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Submitted by B. Williame (Belgium), Apr 14, 2008 at 04:09

"Submitted by RAFI (Canada), Apr 10, 2008 at 20:50

I am sure you are pretending to be ignorant. Living in Belgium you must be aware of the Christian armies that gathered from all over Europe and unleashed terror during the Crusades. Even the Iraq war began as a Crusade of the Christian army."

Again the crusader topic... I have heard it so many times... and again here's my answer to it.

Crusades (the original and actually only ones)

The medieval crusades (more than 1) were sent to the east as a reaction.

On what? Well lets see...

1. Rape, murder pillage and persecution of peacfull piglrims to the HOLY LANDS. (The vatican isn't the most holy of holy places for Christians btw)

2. The invasion army's from the South-West(read about El-Sid)

3. The invasion army's from the South-East(halted at Transilvania)

So would there have been just reason for crusades to be started... Yep, pretty sure.

The so called modern crusades (called by Muslims and others)

Iraqi War was because of Oil and an american president who wanted his name in the books of history. Sorry for you but no religious context, political of stretched pehaps... they tried to install some sort of democracy. but like all democracies if the people aren't ready for it the democracies once installed gets democratically voted out...

Any other so called modern crusades? Please show me their religious motivation. Because 1 thing muslims must understand is. The West isn't 1 religion, but many religions. We got Jews, Katholics, Orthodox jews, Orthodox Catholics, Protestants, Hari-Krisjhnas (or something), Trinity church, Buddhists, Hindus, etc or just people who don't believe in a god.

So a Western army can come from 1 of those faith motivated and even of none of those.

Of all muslims have there are but 2 things of importance to the west.

1 Arabs don't remain within your borders and more importantly often seem to cause disturbance within Western communities.

2 Some Arabs have oil what equals to money and money has always been a reason for conflict.

2. is never been a thing of faith and 1. can be a point caused by faith but there it's the arabs who are the possible causing factor.

Guess I'm not as ignorant as you might have been thinking.

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