Honest Reporting in Syria

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, born Nov. 30, 1835, was an American writer and reporter in the days before Political Correctness.

Samuel-Clemens

In 1867, a newspaper funded his voyage to the Mediterranean, which he recorded in his book, “Innocents Abroad,” 1869.

Mark Twain described Syria under the Ottoman Turkish Empire: “Then we called at the tomb of Mahomet’s children and at … the mausoleum of the five thousand Christians who were massacred in Damascus in 1861 by the Turks. They say those narrow streets ran blood for several days, and that men, women and children were butchered indiscriminately and left to rot by hundreds all through the Christian quarter; they say, further, that the stench was dreadful. All the Christians who could get away fled from the city, and the Mohammedans would not defile their hands by burying the ‘infidel dogs.’ The thirst for blood extended to the high lands of Hermon and Anti-Lebanon, and in a short time twenty-five thousand more Christians were massacred and their possessions laid waste.…”

Mark Twain added: “How they hate a Christian in Damascus! – and pretty much all over Turkeydom as well. And how they will pay for it when Russia turns her guns upon them again! It is soothing to the heart to abuse England and France for interposing to save the Ottoman Empire from the destruction it has so richly deserved for a thousand years. …”

“When I, a thoughtful and unblessed Presbyterian, examine the Koran, I know that beyond any question every Mohammedan is insane…” ~ Mark Twain

This was written in 1869.  So maybe the Muslim’s insane blood thirst is Bush’s great great grandpa’s fault.

 

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