Learn in 72 Seconds What Islamists Want Back [video]

A quick timeline of the 600-year reign of the Ottoman Empire helps put into perspective what Islamists and ISIS are fighting to restore.

The below map, in just 72 seconds, portrays the changes of political rule spanning over 600 years. Islamic invasions began in the mid 700s but this map begins in the year 1300 when the Ottoman Empire became the ruling system for the majority of Sunni Muslims.

Reclaiming the land that was once under Ottoman control, covering several continents, which was never theirs to begin with, is fundamental to Islamic rule.

All that is left is the country of modern-day Turkey, which is located on ground soaked with blood of martyrs who were killed during numerous battles and the eventual destruction of Constantinople in 1453.



Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley facebook.com/BlankleyBethany/ & BethanyBlankley.com.

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