John Robson teaches history and produces short documentaries to recall important events of the past for TheRebel.media. On October 15, he reminded his viewers that on that day in 1529, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Suleiman “The Magnificent” (1494-1566) began a retreat from Vienna which his armies had just failed to capture.
John Robson: So [Suleiman] turned to attacking the West in the Mediterranean, leaving it to his successors to again besiege Vienna in 1683. He also imposed a rigid law code on the Ottoman Empire that contributed to its long slow agonizing decline.
The caliphate of the Ottoman Empire was dissolved in 1922.
The Muslim Brotherhood was founded by Hassan Al-Banna in 1928 precisely to create the conditions for the re-establishment of the caliphate and to Islamize societies at a local level.
In recent years, the Muslim offensives of the past against Europe have been mentioned by the Muslim Brotherhood spiritual guide, Youssef Qaradawi, and other contemporary Islamist leaders as a source of inspiration for what Muslims must accomplish today.
In the early 2000s, Qaradawi declared that “Islam will return to Europe as a conqueror and victor, after being expelled from it twice – once from the South, from Andalusia, and a second time from the East, when it knocked several times on the door of Athens.” Qaradawi qualified his statement: “I maintain that the conquest this time will not be by the sword but by preaching and ideology.”
CBN TV has produced a short documentary about the siege of Vienna in 1529 that explains the conditions that led to the Muslim defeat.
Click on the image below to view the documentary.