Another look at the Crusades

An interesting article from Irish Tory about the crusades.

February 22, 2010 by anirishtory

Audacious Epigone has an excellent essay on the Crusades, and how they are used by modern anti-Europeans as another tool to blacken us, even though they were more complicated than the popular view could ever make out. The most important part of the essay is the point that the Crusades were not, as we are constantly being told, a senseless and unprovoked attack by Christendom against Islam, it was in fact a very long-delayed retaliation against Islamic expansion into Christian territory, North Africa, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Mesopotamia and what is today the Kurdish region was all Christian, and had been so for centuries. Muslims invaded these areas and through force, population displacement, Islamic laws, tax policy, persecution, kidnap, rape and intimidation had managed to convert parts or most of the population to Islam in the centuries of their occupation. more...


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