America and Islam: Is There Hope for Peace?

What hope is there for lasting peace between America and radical Islam? For 1,400 years the Christian West has been forced to defend itself against the attacks of a militant version of Islam that is dedicated to world conquest. Understanding the history of this struggle is crucial to avoiding a potential worldwide holocaust. The army of Islam first invaded the Holy Land, which had been Christian for 300 years, taking Jerusalem in 638 A.D. They then demanded that the Christians submit to their god or die. Since their Jihad began, hundreds of battles have been fought through the centuries.

By the 8th century, the armies of Islam had plundered and killed throughout North Africa and its thriving Christian civilizations. They sacked Alexandria, Egypt, burning the world’s greatest library. Their armies of destruction pillaged through Spain and into France. But at the Battle of Tours, in France, in 732 A.D., Charles Martel, against all odds, defeated 80,000 Muslim warriors. This victory temporarily halted Islam’s attempt to destroy Christianity in Europe. Three centuries later, the Crusades (1095-1192) were largely a failed attempt to regain control of Jerusalem and the holy places of Christianity and Judaism from the Muslims.

By the 14th century the Islamic Ottoman Turks had become the central power of the Muslim world and labored for centuries to prepare armies to destroy Christian Europe. They finally plundered the 1,000 year-old Christian city of Constantinople in 1453. In one day, Muslims slaughtered tens of thousands of Christians, and turned the largest church in the world, Saint Sophia, into a mosque.

By the early 16th century, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent spent his life training over 150,000 Turks to invade and destroy Christianity in Europe. In 1529 the Turks were providentially turned back at the gates of Vienna by an incredibly rare September snowstorm, 4,000 Swiss cavalry and a plague that devastated the Muslim army.

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