I love history, and this one holds a particularly warm place in my heart. In 1683, the forces of Islam stood at the gates of Christendom, with only the city of Vienna standing between them and the soft underbelly of Europe. For those inside the city, the situation looked hopeless. But the West was saved when a “Holy Alliance” of Austrians, Germans, and Poles repelled the armies of Islam at the crumbling walls of that besieged city. As if lifted straight from the pages of a Tolkien novel, it was an unlikely victory snatched from the jaws of certain defeat thanks only to the dramatic, without a minute to spare arrival of the famed Winged Hussars under King Jan Sobieski of Poland. His 14,000 Polish cavalrymen in winged armor descended from the hills above and overran the Ottoman line. It was the largest cavalry charge in history, and turned the tide of the battle. You are a christian today– and not a Muslim– thanks to the “religious fanaticism” that motivates men like this to protect their way of life.
“Just one more mine, and Vienna would fall.”
“The fall of Vienna would open the door for the Ottomans to conquer all of Western Christendom.”
Sobieski said the reason he responded to Austria’s appeal for help was “to proceed to the Holy War, and with God’s help to give back the old freedom to besieged Vienna, and thereby help wavering Christendom.” Today, everything men of the West such as these have fought and died for since the Islamic horde broke out of the Saudi Arabian peninsula is being squandered by the open borders, mass Islamic immigration, multiculturalists of the Left. Islam will have its prize on a silver platter without firing a single solitary shot thanks to that cultural disorder we call Secular Progressivism.