Mandeville, LA – ” I have given command to overthrow them, and to trample under feet with my horses all that is acceptable and pleasant in your eyes, leaving nothing hereafter by which you shall make a friendship with me, or any fortified places to put your trust in. For I have resolved without retarding of time to ruin both you and your people, to take the German Empire according to my pleasure, and to leave in the Empire a commemoration of my dreadful sword, that it may appear to all, it will be a pleasure to me to give a public establishment of my religion and to pursue your crucified God, whose wrath I fear not, nor his coming to your assistance to deliver you out of my hands. I will according to my pleasure put your sacred priests to the plow and expose the breasts of your matrons to be sucked by dogs and other beasts. You will therefore do well to forsake your religion, or else I will give order to consume you with fire. This is enough said unto you, and to give you to understand what I would have, in case you have a mind to know it.” – Excerpt from Mehmed IV’s letter to King Leopold of Austria.