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Who radicalized Muslims? It's simple!

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Submitted by Pat (United States), Mar 20, 2006 at 15:46

Obviously it's the Crusaders!!!!
Never mind that they were only responding to three centuries' worth of aggression by Arabs against Jewish and Christian communities that had been there for over a thousand years.

Arabs took the land and non-Arabs had the temerity to try to take it back!!!
What Muslims still don't realize is that their aggression backfired.

The radicalized Muslims prevented (or at least made more difficult) land travel from Europe to the Far East. Enter Christopher Columbus. Europeans had to find sea routes to China and India because the land routes had been blocked.
Muslims made all of Europe's advances possible. The age of discovery, the colonization of the Americas, the Renaissance and the industrial age can all be laid at the feet of Muslims. We should thank them!!!
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