THE THIRD TIME AROUND
By Frank L. Lanza, M.D.
The goal of Islam is world
domination. Anyone believing otherwise is living a dangerous dream. The Koran directs Muslims to conquer the
world for Islam and subject its people to Islamic law or a second class status
known as Dhimmitude, which is virtual slavery.
The alternative is death. No
negotiation, bargaining, or arguing, Islam slavery or death.
This is not the first time that
Islam has attempted world conquest and the destruction of Western Civilization
and Christianity. In fact, it is the
Time: The year 732.
Place: Tours, a small
city of Southern France.
Protagonists: A Muslim army lead by Abd ar-Rahman versus a
Frankish (French) army lead by Charles “the hammer Martel”.
Scenario: In the century following the death of
Mohammad in 632, Arab Muslim armies had swept through the Middle East, Northern
Africa, all of Spain, and Southern France.
The next goal was the wealthy and powerful monastery of St. Martin of
Tours, barely 100 miles south of Paris.
Outcome: The two armies met in the area between Tours and Poitiers
and for the first time the Muslims were defeated. Although not involving large forces, the
battle was extremely significant, in that it marked the high water mark for
Islam in Europe. From that point onward, the Muslims remained
on the defensive until they were finally driven from what is now France in
759. Their final expulsion from Western
Europe did not occur until the end of the 15th century, but it all
began at Tours.
Time: September 1683.
Protagonist: Sultan Mehmed IV and his grand vizier Kara
Mustafa versus the emperor Leopold I, his commander of the Vienna garrison Ernest Starhemberg, John
Sobieski III, King of Poland, and commanders of the other relieving
Scenario: The Ottoman Empire was immense, reaching from
the Atlantic shores of Africa to the
Balkans. The Sultan’s army had marched
to the gates of Vienna. All summer long that city lay besieged. By early September, its fall was
imminent. Starhemberg, the city
commander, had defended the city valiantly, but his forces were reduced by
casualties, sickness, and starvation.
They were surrounded by a huge Muslim army. The fall of Vienna again threatened not only Western
civilization, but Christianity itself.
Alarmed about the prospect of a Muslim victory, European Christian
countries, usually hostile and antagonistic to one another, joined together and
formed an army to relieve the beleagured city.
Outcome: The battle was joined on September 12, 1683
when an army composed of Saxons, Bavarians, Franks, and Poles attacked the
Turks at the gates of Vienna. After a fierce battle, the Muslims were
routed and after their retreat lost most of their previous Balkan
conquests. This was the beginning of the
long decline of the Ottoman Empire, terminating in its dismemberant in 1918,
but it all began at Vienna.
Time: The year 2006.
in the Middle East.
Protagonist: The United States of America versus
Scenario: The state of Israel was established in
1948. It was immediately attacked by six
Muslim countries, but was victorious.
This was followed by five more Israeli Arab wars, all resulting in
Israeli victories. The Islamics then
turned to terrorism culminating in the attack on the Twin Towers
on September 11, 2001. This resulted in
a declaration of war on terror by President George W. Bush of the United States. Afghanistan, a stronghold of
radical Islamic midlatency was invaded.
The Islamic terrorists were beaten and a democracy installed. In the belief that Iraq supported terrorism, in that
it had weapons of mass destruction, it too was invaded. Iraq’s
conventional armies were quickly defeated, but a terrorist led insurgency has
persisted and has led to over 2,000 U.S. military and innumerable Iraqi
Outcome: This is still in doubt. The Americans remain on the ground in
force. However, a civilian government
has been installed. Iraqi police and
army units have been established and are helping fight the insurgence. On balance, it appears that the Americans and
loyal Iraqi forces are prevailing. No
matter how long it takes, this battle must also be won. Hopefully, Islam will again begin to retreat
and ultimately they themselves will purge the militant radicals that threaten
the rest of the world. Islamic attempts
at world conquest seem to occur every few hundred years. This should be the last time. If so, it all began with 911.