This is called “the Renaissance.” President Obama referred to this while giving a speech in Egypt, June 4, 2009: “It was Islam …paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778), considered the Father of the French Revolution, owned a dog named “Sultan.” He wrote in “Discourse on the Arts and Sciences” (1750, translated by Ian Johnston): “Europe had fallen back into the barbarity. A revolution was necessary to bring men back to common sense, and it finally came from a quarter where one would least expect it.As a result, Charles V was forced to sign a humiliating treaty with the Ottomans, allowing them to gain naval dominance on the Mediterranean Sea. (The fight against the Turks) must begin with repentance, and we must reform our lives, or we shall fight in vain.Later notable battles against the Ottomans include: An in-depth look at the 1,400 year Islamic conquest is in the book “What Every American Needs to Know about the Qur’an – A History of Islam & the United States.” To fully understand how seriously Europe felt threatened, it is insightful to read quotes from notable leaders. (The Church should) drive men to repentance by showing our great and numberless sins and our ingratitude, by which we have earned God’s wrath and disfavor, so that He justly gives us into the hands of the devil and the Turk.” Luther wrote in “Preface to Book of Revelation” (1530): “2nd woe …‘These books promote infidelity and call for disobeying Allah,’ announced a militant to the residents.‘So they will be burned.'” When the Islamic conquest cut off the supply of papyrus reeds used for paper in Europe, there was a decline of literacy, beginning of the Dark Ages. As a result, Pope Leo IV began building the wall around the Vatican. D., Muslims Saracen raiders set sail from Sardina with a fleet to invade Rome.Different German kings became Lutheran or “Reformed Christian” and broke away from the Catholic Holy Roman Empire.
In fact, the very concepts of “Europe” and “Christendom” took shape in response to the Islamic invasion, as previously Europe viewed itself as innumerable independent kingdoms.It was the stupid Muslim, the eternal blight on learning, who brought about its rebirth among us.The collapse of the throne of Constantine carried into Italy the debris of ancient Greece.In the 1400s, as Muslims invaded Constantinople, Byzantium, and Greece, they destroyed churches, libraries, schools, museums, graves and artwork.Greeks scholars fled west to Florence, Italy, reintroducing their Greek art, architecture and philosophy to western Europe.