Jihad vs Crusades

Whenever you’re dealing with an apologist for Islam, or even a Muslim, and you bring up jihad, almost immediately, they kickback to you: “But what about those terrible crusades? Why they’re the moral justification for jihad and we’re just as bad as they are. So let’s not talk about jihad, okay? Let’s talk about the Crusades.”

Well, what I would like to talk about here, are facts. I created a database of 548 battles that Islam fought: jihad battles against classical civilization. This isn’t even all the battles. It doesn’t include battles Africa, India, Afghanistan and other locations. It’s primarily at data base of the battles against the classical civilization of Rome and Greece.

548 battles are a lot; too many to comprehend. So I created a dynamic battle map with displays of the Mediterranean in 20 year increments. On the display, a white dot designates a battle during the twenty-year period, a new battle. Every time the screen changes to the next 20 year period, the previous white dots turn red and a new set of current battles are shown with white dots so you can see the unfolding history. This may seem a little confusing, but when you see it you’ll know exactly what I mean.

As the dynamic display starts, Islam bursts out of the Arabian Peninsula and immediately starts attacking the Middle East. Notice that it is not long before there are battles across the Mediterranean and attacks in southern France, and Spain.

Notice something else: when most people think of Islam, they think of Arabs; and of desert. Yet here we see that Islam is projecting power throughout the Mediterranean. Notice how the little islands of the Mediterranean are getting hammered. The navy of Islam would attack coastal towns, kill, rob, rape, and then take slaves. As this entire battle map unfolds, slaves are taken. Over a million slaves were taken from of Europe into the Islamic world. It’s something you don’t think about, but it’s absolutely true.

There were over 200 battles fought in Spain alone. We also see, however, on the east coast, in Turkey, that Islamic forces attempt to break into Europe. What happens in Spain during this ongoing fight that lasted for 400 years is that the Christians push back the Moslems. But what happens in the East is that Constantinople falls and now then eastern Europe gets hammered. The jihad comes to Eastern Europe. It’s pushed out of Spain, but northern Africa becomes completely Islamic, and the Middle East is completely Islamic.

This is all jihad, relentless jihad. And why is it so relentless?

Well, Mohammed was relentless in his jihad, and these people are good students of Islam. And so it’s jihad against the Kafir, endlessly.

It was traditional that when a new Sultan came to power, he would immediately attempt to launch new wars because he would be noted in Islamic history as to how well he fought against the Kafir.

So that’s what the jihad looked like over that time period: 548 battles. But remember, when you bring up jihad, people want to bring up the Crusades. So I also prepared a dynamic battle map of all the offensive raids of the crusaders. Let’s watch it and make a comparison.

As it begins, the Crusades enter Turkey and the Middle East; battles ensue. But there are far fewer than you might think. And in short order, the map concludes. The last battles are fought and the Crusades are over.

Now we can talk about some facts! Yes, there were Crusades. But notice that they ended centuries ago, and jihad is still being practiced today. Jihad has been with us for 1400 years. There is no comparison between jihad and the Crusades; certainly not a moral comparison. And when you’re looking at the Crusades, remember, in one sense the Crusades were defensive wars. Why? As we saw in the first jihad map, it was Islam that came out of Arabia and conquered the Middle East, a Christian Middle East. The crusaders were trying to free their Christian brothers and sisters from jihad. So there’s no moral comparison all. The motivation of the crusaders was to free Christians; the purpose of jihad was, and still is, to enslave the Kafir.

So, the next time you hear somebody talk about “those dreadful Crusades”, respond to the facts of the matter. Speak up and tell that person, “You don’t really know the facts!”

Bill Warner, Director, Center for the Study of Political Islam
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21 Responses

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  2. invictuz

    This could not have been written by someone with a PhD.
    The grammar is horrible.
    Its not one or two minor mistakes, the entire article is lousy with errors.
    It has the quality of a rushed paper started an hour ago, assigned two weeks ago and due in five minutes.

  3. Zane Tyler

    This might be somewhat long since I may not log in again unless I happen to run across the emailed password.
    However, I like Dr. Warner, his ideas, thoroughness in historical research and everything else he writes.
    Up until today, I haven’t had anything to criticize.
    Account passwords. This will probably be the only time I log in with the password they gave me since they won’t let me make up my own without all the junk they want in it.
    I have multiple passwords that don’t have all the different characters that this site wants.
    After all, this isn’t a nuclear weapons site requiring top secret clearance.

    He is right however about the atrocities islam has committed.
    And I am sure he is on the same page as the rest of us who hate atrocities like Rotherham having over 1,400 rapes to children, many of whom are girls 6-7 years old. Why are they muslims and not another group who GANG RAPES CHILDREN?
    Who else brands a letter “M” for mohammad on those poor little innocents?
    I WILL NOT apologize for saying to the world that those guilty criminals deserve the ultimate punishment the world has to offer for destroying thousands of families! For inflicting the extreme pain and agony to those innocent children at the hands of those brutal perverts. At the very least they should be castrated and have their hands cut off so they cannot use weapons

    Or how about inbreeding consanguine marriages? More about that below! Just Google islam and inbreeding- However I will supply some addresses

    The barqua muslim women wear which cause them to be in the highest category of vitamin D deficiency in the world!
    vitamin D deficiency symptoms include:
    Impaired immune system functioning, a higher risk for infection
    Rickets-most common in children causing bone softening which leads to Bowed legs (Blount’s Disease)
    Insulin resistance affecting the body’s ability to use insulin and process blood sugar
    Thin or brittle bones, increasing the risk of Osteoporosis.
    death from cardiovascular disease
    cognitive impairment in older adults
    severe asthma in children and adults
    type-1 & 2 diabetes
    glucose intolerance
    multiple sclerosis
    kidney disease

    What about Halal, islam’s torturous method of killing animals
    Requires the animal be bled out in agony while the sick-o’s get off watching it have a sort of a “festival”.
    Animals watch other animals die during the blood letting festival, smelling their fear and raising their own stress. These stress chemicals “marinate” the meat in hormones known to raise levels of aggression and violence in nearly all mammal species (including human).
    They allow disease ridden cooking methods, including even some “tar tar” dishes (raw or nearly raw), allowing for the spread of disease, chemicals and hormones that were not removed by the tortuously slow bloodletting practice and their half-measure cooking.
    The spinal cord is left intact to prolong the animals agony- watch the video, it will confirm this statement
    Video Halal slaughter method-You may not be able to handle this perverted method of slaughter-I Cannot handle it-It is sickening. The way we do it is with a captive bolt pistol, stunning it so it does not feel pain
    If you think you can watch it-here it is:
    MORE ON islam
    Where ever muslims move to,
    there follows an increase in
    rapine and torture to children.
    muslim gang rapes of little girls is RAMPANT in Britain and every other European country they live in. Canada included.

    Not to mention their own countries from which they secreted from.

    Besides the rapine and branding they commit EVERYWHERE THEY LIVE

    there are also increases in:
    even slavery,
    human dismemberment,

    Violence in general, has been islam’s bloody trademark ever since 622 AD (Anno Domini) NOT CE (Christ’s Era, Christ is not common)
    And fortunately for the ancients, NOT in BCE, or before Christ’s Era. Again, Christ is not common)
    Changing the terminology to something different does not alter the fact that the calendar is based on the Birth of Jesus Christ, despite the 4 year discrepancy. Just to make an observation, BCE & CE makes a some what easier understanding since AD was misunderstood by some to mean “After Death” because it is Latin. Christ’s Era is in English, easier to understand! We will however, stick with what has been used for centuries, BC & AD. Not changing history and adding extra syllables for political correctness.

    Back to islamic perversions;
    causing cost of education increases due to inbreeding/incest, which causes slow learners/low IQ, mental retardation, all scientifically proven.

    Not to mention the increased medical expenses due increased diseases caused by inbreeding.
    A more correct term for muslim inbreeding is “consanguinity” a blood relation, “incest”, a muslim normal standard.

    40-50% muslim marriages are inbred
    Egypt, 40% of marriages are to a 1st cousin,

    Saudi Arabia 2/3 of marriages are to a close relative.

    Britain, approximately 55% of Pakistan refugees are 1st cousin marriages.

    The results of inbreeding cause a genetic damage with an increase in disease, mental retardation,
    low IQ
    and shorter life spans.
    This is condoned by muslims because muhammad married his 1st cousin making the practice “suna” or good. quran 4:23

    sharia-inbreeding is good and the result is approx ½ muslims are inbred.

    The closer to a blood relation, the higher chance of schizophrenia
    In Denmark for example, 3 times more muslims FAIL the Military Intelligence Test than the average Dane.
    2/3 of the muslims in Denmark are illiterate.

    In Denmark, education for slow children, slow learners account for 1/3 of Denmark’s educational budget making more expensive to teach muslims who are not going to learn much anyway due to the fact that they have low IQ’s from inbreeding.

    islam says it is destined to rule the world

    The result of that happening would be inbreeding reaching epidemic proportions and humanity will actually devolve.

    Although science has proven that inbreeding (incest) has negative consequences, i.e. genetic damage, increases in disease, mental retardation, schizophrenia, low IQ
    Inbreeding (incest) will not stop because sharia IS allah’s law.
    Therefore sharia is EVIL since it dictates the suffering and devolving of people as allah’s wish.

    Anyone exposing and teaching these facts in schools or anywhere else are deemed to be offensive to muslims and are accused of islamophobia.

    Teaching muslim immigrants the consequences of genetic damage from inbreeding (incest) is considered islamophobic by liberals, therefore science and anyone else trying to expose these facts are ridiculed, attacked, sometimes physically, even worse, killed for blasphemy since allah has decreed that inbreeding is good.
    Just as paypal bans service from anti-jihad/islamic terror activists
    (ANTI-jihad islamic agenda which we condone because of rapine & torture/murder)

    34% in Alglers
    46% Bahrain
    33% Egypt
    80% Nubia-southern part of Egypt
    60% Iraq
    64% Jordan
    64% Kuwait
    42% Lebanon
    48% Libya
    47% Mauritania
    54% Quatar
    67% Saudi Arabia
    63% Sudan
    40% Syria
    39% Tunisia
    54% United Arabic Emirates
    45% Yeman

    Google, “islam and Inbreeding”

    muslim Inbreeding Addresses



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  8. Jason

    What you seem to be missing is that as atheists, your little trip into comparing these two things using data, maps, references to when they occurred/occur, doesn’t matter. You can’t say that your religion hasn’t been complicit it awful, awful things because people can justify anything if a god is involved. Just understand that we get it. Right now? Islam is leading the way in terrible things. Well, unless you are some Afghan child who did nothing wrong and who got bombed back to Allah by a U.S. drone.

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  10. democracyistheanswer

    Ershad Mazumder has no right to invent his own facts about the meaning of jihad. In so doing, he is guilty of taqiyya or of bida’, inventing his own personal, more comfortable version of Islam.

    What does Sharia law say about Jihad?

    Maliki School, jurist Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (d. 996):

    “Jihad is a precept of Divine institution. Its performance by certain individuals may dispense others from it. We Malikis maintain that it is preferable not to begin hostilities with the enemy before having invited the latter to embrace the religion of Allah except where the enemy attacks first. They have the alternative of either converting to Islam or paying the poll tax (jizya), short of which war will be declared against them.”

    Hanbali School, jurist Ibn Taymiyya (d. 1328), popular with modern terrorists:

    “Since lawful warfare is essentially jihad and since its aim is that the religion is God’s entirely and God’s word is uppermost, therefore according to all Muslims, those who stand in the way of this aim must be fought. As for those who cannot offer resistance or cannot fight, such as women, children, monks, old people, the blind, handicapped and their likes, they shall not be killed unless they actually fight with words (e.g. by propaganda) and acts (e.g. by spying or otherwise assisting in the warfare).”

    Hanafi School, Hedaya, classic manual of Hanafi laws, 12th century:

    “It is not lawful to make war upon any people who have never before been called to the faith, without previously requiring them to embrace it, because the Prophet so instructed his commanders, directing them to call the infidels to the faith, and also because the people will hence perceive that they are attacked for the sake of religion, and not for the sake of taking their property, or making slaves of their children, and on this consideration it is possible that they may be induced to agree to the call, in order to save themselves from the troubles of war” If the infidels, upon receiving the call, neither consent to it nor agree to pay capitation tax, it is then incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them, because God is the assistant of those who serve Him, and the destroyer of His enemies, the infidels, and it is necessary to implore His aid upon every occasion; the Prophet, moreover, commands us so to do.”

    Shafi’i School, scholar Abu’l Hasan al-Mawardi (d. 1058):

    “The mushrikun [infidels] of Dar al-Harb (the arena of battle) are of two types: First, those whom the call of Islam has reached, but they have refused it and have taken up arms. The amir of the army has the option of fighting them”in accordance with what he judges to be in the best interest of the Muslims and most harmful to the mushrikun” Second, those whom the invitation to Islam has not reached, although such persons are few nowadays since Allah has made manifest the call of his Messenger”it is forbidden to”begin an attack before explaining the invitation to Islam to them, informing them of the miracles of the Prophet and making plain the proofs so as to encourage acceptance on their part; if they still refuse to accept after this, war is waged against them and they are treated as those whom the call has reached”

    Ershad Mazumder, if your version of jihad differs from the above, you are a heretic and Sharia says heretics should be executed.

    By the way, ‘justice’ in Islam only means ‘following Sharia’. Western justice is built on rational thought and the Golden Rule, unlike Sharia.

    • Unh Gnone

      “Jihad is a precept of Divine institution. Its performance by certain individuals may dispense others from it. We Malikis maintain that it is preferable not to begin hostilities with the enemy before having invited the latter to embrace the religion of Allah except where the enemy attacks first. They have the alternative of either converting to Islam or paying the poll tax (jizya), short of which war will be declared against them.”

      this makes it sound like everyone who isn’t islamic is an enemy. it sounds like you shouldn’t declare war on someone without asking them to convert to islam first, but if they refuse it’s okay. and if they attack you first, it’s okay to retaliate without asking them to convert. unless they pay you.

  11. democracyistheanswer

    The Crusades took place over less than 200 years and cost about one million lives, many lost due to illness.

    Jihad has been going over for 1400 years in which time it has claimed over 270 million lives. In other words, the death toll of jihad is 270 times greater than that of the Crusades.

    Jihad continues at the rate of thousands of deaths per year.

  12. JP Sundharam

    @Ershad Mazumder: You may be right. Let us forget the East/ West lack of understanding and consider what Allah has to say in this matter from the Quran:

    Those who believe say: “Why is not a Surah sent down for us? But when a decisive Surah explaining and ordering things is sent down, AND FIGHTING (JIHAD HOLY FIGHTING IN ALLAH’S CAUSE) IS MENTIONED (I.E. ORDAINED) THEREIN, you will see those in whose hearts is a disease of hypocrisy looking at you with a look of one fainting to death. But it was better for hypocrites, to listen to Allah and to obey Him. Obedience to Allah and good words were better for them. And when the matter preparation for Jihad is resolved on, then if they had been true to Allah, it would have been better for them. [Quran 47:20-21]


    Verily, ALLAH HAS PURCHASED OF THE BELIEVERS THEIR LIVES AND THEIR PROPERTIES; FOR THE PRICE THAT THEIRS SHALL BE THE PARADISE. THEY FIGHT IN ALLAH’S CAUSE, SO THEY KILL (OTHERS) AND ARE KILLED. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Taurat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Quran. And who is truer to his covenant than Allah? Then rejoice in the bargain which you have concluded. That is the supreme success. [Quran 9:111]

    Not equal are those of the believers who sit at home, EXCEPT THOSE WHO ARE DISABLED (BY INJURY OR ARE BLIND OR LAME, ETC.), and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause of Allah with their wealth and their lives. Allah has preferred in grades those who strive hard and fight with their wealth and their lives above those who sit at home. Unto each, Allah has promised good (Paradise), but ALLAH HAS PREFERRED THOSE WHO STRIVE HARD AND FIGHT, above those who sit at home by a huge reward; Degrees of higher grades from Him, and Forgiveness and Mercy. And Allah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [Quran 4:95-96]

    Still Jihad looks peaceful to you?

    As regards what Mohammad said, I’d rather you check out what Allah said about Kafirs:
    O you who believe! TAKE NOT FOR AULIYA (PROTECTORS/ HELPERS/ FRIENDS) DISBELIEVERS INSTEAD OF BELIEVERS. Do you wish to offer Allah a manifest proof against yourselves? [Quran 4:41 also see 3:28, 60:1]

    Does it appear that Allah wants peace and love between Kafir and Muslims?

  13. Rusty Schalin

    Mr. Bill Warner, A great history lesson. It may be an over taxing job, but at this point in time there is probably a need to show all battles worldwide in the same time frame. To the informed and uninformed westerners, there is a definite need to see the vision that Islam portrayed then or is happening now. Islame promotes itself in one way as the entire population sleeps only to wake up under a harsh reality.

    Keep up the good work, R. Schalin

  14. Sandra Carson

    This video is an excellent delineation of disparate mentalities between Islime’s mentalities. along with their shill westerners’ false narratives. Islime is a political force for sadists. Extracting a narrow concept of the Christian Crusades is a paled attempt to market Jihad as an equivalent and deliver that sadism to western culture by removing that recognition and its reality.

  15. Ershad Mazumder

    Jihad is always wrongly interpreted or misinterpred by West and some western educated muslim.
    As I understand ,Jihad means protest against unjust. One can do it by writing, by speech. some do it by wepons( war ,just or unjust.
    Mao Ze Dong,a great leader of China said, power comes out of barrel of gun. Force is the roots power.
    Prophet Mohammad(s) said, war is inevitable between just and unjust. Only peace loving and tolerant people can stay as neighbour.

    • Jenny

      Mao and Mohammad were mass murderers committing rape, kidnapping, and genocide. They were on the “unjust” and evil side of the spectrum. They are not the good, loving, peaceful neighbors Jesus demonstrated how to be during his life. Mohammad was a failed fake Messiah he thought the Jewish people were looking for . When the Jews didn’t buy his act or accept him, he made war against them and write terrible things about them in his writings. They live on today – this hatred he had for them because they rejected him.

      Westerners know the truth and are very aware of this situation – and are ready for it.

    • SS Mahesh

      So the war is inevitable between just (i.e. Muslims) and unjust (i.e. all others; as per Islam – animals)? And tolerant people can stay as neighbour? We have Pakistan and Bangladesh. What should we do about them? They, at least, are not tolerant? Or do we have to consume that sentence through Muslim angle? So much for your definition of Jihad!

  16. S. Schröder

    Dear Mr. Warner, thank you for your excellent work.

    I currently learning the ropes of the history and ideology of Islam, because of the trouble reports from the Middle East and the demonstrations and attacks in Europe against jewish people.

    And as I’ve seen a few of your videos, this has worried me even more.

    If our German media is reporting about Islam they all tell us the same: “The Islam a religion of peace”.

    Christians or enlightement philosophers or Atheists who critizize Islam they call them “racist” or “islamophop” or “fascist”. That is the situation here in Europe.

    Is there a chronological list of all this slaughter of jihad’s from 600 BC until now as a pdf- document? Is there a book where all these battles are described with the exact number of victims?

    That would be interesting for me to educate people here in Germany about jihad.

    S. Schröder

    • Lily Becker

      American media is the same. But many Americans refuse to trust the media’s stories and opinions.

      There has been such a huge amount of wars,genocides and ethnic cleansings by muslims throughout history it’s almost impossible to create a comprehensive guide.

      In India over 80 million people have been killed and tens of millions enslaved.This is recorded by the very muslim warlords who committed the atrocities – Like Timur (the lame) aka Tamerlane.
      In Africa the muslims ran the slave trade. They massacred upwards of 100 million Africans.
      For 400 years muslims raided Greece ,Italy and the Balkans for little boys to turn into slave soldiers and women for harems.
      They kidnapped entire towns in Ireland and Iceland and turned them into slaves.
      When muslims invaded Egypt it was 98% Christian. They have forced conversions and executed people who refused to convert for 1300 years there. There are currently 9,000 Coptic Christians left.

      Islam has over 1 billion followers because they’d enslaved people and forced them to convert for 1400 years. If you leave the religion they will kill you.

      M.A. Khan has a book on Jihad in India
      Andrew Bostom has several good books on jihad.

      And there are many websites that you can read with info from these books.

      I have compiled a history of Israel / Jerusalem / Gaza/ Palestine that includes history ,archeological finds,DNA and maps. But it’s for my use only because i didn’t collect all the sourcing. I will gladly give you info from it. And i will tell you one thing ; the people calling themselves Palestinians today have very little connection to that land or name.The furthest mosque story is a fraud and muslims have repeatedly admitted it throughout history.

  17. S C

    Would it fare to say that these Mohammedans are kaferphobic …

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