Fatimid Caliphate

Century of Terror
©Angus McBride
906 Jan 1

Century of Terror

Kufa, Iraq

The Qarmaṭians instigated what one scholar termed a "century of terror" in Kufa. They considered the pilgrimage to Mecca a superstition and once in control of the Bahrayni state, they launched raids along the pilgrim routes crossing the Arabian Peninsula. In 906, They ambushed a pilgrim caravan returning from Mecca and massacred 20,000 pilgrims.

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