Defenders of Islam remind us always of the terrors of the Crusades.
Don Surber reminds us of the first battles between French and Muslims forces - on French soil in 732.
In 732, the Muslims came back and sacked Bordeaux. Charles Martel agreed to rescue Odo if Odo formally recognized Charles Martel's power. It was a deal. Thus was born the Battle of Tours -- seven days of hell in October 732.
The Muslims having looted town after town were burdened by booty and did not take the medieval infantry of Charlie Martel serious. After all, the Muslims had a great cavalry. Although greatly outnumbered, Charles Martel's forces inflicted far greater casualties and won.
This week's attacks have reminded France of their victorious past.