Do We Have the Crusades Story Right?

It is generally thought that Christians attacked Muslims in the Crusades without provocation to seize their lands and forcibly convert them. This is wrong.

By Published on February 8, 2015

It is generally thought that Christians attacked Muslims without provocation to seize their lands and forcibly convert them. The Crusaders were Europe’s lacklands and ne’er-do-wells, who marched against the infidels out of blind zealotry and a desire for booty and land. As such, the Crusades betrayed Christianity itself. They transformed “turn the other cheek” into “kill them all; God will know his own.”

Every word of this is wrong.

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