Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11, 1683

"From the hammer of Charles Martel to the sword of Jan Sobieski, Christianity owed its safety in Europe to the fact it...could and would fight as well as the Mohammedan aggressor."
President Theodore Roosevelt, 1916

As these gentlemen say, we are in a new phase of very old war. But this time,

Europe seems to be on the wrong side.

This is what free speech, civil society, and the rule of law have come to in Belgium. A well-dressed man, part of a gathering of people assembled to make a peaceful protest, has been roughed up by the police, grabbed by the testicles, and wrestled to the ground. He is about to be arrested, handcuffed, and forced onto a police bus.

Why? What could be the reason for this?

He came to Schuman Square in Brussels to object to the disappearance of his own country, to the submergence of his own people by a tide of Muslims from the Third World. No one asked the people of Flanders if they wanted hundreds of thousands of unassimilable foreigners to come and live in their midst; it was simply done to them. It was — and is — the official policy of the Belgian government and the European Union to import more immigrants from the Islamic world, and to allow them to retain their native cultural practices, no matter how barbaric. All in the name of Multiculturalism!

H/T to Kathy


Anonymous said...

As I have discovered today on other blogs, this seems to be a general error in the English-speaking world, but the actual victory in the Battle of the Kahlenberg (as it is known in German) was on September 12th, not 11th, 1683 which is also the reason why the feast of the Holy Name of Mary is celebrated on this date to commemorate the victory, and the occasion is still marked every year with great solemnity in Vienna (Maria-Namen-Feier, on the following Sunday; this year with the new bishop of Fatima. Also, on the day itself, there will be a Pontifical Mass in the extraordinary form in the Karlskirche, see And don't forget the critical rĂ´le of the saviour of Vienna, Blessed Mark of Aviano (most members of the House of Austria [aka Habsburgs] have "Marco d'Aviano among their names).

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Close enough for horseshoes.

Baron Bodissey said...

Gregor --

I post at one of the "other blogs" cited here.

If you read my post "The Other September 11th", you'll notice that I did the research, and explained the timing of the events in detail. Jan III Sobieski arrived on the heights north of Vienna late on the evening of September 11th, 1683, and battle was joined the following morning.

The date of the arrival of the Savior of Vienna is suitably symbolic, providing as it does a happy counterpoint to the events of a more recent September 11th.