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Christopher Columbus and Jihad: The Connection
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. We all know the New World was discovered because Christopher Columbus was looking for a trade route to the East.
was he looking for a trade route? Because during
its second great jihad
, Islam had invaded Central Asia and defeated Constantinople in 1453, cutting off the overland route for Europeans.
Islamic armies continued their jihad northward, and conquered much of what is now Eastern Europe, until they were finally stopped at
the gates of Vienna
in 1683 (on September 11th).
Learn more about historical jihads here:
The History of Jihad Campaigns
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