“On a fixed date, non Muslim fathers (mostly Christians) were to bring their children to a designated public square. The Muslim recruiting agents used to choose the healthy, strong, and handsome ones of them. Once every few years roving Ottoman Muslim talent scouts, accompanied by soldiers, descended on the villages and culled the most promising peasant boys.  “Young Christians were abducted and moved to the capital Constantinople”  Islamic Jihad by M. A. Khan

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