Saturday, February 04, 2006

Cartoons - Pictures of the militants and their victims

The following is from: Exquisite Corpse - A Journal of Letters and Life

The First Crusaders in the Holy Land were barbarous...

Not only did the French soldiers in the Turkish capital of Nicaea place the heads of Muslims on their spears, but they roasted the slain bodies of indigenous Christian civilians and ate them.

Yes, they grilled Christian children on spits and ate their flesh.

During that same First Crusade, German Crusaders killed enough indigenous peoples of Turkey to leave behind a mountain of bones.

The Crusaders didn't know or care that there were many Christians living in the Holy Land. But the First Crusaders slaughtered all the locals--Muslims, Christians and Jews--because they couldn't differentiate among the various languages spoken by the locals or their Turkish overlords.

The First Crusade entered Jerusalem in triumph in July, 1099. The Crusaders who took Jerusalem in 1099 burned Jews alive in the Great Synagogue and looted the Temple of the Rock. They thought to cleanse the Holy Land with human sacrifice. Any wonder why the Arabs called the Crusaders "the pagan race?"


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