9-11: Muslim Holy War in America’s Homeland
For over fifteen centuries, Christianity has been fighting for its very survival against Islam, which defenders term the “Religion of Peace.” On the 14th anniversary of the Muslim attack on our nation, it is a sobering reminder that the United States is one of the more recent victims of Islam’s centuries old war on Christendom, precisely because America is a Christian nation.
As America faces new threats that would crush Christian faith and religious freedom, history provides proven means of defeating militant Islam’s deadly plots. These three epic Christian victories saved the Western world as we know it today:
The Battle of Tours
In an epic defeat outside Tours, France in 732 A.D., Charles “the Hammer” Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne, and his brave band of 1,500 Christian foot soldiers stopped a Muslim mounted cavalry force estimated to range between 40,000 and 600,000 riders.
Historians consider this battle to be of “macrohistorical importance” because it stopped the Muslims’ northward advance and “preserved Christianity as the controlling faith in Europe.” Translation: The reason why any of you has the freedom and the ability to read these words in English is due in large part to Christian general Charles Martel. If this warrior-hero and general-extraordinarie had not epically beaten the Muslims at the Battle of Tours, all American men would be reading in Arabic; females over the age of 8 wouldn’t be allowed by their Muslim husbands to be reading much more than a cook book; and I as a Christian woman would be burnt alive, beheaded, drowned or repeatedly raped for daring to write the historical truth of what happened back in the Dark Ages. So much for Islamic tolerance.
The Battle of Lepanto
On October 7, 1571 a young and dashing John of Austria (the real life Don Juan) successfully led a Catholic naval force against an undefeated Muslim fleet. The Battle of Lepanto “heralded the end of Turkish supremacy in the Mediterranean.” The seemingly miraculous victory at Lepanto has been described as the battle that “saved the Christian West from defeat at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.”
The victorious Christian forces credited the intercession of Mary, the Mother of God. The defeated Muslim force also acknowledged the Christian victory as “an act of Divine Will.” Muslim losses outnumbered Christian casualties by a approximately 7 to 1.
The Battle of Vienna
In July of 1683, a huge Muslim army laid siege to Vienna, Austria. After two months, with food and supplies almost exhausted and the defenders mere days away from total collapse, Jan III Sobieski, the King of Poland, successfully led a combined Christian force of German and Polish armies to relieve the city from Turkish attackers.
King Sobieski credited God with the victory, saying ”Veni, vidi, Deus vicit” – “I came, I saw, God conquered”. The Christian forces of 70,000-80,000 soldiers opposed a Muslim force almost twice its size in a battle that included the “largest known calvary charge in history.” King Sobieski’s decisive victory at the Battle of Vienna was a turning point in the centuries old struggle between the Christian and Turkish Empires.
The history of Muslim aggression down through the centuries illustrates Islam’s unrelenting and ongoing jihad against Christians. The attacks on 9-11 were yet another tactical step in Muslims’ ongoing holy war in American’s homeland.
If we are to survive as a nation founded on Judeo-Christian beliefs, it’s past time to acknowledge that we are facing a religious war bent on fundamentally transforming America from the Christian faith to one of Islam. Just as Christian warriors in centuries past, to be victorious in today’s battles against Islamic evil, Americans must be prepared to answer Islamic jihad with force and strong faith in Christ.