The 1,500 Year-Long Battle: When Vienna Stood against Jihad on 9/11/1683

335 years to the day before the Twin Towers came crumbling down — another Western city, Vienna, stood between life and death.  The largest Islamic army ever to invade Europe — 200,000 combatants under Ottoman leadership — had come “to fight generously for the Mahometan faith … and the extirpation of infidels.”  Read more: