Wednesday, 10 August 2016

The Truth About The Crusades

Were the Crusades an unprovoked act of aggression on behalf of bloodthirsty Christians? Did the First Crusade mark the beginning of close to a millennium of hostility between Christianity and Islam, or did the conflict begin centuries earlier? Stefan Molyneux takes a closer look at the historical background of the Crusades and presents shocking information that is often hidden from the general population. What is the truth about the origins of the Crusades?

Note: I would add that modern castle building developed in Europe as a general feature of medieval warfare and also (in coastal areas) in response to Viking raids. Before then we had dark ages Hill Fort construction. The clip implied that Muslim raiding was the sole cause of coastal fort building (and also the abandonment of seaside settlements). Otherwise this video is a great reminder about what was really going on in that part of the world compared to how it is viewed today – where much context is omitted.

Thanks to the Phoenix Rising blog for the heads up on this video.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, August 10th, 2016.]

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