Skip to comments.September 11th Battles of Malta-1565; Vienna-1683; Zenta-1697; and attack on WTC/Pentagon
Posted on 09/20/2014 7:09:56 PM PDT by george76
In 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent dominated the Mediterranean, with intentions of not only taking Sicily, Sardinia, Majorca, and southern Spain, but Rome itself.
The only thing standing in his way was the small rocky island of Malta just south of Sicily, defended by the Knights of Malta.
In March of 1565, Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sent Algerian Admiral Dragut to Malta with 200 ships and 40,000 Muslim soldiers, including 6,500 elite Janissary troops.
Queen Elizabeth I of England is said to have remarked: "If the Turks should prevail against the Isle of Malta, it is uncertain what further peril might follow to the rest of Christendom."
The Knights of Malta were led by a 70 year old Frenchmen, Jean Parisot de la Valette. Pleas for reinforcements went out across Europe, but defense seemed futile.
The Turks attacked again and again, even reducing one of their fortresses to rubble, but the Knights kept fighting, resolved to save Western Civilization.
Finally, Dragut was killed and the Muslims sailed away on SEPTEMBER 11, 1565.
Another major event was in 1683.
Sultan Mehmed IV sent over 138,000 Muslim Ottoman Turks to surround Vienna, Austria,
Vienna was almost taken and only saved by the Christian army under the command of the King of Poland on a date that ought to be among the most famous in history - SEPTEMBER 11, 1683.
the Battle of Zenta, SEPTEMBER 11, 1697.
President Theodore Roosevelt wrote in his 1916 book, Fear God and Take Your Own Part:
"From the hammer of Charles Martel to the sword of Jan Sobieski, Christianity owed its safety in Europe to the fact it...could and would fight as well as the Mohammedan aggressor."
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Very interesting ...remembering this history of Malta...because the people of Malta may be on the verge of getting a super good Cardinal appointed by the Vatican. If the rumors prove true, they will get a Cardinal who is committed to Christ, bold and courageous.
September 11 is certainly not the mohammedan world’s “lucky number is it!
Actually the Polish army arrived too late in the day to fight on September 11. The main battle happened on Sept. 12, but Sept. 11 made for a better movie title.
You forgot the Mountain Meadows Massacre, where the Francher wagon train was killed by Mormons dressed as indians.
The Turks didn’t just sail away from Malta
Were driven away by the relieving army of the Viceroy of
Sicily, Don Garcia De Toledo
Suffered heavy losese in the retreat and just managed to get off the island
Mostly Catholic armies?
The largest of the bells in St. Stephen Cathedral (in Vienna), the St. Mary,was made from melted down muslim cannon.
I have been to that cathedral. Interesting.
Yes, I’ve been there too. St.Mary is a big girl. She weighs about 23 tons, iirc. Makes a deep booming noise that can be heard all over the city.