Byzantine Sailors who switch sides to join the Muslims

In this video, Omar of the Orient delves into the fascinating history of how three Byzantine sailors—Photios, Leo of Tripoli, and Damian of Tarsus—converted to Islam and played significant roles in weakening the Byzantine Empire. Through a dramatic narrative, the video explores the rapid expansion of Muslim territories, the rise of Islamic naval power, and key battles that shaped control of the Mediterranean. Watch to discover how these individuals defected from Byzantine ranks to contribute to Muslim victories, leaving an indelible impact on the balance of power during this pivotal period in history.

  Category: Featured, Life & Society, Videos
  Topics: History, Ottoman Empire

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