
User avatar #17 to #12 - bigstick (02/15/2014) [-]
Im albanian too btw
User avatar #18 to #17 - myfourthaccount (02/15/2014) [-]
Nice! which part?
User avatar #19 to #18 - bigstick (02/15/2014) [-]
User avatar #20 to #19 - myfourthaccount (02/15/2014) [-]
nice, I've only passed through there while driving down to Vlora but from what I could see from the road it is ******* beautiful. I'm from Tirana. Do you still live there or are you in the US now?
User avatar #21 to #20 - bigstick (02/15/2014) [-]
Still here, havent ever rreally left the country, also, what did you do in vlora? I used to live there when I was younger
User avatar #22 to #21 - myfourthaccount (02/15/2014) [-]
Nice man, you've got english tied down better than me and I've been in the States for 5 years lol. And mostly because of the beach man. I only get to visit Albania in the summers so might as well right
User avatar #23 to #22 - bigstick (02/15/2014) [-]
Thanks to videogames and TV Im now practically best in the city in English, thanks, and have a nice day
User avatar #2 - sinery (02/14/2014) [-]
You know they're a badass when their first name is ************ .
#8 - anon (02/15/2014) [-]
Stop copying from badass of the week and claiming it to be your own, you attention seeking cunt.
User avatar #5 - Nullifier (02/15/2014) [-]
The Janissaries were actually Christian
User avatar #6 to #5 - myfourthaccount (02/15/2014) [-]
they were mostly Christians that were forcibly converted to Islam so technically you are right.
User avatar #7 to #6 - Nullifier (02/15/2014) [-]
the Ottomans were actually really religiously tolerant. They didn't force many conversions.
User avatar #13 to #7 - myfourthaccount (02/15/2014) [-]
as an Albanian who was born and lived in Albania for 16 years I can say that that is total ******** . Pre-Ottoman invasion all Albanians were Christian, now 70% of the population is muslim
User avatar #14 to #13 - Nullifier (02/15/2014) [-]
"Under the Ottoman Empire, Christians and Jews were, in principle, tolerated, but polytheists were not, in accordance with Sharia law. In practice, the degree of tolerance varied by time and place.
Orthodox Christians were the largest non-Muslim group. With the rise of Imperial Russia, they came to have an external advocate.[1]
Roman Catholics benefited from the protection of the western Great Powers.[2][3]
Forced conversion of those raised by a non-Muslim father is counter to Sharia law, and was not a standard practice. However, anyone whose father was Muslim was usually legally required to be Muslim or face execution for apostasy. Until the empire began to crumble, Ottoman law required the execution of all former Muslims and children of non-Muslims of a Muslim father in accordance with the Sharia law on apostasy."

"Ottoman religious tolerance was notable for being much better than that which existed elsewhere in other great past or contemporary empires, such as the Byzantine or Roman Empires. Of course, there were isolated instances of gaps between established policy and its actual practical application, but still, it was the modus operandi of the Empire.[4] Lewis and Cohen point out that until relatively modern times, tolerance in the treatment of non-believers, at least as it is understood in the West after John Locke, was neither valued, nor its absence condemned by both Muslims and Christians"

"Under Ottoman rule, dhimmis (non-Muslim subjects) were allowed to "practice their religion, subject to certain conditions, and to enjoy a measure of communal autonomy" (see: Millet) and guaranteed their personal safety and security of property, in return for paying tribute to Muslims and acknowledging Muslim supremacy"
User avatar #15 to #14 - Nullifier (02/15/2014) [-]
"Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, states that, in most respects, their [the non-Muslims in the Empire] position was "very much easier than that of non-Christians or even of heretical Christians in medieval Europe."[7] For example, dhimmis rarely faced martyrdom or exile, or forced compulsion to change their religion, and with certain exceptions, they were free in their choice of residence and profession."

"In the past, Christian missionaries sometimes worked hand-in-hand with colonialism, for example during the European colonization of the Americas, Africa and Asia. There is no record of a Muslim organization corresponding to the Christian mission system under the Ottoman Empire. According to Thomas Walker Arnold, Islam was not spread by force in the areas under the control of the Ottoman Sultan.[11] Rather, Arnold concludes by quoting a 17th-century author:

Meanwhile he (the Turk) wins (converts) by craft more than by force, and snatches away Christ by fraud out of the hearts of men. For the Turk, it is true, at the present time compels no country by violence to apostatise; but he uses other means whereby imperceptibly he roots out Christianity.."

"Voluntary conversion to Islam was welcomed by the Ottoman authorities. If a Christian became a Muslim, he or she lived under the same rules and regulations that applied to other Muslims; there were no special ones for converts.
However, conversion from Islam to Christianity was, around the 15th and the 16th centuries, sometimes punished by death."
User avatar #16 to #15 - Nullifier (02/15/2014) [-]
Peace Treaties and International Law in European History: from the late Middle Ages to World War One, Randall. Lesaffer, 2004, p.357
Jump up ^ The Middle East Today, Don Peretz, 1971, p.79
Jump up ^ Randall Lesaffer, 2004, p.357[not specific enough to verify]
Jump up ^ G. Georgiades Arnakis, "The Greek Church of Constantinople and the Ottoman Empire", The Journal of Modern History 24:3. (Sep., 1952), p. 235 JSTOR
The preaching of Islam: a history of the propagation of the Muslim faith By Sir Thomas Walker Arnold, pg. 135-144
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