I've posted on this before but in light of Obama's lecturing us about the Christian crusades being as barbaric as today's Muslims......I thought it was worth revisiting.
Our government and atrocious education system have bamboozled millions of Americans into believing that the crusades were acts of craven Christian aggression on quiescent and urbane Muslim lands. They weren't.
Pope Urban II initiated the first crusade to rid the Holy Land of barbaric Muslims who'd come up from north Africa and seized Jerusalem and that part of the world in bloody invasions. Were atrocities committed? Almost certainly by both sides, but who cares? War is hell and the Muslims should have stayed home in their dark primitive holes.
For Obama to compare the Christian crusades to repel Muslim invaders, to ISIS throwing gays off roof tops, murdering women and children by the thousands, burning alive and beheading captives, is the most intellectually dishonest thing I've ever heard him utter.
What we need is another round of crusades.