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  • VIDEO - Battle of Tours 732 AD (Charles Martel, known as the Hammer, Savior of Europe)

    01/09/2012 3:46:38 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 34 replies
    October 10, 732 AD marks the conclusion of the Battle of Tours, arguably one of the most decisive battles in all of history. A Moslem army, in a crusading search for land and the end of Christianity, after the conquest of Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, began to invade Western Europe under the leadership of Abd-er Rahman, governor of Spain. Abd-er Rahman led an infantry of 60,000 to 400,000 soldiers across the Western Pyrenees and toward the Loire River, but they were met just outside the city of Tours by Charles Martel, known as the Hammer, and the Frankish Army.
  • Evil in Norway

    07/22/2011 1:52:13 PM PDT · by mojito · 92 replies
    Commentary ^ | 7/22/2011 | John Podhoretz
    The monstrous events today in Norway—as of this writing, word is that a gunman slaughtered at least 30 kids at a youth camp who had gathered to hear about the earlier bombing of government offices in Oslo—have stirred in me a kind of rage I haven’t felt this viscerally since the days after 9/11, when my apartment in Brooklyn Heights looked out directly on the violent purple gash in the sky that hovered over the wreckage like a demonic counterimage of the holy cloud that followed the Jews through the desert in the aftermath of the Exodus. Perhaps it is...
  • Why Islam didn't conquer the world...

    11/15/2008 6:11:22 PM PST · by Ancient Drive · 26 replies · 2,381+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | 10/30/2005 | PAUL AKERS
  • Jihadis aspire to 'conquer France': Al-Qaeda forum calls for jihadis to 'complete' medieval war

    04/22/2007 11:10:52 PM PDT · by noname247 · 6 replies · 1,153+ views
    Y Net News ^ | April 23 2007 | Yaakov Lappin
    The internet discussion appeared as Spanish security forces warned that both Spain and France were targets of al-Qaeda terror plots. A post that appeared on the al-Firdaws jihadi forum, submitted by a user named Faisal al-Baghdadi, contained a lengthy historical account of "the second stop of the Islamic conquest of Europe, France, after Andalusia, Spain." The post took a nostalgic look at the battle of Tours in 732, in which Muslim forces, commanded by Rahman al-Ghafiqi, who invaded a portion of France, were repelled by the Frankish general Charles Martel ("the hammer"), and forced to retreat. The battle stemmed the...
  • Today in History: The Battle of Tours 10/10/732 [Charles Martel C in C]

    10/10/2006 11:20:34 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 32 replies · 1,050+ views
    The Battle of Tours Charles de Steuben's Battaile de Poitiers en Octobre 732 depicts a triumphant Charles Martel (mounted) facing Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi (right) at the Battle of Tours. Date: October 10, 732 Location: near Tours, France Result: Decisive Frankish victory CombatantsCarolingian Franks v. Umayyad Caliphate Commanders Charles Martel v.Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi Abd er Rahman Strength 15,000-75,000 v. 60,000-400,000 Casualtiesabout 1500 reported in western history, but probably far heavier unknown, but reported massive, notably Emir Abd er Rahman. The Battle of Tours (October 10, 732), often called Battle of Poitiers and also called in Arabic بلاط الشهداء...
  • Thousand cars torched in latest French riots(Paris/France burns, Live Thread Night #11)

    11/06/2005 5:07:47 AM PST · by Dane · 731 replies · 24,428+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/06/05 | Elisabeth Pineau
    Thousand cars torched in latest French riots Sun Nov 6, 2005 12:17 PM GMT By Elisabeth Pineau PARIS (Reuters) - Gangs of youths torched 1,300 vehicles overnight in the 10th consecutive night of violence in Paris's poor suburbs and major French towns, despite the deployment of thousands of extra police. Cars were burnt out in the historic centre of Paris for the first time on Saturday night. In the normally quiet Normandy town of Evreux, a shopping mall, 50 vehicles, a post office and two schools went up in flames. Authorities have so far found no way beyond appeals and...
  • Arabs, Franks, and the Battle of Tours, 732: Three Accounts

    11/05/2005 8:46:52 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 2 replies · 304+ views
    Medieval Sourcebook ^ | July 1998 | Paul Halsall
    Medieval Sourcebook: Arabs, Franks, and the Battle of Tours, 732: Three Accounts [Davis Introduction] The following opinion was expressed about the Franks by the emir who conquered Spain, and who---had he not been recalled---might have commanded at Tours. It shows what the Arab leaders thought of the men of the North up to the moment of their great disillusionment by "The Hammer."From an Arabian Chronicler Musa being returned to Damascus, the Caliph Abd-el Melek asked of him about his conquests, saying "Now tell me about these Franks---what is their nature?" "They," replied Musa, "are a folk right numerous, and full...
  • Charles Martel

    11/05/2005 8:39:40 AM PST · by thoughtomator · 5 replies · 923+ views
    Catholic Encyclopedia ^ | 2003 | Catholic Encyclopedia
    Charles Martel Born about 688; died at Quierzy on the Oise, 21 October, 741. He was the natural son of Pepin of Herstal and a woman named Alpaïde or Chalpaïde. Pepin, who died in 714, had outlived his two legitimate sons, Drogon and Grimoald, and to Theodoald, a son of the latter and then only six years old, fell the burdensome inheritance of the French monarchy. Charles, who was then twenty-six, was not excluded from the succession on account of his birth, Theodoald himself being the son of a concubine, but through the influence of Plectrude, Theodoald's grandmother, who wished...
  • Why Islam didn't conquer the world...

    10/31/2005 9:08:06 PM PST · by Eurotwit · 59 replies · 3,978+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | Date published: 10/30/2005 | PAUL AKERS
    N A SUSTAINED, century-long rampage that would have wowed Rommel, the Prophet Mohammed and his successors beginning in A.D. 629 conquered not only Arabia, Persia, Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, but also branded the crescent of Islam on lands formerly within the fold of a Christian Roman Empire then in ruins. In 709, Arab horsemen and their allies crossed the Strait of Gibraltar. Four short years later, Spain belonged to the Empire of the Prophet. In the summer of 732, the centennial of Mohammed's death, this veteran Islamic juggernaut, at least 80,000 strong with the skilled and popular general Abd...
  • TOURS 732

    10/10/2005 12:34:58 AM PDT · by B-Chan · 11 replies · 989+ views
    brucelewis.com ^ | 2005.10.10 | B-Chan
    1,273 years ago today.
  • Celebration du Jour des Bouchers-(Bastille Day nothing French should be proud of;better Oct 10!)

    07/18/2005 7:01:29 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 3 replies · 459+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | JULY 18, 2005 | MIKE BAYHAM
    In honor of Bastille Day, I have decided to dedicate this column to that proverbial fly in the world's ointment, France. I suppose "honor" is the wrong word to use. Bastille Day signified the birth of le republique and the beginning of the end of le ancien regime, which wasn't necessarily a good thing for France or the rest of Europe. While this commentary is going to seem harsh, I would like to say that I am quite proud of my French heritage. France was the home of my paternal ancestors, though it was a very different place when Jean-Baptiste...
  • When The French Beat Back Moslem Aggression: Charles Martel at Tours

    03/09/2003 11:32:40 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 40 replies · 1,578+ views
    The Battle of ToursOctober 10, 732 AD marks the conclusion of the Battle of Tours, arguably one of the most decisive battles in all of history. A Moslem army, in a crusading search for land and the end of Christianity, after the conquest of Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, began to invade Western Europe under the leadership of Abd-er Rahman, governor of Spain. Abd-er Rahman led an infantry of 60,000 to 400,000 soldiers across the Western Pyrenees and toward the Loire River, but they were met just outside the city of Tours by Charles Martel, known as the Hammer, and...