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It’s not a laundry detergent or a soft drink. It’s not a new brand of jeans, either.

Lepanto is a famous naval battle fought in 1571, during which Christian Europe was saved from submission to sharia law by the Ottoman Turks.

The Ottoman Empire, the seat of Islam, threatened control of the Mediterranean. Corsairs (not Tolkien’s Middle-Earth bunch, the barbary ones) raided from North Africa. The Sultan’s huge fleet anchored the eastern Mediterranean. Islamic armies ranged along the coasts of Africa, the (more…)