Shared this nearly nine years ago and again the subject is rearing it’s ugly head. This was one of the first things that woke me up to how lacking my public school education was. The Crusades were talked about but the jihads were not. The Crusades were a defensive series of battles against an onslaught of Islamic jihads that were raping, killing, and capturing the Middle East— a Christian region until then— and Europe. Watch the video below to see just how incomparable they are.
Stellar dynamic map comparing the jihad of 1400 years, continuing even today, to the Crusades that ended centuries ago.