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Taken from the book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades by Robert Spencer ISBN 0-89526-013-1

The Crusades

Why the Crusades Were Called

Guess what?

  • The Crusades were not acts of unprovoked aggression by Europe against the Islamic world, but were a delayed response to centuries of Muslim aggression, which grew fiercer than ever in the eleventh century.
  • These were wars for the recapture of Christian lands and in the defense of Christians, not religious imperialism.
  • The Crusades were not called in order to convert Muslims or anyone else to Christianity by force.

Muhammad vs Jesus

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:8-10

"Allah assigns for a person who participates in (holy battles) in Allah’s Cause and nothing causes him to do so except belief in Allah and his messengers, that he will be recompensed by Allah either with a reward, or booty (if he survives) or will be admitted to paradise (if he is killed in the battle as a martyr)."

 

The Crusades: Myth and Reality

Guess What?

  • The Crusades were not early manifestations of European colonialism in the Middle East.
  • The Crusader massacre of Jews and Muslims in Jerusalem in 109 was a terrible atrocity, but it was nothing unusual according to the rules of war at the time.
  • The Crusades were not called in order to target Jews as well as Muslims.

Muhammad vs Jesus

"Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain  mercy…. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you salute only your brethren, what more are you doing than the others?" Matthew 5:7, 46-47

"Muhammad is Allah’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to unbelievers but merciful to one another." Qur’an 48:29

 

What the Crusades Accomplished – and What They Didn’t

Guess What?

  • After the Crusades, the Muslims resumed their attempts to conquer Europe by jihad.
  • Christians were as responsible as Muslims for the Islamic conquest of Eastern Europe: They made short-sighted and ultimately disastrous alliances with jihad forces.
  • Western leaders who think non-Muslims can "win hearts and minds" among Islamic Jihadists are similarly naive and shortsighted.

Muhammad vs Jesus

"The hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God" John 16:2

"Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the last day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and his messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of truth, even if they are of the people of the Book (Jews and Christians), until they pay Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued." Qur’an 9:29

 

What If the Crusades Had Never Happened?

Guess What?

  • Although the Crusades failed in their primary objective, they played a key role in staving off the jihad conquest of Europe.
  • The peoples who lived in the "tolerant pluralistic Islamic societies" of old dwindled down to tiny, harassed despised minorities.
  • Islamic distaste for unbelievers is a constant of Islamic history and persists today.

Muhammad vs Jesus

"And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved." Mark 13:13

"there is for you an excellent example to follow in Abraham and those with him, when they said to the people: ‘We are clear of you and whatever ye worship besides Allah: we have rejected you, and there has arisen, between us and you, enmity and hatred forever, unless ye believe in Allah and him alone.’" Qur’an 60:4

 

Islam and Christianity: Equivalent Traditions?

Guess What?

  • Most modern-day presentations of the Crusades are politically motivated, historical nonsense.
  • The problem the world faces today is not generalized "religious fundamentalism" – it is Islamic jihad.
  • We will not be able to resist jihad without recovering pride in Western civilization.

Muhammad vs Jesus

" And when those who were about Him saw what would follow, they said, ‘Lord shall we strike with the sword?’ And on e of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus said, ‘No more of this!’ And He touched His ear and healed Him." Luke 22:49-51

"Narrated Abu Qilaba: Anas said, ‘Some people of ‘Ukl or ‘Uraina tribe came to Medina and it’s climate did not suit them. After they became healthy, they killed the shepherd of the prophet and drove away all the camels. The news reached the prophet early in the morning and he sent (men) in their pursuit and they were captured and brought at noon. He then ordered to cut their hands and feet (and it was done), and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron. They were put in Al-Harra and when they asked for water, no water was given to them.’  Abu Qilaba added, ‘These people committed theft, murder, became infidels after embracing Islam and fought against Allah and his messenger.’"

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Comments on: "The Politically Correct Myths About Islam – Part II" (3)

  1. Ciao Gerry,
    Wow, what a great comparison that you are making here, I have really enjoyed reading your blog this evening, and look forward to the other parts that you are going to add here.
    Wishing you a great Sunday in the Lord my dear friend.
    God Bless you
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  2. Phil - personal acct said:

    Blessings my worshipping brother,
    May the truth set those who find your space be set free. For the Word of God says, that the truth will set us free. I pray that God is working on Your heart and that the Word of God and his truths are being spread across the province and country. May the truth be what guides the coutry. As the country becomes more prosperus may people realize that it omes from God – as ever good and perfect gift does – and I pray that they will not decide to go it alone. Be strong and courageous and of good chear my brother, and by the Holy Spirit may great miracles be seen. I pray and ask all this in Jesus\’ name. Amen. 

  3. I love the space. I have also recently been baptized.It is awesome how you have so many friends that want to be a part of Christ. My favorite verse isJohn 3:16: For God so loved the world that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish buthave everlasting life. I\’m a John 3:16 kind of guy.WWJD

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