Diversifying the Teaching of the First World War

IN NOVEMBER 1914, THE 35TH OTTOMAN SULTAN, MEHMED V, FORMALLY DECLARED JIHAD AGAINST THE ENTENTE POWERS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR. Addressing a distinguished audience at Istanbul’s Fatih mosque, Mehmed claimed that Britain, France and Russia had long harboured “ill-will against our great Caliphate”, and that millions of Muslims had suffered misfortune and disaster under their […]