Was Napoleon a Muslim?

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Post by Tosun Saral » 27 Nov 2005 21:49

Was Napoleon a Muslim? What do you say? 8O

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Post by panzerkrieg » 27 Nov 2005 22:30

What makes you think he was?

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Post by spirit.of.sacrifice » 27 Nov 2005 23:06

Was Hitler a Buddhist?
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what is the point in your question really?

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Post by David C. Clarke » 28 Nov 2005 00:14

Actually Guys, the rumor of Napoleon being a Muslim dates back to his invasion of Egypt. I believe it was a ploy by the French to represent him to the local population as being more true to Islam than the former rulers of Egypt. Now, of course Napoleon wasn't actually a Muslim, but the rumor had a life of its own.

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Post by panzerkrieg » 28 Nov 2005 06:54

ooh sounds very much like the kaiser proclaiming himself as the protector of all muslims

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Post by Mehmet Fatih » 28 Nov 2005 07:45

I have heard that Kaiser Friedrich II. von Hohenstaufen was a muslim.

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Post by Vulkan » 28 Nov 2005 10:14

Tosun Saral wrote:Was Napoleon a Muslim? What do you say? 8O
No, plain and simple.

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Post by David C. Clarke » 28 Nov 2005 14:39

ooh sounds very much like the kaiser proclaiming himself as the protector of all muslims
Yes, precisely!

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Post by -Michael » 29 Nov 2005 17:29

It was said Napoleon was a free mason, and he did some free mason rituals in Eygipt?
But wat has this got to do whit collaboration in WW2?

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Napoleon A Moslem?

Post by Alter Mann » 11 Dec 2005 12:47

I must be missing something. Where did World War Two collaboration come in?

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Re: Napoleon A Moslem?

Post by Marcus » 11 Dec 2005 15:38

Alter Mann wrote:I must be missing something. Where did World War Two collaboration come in?
This thread was originally in that section.

/Marcus

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Napoleon a Moslem?

Post by Alter Mann » 11 Dec 2005 19:41

Sorry. I looked all around and didn't see any subject lines about it. I really did think I was missing something.

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Post by Mikko H. » 12 Dec 2005 10:50

I have heard that Kaiser Friedrich II. von Hohenstaufen was a muslim.
Certainly not. He was a Roman Catholic, but was uncommonly tolerant of Islamic faith for his time (13th century). He was raised in Norman Sicily, an environment we today would call multicultural, where everyday interaction between Christians and Moslems was, if not common, at least not uncommon.

In fact, Friedrich II seems to have believed that all faiths (or at least Christianity and Islam) worship the same god in different ways, an idea way ahead of his times. It's even possible that he was an agnostic.

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Post by St Cir » 14 Dec 2005 20:04

Was Napoleon a Muslim?
Yes
Well, at least nominally. During his Egyptian campaign, as a way to get the Egyptian people's support, he officially converted to Islamic religion and underwent whatever ceremony is used for that by muslims. Obviously his conversion had nothing to do with religion, but with politics.
On the other hand, Napoleon is known to have truly admired the Mohammed and even learned off by heart some suras of the Koran.

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Post by Davide Pastore » 14 Dec 2005 20:29

St Cir wrote:he officially converted to Islamic religion and underwent whatever ceremony is used for that by muslims.
Really? AFAIK [#1] the ceremony above includes a little surgical operation. Unpleasant as it is today, it must have been positively scaring in 1798.

[#1] having not experienced it first-hand, I may be mistaken.

Davide

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