The View From 1776
Islam Added to the Time-Line
At the suggestion of Phillip South, the historical time-line has been revised to include the relentless attacks by Islam, which formed a constant background of terror in Christendom for a thousand years beginning in 622 AD.
The purpose is to emphasize that today’s warlike aggression inherent in Islam is nothing new.
Click on the “Historical Time-Line” link in the right-hand column of the main web page to review the additions.
- Some other dates you might want to add:
638 Muslim Crusaders conquer and annex Jerusalem, taking it from the Byzantines
639-707 Muslim Crusaders conquer Egypt, Syria and Palestine, and North Africa
673-678 Arabs begin siege of Constantinople
711-713 Muslims conquer Spain and create kingdom of Andalus
807 Caliph Harun al-Rashid orders the destruction of non-Muslim prayer houses and of the Church of Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem
837-901 Muslims conquer Sicily, raid Corsica, Italy, France
928 Rahman III declares himself caliph in Cordoba
937 The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is burned by Muslims
1012 oppressive decrees against Jews and Christians
1453-1516 Ottomans conquer Constantinople, Syria and Egypt
1529 First sack of Vienna
1683 Second sack of Vienna
1945-2000s Islam spreads to the West with mass migrations from Asia, Africa, and India
2001 Muslim extremists attack the United States
2004-2006 Two Muslim thugs accidentally electrocute themselves in a Paris transit station while fleeing from police. Muslims repeatedly burn cars, buses, and metro-rail trains, pillage, and attack non-Muslims (especially nuns and priests) in retaliation.