In 632, at the time of Mohammed’s death, orthodox Christianity was the overwhelming majority religion in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Asia Minor, North Africa, Corsica, Sicily, Sardinia, Italy, France and Spain. Historian Paul Crawford writes that in the next 100 years, Islam had conquered all these countries except Italy, the islands and Northern France. He writes, “The Christian communities of Arabia were entirely destroyed in or shortly after 633, when Jews and Christians alike were expelled from the peninsula.Two-thirds of the formerly Roman Christian world was now ruled by Muslims.” Are we now facing yet another invasion by Islam, and will the result be a defense of the West as in the days of the Crusades?
In the Spring 2011 edition of the Intercollegiate Review, Crawford tackles the “Four Myths about the Crusades.” He says that the Crusades were not unprovoked, as is taught by history revisionists. Crawford documents that the surviving central secular authority in the Christian world, the Byzantine Empire, along with the popes counter attacked Islam to regain their land and to protect “victimized Christians.” These battles, according to Crawford, continued from 633 through 1095 when the First Crusade began under Pope Urban II and Byzantine leaders. The Crusades, Crawford concludes, were the result of Islamic aggression that forced out Christianity and threatened nations and governments.
Fast forward to present day. Aside from the days following the establishment of Israel as a nation in May 1948, the Six Day war in 1967, and the 1972 Yom Kippur War, Islamic aggression experienced an accelerated rebirth with Yassir Arafat and the Islamic/Arab/Russian support of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, a terrorist organization dedicated to the destruction of Israel. Aided by US presidents Jimmy Carter and the immediate past “president,” Islam has fully blossomed into an all out assault on Western nations and Israel through organized terror groups–al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad and more. All the while, terrorist leaders, dressed as diplomats, have played the “Islam is a religion of peace” card.
The Islamic State and Islamic-sponsored terror has caused a historic migration, refugee resettlement and colonization of Western nations by Muslims. This new Islamic invasion has been welcomed by globalist leaders in Europe and the US, whose political correctness has allowed Islam to achieve what the Ottoman Empire could not-an invasion of the West. Their weapons of invasion were political correctness and sympathy; their weapon of conquering is terrorism. Political leaders seem unable to keep themselves from appeasing this evil beast. They ignore its culture of death and turn a blind eye to the control it has on its followers. Proverbs 10:21 says, “Fools die for the want of wisdom.” The foolish leadership of these times may bring destruction upon many.