A History of Unprovoked Aggression by Muslims 490 B.C., 25,000 Persians under Darius landed on the Plain of Marathon. 479 B.C.The son of Darius, Xerxes was more aggressive in his empire building. To avenge his father's defeat at Marathon, he led an army of about 150,000 men and a 600-ship navy into Greece, defeating the Greeks at Thermopylae. He was then defeated in a the battle off the island of Salamis. Xerxes left Greece, but his general Mardonius remained to be defeated at Plataea. Hannibal spent the winter of 219-218 at Cartagena in active preparations for carrying the war into Italy. Leaving his brother Hasdrubal in command of a considerable army for the defense of Spain and North Africa, he crossed the Ebro in April or May of 218 and marched into the Pyrenees (the Romans, shortly before they heard of this, decided on war). October 10, 732 AD marks the conclusion of the Battle of Tours, arguably one of the most decisive battles in all of history. A Moslem army, in a crusading search for land and the end of Christianity, after the conquest of Syria, Egypt, and North Africa, began to invade Western Europe under the leadership of Abd-er Rahman, governor of Spain. Abd-er Rahman led an infantry of 60,000 to 400,000 soldiers across the Western Pyrenees and toward the Loire River, but they were met just outside the city of Tours by Charles Martel, known as the Hammer, and the Frankis Moslem invaders began entering India in the early 8th century, on the orders of Hajjaj, the governor of what is now Iraq. (Sound familiar?) Starting in 712 the raiders, commanded by Muhammad Qasim, demolished temples, shattered sculptures, plundered palaces, killed vast numbers of men â it took three whole days to slaughter the inhabitants of the city of Debal â and carried off their women and children to slavery, some of it sexual. After the initial wave of violence, however, Qasim tried to establish law and order in the newly-conquered lands, and to that end he even allowed a degree of religious tolerance. but upon hearing of such humane practices, his superior Hajjaj, objected: On several occasions, the Ottoman army invaded central Europe, laying siege to Vienna in 1529 and again in 1683 in an attempt to conquer the Habsburg domain, and was finally repulsed only by great coalitions of European powers at sea and on land. 1948 Arab-Israeli War is referred to as the "War of Independence" or as the "War of Liberation" by Israelis. For Palestinians, the war marked the beginning of the events referred to as "The Catastrophe" . After the United Nations partitioned the territory of the British Mandate of Palestine into two states, Jewish and Arab, the Arabs refused to accept it and the armies of Egypt, Syria, Transjordan, Lebanon and Iraq, supported by others, attacked the newly established State of Israel. It was the first in a series of open wars in the Arab-Israeli conflict. As a result, the region was divided between Israel, Egypt and Transjordan. 1967 Arab-Israeli War, Six Days War, or June War, was fought between Israel and the nearby Arab states of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Syria. Egyptian aggression initiated the war as Egypt formed a blockade of Israeli shipping in the Straits of Tiran, removed the UNEF peacekeeping forces from the Sinai, and deployed a large military force in the Sinai on the Israeli border. In repsonse, Israel launched a preemptive attack against Egypt. Jordan in turn attacked the Israeli cities of Jerusalem and Netanya. At the war's end, Israel had gained control of the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, the West Bank, and the Golan Heights. The results of the war affect the geopolitics of the region to this day. The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11 were a series of coordinated terrorist attacks upon the United States, predominantly targeting civilians, carried out on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. On 12 July 2006, Hezbollah captured two Israeli soldiers and killed eight more during a dawn raid termed Operation Truthful Promise. After Centuries of repulsing the invasions of muslims, Western Nations have turned the tables and have become the offensive powers. We now fight the Battles on their land instead of ours. But do not think for a moment that the Muslim rhetoric in regards to spreading their influence is just meaningless words. They still want to dominate the world socially, militarily, and religiously. I simply don't want to hear the whining about how we should leave the bastards alone and try to use diplomacy to resolve our issues. These SOB's view engaged dialogue as a sign of weakness and opportunity to resupply and prepare for their next assault. The only realistic policy is one of keeping them and their war capacities at bay.