Σάββατο, 2 Απριλίου 2016

Sheikh ul-Islam Hacı Halil Efendi!


An article about an Ottoman Sheikh ul-Islam was published in a Greek blog. The Sheikh ul-Islam was the third most important person of the Ottoman Empire. He had to advise the Sultan, if his orders were in accord with the Koran. There were some examples of such experts being frightened to give the right advise and they gave one the Sultan wished to hear, because they were  afraid of the decapitation.
However there was one who didn't say what the Sultan wanted to hear. The Sultan wanted to slaughter the Orthodox Christians of Constantinople-Istambul, because the Greeks of the Danubian Principalities and of Peloponnese had rebelled. Sheikh ul-Islam Hacı Halil Efendi couldn't find any justification for this. While he was investigating the case the Sultan sent him to exile, but before sending him off, they tortured him so much, he died, so they sent him to the bottom of the sea. However this saved the Orthodox Christians of Constinople-Istambul, but not the Patriarch. The Patriarch was hanged, because he had failed as a leader of the Orthodox Church.
No Greek person knows about this and probably no Turk either. The Patriarch condemned the Greek Revolution, some years ago he had condemned the use of Ancient Greek names too, and by this he had led the Greeks of the Danubian Principalities into failure. No Turk has written an article in Wikipedia about Halil.

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