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Next time some Leftist uses the non-argument : BUT MMUUUHHHHH CRUSADESSS(r/The_Donald)
Yep. The Middle East was Christian (It had a 600 year head-start on Islam, after all). And then Islam came and conquered.
There were centuries of bloody Islamic provocations and attacks on Christian pilgrims and holy places before the crusades were called for. To call them anything but a defence of Christianity and The Holy Land is total ignorance.
A good read on the topic: www.amazon.com/Gods-Battalions-Crusades-Rodney-Sta…