Thursday, September 13, 2012

Revising revisionism

Once a source of manly pride, the Crusades are now reflexively understood by Westerners as an ethical flaw: White European Christians once more attacking inoffensive UnWhites. Etc. Etc.

It is, of course, total bullshit.

Here's a map of the Mediterranean in 1100, the time of the First Crusade. All the dots on the yellow Christian lands show Muslim incursion, attack and/or dominance at the time.

Note the situations of Spain and France, all the Mediterranean islands, the coastlines of Italy, the Adriatic and Greece, as well as the situation of Byzantium.

And who in the West now knows or remembers the campaign of the Muslim caliph Al Hakim, against the Christians and their churches in his empire, banning the celebration of Easter or the use of wine, essential to the Mass, and culminating in the utter destruction both of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the tomb of Christ in 1009 ? To say that the Crusades were unprovoked is a lie.


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