To: Conservative News Hound
It never surprises me how ignorant people who claim to be authorities on the Crusades really are. The fact is that a Mulim gave the Crusaders entrance into the city of Jeruselem through a tower in the outer wall, being more afraid of the cruelty and oppression of the Seljuk Turks then occupying the city under the peacefull religion of Islam. It should also be pointed out that the Crusades began after pilgrims, Christian and Jewish alike were being tortured and killed by the Turks. Sacred sites were desecrated by the blood of these pilgrims and the then "Christian" cities that were being threatened by the Turk invasion raised the cry for help. A cry that, contrary to popular belief, went largely unheard until an heroic but futile stand at Constantinople where the learned and scholorly Turks destroyed the grandest city in Asia, never to be renewed- only renamed. Truth is that everyone suffered from the invasion of radical islam, including the truly good souls of the Muslim faith. They remain under that same heel that threatened Europe in the 14 and 1500's. Whatever advancement in literature and science that libs are so apt to hark on was snuffed out by this evil power 500 years ago by the same enemy we face today. Once liberated and allowed to worship according to the dictates of their own consciences, we may yet again see a religion of peace.
Truth is that everyone suffered from the invasion of radical islam, including the truly good souls of the Muslim faith.
"Radical Islam" is another name for fidelity to the letter and spirit of Islam as taught and lived by Mohammed.
Mohammed was no man of peace, and neither is the religion he invented.
posted on 01/03/2003 7:32:30 AM PST
I'm not sure Knolwton is an expert on the Crusades, the focus seems to be more on the 1920+ period of time.
I thought the pLO was more of a socialist organization initially than a fundamentalist organization
Are there any good accurate book that cover the information in your reply?
posted on 02/05/2007 7:14:36 PM PST
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