Is ISIS the Second Coming of the Umayyad Caliphate?

You probably haven’t heard of the Umayyad Caliphate, which in itself is a testimony to the effectiveness of its defeat. But there was a time when the Islamic Umayyad armies had taken over a huge swath of the ancient world, reaching from India all the way to the Iberian Peninsula. That’s where Spain is. In fact, the Umayyad armies were set to conquer all of Europe, and they would have, largely but for one man: Charles Martel. He defeated the Umayyad armies at the Battle of Tours, and Islamic power Read more […]