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The Crusades

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Submitted by Greval (Switzerland), Aug 12, 2016 at 09:37

Quote: In fact, the Catholic Church of Rome led the Crusades against Muslims to protect their own ill-begotten spoils and territory, telling the faithful that "if they fought them they were doing God's will"

This is Taqiyya.

When the Roman Emperor, Constantine converted to Christianity (from paganism), all the lands held by the Romans converted to Christianity. That included Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Palastine.

After Muhammed died, his band of believers burst out of Arabia, murdered and plundered their way through the Roman lands destroying what was Jewish and Christian, particularly Libraries, imposed Islam (re: sword verse, convert or died) and arabic language. Lebanese still maintain that their heritage is Lebanese not arabic and that they are a Lebanese culture not arabs. The plunder went on to India where a huge crime was committed: the burning of Naylandia and the slaughter of some 800 buddist monks. The library was the largest at that time and scholars from all over the world went there to study. Muhammeds band murdered and plundered thro the North African coast to the Atlantic, thro the Mediterranean lands to Spain (until Queen Isabella manged to kick them out) to the gates of Vienna.
The plundering of merchant vessels in the Mediterranean mimicked the plundering of the caravans in Arabia by Muhammed and his band.
The jnvasions by the Muslim Ottoman Turks throughout the lands of the Mediterranean where they carried off the inhabitants as slaves, plundered all they could lay their hands on and burnt what they could not carry off (scorched earth policy).
If you really want to know what it was like to live in those days visit Valletta in Malta and relive the horrors day by day. The bastions speak for themselves. Huge constructions to prevent the muslims from scaling the walls to kill, plunder and destroy. The coastal towers with their lookouts for muslim galleys to warn the inhabitants to flee for their lives. The history of Malta is the History of Muslim plunder, murder and destruction.
You may also find out about the constant pillages on villages such as Zejtun on google.
Look up the Great Siege of Malta of 1565 when Suleiman with a huge armada attacked Malta but luckily did not succeed. Rebuffed by the Knights of St John Cavalier (the Crusades).
Look up the attack on the island of Gozo around 1503 when the plundering muslims captured the whole population and took them as slaves.
For good measure visit St John's co cathedral in Valletta built by the knights as their church. You will marvel at the unbelievable baroque golden walls and the works of art (paintings on the walls) depicting scenes of the battles they endured. It will bring home to you that the Crusader knights were the flower of European aristocracy, soldier monks who took vows of chastity, obedience and poverty, so as to provide a safe passage for pilgrims to the holy land. Refined solder monks not desert rats.

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