Sultan Abdul Hamid II towards the end of his life. He was the 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and the last Sultan to exert effective control over the fracturing state. For all their mistakes, the Middle East was a much more peaceful and religiously tolerant place under Ottoman rule than it is now.
Shocking news. He died yesterday, apparently from a rare form of cancer. (Just like Nabeel Qureshi). They worked for the same fundamentalist missionary organisation that targeted Muslims. ›
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