By Robert Spencer:
“Subconscious fear”? Or wisdom born of experience? In my new book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, I explain how, in 1683, the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet IV assembled a large force of jihad warriors and set forth once more into Europe, intent upon succeeding in bringing it to heel where his illustrious forbears had failed. Mehmet’s grand vizier, Kara Mustafa, urged him to try again to take Vienna, arguing that it was the key to the conquest of Europe and that if he conquered it, “all the Christians would obey the Ottomans.”
The jihadis duly placed Vienna under siege once again but did not count on the Polish King Jan Sobieski, who hurried to the city with a relief force. Approaching Vienna, Sobieski saw the arrangement of the sultan’s forces around the city and remarked, “This man is badly encamped. He knows nothing of war, we shall certainly defeat him.” In the dawn hours of September 12, he did. The Ottoman siege was decisively broken, and Christendom once again saved. The warriors of jihad fled in confusion, but they would, of course, be back.
Would Austria be better off if it forgot 1683 and welcomed them?
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