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Why was the croissant shaped after the Islamic crescent?


In September 1683 a coalition of Christian kingdoms clashed with the mighty Ottoman, Muslim, empire at the gates of Vienna.

On the verge of total defeat, a Polish-Christians force jumped to the rescue, turned the table around, and transformed it into a great victory for the Christian coalition.

It is said that the croissant was shaped after the Muslim crescent and created to celebrate the defeat of the Ottoman attack on the city.

Bonus fact 1: When checking the Ottman camp, the coalition forces found a strange black liquid, we now know as coffee. This marked the beginning of the great invasion of the dark beverage into the continent. 

Bonus Fact 2: The Islamic Crescent symbolizes the Islamic faith, although it was not actually used by Muhammad or early Muslim rulers. Indeed, the original symbol of Islam is a five-pointed star. The origin of the Islamic Crescent in the Turks and it first appeared in the banner of the Ottoman Empire.

Many Muslim countries that were once part of the Ottoman Empire preserved the Islamic Cresent in their flag after gaining independence.

Morocco is a Muslim country that has never been under Ottman rule and indeed its flag features a  pentagram rather than a crescent.

The only country that has a Crescent flag and is not Muslim, is Singapore.

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