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It was a Muslim Ottoman army which sieged Vienna in 1529 and 1683, and almost caused the collapse of Christian rule in Europe.

Well actually, the Ottomans didn't exactly convert everyone at the force of swords to Islam in the areas they conquered, unlike, say, the Spaniards. Beyond the close proximity of Istambul, only in parts of Bosnia and most of the Albanian areas was there a majority switch to Islam.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Jul 5th, 2005 at 09:48:02 AM EST
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