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Offline The young fogey

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Re:The Patriarchate of Pec'
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2002, 10:27:39 AM »
Interesting post that proves that--in the Balkans--reality is stranger than fiction: Mehmet Sokolovic--Serbian convert to Islam and vizier of the Sultan, as well as a cousin or brother of  the Patriarch of Pec, Sokolovic-- pressured the  Sultan into resurrecting the Patriarchate for the good of non-Muslim Serbs.

Both Croat and Serbian nationalists honor Mehmet Sokolovic as an ethnic hero.

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Re:The Patriarchate of Pec'
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2002, 10:33:06 AM »
abdur,

Salaam. If you haven't yet, I encourage you to read William Dalrymple's article linked to my site, on Christianity and Islam. He mentions similar Western converts to al-Islam who were leaders: IIRC the Turkish admiral who led the fleet at Lepanto was in fact Italian.
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