It is my right as an American to defend Christians.
Not only were President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast inappropriate and insulting to peace-loving Christians; his comments were historically inaccurate.
Slavery is not an integral part of Christian doctrine. Jesus did not own slaves. The same cannot be said of Islam. Mohammed owned many slaves. The slave trade in Africa was largely run by Muslims. And when Western nations finally abolished the practice of slavery, the slave trade persisted. Saudi Arabia did not outlaw slavery until the 1960s. Slavery is still practiced today in Sudan.
There is a myth that the Crusades were nothing but an aggressive series of wars in which Christians attacked the Muslim world and committed atrocities.
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The Crusades actually began after centuries of Islamic jihad invading, pillaging and conquering parts of Europe.
After 400 years of genocide of Christians at the hands of Islamic jihadists, the Pope, acting with the Byzantine emperor, finally called on Christians to free the Holy Land.
So, the first Crusade was a defensive action in response to Islamic jihad.
This is a fact our president unfortunately left out of his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast.