There’s ZERO moral equivalence between the Crusades and Muslim jihad

The Crusades = Jihad? Nice try, but no dice.

Maybe you saw or heard about that notorious National Prayer Breakfast speech in which Mr. Obama attempted to equate the Catholic Crusades with violent, murderous Muslim jihad (watch video specifically at 2:00 mark). Well, nothing could be further from the truth. He said,

“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.”

Maybe you aren’t sure how to explain why there really is no moral equivalence — ZERO — between the Crusades and violent jihad. #fact

Well, this powerful 5-minute info-graphic video does it better than anything I’ve seen yet.

Please watch this video, have your children watch it, and share it far and wide on your social media sites. It’s that important. We need to set the record straight for the sake of truth.

Also, I explained in greater detail what the Crusades actually were (and what they weren’t) on my radio show this morning (February 6, 2015).

PatrickMadridShow_logo_IHR_sb

Enter the Conversation...

8 Responses to “There’s ZERO moral equivalence between the Crusades and Muslim jihad”
  1. Carol says:

    Great article! Love the info graphic!!!!!

    Thank you for standing up for the Truth!!

  2. Harry Dorton says:

    The President said that Christians like most religions have done terrible deeds in name of Christ. Without a doubt this is true. The Preident is 100 percent correct.

    • peggys. says:

      It sounds like Harry is a cool aid drinker. I am appalled at his remarks about el presidente. I hope it was tongue in cheek.

  3. This, for sure, will have to shed some light on why it is inappropriate to equate modern-day jihadists to the crusades of the centuries past. Medieval Christian crusaders were driven by a will to take back the Holy Land from Muslims(mostly Saracens) while these Muslims, fueled by such a belief that the Holy City of Jerusalem belong to them, vowed to defend the city to the last drop of their blood. It was a pure religious war or Holy War fought between Christians and Muslims.

    Modern-day jihadists (most particularly the ISIS) wanted to copy the blueprint of the Holy War fought in Medieval times, but only using terrorism as their primary weapon or tool to further their cause. The fact that most of these jihadists are not true Muslims, or are not following the teachings of Islam, and may have been only using Islam to validate their cause or personal interests, is why there really is no moral equivalence between the Crusades and the violent jihad.

  4. cheri lynn says:

    Thank you for the link Patrick to this very important topic you spoke of this morning, but I am not sure if it is just my computer, but I am unable to access the link to the Utube video or find it on Utube.
    Please help

  5. Marguerite says:

    Hello Patrick. The crusades video doesn’t show the crusades in the “new world”? In discussion at times by people here in New Mexico, some refer to the Crusades when speaking of Spanish history in the new world committed against Native Americans as part of the Crusades. Was this event also part of the crusades? My family history is part of those expelled from Spain for being Jews, but we are also known as, in my family, part of the “conversos”. Are you familiar with this history? thanks!

  6. Carmina says:

    El presidente needs to watch this video.

  7. Kathryn says:

    Thank you for sharing that. I am again sharing this on my FB page.

Share Your Thoughts...

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar for free here!
Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately...

*