While the Red Cross is known for it’s humanitarian work throughout the world, its name isn’t the same everywhere. In countries where Islam is the dominant faith, the group’s name changes to the Red Crescent.
The Battle of Marawi was a five-month long battle in 2017 between the Philippines and agents of ISIL who tried to take the Filipino city of Marawai (which is predominantly Muslim) as their own. The Filipino government emerged victorious with almost all of the thousand ISIL enemies there were killed.
Not long before the discovery of the New World, most of present-day Spain and Portugal had been ruled by Muslims who had conquered the area for almost eight hundred years. The last ruler there was Muhammad XII who ruled the city of Granada. He eventually had to accept the rule of the new Catholic monarchs,Continue reading “Fun Fact: The Last Islamic Ruler of the Iberian Peninsula”
In the 16th century King Francis I of France found himself desperate to counter the power of Charles V the Holy Roman Emperor. He failed to ally with England, so he reached for friendship with Suleiman I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire who also did not like the power of the House of Habsburg. ThisContinue reading “Fun Fact: Franco-Ottoman Alliance”
Queen Elizabeth II is said to be a descendant of Islam’s Muhammad himself through his daughter Fatimah. However this actually goes back to the English King Edward IV, and all his descendants, not just Elizabeth II. Edward IV was descended from Maria de Padilla as her daughter married a son of King Edward III. MariaContinue reading “Fun Fact: Queen Elizabeth II is a Descendant of Muhammad”