Crusades

Through out time, history has had a tendency to repeat it self.It has done so in good means as well as bad.People learn from the past and apply it to their every day lives.Although people try to do the right thing and not follow mistakes that have been already made, they just seem to come about.
This day in age, out country is experiencing a situation that is extremely similar to that that occurred in the 11th, 12th, and 13th centuries, that which is the crusades.Crusades now can be defined as all wars undertaken in pursuance of a vow, and directed against infidels.But back in the middle ages it was known as any military expedition under taken by the Christians of Europe (Random House Webster's 318).
On September 11,2001 the people of America as well as all other free countries in our nation experience a new feeling that we have not know of.We were being attacked for our beliefs, for the way we live our lives. This what we were feeling, was being fought for during the time of the Crusades. The Christians and the Muslims were fighting against one another in order to spread their religion, or end the other.
The people who were the leaders of the attack were Muslims.Muslims are people who follow the religion of Islam. Islam is a religion that was founded by a man named Muhammad.The followers of Muhammad believe that he received messages from God.Those messages all established into the rules that the Muslims live by, and they are all recorded in the Koran.Some of the laws forbade Muslims to eat pork, drink alcohol, gamble or lend money for interests.But the main beliefs of the Muslims are "The Five Pillars".Which are to have faith in God (Allah). To pray five times a day facing in the direction of Mecca.For a person to give part of their income to charity. To fast during the month of Ramadan, and to promise to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca at least ounce in your life.
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