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To: FactReal

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).


2 posted on 03/01/2010 12:36:58 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (We're all heading toward red revolution - we just disagree on which type of Red we want.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

True. Holy wars are oxymoronic.


3 posted on 03/01/2010 12:39:04 PM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: ClearCase_guy; FactReal
Picking a nit — a Crusade is a war for the cross.

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!

8 posted on 03/01/2010 12:45:47 PM PST by VR-21 (Bring me my broadsword, and clear understanding. Bring me my cross of gold as a talisman.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
They are not equivalent. Islam is inherently imperialist; conquest of the world and compulsion of every person to submit to the obscene cult of Allah is an integral part of Islam, while the New Testament merely directs Christians to preach the Gospel to every creature. The Crusades were simply an attempt to restore access of Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem and (initially) to save the Christian Byzantine realm (which had appealed to the West for help) from conquest by Islam. The Crusaders never conquered more than a small strip of coastal Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria, while Islam swallowed half of Christendom.

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.

12 posted on 03/01/2010 12:55:49 PM PST by hellbender
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To: ClearCase_guy

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...


20 posted on 03/01/2010 1:24:07 PM PST by RowdyFFC (The opinion of a wise Welshtino woman...)
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.

:)


23 posted on 03/01/2010 1:47:52 PM PST by FactReal (Left's racism)
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