Feel free to offer some evidence for your claim.
Your ellipses are well placed.
Having dealt with quite a few Muslims in various fora, I assure you they DO think about the Crusades. Quite a lot, actually.
For one, my team and I were often referred to as crusaders by Iraqis that didn't realize the 6'4 blond guy next to me spoke perfect Arabic. I've also had some research time on the counterterrorism issue, and you'd be suprised how often the concept of the Crusades comes up. It's at least as common as we mention the Islamic concept of jihad, and probably more so. Bin Laden uses the term in practically every speech he's ever given, and it's widely used in mosques and madrassas as a way of referring to westerners.
That's just off the top of my head, though. I don't have any links handy.