The American Spectator : It's Later Than Any Dare Think:
And it is later than anyone thinks. But this is not the first time this has happened in history with the interface between Christianity and Islam, and it won't be the last.
The Crusades are often brought up as one of the failures of Catholicism and Christianity. Actually they were a bit of a success, if a bit late- 600 years after Mohammed started the religion and series of empires that would remove the cradle of Jewish Civilization from the control of Rome (and much as that particular war has gone on as well, Christians are *still* just subsects of Judaism, a few generations removed) Europe finally got up and did something. Not much, but something- and doing so stopped the hordes from advancing and likely saved Christianity.
Ok, they had some help, from the other side, with the Mongol Hordes opening up a 2nd front in Asia for the Islamics to fight, but between the pinch- they stopped Islam from taking over the world.
We can let the Islamic Reformation burn for a while longer- and we'll STILL win