Some of the more lunatic Muslims contend that Israel today is just a continuation of the crusades. Some lunatic Christians want to bring about the Second Coming, Rapture, etc. & prophecy says to do that they first need to take Jerusalem & rebuild Solomon's Temple. They are using the poor Jews as cannon fodder to accomplish that.
I think quite a few Saudis believe this, even the educated ones. The guy I heard it from had a PhD from a respectable US university. I'm not sure if anyone else believes it. Pashley (talk) 02:30, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
- That's a new one on me. What's probably more relevant is the attitudes of some American Christians, such as when GW Bush called his aggression against Iraq a "crusade". Ikan Kekek (talk) 03:15, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
- The word crusade has been used literally and figuratively for many military campaigns through history, and these can be mentioned in brief. The article is however intended to describe the Crusades, a phrase usually understood as the medieval Catholic campaigns to the Middle East and nothing else. /Yvwv (talk) 02:04, 12 January 2021 (UTC)
- I wonder if we should mention anything about Robin Hood. While Robin Hood himself is of course fictional, King Richard and Prince John (later King John of course, since he became king after Richard died) are actual historical figures, and the story is of course set in the period when King Richard is away on the crusades. The dog2 (talk) 03:42, 13 January 2021 (UTC)