Allen West “Happy Politically Incorrect Columbus Day. Did you know there’s a link between Islamic conquest and Columbus’ discovery”

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by Allen West via Facebook

Happy Politically Incorrect Columbus Day. Did you know there’s a link between Islamic conquest and Columbus’ discovery of the New World? In 711 an Islamic force invaded the Iberian peninsula, defeated the Visigoths and pushed on to France. In France, they were turned back by Charles Martel at the Battle of Tours in 732. But the Islamic Moors ruled in present day Spain for some 700 years. Later during the Spanish “Reconquista,” they were pushed into southern Spain in what they called Al Andalusia and established the Umayyad Caliphate consisting of cities such as Toledo, Granada, Seville, and Cordoba. The last Moorish city of Granada fell in 1492 under Spanish rulers, Ferdinand I and Isabella I, of Aragon and Castille. Meanwhile, some 40 years earlier, in 1453, the Ottoman Muslim Turks, conquered the Christian city of Constantinople, renaming it Istanbul and instituting Islamic rule. The all-important trade route east for Europe had been cut. It was Columbus who went to Ferdinand and Isabella seeking sponsorship for an expedition to find a new way to the east, as he believed the world was circular and could be circumnavigated by sea. Columbus found favor with Isabella and the rest, well, is history. The founding of the New World can thus be directly attributed as a response to Islamic conquest. Lastly, never forget the Islamic concept that wherever Islam has ruled (Dar-al-Islam), but been overcome (Dar-al-Harb), it must rule again.

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Allen West “69 years ago today,Americans, landed in France for D-day, the largest amphibious invasion in history”

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by Allen West via Facebook

69 years ago today, over 160,000 soldiers, including 73,000 Americans, landed in France for D-day, the largest amphibious invasion in history. It was a monumental undertaking against the forces of tyranny. Within a year, Germany was defeated and Europe liberated. During my military career, I had the honor of serving in both the 1st and 4th Infantry Divisions, carrying on the great legacy of these divisions who landed on Omaha Beach. I find contemporary resonance in the words of Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt III who, undaunted by the fact he landed on the wrong beach, said “We will start the war from right here!” Against those who would crush the freedoms and liberty we cherish, we must stand and fight, wherever we find ourselves. Those who fought and died on June 6, 1944 did so for us. We owe the same to the next generation.

2011: The Year the Wheels Fell Off – Jed Babbin

by Jed Babbin for American Spectator

The good news is that 2011 is finally over. The bad news is that 2012 is upon us.

The coming year will not give us a break from the steady stream of political knavery, green graft and governmental stupidity that 2011 delivered, though it will surely provide a flood of politically-induced comedy.

JANUARY: An enterprising BBC reporter — seeking to prove the practicality of electric cars — drove from London to Edinburgh. The journey took four days — longer than a horse-drawn stage would have taken for the trip 150 years ago — including nine stops of up to ten hours.

(In its first crisis summit of the year, EU leaders declared they would impose Germanic controls on its members’ sovereign debts and toasted each other with large portions of Rémy Martin Louis XIII cognac. Meanwhile, in the first Republican presidential debate, both television viewers cheered when twelve contenders, apparently chosen at random, actually showed up.)

FEBRUARY: Chicago chose as its new mayor former White House chief of staff Rahm Effing Emanuel, who immediately ordered a voter registration drive in the city’s cemeteries. Shortly after that, the “Arab spring training season” began in Egypt. After Secretary of State Hillary said that the Mubarak regime was stable, the Cairo Clubbers traded their top grenade thrower to the Port Said Molotovs for two machine-gunners and a future draft pick.

(In an urgent crisis summit, Eurozone leaders sought to solve Greece’s insolvency by imposing budget rationalization written by Italian PM Silvio Burlesqueoni. Eurozone leaders toasted each other’s wisdom with a tiny sip of Dom Perignon 1975 champagne. Burlesqueoni requisitioned the rest of the bottle for what he called a “bunga-bunga” party, which term had to be translated for the media by Bill Clinton.)

MARCH: In January, Obama had proclaimed France our best and strongest ally. Because the French never forgive a favor, Sarkozy dragged Obama into his war for glory in Libya. Barry called it a “kinetic military action” and cute little Sarah called it a “squirmish.” My blazingly brilliant pal, Andy McCarthy, said that henceforth we should call acts of terrorism “kinetic Islam.” Barry told Congress to stuff its War Powers Resolution because bombing Libya wasn’t a hostile act. Meanwhile, Hillary called Syria’s Bashar Assad a “reformer.”

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