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1 posted on 11/02/2001 4:48:54 AM PST by Darth Reagan
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To: Darth Reagan
"Despite modern laments about medieval colonialism, the crusade's real purpose was to turn back Muslim conquests and restore formerly Christian lands to Christian control. "



The problem is that the western "crusaders" sacked and looted areas controlled by eastern Christians of the Byzantine Empire, as well as engaging Islam. Read Christian Historian Paul Johnson, or Rose Lane Wilder's "Discovery of Freedom". The crusades were NOT something worth defending.
2 posted on 11/02/2001 5:00:41 AM PST by rob777
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To: Darth Reagan
There is no religious war from our side, the religious propoganda comes from the Muslims wanting a religious war & to be honest about it, that's exactly what it looks like it's cooking up to be. From our point of view we were attacked by some Muslim nutcase, we retaliated & want his head on a platter. That's pretty understandable to all except Muslim Religious fanatics who interpret & twist current events to their own agenda.
9 posted on 11/02/2001 5:44:45 AM PST by HELLRAISER II
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To: Darth Reagan
We need CRUSADER RABBITT and RAGS THE TIGER to fight this war!
11 posted on 11/02/2001 5:49:25 AM PST by DrNo
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To: Darth Reagan
Excellent post and great recap of history. As usual, Free Republic gets to the truth behind the distortions of the leftist media. As an aside to the Crusades the Spanish "reconquista" is worthy of note. The spanish fought a 700 year war against terrorism that did not end until 1492. Wonder if the "world's last remaining superpower" can sustain our current half-assed efforts for even a few months?
12 posted on 11/02/2001 5:58:22 AM PST by baxter999
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To: Darth Reagan; OWK
Note to OWK: Read and learn.
13 posted on 11/02/2001 6:02:52 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Uriel1975; Jerry_M; George W. Bush; CCWoody
History read
31 posted on 11/02/2001 3:15:15 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Darth Reagan; ipaq2000; Lent; veronica; Sabramerican; beowolf; Nachum; BenF; monkeyshine; angelo...
BTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT
35 posted on 11/03/2001 6:51:52 AM PST by dennisw
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To: Darth Reagan
Nice to see such a cutting piece of work, written for popular consumption, from an academician.
37 posted on 11/03/2001 7:00:31 AM PST by dennisw
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To: Darth Reagan
The muslims decleare us a holy war,
We will show them where boms are made for!
39 posted on 11/03/2001 7:02:36 AM PST by knighthawk
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To: ladyinred
ping
40 posted on 11/03/2001 7:20:50 AM PST by Clovis_Skeptic
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To: Darth Reagan; Sabertooth; Manny Festo
bttt
41 posted on 11/03/2001 7:28:05 AM PST by Travis McGee
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To: Darth Reagan
Excellent post for truth.
43 posted on 11/03/2001 8:10:39 AM PST by Lent
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To: Darth Reagan
Thank you........Good find, I had been meaning to read this article!
49 posted on 11/03/2001 9:09:27 AM PST by DoctorMichael
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To: Darth Reagan
No wonder that hundreds of Americans and Europeans recently marched across Europe and the Middle East begging forgiveness for the crusades from any Muslim or Jew who would listen. No wonder.

It must be true. The most abundant things in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.
Ignorance has a remedy; stupidity is forever.

52 posted on 11/03/2001 9:38:25 AM PST by Publius6961
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To: Darth Reagan
I hope more people find out and learn that the crusades lated only 180 years, and Jihad has lasted 1300, on and off.
Mostly on.
53 posted on 11/03/2001 9:51:49 AM PST by Publius6961
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To: Darth Reagan
ATOMIC BUMP!
57 posted on 11/05/2001 7:28:34 AM PST by Aquinasfan
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To: *Clash of Civilizatio
Bump to Clash of Civilizations list.
61 posted on 11/28/2001 3:28:17 PM PST by denydenydeny
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To: Darth Reagan
Terry Johnes said they were at least originally a defensive war( it began as a letter from the Emperor to the Pope asking for help) he just mentioned it degenerated from that point.
62 posted on 12/16/2001 4:51:51 PM PST by weikel
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