Sunday, March 11, 2007

The Crusades

Bernard Lewis, arguably the premier scholar on the history of the Middle-East, stated in his speech to American Enterprise Institute yesterday
Lewis urged us to have a little sense of proportion, and went on to say — and it was an illuminating line — ‘The crusade was a late, limited and unsuccessful imitation of the jihad.’

More here

Claudia Rosett, BTW, is the reporter who is most on top of all UN scandals, including the Oil-For-Food betrayal.

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