May 18, 2017

Today in History: Ottoman siege of Malta begins (1565)

John RobsonArchive

On May 18, 1565, the Ottomans, having already chased the Knights Hospitaller out of the Middle East and Rhodes, went after them in Malta, partly because they were fighting against Muslim pirates raiding Christian lands in the western Mediterranean.

The Ottomans were defeated and withdrew on, of all dates, September 11, helping dispel the notion of Ottoman invincibility and pointing toward Lepanto.

But why are there so many such stories of a massive Ottoman onslaught on a Christian neighbor?

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commented 2017-05-19 02:18:38 -0400
“Inshallah” they say so often….yet they never examine why their prayers go unanswered.
commented 2017-05-18 23:17:49 -0400
Thks Dr. Robson!
commented 2017-05-18 19:20:58 -0400
Sorry Dr. Robson, but pointing out moslems were aggressive war mongers, and to point out on top that they were defeated by superior tactics of Christians, is clearly islamophobic. Next you will be claiming the moslems are the aggressors against Israel, and that the superiority of the Jews defeats them.
commented 2017-05-18 15:52:50 -0400
Thanks Dr. Robson, another excellent report.
Mohammedans warring mentality was prescribed by their so-called prophet, and was meant to continue until a world-wide caliphate has been achieved. How quickly the West tends to forget the pattern, and Islamic conquests since the seventh century.
commented 2017-05-18 14:46:57 -0400
Back then, the West believed in something higher than itself, which is not the most prevalent beliefs of today.
commented 2017-05-18 14:36:07 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,327 Attacks, 214,467 Killed, 295,547 Injured that we know of
commented 2017-05-18 12:20:58 -0400
“The Open Society… is better at examining its own conduct critically.” Does this not have its root in the Biblical prophetic model and tradition? Because Nathan can call into account King David for his misbehaviour; because John the Baptist can publicly “call out” King Herod for his adultery, the West develops a Judeo-Christian worldview that allows for the critique of the State’s power. But is anyone allowed to disagree with Mohammed, who represents both religious and temporal authority, combined?