When Islam Came: Rape and Devastation in Constantinople

One week ago today, Friday, May 29, was the 567th-year anniversary of the Islamic conquest of Constantinople, one of ancient Christianity’s greatest capitals that for the previous seven centuries had, as Europe’s easternmost bulwark, withstood Islam. Lesser known is what immediately followed this Muslim seizure of “New Rome”—which Turkey is immensely proud of—as described below … Continue reading When Islam Came: Rape and Devastation in Constantinople