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  • (Catholic) Book Review: Knight of the Temple

    10/18/2010 10:09:33 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Saint Austin Review ^ | August 2010 | Phillip Campbell
    Here is a review from Saint Austin Review: The premier international journal of Catholic culture, literature and ideas of a book called: Crown of the World -- Book 1: Knight of the Temple. by Phillip Campbell III Knight of the Temple by Nathan Sadasivan is the first installment in the “Crown of the World” series, a trilogy set in late twelfth-century Palestine during the waning years of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. One of the most remarkable things about this extraordinary work of historical fiction is that the author, Nathan Sadasivan, wrote the book when he was only fifteen years...
  • Enough is Enough: The Crusades & The Jihad Are Not Equivalents

    08/26/2010 7:10:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The American Catholic ^ | 8/26/2010 | Joe Hargrave
    One of the memes – the unconscious, uncritical, lazy thoughts that spreads from person to person like a virus – that has been particularly virulent during this ground-zero mosque controversy is that Christians have no standing to criticize the violence of Islam, given a supposedly violent Christian history. And no one event is more often invoked as an example of Christian hypocrisy than the so-called “Crusades” (so-called, because no one who fought in them called them that).The latest and most appalling example appears in the NY Times, courtesy of a Nicholas D. Kristoff. Among the many absurdities one can find...
  • Travel and Broad Minds

    06/15/2010 7:56:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 124+ views
    Vale Adurni ^ | 6/11/10 | Fr. Sean
    Travel broadens the mind—or a part of one's anatomy—it has been said. And as the poem by Joyce Grenfell puts it, I also enjoy travelling in my head, which is to say, by reading travel literature. The wonderful books by Patrick Leigh Fermor, for instance. More recently, I have been reading something quite different in that category. This is The Travels of Ibn Jubayr, in the translation by Roland Broadhurst. Abu 'Husayn Muhammed ibn Ahmad Ibn Jubayr was secretary to the Moorish Governor of Granada in the year 1182. His employer forced him to drink, against his Moslem conscience, seven...
  • MUSLIM CRUSADES Started Four Centuries Before the Western Crusades

    03/01/2010 12:35:04 PM PST · by FactReal · 25 replies · 817+ views
    FactReal ^ | 3/1/2010 | FactReal
    Islamics Launched their Crusades in 630 A.D. Western Crusades started in 1095 A.D. to Stop Muslim Invasion The Crusades were started by the Muslims in the year 630 A.D. when Muhammad invaded and conquered Mecca. Later on, Muslims invaded Syria, Iraq, Jerusalem, Iran, Egypt, Africa, Spain, Italy, France, etc. The Western Crusades started around 1095 to try to stop the Islamic aggressive invasions. Islamic Crusades continued even after the Western Crusades. Islam - Not a Religion of PeaceIslam has killed about 270 million people: 120 million Africans*, 60 million Christians, 80 million Hindus, 10 million Buddhists, etc." Forced conversions...
  • The Crusades: When Christendom Pushed Back

    02/20/2010 6:35:24 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 37 replies · 1,729+ views
    New American ^ | SELWYN DUKE
    he year is 732 A.D., and Europe is under assault. Islam, born a mere 110 years earlier, is already in its adolescence, and the Muslim Moors are on the march. Growing in leaps and bounds, the Caliphate, as the Islamic realm is known, has thus far subdued much of Christendom, conquering the old Christian lands of the Mideast and North Africa in short order. Syria and Iraq fell in 636; Palestine in 638; and Egypt, which was not even an Arab land, fell in 642. North Africa, also not Arab, was under Muslim control by 709. Then came the year...
  • The Crusades: When Christendom Pushed Back

    02/06/2010 6:37:51 AM PST · by Paladins Prayer · 58 replies · 1,675+ views
    The New American ^ | 2/5/10 | Selwyn Duke
    The year is 732 A.D., and Europe is under assault. Islam, born a mere 110 years earlier, is already in its adolescence, and the Muslim Moors are on the march. Growing in leaps and bounds, the Caliphate, as the Islamic realm is known, has thus far subdued much of Christendom, conquering the old Christian lands of the Mideast and North Africa in short order. Syria and Iraq fell in 636; Palestine in 638; and Egypt, which was not even an Arab land, fell in 642. North Africa, also not Arab, was under Muslim control by 709. Then came the year...
  • Books for the Arsenal of Ordered Liberty

    01/06/2010 10:26:10 AM PST · by GonzoII · 9 replies · 402+ views
    Action Institute ^ | Monday, January 4, 2010 | Hunter Baker
    Books for the Arsenal of Ordered Liberty Posted by Hunter Bakeron Monday, January 4, 2010 As we begin the New Year, I find myself thinking about books that fill the conservative armamentarium for resisting the left-liberal onslaught on the past handful of years. I’ve omitted some categories, like military and foreign policy, because they are outside my areas of expertise and don’t apply as much to the Acton mission, anyway. Here are my recommendations:Economics:Common Sense Economics by James Gwartney, Richard Stroup, and Dwight Lee — Dr. Gwartney taught the first economics class I ever took as a university student and...
  • Catholic, Crusader, Leper and King: The Life of Baldwin IV and the Triumph of the Cross

    07/21/2006 10:35:18 PM PDT · by Coleus · 14 replies · 5,806+ views
    TFP ^ | July, 2006 | Michael Whitcraft
    Catholic, Crusader, Leper and King: The Life of Baldwin IV and the Triumph of the Cross By MichaModern society obsessively avoids suffering, risk and danger.  It secures everything with seatbelts and safety rails, air conditions the summer heat, prints warnings on coffee cups and advises that that safety glasses should be used while working with hammers.  Certainly such precautions have prevented misfortune.  However, since heroism and excellence are born from confronting rather than avoiding suffering and peril, the mania for safeguards has also diminished the notion of these qualities.  This is unfortunate since only those intrepid souls who confront danger,...
  • Calls for Red Cross symbol to be axed over links to the Crusades

    06/10/2009 12:35:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies · 1,175+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2009 | Michael Lea
    A Labour minister has sparked controversy by claiming that an alternative symbol is needed for the Red Cross because of the logo's supposed links to the Crusades. Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant said that the historic emblem risked undermining the work of the humanitarian organisation. His intervention came as MPs debated the adoption of the 'red crystal' - a diamond
  • Islamic subversion alleged by speaker

    02/17/2009 11:31:41 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 11 replies · 1,250+ views
    The Shelbyville Times-Gazette ^ | 2-17-2009 | Brian Mosely
    A former FBI special agent told law enforcement and Homeland Security personnel that a network of Islamic organizations are working to incrementally implement Islamic law in the United States. During a presentation at the Bedford County Emergency Management Agency, former FBI agent John Guandolo briefed members about groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which he claims is working with other Islamic groups to slowly implement Shariah, also known as Islamic law, which encompasses all areas of life. Guandolo worked in the FBI since 1996, including nine years as a member of its SWAT team. After 9/11, he worked in the...
  • NEVER-BEFORE-REVEALED TERRORIST TRAINING VIDEO EXPOSES 35 COMPOUNDS ON AMERICAN SOIL

    02/15/2009 6:57:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 55 replies · 4,057+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 2/09/09 | Steve Foley
    NEVER-BEFORE-REVEALED TERRORIST TRAINING VIDEO EXPOSES 35 COMPOUNDS ON AMERICAN SOILBy Steve Foley - Posted on February 9th, 2009 Press Release from the Christian Action Network “Act like you are his friend. Then kill him.” – Sheik Muburak Gilani explaining how to kill American infidels Washington, DC—Christian Action Network will show Homegrown Jihad at the Landmark Theater in Washington, DC, on February 11, 2009, at 7:30 pm. There is no charge to attend the viewing. Copies can also be obtained at www.christianaction.org. The American public was never supposed to know. The 2006 Justice Department document that exposes 35 terrorist training compounds...
  • Muslim terror promoters penetrating Canadian security agencies?

    12/16/2008 6:00:47 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 365+ views
    CreepingSharia ^ | 12/16/08
    We tend to focus on creeping sharia in the U.S. but Canada is not exempt from the grand jihad as this article from earlier this year indicates. With porous borders and chatter of a North American Union we should hope Canada is taking the threat seriously. David Harris. The enemy within If terrorism suspect Momin Khawaja, now on trial in Ottawa, is as guilty as Crown prosecutors say, it’ll be time to settle an important question: Was Mr. Khawaja a “Naji man”? Amid trial allegations, court details and defence objections, significant questions arise about Mr. Khawaja’s status as a consultant...
  • Sharia Finance: Last Gasp of a Doomed American Economy?

    12/12/2008 12:27:50 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 11 replies · 1,209+ views
    creepingsharia ^ | 12/11/08
    Over the next year, the U.S. government will need to borrow somewhere in the neighborhood of $1 trillion, the most ever by far. Estimates go as high as $2 trillion, depending on how quickly the economy cools and how fast tax revenues fall. The simple question most of America has not asked is this: Where is the money going to come from? The federal government already knows the answer to that question, and it has implications Americans are not ready for but will soon be faced with. America is going cap in hand to Middle East oil exporters. What government...
  • CNN coverage of Hajj "proves it's a question of time when Islam will be shining all over the world"

    12/12/2008 10:06:30 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 26 replies · 1,184+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 12/12/08 | Aaron Klein
    Since CNN devoted so much time to covering the Hajj, a number of prominent Muslims -- including known terrorists and jihadists -- have opined that "We are defeating these people [American "evangelicals"] through their homes in their lands." "Terrorists gush over CNN coverage," by Aaron Klein for WorldNetDaily, December 12 (thanks to Doc Washburn): JERUSALEM – CNN's extensive coverage this week of the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca is a defeat for evangelical Christians and proves it is only a question of time before Islam will be "shining all over the world," according to Muslim terrorists in Gaza speaking to...
  • Teachers ‘beat and abuse’ muslim children in British koran classes

    12/10/2008 11:11:01 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 9 replies · 825+ views
    InfidelsAreCool ^ | 12/10/08 | Kal
    More evil and violence from the ‘religion’ of ‘piece’. No wonder muslim kids grow up so full of hate and venom, the very people charged with protecting them are beating them down in the name of allah. Gee what a shocker there… Muslim children are being beaten and abused regularly by teachers at some British madrassas - Islamic evening classes - an investigation by The Times has found. Students have been slapped, punched and had their ears twisted, according to an unpublished report by an imam based on interviews with victims in the north of England. One was “picked up...
  • 'Stealth Jihad' Reveals A New War on U.S. Soil

    11/20/2008 4:56:55 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 21 replies · 1,269+ views
    JihadWatch ^ | 11/20/08 | Robert Spencer
    Since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Robert Spencer [whose “Jihad Watch” is featured weekly in HUMAN EVENTS] has been a one-man warning system against radical Islam. A scholar who has spent most of his professional life studying Islam, his string of books dissects the world's largest religion as a bastion of intolerance and hate, justified by the teachings of spiritual leader Mohammed and various holy men. As one of his previous titles, the "Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam," suggests, Spencer does not buckle in fear of the type of backlash that can materialize as a death-threatening fatwa against a critical...
  • Crusades long gone, but jihad lingers on-Middle East analysis requires historical perspective

    08/11/2008 5:32:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies · 131+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-1--08 | BARRY RUBIN
    A 19-year-old man is tortured and beheaded for a bad joke interpreted as blasphemy. A father is accused of killing his son because he converted to another religion. They are not Muslims but Christians, and the place is France in the mid-1700s. There was a time when Europe often behaved in ways parallel to that of Muslim-majority countries today. Yet by the end of the 1700s, this was changing. In the first case cited above, the king and even Catholic bishops failed to save the unfortunate Chevalier de la Barre, but the outcry led to the end of such actions....
  • Saudi Arabia: Swiss soccer ref stands by his 'crusader' whistle

    04/03/2008 4:14:52 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 18 replies · 187+ views
    AKI ^ | 2 April 2008 | Staff
    Riyadh, 2 April (AKI) - Swiss football referee Massimo Busacca vowed he would wear a whistle with the Swiss Cross symbol on it during of the Saudi championship on Wednesday, despite anger voiced in the Kingdom at the 'crusader' item. "I have respect for all religions, including Islam, but I don't see anything offensive in this and am optimistic. I will not give up my 'crusader' whistle," he told pan-Arab daily Al-Sharq al-Awsat. Many in Saudi Arabia had called for Busacca to sport a different whistle to avoid offending Muslims. He has previously refereed several soccer matches in the Kingdom....
  • St. Francis of Assisi: Not a Birkenstock-Clad Hippie But a Converter of Muslims

    04/03/2008 10:51:51 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies · 170+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 4/3/08 | Michael Baggot
    The relationship between Muslims and Christians received added attention this past Easter when Pope Benedict XVI publicly baptized Magdi Allam, the most prominent Muslim journalist in Italy.  Allam knew that publicly renouncing his Islamic faith would bring attempts on his life from angered Muslims, but expressed conviction that his newfound faith would sustain him through any difficulties. "You asked me whether I fear for my life, in the awareness that conversion to Christianity will certainly procure for me yet another and much more grave death sentence for apostasy. You are perfectly right. I know what I am headed for but...
  • Crusaders 'Left Genetic Legacy'

    03/27/2008 6:29:52 PM PDT · by blam · 81 replies · 1,549+ views
    BBC ^ | 3-27-2008
    Crusaders 'left genetic legacy' The genetic signature can be traced to Europe Scientists have detected the faint genetic traces left by medieval crusaders in the Middle East. The team says it found a particular DNA signature which recently appeared in Lebanon and is probably linked to the crusades. The finding comes from the Genographic Project, a major effort to track human migrations through DNA. Details of the research have been published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. The researchers found that some Christian men in Lebanon carry a DNA signature hailing from Western Europe. The scientists also found that...
  • The Twelfth Viking

    02/29/2008 4:25:51 AM PST · by Shirerwasright · 5 replies · 100+ views
    Gates of Vienna ^ | December 2006 | Baron Bodissey
    At the Battle of Poitiers in 732, the Frankish king Charles Martel defeated the Saracens and pushed the forces of Islam back into the Iberian Peninsula. It was not until 1492 that the Moors were finally thrown out of Europe, but in the meantime the Islamic virus was contained in Spain and Portugal, and thus kept out of the heart of Western Europe. One of Charles Martel’s comrades-in-arms at Poitiers was a warrior of the North known as Ogier le Danois, later Holger Danske, or Holger the Dane. Although Holger was a historical figure, little is known of him, and...
  • Barcelona changes Badge to avoid offending muslims

    According to the Catalan newspaper La Vanguardia, the Spanish football club Barcelona is altering its famous badge in some Arab countries in order to avoid offending Muslims. The badge is especially altered in Saudi Arabia or Algeria, where the Barcelona shirts are being sold without the red cross of Saint George, the patron saint of the Catalan region which Barca claims to represent, the La Vanguardia newspaper found in a private investigation. The badge, which was created in 1906, features a single vertical red line in Saudi Arabia and Algeria, due to the fact that there, the red cross represents...
  • Modern Aftermath of the Crusades

    07/03/2007 4:41:27 PM PDT · by khnyny · 37 replies · 1,024+ views
    EWTN/Zenit ^ | March 11, 2006 | Robert Spencer
    Robert Spencer on the Battles Still Being Waged WASHINGTON, D.C., 11 MARCH 2006 (ZENIT) The Crusades may be causing more devastation today than they ever did in the three centuries when most of them were fought, according to one expert. Robert Spencer, author of "Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)" (Regnery), claims that the damage is not in terms of lives lost and property destroyed but is a more subtle destruction. Spencer shared with ZENIT how false ideas about the Crusades are being used by extremists to foment hostility to the West today. Q: The Crusades are often...
  • Ignorance is Us: How Liberal Media Facilitates Radical Islam [Re: Fort Dix Six]

    05/16/2007 2:41:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 829+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | May 15, 2007 | Dick McDonald
    No sooner had the six Muslims been arrested for planning an attack on Fort Dix, the left wing media was pimping the concept that the six had absolutely nothing to do with al Qaeda; no connection, no alliance, no nothing (no mention of Islam) and further, that radicals anyway make up a small, misguided splinter group. Of course we Americans are so terminally ignorant that we swallow this traitorous lie as if it were written in the Bible; and we sigh in relief comforted by this “liberal cabal’s” continuing propaganda to separate our minds from reality. When pushed against the...
  • No lessons on the Holocaust, Crusades, slave trade 'in case pupils are offended'

    04/02/2007 1:24:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies · 1,672+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Telegraph Reporter
    Schools are dropping controversial subjects from history lessons - such as the Holocaust and the Crusades - because teachers do not want to cause offence, Government research has discovered. The way the slave trade is taught can lead white children as well as black pupils to feel alienated, according to a study by the Historical Association. A lack of knowledge among teachers, particularly in primary schools, is also leading to "shallow" lessons on emotive and difficult subjects. Some teachers dropped the Holocaust completely from lessons because of fears that Muslim pupils might express anti-semitic reactions. One school avoided teaching the...
  • Liberal Myths about Radical Islam [Interesting Read]

    03/27/2007 7:18:23 AM PDT · by upchuck · 28 replies · 1,348+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | March 26, 2007 | Dinesh D'Souza
    As the Pelosi Democrats attempt to steer the debate on Iraq and the war on terror away from President Bush's approach, it is useful to examine the premises behind the liberal Democratic understanding of the war on terror. So far the Democrats have been successful in faulting the president's admittedly-flawed approach. But there is no advantage in trading one bad model for another. Here, then, is my critique of some of the major elements of the liberal explanation for "why they hate us." They're very upset at us for the Crusades: James Carroll’s recent book Crusade, portrays the Crusades as...
  • 2007 AEI Irving Kristol Award Lecture - Bernard Lewis

    03/12/2007 8:03:23 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 15 replies · 803+ views
    Book TV ^ | 3/7/07
    Bernard Lewis is the recipient of the 2007 Irving Kristol Award presented annually by the American Enterprise Institute at the institute's annual dinner. After receiving the award, Mr. Lewis delivered the Irving Kristol Lecture. In his lecture, Bernard Lewis outlined the historical relationship between the west and the middle east and recent trends in European attitudes towards Muslims.
  • The beginning of the end of Western civilization

    11/24/2006 2:26:49 PM PST · by AnalogReigns · 83 replies · 2,726+ views
    WorldNet Daily ^ | 23 November 2006 | Michael Youssef, PhD
    Western civilization – life as we know it – is under attack, and indeed has even reached a very dangerous point. Some may even think it is a point of no return. Not just because in recent months Muslim groups around the world insisted that the pope apologize for merely quoting someone else. No, not just because the prime minister of Denmark had to grovel to the Muslim nations for a cartoon that appeared in a Danish newspaper, over which he had no control whatsoever. No, not even just because President Bush rushed into a Muslim mosque in Washington, D.C.,...
  • Sharpest cut from nanotube sword-Carbon nanotech may have given swords of Damascus their edge

    11/16/2006 1:26:06 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 9 replies · 1,939+ views
    Nature ^ | 15 Nov 2006 | Katharine Sanderson
    Think carbon nanotubes are new-fangled? Think again. The Crusaders felt the might of the tube when they fought against the Muslims and their distinctive, patterned Damascus blades. Sabres from Damascus, now in Syria, date back as far as 900 AD. Strong and sharp, they are made from a type of steel called wootz. Their blades bear a banded pattern thought to have been created as the sword was annealed and forged. But the secret of the swords' manufacture was lost in the eighteenth century. Materials researcher Peter Paufler and his colleagues at Dresden University, Germany, have taken electron-microscope pictures of...
  • The Miracle At Lepanto...

    11/26/2002 6:25:02 PM PST · by Sparta · 80 replies · 1,305+ views
    unknown ^ | October 24, 1998 | unknown
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Almost from the very beginning of Islam, there were wars upon wars between Christians and Moslems. We remember the Crusade wars, seven major and several minor, which lasted for centuries. This is the story of the Battle of Lepanto, which marked the end of the Crusades and was a turning point in the history of Christianity. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Charles Martel's victory at Poitiers definitely stopped the Moslem invasion of western Europe. In the east Christians held firm against attacks of the Moslems until 1453. In that year, Mohammed II threw huge assaults against Constantinople and by the evening of May...
  • question

    09/22/2006 9:08:41 PM PDT · by peacekills · 4 replies · 212+ views
    good book on the crusades?
  • Theme of Jihad

    09/20/2006 7:01:45 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 418+ views
    NY Sun ^ | September 20, 2006 | JOHN BATCHELOR
    Pope Benedict XVI, the "Panzer pope," has done the unusual in modern discourse: he has jumped into the war on terror with armored facts from six centuries ago that refute a deal of the appeasement from 21st-century Europeans and their American fellow travelers. You will recall that Pope Benedict recently spoke, auf Deutsch, at Regensburg University, where he once enjoyed a professorship. The speech was dry, mechanical, unappetizing, a predictable German exercise in theology, with much attention to how reason and faith are compatible. In Calvinist seminary we used to call this a Roman disquisition on epistemology. Yet in the...
  • The Calling of Our Generation

    09/20/2006 4:02:57 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 1 replies · 278+ views
    Magic City News ^ | Sep 18, 2006, 10:43 | Hans Zeiger
    The Calling of Our Generationhttp://magic-city-news.com/article_6655.shtml By Hans Zeiger Sep 18, 2006, 10:43 "The war against this enemy is more than a military conflict. It is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century, and the calling of our generation." These are the words of President Bush on September 11, five years after the attacks. If Baby Boomers doubt that this present war is the calling of their generation, the children of the Boomers-at least the rising leaders among them-have little doubt that it is theirs. On the eve of September 11, 2006, nearly 150 Hillsdale College students gathered for a...
  • Unreasonable Response : Benedict hasn’t revived the Crusades (critics REFUSE to understand him)

    09/18/2006 8:14:46 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 47 replies · 1,075+ views
    National Review ^ | 09/17/2006 | Thomas Madden
    Unreasonable Response Benedict XVI hasn’t revived the Crusades. By Thomas F. Madden -------------------------------------------- In November 1095 Pope Urban II called the First Crusade. To judge from the comments issuing from some Muslim groups and politicians, Pope Benedict XVI has done the same thing. According to Salih Kapusuz, a deputy leader of the majority party in Turkey, Benedict, “has a dark mentality that comes from the darkness of the Middle Ages. He is a poor thing that has not benefited from the spirit of reform in the Christian world.” Kapusuz maintains that the pope is engaged in “an effort to revive...
  • Pope's speech sparks Muslim anger (protests erupt in Muslim world)

    09/15/2006 6:15:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 266 replies · 4,972+ views
    Telegraph ^ | September 15, 2006 | Damien McElroy
    Angry protests against Pope Benedict XVI erupted in the Islamic world today as the Vatican struggled to explain a reference by the Pontiff to the Prophet Mohammad’s “evil and inhuman” contribution to religion. The Vatican has tried to defend the Pope after comments he made about Islam and jihad prompted anger in the Muslim world.   The Pope stressed that the controversial words were not his own Muslim clerics from Cairo to Kashmir declared the Pope had revived the spirit of the medieval crusades and the official sermon for Friday prayers in Teheran condemned the Pope as “rude and weak-minded”....
  • Air Force Squadron's 'Crusader' Name and Emblem Challenged

    09/05/2006 8:52:28 AM PDT · by XR7 · 164 replies · 5,007+ views
    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - Mikey Weinstein, who sued the Air Force over allegations that Air Force Academy cadets were subjected to Christian evangelization, now wants New Mexico's Cannon Air Force Base to end the 523rd Fighter Squadron's use of "Crusaders" as the unit's nickname. He also objects to the squadron's emblem, which features a cross, a sword and an armored helmet. Weinstein, who's Jewish, says having warplanes named after medieval Christians who fought Muslims in the Holy Land is crazy when the United States is at war with radical Islam. He believes the religious emblem also is unconstitutional. A Cannon Air...
  • Christians are Jews' best friends

    08/12/2006 1:09:21 PM PDT · by GMMAC · 58 replies · 1,274+ views
    Toronto Sun (Canada) ^ | Sat, August 12, 2006 | MICHAEL COREN
    Christians are Jews' best friends Toronto Sun Sat, August 12, 2006 By MICHAEL COREN One of the most difficult things about spending time in Israel is returning home, as I did two weeks ago. As dangerous as life might be in the Jewish state at the moment, daily existence is layered in significance. Then it's back to North America, where the trivial is made to seem profound. I refer to Mel Gibson's drunken stupidity when he made various repugnant comments about Jewish people. As a Roman Catholic with three Jewish grandparents, and someone who worries every day about the...
  • Accused Terrorist Wrote School Guidelines with ACLU

    01/05/2004 12:51:41 PM PST · by jent · 39 replies · 6,909+ views
    BlessedCause ^ | 1/5/04 | Jen Shroder
    Accused Terrorist Wrote Public School Guidelines with ACLU [over 23 references linked below] Abdurahman Alamoudi, President of the American Muslim Council, supporter of Hamas, Hezbollah and accused of ties with Osama bin Laden, helped develop "Religious Expression in Public School" with the ACLU which holds the copyright. Launched by Clinton in 1995, these "Presidential Guidelines" greatly impact public schools today. Nadine Strossen, President of the ACLU, refers to these guidelines as the authority to support the ACLU’s lawsuits restricting Christmas celebrations and removing Nativity scenes from public schools. School districts are pressured to utilize Clinton’s guidelines which he sold to...
  • Lies: The Crusades

    08/29/2006 7:16:55 AM PDT · by JamesP81 · 3 replies · 440+ views
    Southern Pundit ^ | 8-29-2006 | James P
    All of us know that historical revisionism is a favored tool of the liar and those who like to play the blame game. Right after 9/11, this was on display for the whole world to see when Bin Laden and the Left decided to blame the Middle East’s hatred of the West on, of all things, the Crusades. The Crusades were a series of wars that were fought nearly a thousand years before anyone on this Earth was born, yet the extremists hang on to it today like it’s some kind of personal injustice. I find it inconceivable that one...
  • ABC News Exclusive: Three Alleged Ringleaders ID'd

    08/10/2006 11:11:47 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 284 replies · 13,520+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/10/2006 | ABC News
    Three of the alleged ringleaders of the foiled airplane bomb plot have been identified by western intelligence agencies involved in unraveling the plot. Two of them are believed to have recently traveled to Pakistan and were later in receipt of money wired to them from Pakistan, reportedly to purchase tickets for the suicide bombers. Sources identify the three, who are now in custody, as: --Rashid Rauf --Mohammed al-Ghandra --Ahmed al Khan
  • Crusade Pictures from a 1963 National Geographic Magazine (Vanity)

    07/30/2006 4:55:44 PM PDT · by Theoden · 43 replies · 10,177+ views
    National Geographic Magazine | December, 1963 | Franc Shor
    I found one of my dad's old National Geographic magazines, and it had some neat pictures on the crusades that I thought I would share. Peter Bartholomew, a servent in the Crusader army, told the nobles that St. Andrew had revealed to him the hiding place of the lance that pierced Christ's side at the Crucifiction. Here, after a search beneath the Church of St. Peter, Crusaders gasp as Bartholomew uncovers a corroded lance head. Hope rekindled, the knights broke the Muslim siege the next day.Braving a Rain of Arrows, Europeans Route the Turks on the Plains of Antioch.Crusaders Marching...
  • Catholic, Crusader, Leper and King: The Life of Baldwin IV and the Triumph of the Cross

    07/25/2006 8:43:14 AM PDT · by rrstar96 · 5 replies · 475+ views
    Modern society obsessively avoids suffering, risk and danger. It secures everything with seatbelts and safety rails, air conditions the summer heat, prints warnings on coffee cups and advises that that safety glasses should be used while working with hammers. Certainly such precautions have prevented misfortune. However, since heroism and excellence are born from confronting rather than avoiding suffering and peril, the mania for safeguards has also diminished the notion of these qualities. This is unfortunate since only those intrepid souls who confront danger, endure suffering and overcome obstacles merit mention in the annals of history. A shining example is the...
  • Baldwin IV of Jerusalem (The Leper King)

    05/08/2006 3:51:05 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 13 replies · 4,198+ views
    Answers.com ^ | undated | Answers.com
    Baldwin IV (Baldwin the Leper), c.1161–1185, Latin king of Jerusalem (1174–85), son and successor of Amalric I. Raymond, count of Tripoli, was regent from 1174 to 1176. Baldwin was constantly engaged, except for a truce (1180–82), in defending his kingdom against Saladin. In 1183 his leprosy began to spread very rapidly; he appointed Guy of Lusignan as his regent, but in the same year he withdrew the commission and had his five-year-old nephew crowned king as Baldwin V (d. 1186). Raymond was regent for Baldwin V, who was succeeded as king by Guy of Lusignan. Minority Baldwin spent his youth...
  • Not for the Feint of Heart

    04/28/2006 5:59:42 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 26 replies · 1,809+ views
    NRO ^ | 28 apr 06 | Andrew McCarthy
    It is often said that in order to keep polite company polite, we must refrain from speaking of religion and politics. Yet, the two are not equals in the hierarchy of politesse. Political debate may be unwelcome in many settings, but no one clears the room by observing that the great totalitarian evils of the 20th century, Communism and fascism, were directly responsible for incalculable carnage. Not so when it comes to religion — or, at least, one particular religion. The past three decades have borne witness to a rising, global tide of terrorist atrocities, wrought by Muslims who proclaim...
  • Stir over Gospel of Judas may not be entirely justified

    04/26/2006 11:53:48 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 124 replies · 782+ views
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | Apr. 26, 2006 | ALAN COCHRUM
    Given that the old Greek word behind the English term "gospel" means "good news," you have to wonder whether the much-touted and recently published Gospel of Judas really qualifies as either. Assuming you didn't give up the media for Lent -- which, come think of it ... oh, never mind -- you could hardly have avoided this month's announcement about the latest addition to the religious history files. To make a long story short: The Gospel of Judas is part of an ancient manuscript that apparently was unearthed in the late 1970s in Egypt. After a lengthy trip through the...
  • Vatican change of heart over 'barbaric' Crusades

    03/19/2006 6:44:46 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 386 replies · 4,131+ views
    UK Times online ^ | March 20, 2006 | Richard Owen
    THE Vatican has begun moves to rehabilitate the Crusaders by sponsoring a conference at the weekend that portrays the Crusades as wars fought with the “noble aim” of regaining the Holy Land for Christianity. The Crusades are seen by many Muslims as acts of violence that have underpinned Western aggression towards the Arab world ever since. Followers of Osama bin Laden claim to be taking part in a latter-day “jihad against the Jews and Crusaders”. The late Pope John Paul II sought to achieve Muslim- Christian reconciliation by asking “pardon” for the Crusades during the 2000 Millennium celebrations. But John...
  • Modern Aftermath of the Crusades (islam and the west)

    03/11/2006 5:41:28 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 73 replies · 1,609+ views
    Aina.org ^ | 3/12/2006 | Staff
    WASHINGTON -- The Crusades may be causing more devastation today than they ever did in the three centuries when most of them were fought, according to one expert. Robert Spencer, author of "Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)" (Regnery), claims that the damage is not in terms of lives lost and property destroyed but is a more subtle destruction. Spencer shared with ZENIT how false ideas about the Crusades are being used by extremists to foment hostility to the West today. Q: The Crusades are often portrayed as a militarily offensive venture. Were they? Spencer: No. Pope Urban...
  • Anti-Muslim Riot in Nigeria Turns Deadly (The Dam Finally Breaks Somewhere)

    02/21/2006 7:13:50 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 133 replies · 2,840+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 2/21/2006` | Dulue Mbachu
    Anti-Muslim Riot in Nigeria Turns Deadly By DULUE MBACHU, Associated Press WriterLAGOS, Nigeria - Christian mobs rampaged through a southern Nigerian city Tuesday, burning mosques and killing several people in an outbreak of anti-Muslim violence that followed deadly protests against caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad over the weekend. Residents and witnesses in the southern, predominantly Christian city of Onitsha said several Muslims with origins in the north were beaten to death by mobs which also burned two mosques there. "The mosque at the main market has been burnt and I've counted at least six dead bodies on the streets," Izzy...
  • Spare us, O' Lord

    02/17/2006 11:23:03 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 8 replies · 676+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, February 17, 2006 | Gary Reid
    We are urged on all sides to appease Muslims. Why? Well, because they get angry and kill people. Not all of them, of course, just some of them. But, enough of them to matter.
  • EU mulls media code after cartoon protests (Censorship, movement toward Neo-Stalinism)

    02/08/2006 8:10:00 PM PST · by Wiz · 37 replies · 1,559+ views
    LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union may try to draw up a media code of conduct to avoid a repeat of the furor caused by the publication across Europe of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, an EU commissioner said on Thursday. In an interview with Britain's Daily Telegraph, EU Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini said the charter would encourage the media to show "prudence" when covering religion. "The press will give the Muslim world the message: We are aware of the consequences of exercising the right of free expression," he told the newspaper. "We can and we are ready...