Yes we have heard so many times about the Crusader Armies the West (US) has sent to the Mideast.
Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders
No one argues today about three facts that are known to everyone; we will list them, in order to remind everyone:
First, for over seven years the United States has been occupying the lands of Islam in the holiest of places, the Arabian Peninsula, plundering its riches, dictating to its rulers, humiliating its people, terrorizing its neighbors, and turning its bases in the Peninsula into a spearhead through which to fight the neighboring Muslim peoples.
If some people have in the past argued about the fact of the occupation, all the people of the Peninsula have now acknowledged it. The best proof of this is the Americans' continuing aggression against the Iraqi people using the Peninsula as a staging post, even though all its rulers are against their territories being used to that end, but they are helpless.
Second, despite the great devastation inflicted on the Iraqi people by the crusader-Zionist alliance, and despite the huge number of those killed, which has exceeded 1 million... despite all this, the Americans are once against trying to repeat the horrific massacres, as though they are not content with the protracted blockade imposed after the ferocious war or the fragmentation and devastation.
So here they come to annihilate what is left of this people and to humiliate their Muslim neighbors.
Third, if the Americans' aims behind these wars are religious and economic, the aim is also to serve the Jews' petty state and divert attention from its occupation of Jerusalem and murder of Muslims there. The best proof of this is their eagerness to destroy Iraq, the strongest neighboring Arab state, and their endeavor to fragment all the states of the region such as Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Sudan into paper statelets and through their disunion and weakness to guarantee Israel's survival and the continuation of the brutal crusade occupation of the Peninsula.
All these crimes and sins committed by the Americans are a clear declaration of war on Allah, his messenger, and Muslims. And ulema have throughout Islamic history unanimously agreed that the jihad is an individual duty if the enemy destroys the Muslim countries. This was revealed by Imam Bin-Qadamah in "Al- Mughni," Imam al-Kisa'i in "Al-Bada'i," al-Qurtubi in his interpretation, and the shaykh of al-Islam in his books, where he said: "As for the fighting to repulse [an enemy], it is aimed at defending sanctity and religion, and it is a duty as agreed [by the ulema]. Nothing is more sacred than belief except repulsing an enemy who is attacking religion and life."
Text of Fatwah Urging Jihad Against Americans
The Arabian Peninsula has never--since God made it flat, created its desert, and encircled it with seas--been stormed by any forces like the crusader armies now spreading in it like locusts, consuming its riches and destroying its plantations
When these claims are uttered there is usually sputtering, equivocation, and attempts to deny.
I am here to say that in my opinion, that is the truth.They Are So Crusader Armies.
But in the true historical sense of the Crusades, and not the bilge that is the common perception.
I believe it was Will Rogers, who once said, "It is not what folks don't know, that's the problem, it's what they do know that ain't so."
The Crusades are a case in point of misinformation and Historical Revisionism.
In a nutshell, for those who have never bothered for themselves to explore that era of History, let me relate, what I believe the perception is.
The Imperialistic, Aggressive, European Christians invaded the Peaceful Advanced Civilization of Islam, incurring the lasting wrath of Islam for which we as the linear descendent's, should feel shame and make amends.
Islam came out of the Arabian Peninsula and preceded an campaign of Conquest, Pillage and Plunder lasting over a thousand years.
First the conquered the MidEast and Northern Africa, which were Christian and Jewish as I recall? Also Persian, Zoroastrian, and Eastward to the Indian Subcontinent, which was Hindu. A point little thought of is that the alternate name for what is now Afghanistan is Hindu Kush, which translates into English as Hindu Slaughter, the last vestiges of the previous Culture were recently destroyed by the Taliban. That Culture was not the only one destroyed by the Peaceful advance of Islam, but we are here more concerned, with the effects on Europe.
After the MidEast, and Africa, the Muslim Empire crossed over into Spain, the Conquest of Spain and Portugal took some ten years.
The Muslim Armies then began the Conquest of France until turned back at theBattle of Tours by Charles Martel. To give an idea of the extent of their advances let's look at a map of France.
As you can see that was not a minor incursion.
Over the next four hundred years, the Muslim Armies ravaged Europe. They conquered Sicily after a campaign of some 75 years (Sicilians always were tough it seems). The plundered the Mediterranean seacoast and the Italian Peninsula at will, at times ranging as far north as Switzerland and Pillaged Rome itself.
These crises were aggravated by the rise of another foreign menace, the Arabs or, as the Middle Ages Italians called them, the Saracens: these newcomers, sailing from their bases in Northern Africa, had conquered Sicily and had began a steadily penetration in Southern Italy. Infiltration of band of pirates brought terror in the territories around Rome. Under Pope Paschal I (817-824) all the spoils of the holy martyrs were transferred into the walls. But this move did not prevent a groups of Muslim to predate the St. Peter's Basilica itself, which was outside the ancient walls, sacking it in 846. In 852 Pope Leo IV commissioned therefore the construction of another wall around an area on the opposite side of the Tiber from the seven hills of Rome, which has since been called the Leonine City.
Now let us proceed to the next century, when the Caliph of Eqypt ordered the total destruction of ALL Christian Churches in the Muslim Empire, including the Church of the Holy Sepulcher the Holiest Shrine in Christendom.
October 17, 1009 Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher Destroyed
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In the year 1009, al-Hakim, the Caliph of Egypt, ordered the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem destroyed. Workmen obeyed; and Yahia ibn Sa`id, an Islamic historian, wrote: "...the holy deed commenced on Tuesday, the fifth day before the end of the month of Safar of the year 400 of the Egira." Converting from the Muslim calendar would place the destruction on or about this day, October 17, 1009.
In the reign of Caliph Al-Hakim (996-1020) all churches and synagogues were looted and demolished or converted into mosques. For a while they were allowed to be rebuilt but in 1058 all churches were closed. Persecution continued throughout the centuries and the number of Copts grew fewer and fewer. At the time of the Muslim conquest there had been twenty five million Christians with forty five thousand churches and monasteries but by the beginning of the nineteenth century they had fallen to one hundred and fifty thousand with two hundred and fifty partially destroyed churches.
Finally all pilgramiges were stopped. Which would be like a Western Power having control of the MidEast denying Muslims access to Mecca.
That is what gave birth to the Crusades. They were not the brainchild of an ambitious pope or rapacious knights but a response to more than four centuries of conquests in which Muslims had already captured two-thirds of the old Christian world. At some point, Christianity as a faith and a culture had to defend itself or be subsumed by Islam. The Crusades were that defense.
So that was the Origin of the Crusades, not a War of Aggression, but a responce to an unrelenting War of Aggression.
That phase of history last a few brief Centuries and when they passed, what was the result? About 4 centuries on unstopped Conquest, Pillage and Plunder of Eastern Europe, until the Muslim Armies were defeated at the Gates of Vienna in 1683.
The Crusades were a little over two centuries of Christain Victory in a thousand years of Conquest by the Muslim Empire.
As I quoted above, " At some point, Christianity as a faith and a culture had to defend itself or be subsumed by Islam. The Crusades were that defense.", and today the West is again under threat and attack by Jihadist Militants/
At some point a Culture has to defend itself.
Here is a map of the areas Conquered by Islam, if placed a grain of rice on the areas of Crusader Reconquita in the MidEast it would problem cover them.
Here is a grahic representation of Global Jihad via
Expansionism of Radical Islam at The Reality Show
And here is some eye opening graphical evidence of what we face at home from
They Are So Crusader Armies