Monday, June 23, 2014

How could anyone take seriously an analyst who attributed the underlying causes for Arab political attitudes to the failure of the siege of Vienna?

"Mr. Ajami strove to put Arab history into a larger perspective. He often referred to Muslim rage over losing power to the West in 1683, when a Turkish siege of Vienna failed." (thanks Talal)

PS I sincerely doubt that most Arabs even know about the siege of Vienna.