Myths about the Crusades and others


The Crusades were an unprovoked attack by Europe against he Islamic World.


The Crusades were an early example of the West’s predatory imperialism.


The Crusades were fought by Westerners who were greedy for gain.


The Crusades were fought to convert Muslims to Christianity by force.


The Crusades established European colonies in the Middle East.


The capture of Jerusalem was unique in medieval history and caused Muslim mistrust of the West.


The Muslim leader Saladin was more merciful and magnanimous then the Crusaders.


Crusades were called against Jews in addition to Muslims.


The Crusades were bloodier than the Islamic jihads.