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The New Crusades:
Christianity and Judaism vs. Islam

Remember when you were a kid and mom and dad bought you a new suit or dress for Easter to go to church with? Today, that may be in jeopardy.

Going back in time, The Crusades ran from 1095 to 1297, a period of about 200 years. It was, in essence, a war all about the Roman Catholic Church vs. Islam. It ended without a clear resolution.

Now, in present time, there is a new Crusades ongoing: Once again, it is Christianity vs. Islam -- radical Islam.

The latest clear example of that battle was the recent destruction of the Tomb of Jonah in Mosul, Iraq, by ISIS forces. They blew up the tomb and have vowed to destroy any existing religious artifact that is anti-Muslim, or Christian.

But it's not just Christianity vs. Islam who are involved in what I am calling The New Crusades.

Hamas forces in Palestine are attacking Israel, clearly a Jewish state. And Israel is fighting back.

ISIS, however, is also attacking Muslims in Serbia and Iraq. ISIS feels that it is the new, more exacting Islamic religion.

And now word has come that a faction belonging to ISIS may be ready to attack Norway.

Clearly, the free world is under attack by radical Islam.

Remember 9/11? That was an attack by radical Islam -- al Qaeda.

And while al Qaeda no longer has the leading hand in the Islamic war, that being handed over to ISIS, some say, it is still alive.

The New Crusades are obviously intending to disrupt Christianity and, at least in part, Judaism.

We've managed to push them back out of the United States, at least visibly. But there are certain independent cells alive in the U.S. who would like nothing better than to destroy the belly of Christianity: The United States.

Those cells have tended to follow the Islamic path.

So, as you can see, getting a new suit for Johnny or a new dress for Mary for Easter may be a thing of the past. That ritual may, in fact, be in jeopardy.

Don't believe me? Try reading our World News briefs for an entire week and you'll get a feel for what I'm talking about.

It is chaos "over there."

That's in my opinion.

Michael C. Quinn
Publisher
NewsManatee.com