The Islamisation of Europe (part 697)

“In 1683, a Turkish army reached the suburbs of Vienna. The outcome trembled in the balance until Jan Sobieski of Poland arrived with his army, threw back the Ottomans and finally freed western Europe from the threat of Muslim domination, thus completing the work begun by Charles Martel at Poitiers in 732.

“Or did he? Today, there are plenty of Europeans who would say: ‘Charles Martel, Jan Sobieski, you are needed at this hour.’ There are widespread fears that Muslim immigrants, reinforced by political pressure and, ultimately, by terrorism, will succeed where Islamic armies failed and change irrevocably the character of European civilisation.”

Bruce Anderson in the Independent, 2 June 2008