Charles Martel

Remembering The Battle Of Tours

he Battle of Tours in 782 is not taught to Americans until they get to a European History Class. The location of the battle was close to the border between the Frankish realm and then-independent Aquitaine. The battle pitted the snarling Frankish and Burgundian forces under Austrian Mayor of the Palace Charles Martel, against an army of the Umayyad Caliphate led by Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Governor-General of al-Andalus. "Had Charles Martel not been victorious," Hitler told his inner crowd in August 1942, "then we should in all probability have been converted to Mohammedanism, that cult which glorifies the heroism...

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The Taffy Pull Of Muslim Science

ith all the Orwellian distortions by Muslim apologists of Islamic contributions to hard science filtering in from the Twilight Zone of lates, here is another keen impression from a reader named Jerome From Layton: Actually, I think that there are two sides to this "Middle Eastern Science" question. During the early Middle Ages, there was a higher level of freedom of action within the areas under Islam than in Europe. This meant that the Arabs, Persians, Egyptions, etc. could participate in commerce, technology, and science as long as they didn't threaten the position of Islam. And, yes, there are Arabic...