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THE REAL HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES
The ISIS threat is on everyone’s mind and will be addressed in detail by Chuck Chadwick and possibly the Department of Homeland Security at the conference. We are still awaiting confirmation on the DHS speaker.
I have done and am continuing to do in-depth research into ISIS and their methods and madness to assess the threat. One threat that we are trying to confirm is the threat to our religious leaders. Several sources have indicated that ISIS leaders have called for strikes against our pastors but we have yet to confirm this report.
It certainly make sense that they would try to harm our religious leaders due to the fact that the persons that are our high value targets are mostly their radical spiritual leaders.
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Part of my research is to understand the parts of the issue. One of the parts is the historical facts behind the so called Crusades. In an article by Thomas F. Madden, published in Christianity Today in 2005, Madden traces the real history of the crusades. It is a lengthy article but shines a light on real history of the conflict.
The Real History of the Crusades – published in Christianity Today- by Thomas F. Madden / May 6, 2005
- A series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics? Think again.
- Doesn't the present violence, they persisted, have its roots in the Crusades' brutal and unprovoked attacks against a sophisticated and tolerant Muslim world? In other words, aren't the Crusades really to blame?
- So what is the truth about the Crusades? Scholars are still working some of that out. But much can already be said with certainty. For starters, the Crusades to the East were in every way defensive wars. They were a direct response to Muslim aggression—an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian lands
Here is a link to the full article -