Why ISIS Shouldn’t Be Compared To The Christian Crusades

Obama-national-prayer-breakfastPresident Barack Obama said something at the US National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 4th that caused a series of backlash.He compared the actions of Islamic State jihadists (ISIS) in the Middle East to acts of violence committed by Christian crusaders centuries ago. Here’s an excerpt of his speech:

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. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.

I understand a lot of terrible deeds have been done in the name of religion. I understand people have done terrible deeds in the name of Christianity. Obama has a point. However, a majority of the brutal, and large-scale terrorist attacks that occurred in the past 15 years are in the name of Islam (do your homework), and that’s something we have to worry about.

Imagine the number of people killed by Boko Haram, ISIS, Al-Shabaab, Al-Qaeda, etc, during the past year alone.

Here’s a “interesting” response to Obama’s speech on why ISIS shouldn’t be compared to the crusades:

Great remark from a fellow Christian:

So our “president” gave a pass to Radical Islamic terrorist organization ISIS because during the Crusades Christians did “terrible things in the name of Christ”
Interesting Obama……but the Crusades were 920 yea
rs ago.
ISIS is doing what they are doing….TODAY
Why did Christians fight in the Crusades? Because the Muslim Turks (Seljuk Turks) attacked Jerusalem and captured or killed 3000 Christians on a pilgrimage there, and took their churches and turned them into stables.
There was always a conflict between Christian territory and Muslim territory.
But after the capture of Jerusalem and the surrounding territories, Pope Urban II declared the first Crusade to get that territory back.
And those who fought in the Crusades did not fight in the name of Christ. They fought under the orders of the Church. Back then the Catholic Church was far more powerful than it is today.
TODAY…ISIS is killing thousands of people (men, women and children) in Middle Eastern territories because they are not Muslim.
TODAY…ISIS is burning people alive, beheading them and executing them so they can get financial ransom.
TODAY….ISIS and the other Radical Muslims want the Muslim religion to be the one true religion. This is not a fight over a specific territory…this is a fight over control of the world. And Muslims want all non-Muslims to be eliminated ….as it is directed in their Koran.
So when Obama compares what ISIS is doing today…it is far different than the world was 920 years ago. And ISIS and Muslim terrorists ARE doing these things in the name of Muhammad..their prophet.
I found the above comment on a post made on Opposing view’s Facebook page.


Giovanni is obsessed with the social-economic development of his beloved Africa and inspiring people to think for themselves logically and rationally. He started Thescripton as a teenager because he felt it was one of his best ways to contribute to making society better by discussing critical social topics in an educative manner. But as his grew older he realised he change should begin from an individual level. He’s the founder of Larnedu and a few other online communities that serve thousands of people around the world. He’s open to constructive criticism and learning from others.

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