It's worth it for the message it sends to Islam, alone.
I agree! I was just reading about GK the other night. Seems the Mongols did way more damage to the Muslims than the Crusaders did. So I'm looking forward to the next time some moonbat brings up the Horrible Crusades so I can give him a little history lesson (which will be wasted, I know).
I hope they get their statue!
posted on 10/03/2006 11:24:42 AM PDT
(In Loving Memory of Our Dear Viking Kitty (1987-2006))
more damage to the Muslims than the Crusaders did.
That is my understanding too. A lot of our tactics at West Point still use Khan's examples. I say put it up.
posted on 10/03/2006 11:39:57 AM PDT
by do the dhue
(If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.)
"Seems the Mongols did way more damage to the Muslims than the Crusaders did."
Maybe true, but his descendants converted to Islam. That is how it spread to Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, and Xingiang province of China.
posted on 10/03/2006 11:45:38 AM PDT
(Then in the name of Allah, they will let loose the Germs of War (http://www.booksurge.com))
The Mongols repeatedly tried to ally with the Crusaders against the Muslims. The Muslims played the "We're all People of the Book, and they're pagans" card. Crusader states gave Baibars and his Mamelukes free passage and supplies during his early campaigns against the Mongols. When the threat from them diminished, Baibars turned on the Crusaders.
posted on 10/03/2006 12:25:41 PM PDT
("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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