Belloc on the Re-emergence of Islam

It has always seemed to me possible, and even probable, that there would be a resurrection of Islam and that our sons or our grandsons would see the renewal of that tremendous struggle between Christian culture and for what has been for more than a thousand years its greatest opponent…

“the suggestion that Islam may re-arise sounds fantastic – but this is only because men are always powerfully affected by the immediate past: – one might say that they are blinded by it…

But not so very long ago, less than a hundred years before the Declaration of Independence…  Vienna, as we saw, 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.

Hilaire Belloc The Great Heresies,1938


2 Responses

  1. Isn’t it sad that such an important Battle for shaping the last 400+ years as the Battle of Vienna is not taught or even known? Thanks Larry

  2. Wow. I didn’t know about this. And it happened on September 11th. Amazing.


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