Picking a nit — a Crusade is a war for the cross. The Muslims have the equivalent (a jihad) which is a war for the Crescent (so to speak).
True. Holy wars are oxymoronic.
True enough, but I really do like the way FactReal pointed out a historical fact (Islam's agression prior to the Crusades) that many tend to overlook.
Great post FactReal!
Islam has little function beyond being an explicit negation of Christianity. The famed Muslim "Dome of the Rock" on the Temple Mount of Jerusalem is a deliberate affront to Christianity, because it is covered, inside and out, with Arabic inscriptions opposing Christianity. Every passage from the Koran pertaining Jesus is included.
Oh balogna!!!! Besides the Muslims attempted invasion of Europe centuries before the Crusades ever started, the Muzzies had been slicing and dicing anybody that just wanted to visit the holy lands...that is VISIT the Holy Lands, not to rise up against their precious MECCA or MEDINA which was in Saudi Arabia...read some history...the Crusaders (Knights Templar) started accompanying those visitors and eventually just got pissed off and started slicing and dicing themselves.
Too many Americans have been educated by ‘liberal arts’ degrees...
Yes, I know...I just wrote it that way so when people search the internet for “Western Crusades” they get also the Islamic “Crusades” invasions...and finally learn that Islamic imperialism came first.