TOURS, THE MOST SIGNIFICANT BATTLE IN HISTORY
This is not a history book!
It is not unlikely that this book will get me killed and I would not dismiss the danger to its publishers. If you have the courage to print and distribute it, there is no doubt that it will be one of the all-time best sellers in the world today.
Tours, the largest city in the Centre region of France, is the location of what was arguably the most significant battle in human history. Here, in 732, Charles "the Hammer" Martel stopped an invading army of sixty thousand Muslims cold. Martel slaughtered every one of them and left their "unholy "bones to rot as a testament to God and all who passed.
Since the birth of the so-called prophet Mohammed in 471 AD, the crazed followers of Allah rampaged throughout the Middle East and invaded southern Europe in an attempt to lay waste to all Christian lands, murdering, pillaging and proselytizing.
The spread of Islam throughout the Middle East was most certainly by and under the sword. The Egyptians were obviously not Arabs or Muslims until the armies of Islam swept into their territories. Equally, in every country that fell under the murdering hands of the Muslims, the people of those countries were subjugated and slaughtered, forced to convert or die. Indeed, no one can argue that Islam is not a diseased cult spread by force staining human history with blood.
The story I wrote is about Charles Martel and how he came to be there on that fateful day at Tours as the sole defender of the faith and all that stood against the Muslim onslaught that had penetrated so deeply into Europe.
I argue that had not Martel been able to stop them, it is highly likely that today, all of us, the entire Christian world, would have likely been destroyed and forced to convert or die. The spires of the minarets would today have been in the thousands throughout Europe and even into the new world.
It is highly probable that Islam would have retained a dominant position throughout the world just as they do today in all lands that have fallen under their obscene rule. With their seeming worship and devotion of and to ignorance, human civilization would have been stuck in the past. We would have had no modernization, no invention and no advancement- mankind today would still be living in the dark ages under the cruel eyes of the Mutawas (thought police) and vicious power hungry Ayatollahs.
It would be centuries later, during the Ottoman Empire, that Islam again threatened Europe. It is important to note that Martel's victory at Tours, and his later campaigns, prevented invasion of Europe by the Muslim caliphate. Martel preserved and protected Christianity and Western civilization, as we know it. Gibbons called him "the paramount prince of his age." A strong argument can be made that Gibbons was entirely correct.
The book describes the Battle of Tours as if it were happening today. it recreates the movements of the armies, the difficulties of provisioning such large numbers in those times and looks into the minds of the leaders and soldiers as they fought and died in that historic conflict. The book shows us the motivations of the mad Muslims who so desperately wanted to destroy western Christianity and delves into their reasoning then and now.
Tours is important because it was the first time a western Christian Army had defeated the marauding Muslims and it set the stage for the retaliation that was to follow in the form of the Crusades. Both the crusades and the attacks into Europe by the Muslims that preceded them, laid the foundations for the humiliation, anger and hatred that motivates the attacks on the west by the Jihadists of today.
The skein of history in those times is thin. The book does not rely on diaries and written accounts as one can in more recent battles. Some poetic license has been exercised to capture the probable thoughts and actions of the men on both sides of this most historic battle...
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Published March 23, 2011
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