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The quote from Goldberg is right on. For Islam to present itself as victims during the Crusades is laughable.

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From an excerpt of Jonah Goldberg’s new book, Tyranny of Cliches’:

…Until fairly recently, historically speaking, Muslims used to brag about being the winners of the Crusades, not the victims of it. That is if they talked about them at all. “The Crusades could more accurately be described as a limited, belated and, in the last analysis, ineff ectual re­sponse to the jihad—a failed attempt to recover by a Christian holy war what had been lost to a Muslim holy war,” writes Bernard Lewis, the greatest living historian of Islam in the English language (and perhaps any language).  Historian Thomas Madden puts it more directly, “Now put this down in your notebook, because it will be on the test: The cru­sades were in every way a defensive war. They were the West’s belated response to the Muslim conquest of fully two-thirds of the Christian world.”…

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  1. Happy to see that a Westerner with a voice is finally expressing the truth. Before the first Crusade was launched, Islam had already conqured the Arabian pennisula, Jerusalem, most of Asia Minor, all of North Africa, most of Spain and part of France (from where they had been pushed back). The Muslims (or whatever they want to be called) had also conducted the aggressive Trans Sahara slave trade in black Africans for hundreds of years before the first European knight ever left port. All of this “converting” had not been accomplished by door-to-door witnesses armed only with a Qur’an and the message of the peace loving Prophet.

    It should be totally impossible for any Western hating voice to sell the posit that those people have ever been “victims” because of their religion……but mass ignorance reigns and stupidity flourishes.

    • I’ve pointed out on a number of occasions just who had the area before Islam. Frequently, you just get a blank stare. It’s not pc to teach genuine history and if taught at all it get s left-wing filter.

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