God’s Shadow

Mikhail’s pro-Selim biases are bordering on sheer nuttery.

Mikhail proudly declares Ottoman slavery is much better than Christian slavery.

Mikhail asserts that religious minorities in the Ottoman Empire are well treated, and then accidentally mentions the ethnic genocide of forty thousand Shiites (he gives them most of a paragraph).

Mikhail mentions how slave-women had fame and opportunity, such as Selim’s mother Gulbahar. No mention of Ahmed’s mother, Korkud’s, or the women who lost everything as Selim the Grim had their children strangled or as he killed Korkud’s son (Selim’s nephew) in the child’s bedroom.

Mikhail has Kool-Aid stains around his mouth.

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