American History Reminds Us of Islam’s Adversarial Role
The Battles of Tours and Lepanto, Christopher Columbus’ adventures, and America’s first war all have one thing in common – they all remind us Islam’s history is filled with unrelenting war against the non-muslim world.
The Battle of Tours
In the Battle of Tours (October 10, 732), Charles “The Hammer” Martel led the forces of Europe against the Islamic forces of the Umayyad Caliphate, and were victorious against the muslims. This was a tremendous, and some say miraculous, victory for the Christian West against the Islamic forces.
This Monday, October 11th, America will celebrate “Columbus Day.”
Christopher Columbus was commissioned by his queen in 1492 to discover new trade routes because many of the routes were controlled by Islamic forces.
Why in 1492?
1492 was the year Spanish forces came down from the mountains of Spain, defeated the muslim forces, pushed them out, and took back their homeland which had been seized by muslims for approximately 780 years.
This is called the Reconquista of Spain.
The Battle of Lepanto
In the 16th century, the Islamic Caliphate – the Ottoman Empire – continued its incursion into Western lands, including the Mediterranean.
In the spring of 1570, the 4th Ottoman-Venetian war began when Muslim Turks attacked Cyprus. Venetian soldiers fought for nearly a year, but on August 5, 1571, Cyprus fell.
The Venetians agreed to surrender terms offered by the Turkish commander, Lala Mustafa, who agreed to give them safe passage to Crete on Turkish ships. Instead, the Venetians were stripped of their clothes, chained to the oars of the Turkish ships, and forced to row.
The Muslims beheaded the Venetian commanders and hung their heads on the mast of their ships.
In response to the unprovoked assault on Western Christian nations/communities, Pope Pius V formed the Holy League with forces from the Papal States, the Habsburg States in Italy and Spain, monarchies of Tuscany, Savoy and elsewhere, the Knights of Malta, and others, in order to defend Cyprus and push back the Islamic forces.
On October 7, 1571, the naval forces of the Holy League met the Islamic Ottoman Turks in the Gulf of Corinth (Greece).
Europe was in unified prayer because the defeat of the Holy League could have meant the unrestrained flood of Mohammad’s Armies deeper into Europe, and the Ottoman’s had a formidable naval force.
Prior to the battle, the entire Holy League fleet prayed the Holy Rosary.
In what many believe was miraculous, the Holy League defeated the Ottomans in this great naval battle, now referred to as the Battle of Lepanto.
Read a more detailed account of the Battle of Lepanto by UTT here.
Islam’s Attack on the New America
The first war America fought after the American Revolution was fought against muslims who seized U.S. ships on the high seas, captured Americans, and charged the United States great sums of money as tribute.
President Thomas Jefferson sent the Marines to Tripoli in 1804 to defeat the muslims who were conducting unprovoked attacks on Americans as described above. The English translation of the Koran Jefferson obtained encouraged readers to study it so the Islamic enemy could be understood and defeated in battle.
The reason the U.S. Constitution allows for a standing Navy and “Letters of Mark” is, in large part, because of Islamic aggressors.
It is now October 2021. Has the West learned any lessons at all from this history?
While countries like England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and many others are overrun with sharia-adherent muslims openly working to destroy liberty, financial security, personal safety, leaders of these nations cower.
What will America – the last best hope on earth for mankind – do?
John Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).
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