Written by John D. Guandolo
On this day in 732 AD, Frankish forces near Tours in Gaul (France) under the control of Charles “The Hammer” Martel defeated Islamic armies under the command of Abdul Rahman, who was killed in the battle, thus saving Europe, at least temporarily, from Islam’s barbarism.
While many battles preceded and followed this one in the eighth century, this battle is historically important because it halted Islam’s northward advance deeper into the heart of Europe.
History witnessed the conquest of Spain by Islamic forces by the end of the 8th century. Then, for almost 800 years, muslims controlled Spain. The Islamic stranglehold on Spain broke after the Spaniards came out of the mountains and pushed the jihadis out in 1492 (the Reconquista).
Immediately, Spain’s King and Queen launched Columbus on an expedition to find new trade routes through the Mediterranean and beyond.
Like the Battle of Lepanto, which Understanding the Threat wrote about earlier this week, the Battle of Tours is critical for Americans to know and remember because liberty always hangs on a thread and must be defended, protected, and fought for.
The world is again at war with Islam and again standing on the precipice of an epic battle. Yet this time, most European and North American leaders cower to Islam and surrender their land to these peddlers of savagery, instead of massing their efforts to defeat them.
Sadly, the situation is worse today because today the Armies of Mohammad are buoyed and propelled by Marxists (Communists/socialists) who also seek to destroy liberty, specifically in America.
There is a battle plan and strategy and Understanding the Threat has it.
Let Understanding the Threat empower you and provide you and your community tools to dismantle these jihadi networks in your city and county, while fortifying against future incursions.
We can delay no longer.