That would be a revisionist accounting of what the Crusades were.
In reality however, the crusades were a defensive action, sent to RETAKE the holy lands, which were overrun by murderous Muhammadan hordes. Later they were defensive acts against murderous Muslim hordes which were trying to slaughter their way into Europe, which they nearly succeeded doing, slaughtering their way into then controlling most of Spain for a few hundred years.
Muslims were never innocent victims of anything in history. They were always murderous barbaric agressors.
Let me ask you this...
Muslims were never innocent victims of anything in history. They were always murderous barbaric aggressors.
Back in the late 40s, early 50s... When the US/UN gave the Jews Israel. and the palestinians were herded out. Does this fit in the contrary to your statement?
Please do not think I am doubting you, I am asking. I have heard this from folks, and unfortunately my HS education did not cover it well enough for me to remember.