“Saladin’s noble character inspired respect, even from his enemies.”  p666 My World History (Early Ages)

“The real Saladin was not the proto-multiculturalist he is made out to be today.” When his forces decisively defeated the Crusaders at Hattin on July 4, 1187, he ordered the mass execution of his Christian opponents. According to his secretary, Imad ed-Din, Saladin “ordered that they should be beheaded in accordance with The Quran 47:4.  “When you meet the unbelievers on the battlefield, strike their necks, choosing to have them dead rather than in prison.”  “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades) by Robert Spencer