The people of our region have always rebelled against dominance and oppression, even in the days of Genghis and Hulagu Khan
, and will continue to do so, because independence has always been in our blood.
The buzz in Tehran circles is that Putin hopes to end up as the new conqueror of Aleppo, sharing that distinction with Hulagu Khan
the Moghul chief in the 13th century.
King Baldwin II of Jerusalem also laid siege to Aleppo in 1124 and a third siege took place in January 1260, this time by the Mongol ruler Hulagu Khan
The Mongols led by Hulagu Khan
did much the same when they sacked Baghdad in 1258, and in modern times the Nazis and Bolsheviks wreaked enormous havoc on lives and cultures that stood in the way of their ideological goals.
Though many of us follow the headlines about the Palestinian territory closely, we are largely unfamiliar with its long and tumultuous history We've created an illustrated timeline of Gaza that will take you from the conquests of Pharaoh Thut-mose III, King David, Hulagu Khan
, Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte up to the current conflict.
The "Tartar" evokes rich imagery in Arab oral and written histories: The Tartars were the horde of "barbarians," led by Hulagu Khan
, who laid siege to thirteenth-century Baghdad.
The Mongols, under the leadership of Hulagu Khan
, carried out a massacre the like of which had never been witnessed before in Baghdad in 1258; at the time, one Mongolian soldier had a Baghdadi kneel down in preparation to chop off his head.
As Muslim monarchies were set up later, the caliphate became hereditary but continued to be significant up to the destruction of the Abbasid caliphate by the Mongols led by Hulagu Khan
CAIRO -- Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood on Thursday sharply criticized the military for ousting the country's Islamist president, comparing its rule to that of Adolf Hitler, Roman emperor Nero or Mongol conqueror Hulagu Khan
-- remarks likely to stoke tensions ahead of rival rallies by supporters and opponents of the former leader.
I also read an article describing King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz as a dictator, and if this is true, then I am Hulagu Khan
With the wars against Iran, against Kuwait, and the genocide against the Kurds, it is entirely possible that Saddam Hussein is responsible for the most Muslim deaths since the Mongol invasion by Hulagu Khan
back in the 13th century.
People are always lamenting our Golden Age, where has it gone, so the story goes like this," he said, recounting the ancient stories that inform his comics: The grandson of Genghis Khan, Hulagu Khan
, invades Baghdad and destroys the library.