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Friday, September 28, 2018

Know Thy History: KHARTOUM - Spoiler Alert! Everyone Dies

The death of General Charles George Gordon
Khartoum, January 26, 1885
Has Islam changed since the fall of Khartoum in 1885? Have the current-day British changed their naive stance on Islam since 1885? Has Islam changed for the better since its founding by Muhammad in 610 - that is, is it no longer a religion of bloodthirsty, violent, evil, rampaging Muslim fanatics out to kill anyone who is non-Muslim, but is suddenly today a religion of peace?

The answers are no, no and no. Under Islam everyone dies, "everyone" being non-Muslims. Therefore, the future under Islam is the same today as in the past - non-Muslims must convert to Islam or die. 

Below is a link to the 1966 two hour film (in color) Khartoum starring Charlton Heston as General Charles "Chinese" Gordon and Lawrence Olivier as the Mahdi (Muhammad Ahmad). The film is based on historical accounts of Gordon's defense of the Sudanese city of Khartoum from the forces of the Mahdi's Islamic soldiers during the Siege of Khartoum.

Lest you think that the Mahdi was kindly (scene at the end of the movie) in not wanting Gordon to be killed, know that in real life the Mahdi ordered that Gordon's severed head be transfixed between the branches of a tree where all who passed it could look in disdain and 
throw rocks at it. Gordon's body was desecrated and thrown down a well.

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