MAINTAIN A STRONG MILITARY
When faced with Islamic aggression
excerpted from Islam Watch:
"Humiliation of Muslims and the coming Siege of Vienna"
By Blake Gartner
[italics, emphasis and text in dark blue mine. lw]
NOTE: First published by me on January 2, 2008 at Islamic Danger in History, when Bush the younger was President here, and Ehud Olmert was the Prime Minister of Israel. That is why there are references to these two.
Now, please read on . . .
[circa 1000 C.E.] Muslims sensed another opportunity to spread their religion and civilization to the "darkness of barbarism and unbelief", when the Byzantine rulers decided to disband most of their military, preferring to pay mercenaries when troubles arose. The Byzantine army consisted largely of the elderly officers and untrained young kids (for centuries after its destruction, the word "Byzantine" was used to mean "effeminate decadence")**.
This weakness opened the floodgates to Islamic successes. But it so alarmed the weakened West that . . .
Faced with the decaying of what was arguably the only stable, viable state in Europe, the West was again on the brink of annihilation. In 1095, Pope Urban II hoped to organize Christendom around a fight for Jerusalem, a tactic frequently used before and after by Muslims.
. . . gave rise to the Crusades.
Victory followed by defeat
The Crusaders established the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1099. At its height, the Crusader Kingdom was about the size of Israel and West Bank. For more than a hundred years, Muslims could do little about the new country, fighting occasional wars, mostly to contain the Christians. But in the 12th century, a Jihad on Jerusalem was organized. In 1187, settlers lost Jerusalem – it was now the Kingdom of Jerusalem... without Jerusalem. A small strip of land along the seaside of what is now Israel and the southern half of Lebanon was all that remained. Subsequent Crusades recovered Jerusalem, but all was lost when Sultan Khalil captured Acre, the new capital of the Kingdom, and proceeded to either slaughter or enslave all remaining settlers.
The Crusades were a failure. Islam won, forever reinforcing its sense of invincibility against the infidels. I’ve heard many Muslims say, "It took us 200 years to defeat the Crusader Kingdom. Israel has existed less than 60. We have another 140 to destroy it, and we will.*"
But Islam did not stop at the defeat of the Crusader Kingdom. In the 15th century, the Turks finally destroyed the Byzantine Empire, conquering its capital Constantinople.
At the other end of Europe, much of Spain and Portugal was under Islamic rule for 781 years until 1492. Faced with Arab Muslims threatening from the West and Turkish Muslims threatening from the East, Europe struck back with a vengeance again. Spain and Portugal were won back, pushing Islam back into North Africa. But just like the first time when the West responded to Islamic aggression with violent Crusades, the new European attempt to defend itself and even the genocidal Inquisition fell short of taking back everything that was lost. Constantinople remained part of the Islamic world.
In 1526, Sultan Suleiman conquered most of Hungary, with Bulgaria already under his control. Three years later, the Turks reached all the way to Vienna and laid siege to it. The city stood up only because it was attacked too late by a Turkish force that was too tired from prior battles. In 1532, the Ottomans tried again, but faced stiff resistance in western Hungary.
For 150 years, the Ottomans tried to jump from southeastern Europe into its heartland before the epic Battle of Vienna. This time, the siege began in July of 1683. During the siege, 10,000 Viennese troops were surrounded by 140,000 Turks. They would probably fail, and allow Islam into the center of Europe, but King Jan III Sobieski of Poland sent a 30,000 man army to protect the city, possibly saving the Western civilization. The Battle of Vienna began on September 11. When the battle was over next day, 4,000 Christians had been killed – and 15,000 Muslims. Vienna survived again.
The rest is history. The Enlightenment and later the Industrial Revolution sent the West far ahead of Islam. In the 19th century, Napoleon showed just show dominant Christendom was over Islam. The Caliphate was eliminated when the Ottoman Empire ceased to exist. The West stopped fearing Muslims, viewing them as nothing more than "oil cows". And Islam truly ceased being a power.
That, of course, is what the West wanted to believe. Truth is that Christendom still didn’t recover most of the territories lost since the rise of Islam. Constantinople (now Istanbul), Egypt, Syria, Bosnia and Chechnya were all Christian lands in the past.
Islam did not invade the West continuously for a thousand years. Instead, there were many generations of peace, but that peace was eventually always interrupted by Muslim attacks on Europe. Each time Christians lost large parts of their territory, then fought back, but never fully recovered the lost territories.
For two centuries now, the West was strong enough to ignore the threat from the south. But Muslims felt "humiliated" because they did not have the strongest army, the wealthiest economy and the dominant political power.
Islam began to resurge in the 1960s (some say in the 1920s, but Islamists weren’t strong enough until after Israel "humiliated" Arab nationalists in 1967). First came terror. Then global Jihad. In the 1990s, massive Islamic immigration into Europe began to threaten a demographic takeover. Islam is on the move again. Will Vienna be under siege once more?
All of the above from Islam Watch
Humiliation of Muslims and the coming Siege of Vienna
The following two footnotes are mine. Leslie White
* Regarding Moslems boasting, "It took us 200 years to defeat the Crusader Kingdom. Israel has existed less than 60. We have another 140 to destroy it, and we will." There is a difference. The Crusaders could "go home." The Jews of Israel "are home;" they have no other place to go. They must either die under an Islamic onslaught or count on the "mercy" of conquering Islamics. Even with incompetents such as Ehud Olmert and his corrupt government, I wager that Israel will not count on the "mercy" of the Mohammedans. The Islamics have been taught by koran and ahadith, by learning about the life of Mahomet, that Jews are subhumans, descended from "apes and pigs (sic);" they hate Jews with a hatred ingested with their mothers' milk.
Israel has a strong military, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), but Israel has a weakness: a hope for "peace" with the Arabs, conjoined with an abyssmal ignorance of Islam and its teachings. In attempting to achieve "peace with Islam, Israeli governments look for approval towards the other Western nations, especially the United States. To show its "moral high-mindedness," Israel cares more for the well-being of its Arab-Islamic enemies than it does for either its soldiers or its citizens. The soldiers must fight house-to-house to "spare Islamic lives," while Israeli citizens must endure rocket barrages, apparently so as not to further enrage their enemies.
The mentally impaired U.S. President has ordered Israel to set up a "Palestinian State." (It was something that he has been dreaming of ever since he gained power, whether to please his Saudi cohorts or to have another "democratic" shariah state ["Palestine"] in the Middle East, besides Iraq, is difficult to distinguish.)
Israeli prime ministers have always followed Washington's orders and tried to comply in setting up the "Palestinian" state. What no one is saying is that the "Palestinian" Arabs do not want "peace with Israel" or a state alongside the Jewish state. The "Palestinian" Islamics want Israel.
BUT, what is most important, and gives us a valuable insight into the Islamic mind, is the statement:
"It took us 200 years to defeat the Crusader Kingdom. Israel has existed less than 60. We have another 140 to destroy it, and we will"
Why is that important? Because the Islamic revels in the glories of the past. He re-fights those battles of the past--when Mohammedans were victorious. He will base his present-day tactics on battles and Islamic victories of the past.
Or on words in the koran.
Osama bin Laden is of this mindset. He harkens back to the koran. he connects the present with past Islamic victories or humiliations--to either repeat the victories or blot out the humiliations.
Take the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, NY, U.S.A. , for example.
"Wherever you are, death will find you, even in the looming tower."
Usama bin Laden used these words from the Koran in a video-taped speech to the 9/11 hijackers: 
The video was found on a computer in Hamburg after the attacks.
The Koran, 4th Sura, "The Women" (7.8). In some translations "looming" becomes "lofty." See: Dexter Filken, New York Times, "The Plot Against America," 6 August 2006.
The foregoing material re the Usama bin Laden videotape and the "looming" or "lofty" tower comes from The Intelligence Officer's Bookshelf
The koran warns that wherever you are, even in in a lofty tower, death will find you. This came true for near 3000 of us, near 3000 too many, when a bunch of determined Arab Moslems crashed two planes full of passengers into the twin towers.
What gave Osama bin Laden the idea are the words of the koran originating from the 7th century on or so. Those words suddenly make the connection for us to to 2001 C.E. New York City, United States of America and the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
Koran "towers" in Sura 004.078
Here is the verse--with the three translations from http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/quran/004.qmt.html
YUSUFALI: "Wherever ye are, death will find you out, even if ye are in towers built up strong and high!" If some good befalls them, they say, "This is from Allah"; but if evil, they say, "This is from thee" (O Prophet). Say: "All things are from Allah." But what hath come to these people, that they fail to understand a single fact?
PICKTHAL: Wheresoever ye may be, death will overtake you, even though ye were in lofty towers. Yet if a happy thing befalleth them they say: This is from Allah; and if an evil thing befalleth them they say: This is of thy doing (O Muhammad). Say (unto them): All is from Allah. What is amiss with these people that they come not nigh to understand a happening?
SHAKIR: Wherever you are, death will overtake you, though you are in lofty towers, and if a benefit comes to them, they say: This is from Allah; and if a misfortune befalls them, they say: This is from you. Say: All is from Allah, but what is the matter with these people that they do not make approach to understanding what is told (them)?
[emphasis mine. lw]
The Looming Tower is the title of a book about al Qaeda and what led up to September 11, 2001 and the attack on America by Arab Mohammedans who hijacked our airplanes.
The title is based by its author, Lawrence Wright, on a sentence in the fourth sura of the Koran:
"WHEREVER YOU ARE, DEATH WILL FIND YOU, EVEN IN THE LOOMING TOWER."
You want to read the first chapter of Lawrence Wright's "Tower" book? Well, you can, see right here:
The Looming Tower - First Chapter
A review of the book The Looming Tower can be found at Central Intelligence Agency Web site
To understand Islamic actions today look to the past.
Therefore, my fellow-Western friends, it behooves us to become familiar with, to study, past struggles against the Mahometans, to see their tactics--whether they can be applied today--to understand how the Islamics were defeated in the past. History is the key to our victory over islam. Islam delenda est.
La Turquie, cheval de Troie islamique?
The Trojan horse rendering is from the European Resistance Blogs to whom a grateful hat tip is due. The Trojan Horse picture is captioned, "Turkey, the Islamic Trojan Horse?"
The Islamic Trojan Horse, however, also refers to the Islamics that are "peacefully" invading our Western countries, whether via the American State Department's "visa express," suicidal "asylum laws" or wide-open borders and lack of internal control of Islamic foreigners--whether visa residents or citizens (whose loyalty is not dual, but always first to Islam, Shariah, and the Koran) .
delenda est Islam
AND . . .
**An Opportunity Missed!
By the Byzantines, with whom we started this post
Had these Byzantines ("weak sisters") had a Strong Military, the could have nipped Islam in the bud--and saved themselves from its horrors.
from History of Islamic Imperialism
Two years before Muhammad's death of a fever, he launches the Tabuk Crusades, in which he led 30,000 jihadists against the Byzantine Christians. He had heard a report that a huge army had amassed to attack Arabia, but the report turned out to be a false rumor. The Byzantine army never materialized. He turned around and went home, but not before extracting 'agreements' from northern tribes. They could enjoy the 'privilege' of living under Islamic 'protection' (read: not be attacked by Islam), if they paid a tax (jizya).
History of Islamic Imperialism
and never forget
delenda est Islam
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