By Theodore Shoebat

I would like to explain several reasons as to why we should not trust Muslims as a civilization. When ISIS invades a village, the first thing they do is establish a false facade of peace, telling people that they come in peace. Dr. Salim Hassan, a geologist and professor at the University of Sulaymaniyeh, said:

I want to tell you this is how IS operate(s): They make traps… Always when they first control they say ‘We don’t kill anyone, you are all our brothers,’ like when they controlled Mosul. But after they win trust they begin to enforce their laws and commit their atrocities. This is their way

This is what Muslim jihadists do before they strike. We have to remember that Cain told Abel, “Let us go forth abroad”, and walked with him “in the field,” before rose up against his brother Abel, and slew him (Genesis 4:8).

There is a story that I would like to illustrate to you, that shows how cunning the Muslims are. After Louis II, the king of France, helped defeat the Moors in Italy, he took their sultan and made him prisoner.

But this sultan was no fool. There was thing that alway baffled the king of France about this sultan: he never smiled nor ever expressed himself in laughter. But one day the sultan saw the wheel of a wagon, and silently contemplating its movement, he laughed. The king was shocked upon hearing the news of his laughter, and after summoning the sultan, asked him as to what made him laugh, to which the sultan responded:

I saw a wagon, and noticed its wheels; how the lower part is raised up while the upper part is brought low. In this I saw a metaphor of the instability and uncertainty of human happiness. Then I laughed at the thought of how we are puffed up by such uncertain things; and I also recognized that it was impossible that I who have been brought low from so great a height should not be raised up again to greatness from ground level.

The king was taken aback by his words, and contemplating on this nugget of oriental wisdom, came to a realization that the sultan was quite erudite and intelligent, and granted him freedom to come to him liberally for conversation, and to freely roam about the country. With this freedom, the sultan exerted all of his talents as a cunning rascal. He looked to the Italian cities that were under the power of France, Capua and Benevento, and observed how they hated the king and were always seeking independence. He then went to the king and proposed what seemed to be a prudent idea, saying,

I notice, O king, that it s a constant source of worry and concern to you how you are to maintain a firm hold on these Italian cities. I will give you some advice: you should be unaware, most noble prince, that you will never have an unshakable hold on these cities until you remove the leading inhabitants of them to the hands of the Franks. For those who are enslaved against their will naturally long for freedom and will break out in revolt to attain it if they are given the opportunity.

Louis II expressed himself favorable to this plan, and ordered a prodigious number of blacksmiths to make chains and fetters by which to bind the Italians and bring them into France. The sultan, with his double minded character, went to the leading citizens of Capua and Benevento and said,

I wish to give you some top secret information which, if it were dissevered, would, I fear, be my destruction and put you in great danger.

They swore silence upon hearing this, and anxiously wondered what he had to say. The sultan continued:

The king wishes to send you all in chains to his own land of Francia, fearing that there is no other way for him to maintain a firm grasp on your cities

But the leading citizens of Capua and Benevento did not fully trust the sultan, and asked that he show them some concrete evidence for his claims. The sultan took one of the leading citizens to the area where the blacksmiths were making the chains and fetters, and asked him to ask the blacksmiths why they were working with such haste. When the plan was revealed to him, he rushed back and told his people what was happening, and confirmed what the sultan said. The people then planned how they were going to counter-attack king Louis II.

When the king of France arrived to take the people, they shut the gates to his face and refused to let him in. The sultan then approached the leading citizens asking that as a reward for his information, he be allowed to leave for North Africa. They helped him escape, and he returned to his home in Carthage, resumed his authority and command, and commenced a military campaign against Capua and Benevento, the very cities that set him free.

He established a military bastion and viciously besieged the two Italian metropolises. They were being grievously oppressed by the Muslim sultan, and could nothing else but seek help from the king of France. But when the king heard their envoy, he said that he rejoiced in their destruction because they refused him earlier.

They then sent an envoy to the pious emperor Basil I, who received him well and told him to return to his people and urge them not to worry, for reinforcements would be on their way to defend them. As the envoy was returning to Italy he was captured by the men of the sultan and made a prisoner. He was brought before the sultan who told him,

There are two paths open to you, of which you should take the one more beneficial to you. If you wish to save your own life, also to receive many gifts and favours, say — in my hearing — to those who sent you that the emperor of the Romans refuses to ally himself with you; thus, you will live. But if you insist on delivering your true message, sudden death awaits you.

The messenger agreed to comply with the sultan, and asked that the leading citizens be brought before so that he could tell them what the sultan wanted him to say. When they were summoned, he said to them:

O fathers, even though death is obviously at hand and the sword ready to strike, I will not conceal the truth. I only ask that you show your gratitude to my wife and children. I am in the hands of the enemy, my lords; but I have completed my embassy. You may expect help from the emperor of the Romans forthwith, so be of good cheer; your deliverer is coming, but not mine.

As he was saying the final lines the Muslims slashed him with their swords, and by the time the last word was spoken from his mouth, he was cut to pieces. He sacrificed himself for his people, for when the sultan heard what he said, he was deeply afraid of the Romans, and ended the siege of Capua and Benevento. (Skylitzes, Byzantine History, 6.28, 149-151)

This is a great story that has not been rarely taught and is barely known. It should be a story that is taught in schools, and it should be known commonly. One of the primary reasons why the Western World is suffering from Islam is because the society has become vacuous of true Christian history.