Dates Matter to Jihadists

It was September 11, 1863, when Kara Mustafa led the Ottoman Empire against the Holy Roman Empire, where the surrounded the gates at Vienna, the gateway to Rome. The outcome was an extreme embarrassment to the empire, ending with Mustafa being beheaded by his own Sultan.

On November 14, 1914, the religious leader Sheikh-ul-Islam declared an Islamic holy war in Constantinople in the capitol of the Ottoman Empire on behalf of the Ottoman government. He compelled his Muslim followers to go to war against Britain, France, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro in World War I.

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About Tom Darby

French-born, American-raised, U.S. citizen, husband, father, friend, veteran, and writer.
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