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This year marks the 455th anniversary of a most dramatic defeat of Islamic Jihad against Europe. Faced by a new threat of Islamic invasions, Europe needs to learn afresh the lessons of the Great Siege of Malta which must rate as one of the greatest episodes of courage and fortitude against all odds.
The Turkish Threat
In 1565 Islam was threatening all of Europe. The Ottoman Turkish Empire had conquered the entire Middle East, sacking what was once the greatest city in the world, Constantinople (now renamed Istanbul), massacring the Christian population. In 1526, the Turks had unsuccessfully besieged Vienna, in the very heart of Europe.