“The boys taken from Christian homes and forced into Murat I’s Muslim army were called Janissaries which meant new soldier. Janissaries were never allowed to return to their families, thus making them a full-time army.  Janissaries were not allowed to marry. Janissaries continually trained in the art of war, and were considered the fiercest troops. the Sultan would put them on the  front lines when attacking the next Christian city.”  p.106  What every American needs to know about the Quran by William Fedderer