So Ogabe was speaking to a bunch of Christians at the National Prayer Breakfast. What a better time to bash Christianity and engage in a little false moral relativism by dredging up the old Crusades.
Let’s get one or two things out of the way. The Crusades were a defensive war started after almost 600 years of Saracen assaults against Christendom. These assaults resulted in the raping, murder and enslaving of at least one million Europeans. Muslims sacked Rome and were at the gates of Paris and Vienna. Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire were besieged. Spain was conquered. Thousands of churches, monasteries and nunneries had been pillaged and burnt. I wont speak of what was done to the nuns. This was all done by successive Sultans who waged new wars of conquest to fulfill Mohamed’s commands. And yes, the Crusades were savage and atrocities were committed, that was the nature of war then even in the best of times. But the Crusaders were incensed at the depredations the Saracen hordes had inflicted on Europe and on the pilgrims who were slaughtered and enslaved on the way to the Holy Lands. They weren’t in the mood to play nice. After 600 years of attack, they fought back. After 170 years of intermittent campaigns they left and went back to Europe. The forces of Islam however continued to wage war continuously, both amongst themselves and on their neighbors. All commanded by their “Prophet” and the unholy book they followed. And they continued to do so for the next 1,000 years right up to the present day.
I will not be shamed when someone mentions the Crusades in an effort to somehow downplay the Islamists continuing Jihad against civilization. I would prefer instead that we launch a new one. Except this time we win it.
Here’s a short video for Ogabe. If he can tear himself away from the mirror and his selfie stick long enough, he may actually learn something.