The tears of jihad refers to the deaths of 270 million people over a 1400-year period. They were all killed for the same reason: they did not believe that Muhammad was the prophet of Allah.
After Muhammad died, Abu Bakr was elected caliph---basically, the supreme ruler of all Islam, which included both spiritual guidance and political guidance. He was sort of a combination of both pope and king. Abu Bakr spent his three years in office basically making sure that Muslim Arabs did not leave Islam. The apostasy wars continued during his entire time in office. An apostate is one who wants to leave his religion, and this is a fatal offense---a capital crime---in Islam.
After Abu Bakr died, Umar became the second caliph. Umar picked up where Muhammad left off, continuing Muhammad's efforts to attack the Christians north of Arabia. Those Christians were kafirs because they had not submitted to Islam.
At this time, the Middle East was not even remotely the same as we think of it now. It was basically a Greek culture. The Greeks were sailors and businessmen, which allowed the Greek culture to spread all around the rim of the Mediterranean, including Syria and Northern Egypt. Even North Africa was a Greek culture. And, of course, all of Anatolia (Turkey) was Greek. It was a highly sophisticated culture, but it had overwhelming problems, which could be defined as age, degeneracy and decay.
The Greeks had been at war with the Persians for a long time. This continual war left both the Persians and the Greeks weak. The 900-year rule of Greek culture in the Mediterranean was coming to an end. The Greeks were very divided along religious lines. People are different and interpret things in different ways, so, people being imperfect as they are, Christianity had several doctrinal variations, and the Greeks in Constantinople had a different theological view of Christianity than those in Jerusalem, Syria and Egypt. These divisions were strong enough to cause ill will between them, and this was the world that Umar invaded and conquered.
The conquest progressed so fast that Umar found it difficult to govern what he had. Still, he now had enormous wealth from the fall of Syria, Persia, Iraq, Egypt and North Africa. In thirty years time, all of Greek culture, except Anatolia, was destroyed. An entire new world order came about.
At first, the Christians were pretty much left to govern themselves and just send taxes to Medina. But after the consolidation of the empire under Uthman, things began to change. Islam was no longer conquering more territory. Instead, it was consolidating the territories it had conquered. The age of the dhimmi had arrived. Being a dhimmi involved paying heavy taxes, but it also began to involve being a second-class citizen in your own home country. In Egypt, for instance, the Coptic culture was especially despised. Now the Copts, who were the descendants of the Egypt of the Pharaohs, had become Christians. The Coptic language was thousands of years old. If, as a Christian, you spoke the Coptic language in front of your new Arab (Muslim) masters, your tongue was cut out. That was the life of the dhimmi.
North Africa became Islamic, and 600 years of Christianity disappeared. The culture of the Greeks, Romans, and the Europeans were annihilated. Then the pressure began against Greek Anatolia.
The Arab Muslims despised the Christians with a terrible fervor. You may say, “But in the Qur’an, it speaks well of the Christian.” Religiously speaking, that may be true, but that was written when Muhammad was in Arabia.
Now, everywhere the Muslims looked, they saw Christians who were wealthy, educated and very sophisticated. The Arabs were none of those things. They just wanted to crush the Christian kafirs. The 900-year-old world of the Middle East completely changed. (Note that it has not changed in the last 1400 years, except for becoming even more Islamic.)
The Christians had no idea what hit them. They never called the invaders Muslims; instead, they called them Arabs or Saracens. Here are some of the words they left behind:
The sword of the Saracen, beastly and demonic savages. Evil, God-hating Saracens destroyed crops, burned cities and drove the survivors before them.
This was the world that was created by Islam, and that would later cry out to the Christians in Europe, "Help us!" Indeed, the treatment of the Christians was only a little better than slaves.
After the Middle East was conquered, Arabia turned its sights on Constantinople in Anatolia. This became a long-term goal, which took a few hundred years to accomplish. Their first step was to kill Armenians. In one town, they brought together all of the Armenian leaders, took them down to the church and burned the church, which fell in on top of the Armenian leaders.
In another town in Anatolia, when you came to pay your dhimmi tax, you got a special brand from a hot iron on your arm. If you were found and you did not have a brand, the first thing they did was to cut off the arm that should have held the brand. It didn't hurt very long because the next thing they did was to cut off your head.
There was one Greek Bishop who offered to debate the Muslims with regards to Islam and Christianity. The Muslims listened to his debate for two hours, then they cut off his head.
Another Bishop invited them to a debate, so they, too, debated for the afternoon. When the debate was over, the Muslims took the bishop, cut out his tongue, hauled him out to the desert and left him to die.
Needless to say, acts like this began to teach the Christians what their place was in this new order. It was a place of the dhimmi, a semi-slave. They could still have their church buildings---those that were left. Christianity could not be seen or spoken of beyond the church or the home. For a Christian to try to convert a Muslim was a death sentence.
Christians were actually forbidden to read the Qur’an. This element is important, because it helps to insure an ignorance of the Christian by his Islamic rulers. This has had a 1400-year effect. Christians or other kafirs still do not study either the history or the doctrine of Islam. To not study the history or doctrine of Islam makes anyone, including a Christian, a dhimmi.
Dhimmitude starts with ignorance. The cure for dhimmitude is knowledge. Once a dhimmi becomes aware of the doctrine of persecution and the history of persecution, the dhimmi's eyes are opened and the dhimmi becomes a kafir.
The destruction in Anatolia took several hundred years. We have one accounting from a Muslim historian who gladly reports the figure of the destruction of 30,000 church buildings. Now some of the better church buildings had a special fate reserved for them. Those sites became mosques. When it conquers, Islam has built its mosques on top of where the best church building or temple was. It is ever thus, because this is the way of Muhammad or Sunna.
Destroying religious art is also the way of Muhammad. As soon as Islam conquered any town, the churches were desecrated. The Christians could move back into them later, if Islam decided to let them stand. Art---in particular religious art---is an affront to Islam. Muhammad's first act upon returning to Mecca, after he prayed, was to destroy all the religious art. We see this in Egypt, for instance, where the nose of the Sphinx has been knocked off. We see this along the silk route, where all of the Buddhist murals in caves have had the eyes pecked out and the mouth taken out. It was Islam who invented the act of ‘defacing.’
There was an interesting side effect for those who had already been conquered, as the conquest ebbed and flowed in Constantinople. If the Arabs lost a battle in Constantinople, then back in Egypt, for example, there would be angry riots, simply because of the fact that the Christians had beaten the Muslims in war, and, in those riots, the Christians would be killed.
This persecution was what set the stage for the Christians in the Middle East to cry out to their brothers in Europe, “Please help us,” and the response of the Europeans in the Crusades was to try to help them. So, the history of the Crusades is one of the few times where Christians tried to help other Christians in the Middle East. The Crusades should be a point of pride, and should be studied to see what can be done to help Christians against Islam.
In the East, jihad was not just against the Christians; it was against everyone. The Persian Empire at this time had already been crushed. Zoroastrianism, the religion of the Persians, was annihilated. It was annihilated to such a degree that today, historians are not really sure of the true nature of the Zoroastrian religion, because so many of their sacred texts were destroyed.
Islam moved onward towards Hindustan. Due to jihad, what we think of as India today is actually only about half of its original territory. But on the way to Hindustan, Islam stopped off in Afghanistan and destroyed the Buddhism that was there.
They then turned to the Hindus. The attack against the Hindus was similar to the ones against the Christians, Buddhists and Persians. When Islam started attacking the Persians, there was a parlay---a conference---before the battle, and the Persian general asked, "Who are you and why are you here," because the Persians had never really fought the Arabs. And here, in a hadith, is what Islam told him: "Our prophet, the messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to fight you until you worship Allah alone or pay the jizyah, the dhimmi tax, and our prophet has informed us that our Lord says, whoever amongst us is killed shall go to paradise and lead a life of great luxury. Whoever amongst us remain alive will become your master." This is the perfect statement of jihad.
Now, here is a statement by one of the conquering Muslim generals of India, Tamerlane: "My principle aim in coming to Hindustan has been to accomplish two aims. The first is to war with the kafirs, the enemies of Muhammad, and by this holy war, be able to claim a reward in paradise. The other was that the army of Islam might gain by plundering the wealth of the kafirs. Plunder in war is as lawful as a mother's milk to a Muslim."
You can see that the reason for invading Hindustan was exactly the same reason as invading Persia, and it was the same reason for invading Anatolia and the Middle East. It's important to realize this, because many times people think that, when the Muslims invaded, maybe the people there got what was coming to them in some way. No; the only way you had to be---the only ‘fault’ you had to have---was to be a kafir, and the Hindus were kafirs.
Just as the culture of the Middle East was crushed, the culture of the Hindu was crushed. You need to know that the Hindu that we see today is not the same Hindu before Islam. Islam changed the Hindu. Before Islam, the Hindus had been a proud culture. They were a leader in intellectual theory, mathematics and philosophy. And they were very wealthy.
Hindustan had been an Empire for a thousand years, and it had been relatively peaceful. In times of peace, you accumulate a great treasure. That was one of the things that happened in Afghanistan with the Buddhists. They were very prosperous, because they had given up war. It turns out that the Buddhists were a demonstration of what happens when you deal with Islam by saying, “We are peaceful people, we will do whatever you want.” What happened to the peaceful Buddhists was that the pacifists were annihilated. Witness the fact that half of the Hindu culture still remains behind, because it had a warrior caste. None of the Buddhist culture remains in Afghanistan.
Here is a typical story: 20,000 jihadists and thousands of mercenaries laid siege to a city in Hindustan. A traitor in the city, in exchange for money, gave them a clue as to how they could place ladders up against one particular portion of the wall and penetrate the city. The Muslims poured into the city. For three days, they did nothing but kill. They didn't even rob the bodies. It's very interesting. The General gave the job of killing the Hindus to only his most religious men, and after three days, they stopped the killing and began to rob the bodies. While the killing was going on, the women and children were raped, because rape always accompanies jihad.
In the end, the Hindus were crushed. Half their territory was gone. They were sold into slavery. There are some remnants of this in the geography books. There is, in Afghanistan, a mountain range called the Hindu Kush. ‘Hindu Kush’ means the funeral pyre of the Hindu.
What we now call Pakistan was originally a part of India. This petitioning of Pakistan (so that it would become purely Islamic), which happened under the British, led to the destruction of about a million Hindus in the partition that led to the creation of the state of Pakistan.
The name ‘Pakistan’ for a Muslim division of British India was put forward in 1930 by Choudhary Rahmat Ali (1897–1951) from names of the Muslim parts of the subcontinent: Punjab, the Afghan Northwest Frontier, Kashmir, Sind, and Baluchistan. Pak means ‘pure’ in Urdu, and stan means ‘land’. Fear of domination by the Hindu majority in India led in 1940 to a serious demand by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the leader of the Muslim League, for a separate Muslim state. This contributed to the delay in Britain granting independence for some years, but in 1947 British India was divided into two dominions, India and Pakistan. The Islamic state of Pakistan was created, on Indian independence in 1947, out of the Northwest Frontier Region, the northwestern region of Punjab, Baluchistan, and Sind (making up West Pakistan), and the eastern region of East Bengal (making up East Pakistan). Jinnah became the first governor general and Liaquat Ali Khan, deputy leader of the Muslim League (1940–47), became the first prime minister.
Although Mahatma Gandhi, the hero of Indian independence, forced the Indian National Congress to divide the assets of the former government of India, there was no confidence between the two countries. It was Ghandi, the secular saint, whose pacifism and dhimmitude lead to the deaths of a million Hindus. It was Ghandi who said that, although all of the Hindus had to leave Pakistan, none of the Muslims in India had to leave. Today, those Muslims are devouring India from the inside out. Ghandi was actually the great betrayer of Hindu culture.
Both Ghandi and the Buddhists of Afghanistan show how pacifism leads to total annihilation in the shortest period of time.
At the other end of India, in Bangladesh, the Islamization goes on today. In 1947, Bangladesh was still about one-third Hindu. Today, it is about 10% Hindu. And that reduction of the Hindu has come at a terrible price. Women and men who are left in Bangladesh are persecuted on a daily basis, dreadfully, and the police turn a blind eye when some Muslim throws acid in a Hindu woman's face. Why does he throw the acid? Her face isn't veiled. The police will not investigate because the police are Muslim.
We do not have time in this brief account to tell the terrible story of the conversion of Anatolia to Turkey. Nor do we have time to tell the terrible persecution of the Orthodox Christians in Eastern Europe. Their persecution was dreadful, but they fought on and on, to their credit.
The first ‘September 11th’ was in 1683, when the Europeans drove the Muslims from the gates of Vienna. Of course, many years later, we would have another September 11th. Now what is important about that is this: Islam never forgot that on September 11th they had been turned back from the gates of Vienna, and the proud Turkish Army defeated. They never forgot.
Here's what's important: On September 11th in America, we had no idea why that date was chosen. We were clueless, and in that we see the nature of Islam and the kafir. The kafir never remembers the history that went with the expansion of Islam. Islam never forgets.
Since 9/11, about 58,000 people around the world have died in over 9,000 attacks. Over 87,000 have been injured in 39 countries. All of this suffering goes on around the world, and you never hear about it, because our press does not want to report the terror of what is happening politically around the world with Islam. They do not connect the dots.
But I suppose we can't really blame our press, because none of our schools teach this history either---not even the Christian schools teach the dreadful history of the destruction of 60 million Christians. No schools teach the deaths of 10 million Buddhists, 80 million Hindus and 120 million Africans.
And, since we don't know the history, we are doomed to repeat it. Islam continues to kill the kafir, and the kafir just says, "Oh well, we'll take care of that problem by pretending it is not there. And the reason we won't turn our attention to it is complicated, but part of it has to do with the shame of the history, because Islam has defeated the kafir time and time again. We absolutely refuse to admit that this is an ideology that is devoted to the annihilation of all kafir cultures.” Because now, when you go to Iraq, you don't find a Christian Iraq. When you go to Egypt, you don't find a Christian Egypt. It is Islamic.
There's only one way to stop this. The history of the ‘tears of jihad’ must be taught in kafir schools. How can it be that the history of the expansion of the empire of Islam is treated as a glorious history, while the history of suffering---the suffering of the dhimmi and the death of 270 million---is never reported? Until this changes, we're doomed to continual annihilation, both here in America and abroad.
Most of the above text is taken from Political Islam and from Pakistan.