Examples Of Social Injustice In The Crusades

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The Crusades

Then Crusades are one of the biggest social injustices because of how many Muslims the Christians killed, which is estimated to be anywhere from the thousands to the millions of Muslims both armed and unarmed. In the Crusades so called “Christians” went to the Holy Land and slaughtered so many Muslims. Some simply because they were soldiers fighting back and some only because they were Muslim. Because they were scared that these people might actually switch to this religion which they considered terrible. Due to it conflicting with Christian teachings and how violent their teachings were. For example, the Muslim faith has 333 verses that are cruel or violent (roughly 5%). Such as Quran (8:12) - "I will cast terror into the hearts of those
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Therefore, strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them". But this is an ironic thing to think as the Bible has 842 verses that are cruel or violent (roughly 3%). Christians feared the Muslims because of this teaching calling for war against non-believers and as a result of this teaching Muslims were killing Christians and other religions in the Middle East. So the first justification was that the Christians should retaliate and kill them in return. The second justification was that these “barbarians” had taken territory belonging to the Christians especially holy sites such as Jerusalem. So the Christians felt that this holy land should be recaptured. And the third justification was that Christ had commanded such an action. I am going to visit each of these points and prove that the social injustice of the Crusades was not justified by these points and try to provide solutions to how this social injustice

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