Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by MikeK, Aug 18, 2018.
Muslims wants to depict the modern-day conflicts with Christian-majority Western powers (and Russia) invading, occupying, bombing Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Chechnya, etc as 21st century crusades.
The real stupidity lies in the fact that they want to claim this is a continuum of Christian “aggression” towards the Muslim world dating back to the 11th century. In reality, even those atracks of antiquity were mere defensive actions to Islamic invasions and conquests of- what was then, 2/3 of the Christian world- which raged onwards for 400+ years before the first Crusade.
Islam is the prime enemy of Christianity, a tool of Satan dating back to its very inception. Never forget the 60 Million Christians killed by Jihad over the past 1400 years, the tens (if not 100s) of thousands of Churches destroyed/converted into mosques, the Christian lands lost or the Christians forcibly Islamized through sword and jizya. The Christian faith survives today because of Jan Sobieski, Charles Martel and countless other heroes. The British and French dismantling of the Ottoman caliphate is the root cause of Muslim hostility in the modern era!
"Islam is rising steadily ... This conflict with Islam is not new ..."
"So take five minutes to educate yourself on this critically important topic: (The Crusades and our violent conflict with the Middle East.)"
I know I don’t need that long [5 minutes]
“Government forces in Afghanistan managed to free 149 people-- including women and children--who were abducted by the Taliban just hours earlier in the province of Kunduz . . . . There was no comment from the Taliban but the area of the incident is under Taliban control.”
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I just find that amusing- because none of the European countries invading had ever 'owned' Jerusalem.
I absolutely agree that the Crusades were the result of the Muslim invasions and the European invasion of the Middle East were just as 'justified' as any other invasions of the era- but the French and English and German crusaders viewed the Byzantines as being almost as foreign as the Muslims- and didn't invade Jerusalem to return it to the Byzantines who had owned it 500 years before.
And by the way- the story of ISIS and the other Muslim extremists who want to portray the modern world as part of the Crusades is idiotic also.
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