Here is a rather odd timeline of Muslim conquest fought during the so-called “dark ages” of Europe. Mentioned at length is Vlad III who has been considered a ghoulish figure, a modal of the Monster Dracula. He, In fact. Did serve to make incursion a difficult issue for Muslim expansionists.
Marchs into Vlads territory made by the Muslim Armies of conquest were a fearful affair by Vlads demonstrations of extreme violence. One example was the impaling of several thousand people across a point of entrance used by Muslim intruders. The Muslim army went home. To this day the locals do not vilify Vlad, they hail him as a national hero.
Three hundred years of frequent Islamic aggressions preceded Pope Urban the II’s first call for a Crusade to recapture the Holy Land. Atrocities were committed by either side, but the invasion of the holy land was not an entirely unprovoked aggression by the Christians as revisionists would have history recount.
The finest point that can be drawn by this posting is that the same movement east since Sparta’s King Leonidas, stood at the head of 300 Spartans and 1200 other Greek defenders resisting the incursion of Persian invaders at the pass atThermopolis. Now Greece, again, serves as a stepping stone to the back door of Europe for eastern Migrants fleeing the violence inheritant in their own societies.