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  • LEPANTO, 7 OCTOBER 1571: The Defense of Europe

    10/06/2005 9:33:59 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 14 replies · 955+ views ^ | 2005.10.07 | B-Chan
    Today, 7 October 2005, is the 434th anniversary of the Naval Battle of Lepanto -- the defeat of the invasion fleet of the Ottoman Empire by the Holy League fleet under command of Don John of Austria. They were an ad hoc fleet thrown together at the last moment from a rabble of squabbling principalities. England's ships did not join the defense -- their Protestant queen looked the other way. The French fleet, by orders of her Catholic king, were similarly absent. They were outnumbered, outgunned, and fighting with their backs to the wall. But they had one weapon the...
  • The Battle of Lepanto

    10/27/2008 2:08:21 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 25 replies · 1,005+ views
    mainestategop blog ^ | 10/27/08 | mainestategop
    This October was the 437th anniversary of a forgotten yet crucial battle in the defense of western civilization called the battle of Lepanto. It is the victory of this battle that is the reason we are living in a free nation rather than an Islamic style dictatorship. It is why we are still Christian and not Muslim. It is the reason for the existence of America as it is as a free nation. (Though now and days it is not that free.) In 1571, The Turkish Ottoman empire was the superpower of the day. On land, the armies of...
  • Remember Lepanto!

    10/06/2004 7:49:18 PM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 57 replies · 1,917+ views
    Tradition in Action | Robert McMullen
    The year is 1565. On the island of Malta, 600 Knights of St. John, commanding a force of some 8000 men, prepare to defend their island fortress from attack. These same Catholic Knights had been driven from their previous stronghold, the Isle of Rhodes, in 1522, by the Ottoman Turks. Under Suleyman the Magnificent, the Moslems were pressing hard across Arabia, Syria, Iraq, into Egypt and northern Africa, and had established a strong foothold on the north coast of the Black Sea, the gateway to all of Europe itself. In 1526, the Hungarians had been defeated at the Battle of...
  • Holy War: The Year the Muslims Took Rome

    01/05/2006 6:25:09 AM PST · by NYer · 77 replies · 2,406+ views ^ | January 5, 2005 | Sandro Magister
    ROMA, January 5, 2006 – A book published recently in the United States lifts the veil on a crucial aspect of Islam, one which too many understand poorly and know too little about: jihad, the holy war. It is an aspect that meets with widespread silence, as if it were a taboo. Even among Christians, there are wide gaps on this topic in the general awareness of Church history. An example? Many recall what happened in Rome, at St. Peter’s Basilica, the night of Christmas Day of the year 800. After the Mass, pope Leo III solemnly placed upon...
  • Former Terrorist, Nazi to Speak At Columbia

    10/09/2006 10:00:46 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 1,758+ views
    Former Terrorist, Nazi to Speak At Columbia By Nathan Burchfiel Staff Writer October 09, 2006 ( - One week after protestors interrupted a speech by Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrest at Columbia University, student organizers are asking their colleagues to allow two former terrorists and a former Nazi soldier to speak freely. The university's College Republicans on Wednesday will host former PLO terrorist Walid Shoebat, former Lebanese terrorist Zachariah Anani and former Nazi soldier Hilmar von Campe in a panel discussion on "issues that are vital to the safety of America and Western Civiliation," according to the university. "While last...
  • Clash of civilizations: Battle of Lepanto revisited

    10/07/2006 5:14:48 AM PDT · by toon shine · 32 replies · 1,390+ views
    Today, Christians quietly recall the anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto, Oct. 7, 1571. On that date the forces of Islam battled the Holy League in a crucial engagement at Lepanto, the modern day Gulf of Corinth. The date assumes larger significance in light of recent struggles between the West and Islamic jihad.