WHY SEPTEMBER 11th?

A good Moslem king was one who was strict in religion, valiant in battle, just in giving judgment among his people, but not one who had the slightest objection in international matters to removing his neighbour’s landmark.

–G.K. Chesterton, 1911


I awoke this morning wondering if Islam has already won.

Does the fact that Americans are spending the 911-september-11th-attacksday in solemn observation of this date, September 11th, mourning the more than 3,000 deaths by Muslim aggression, stand as proof that those who profess to be carrying out the commands of their Prophet Mohammad, presently have the upper-hand and distinct strategic advantage over the entirety of Western Civilization?

Why are we not, instead, celebrating that on this date, September 11, 1683, the kara-mustafaChristian defenders of Western Civilization fought successfully against an effort by Islam to rampage across Europe and turn Saint Peter’s Basilica into a mosque?

When was the last time anyone in America celebrated, or even learned about the Christian victory over the Ottoman Turks, who, led by Kara Mustafa, had held Europe under siege at the Gates of Vienna throughout the summer of 1683? Why is the name of John III Sobieski not known in households throughout the free world? Continue reading “WHY SEPTEMBER 11th?”

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