ON THIS DAY in 1683, the king of Poland, John III Sobieski led a cavalry charge that broke a two-month siege, saving Vienna from the army of the Ottoman Empire. Had Vienna fallen, the history of the last 350 years would be very different.Continue Reading

Dr. Timothy Furnish, a scholar of Islamic history, discusses his new book Sects, Lies, and the Caliphate: Ten Years of Observations on Islam, and he explains why the goals of the Islamic State are a return to the values of Muslim states prior to the fall of the Ottoman Empire.Continue Reading