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To: durasell

My understanding is that a French General, when asked by his lieutenants how to separate the Muslims from the Christians during the conquest of a city, were told , kill them all for God will know his own.


5 posted on 04/15/2006 10:43:21 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: ansel12

I believe it was Abbot Arnaud-Amaury...


6 posted on 04/15/2006 10:45:24 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: ansel12

Of course the paradox here is that the origins of the slogan have to do with killing Christians along with Muslims.


8 posted on 04/15/2006 10:52:51 PM PDT by durasell (!)
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To: ansel12

what is a french general?


14 posted on 04/15/2006 10:57:37 PM PDT by Flavius (Qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: ansel12
My understanding is that a French General, when asked by his lieutenants how to separate the Muslims from the Christians...

Amaury was a clergyman, not a general (though, because he was the church's representative on the crusade, he was nominally in charge of the army). The Albigensians were not Muslim; they were sort-of "Christians" (though only by their heritage... their religion actually resembled a more dualistic Manichaean sort of religion with a little Donatism thrown in).

17 posted on 04/15/2006 11:07:41 PM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwt! Lr bi mst hord, solce!)
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