Right now the controversy has become heated over the subject of Crusades. The cons who do not like the comparison of ISIS and the European Crusades in Palestine, are simply being their arrogant uppity selves.
What the dickens were Europeans doing in Palestine anyway? Building forts, fighting the native tribes, spreading disease, both coming and going, and in general upsetting the cultural status quo.
The folks rooting for the “Christian ” world view say that the Crusades were to “take back” the city of Jerusalem from the Muslim invaders? Invaders? They were in their own neighborhood!
I am not advocating any religious military action, and think the practice of Islam do women no favors with their Medieval habits of controlling females of all ages.
I also think that as Christopher Hitchens pointed out , that “Religion poisons everything”. All religions have something to answer for, whether it is female domination, child labor, slave holding, denial of birth control or attacks on castles in Spain.
Before you criticize, read your history folks!