A Muslim lesson in generosity

 Arab conquerors built the magnificent fortress Alhambra in Spain. © Elisabeth Wohlgenannt
Arab conquerors built the magnificent fortress Alhambra in Spain. © Elisabeth Wohlgenannt

One of the defining moments of the City of Vienna and may be of Christian Europe was the siege of Vienna in 1529 by the Ottoman troops under Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. Vienna did not fall, but it went through rough time. The Ottomans fired their canons at the city, blew up parts of the city walls, thousands fell on both sides, among these many civilians who tried to flee the city but failed to make it through the enemy’s lines.

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