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To: NCjim

As long as we’re correcting the lies told about the crusades.
Let’s also correct the lies told about Genghis Khan. Genghis Khan did not destroy and pillage like I was always told. The Khan wanted a large empire for commerce. His armies conquered cities and changed governments. He allowed the citizens to keep their businesses, religion and freedoms, he just wanted trade. The only exceptions were Islamic cities. These gave him so many problems that his only course of action was to raze them to the ground. He could not negotiate with them and could not allow them to exist as they were a danger to everyone around them. The Khan did not destroy Christian, Hindu or even Pagan cities, just Islamic.


14 posted on 08/11/2013 7:37:42 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Gun Control is the Key to totalitarianism and genocide.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Interesting point. Reference? I would like to know more...


48 posted on 08/11/2013 10:02:00 AM PDT by Utilizer (Ba-con Ah'hkkba'aar! <- In muzlim world, men=men and goats=nervous. ->)
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To: BuffaloJack
I read quite a bit about Genghis Khan in recent years and I agree fully. He was the first true "internationalist", and would have the leaders of major religions brought together to debate one another.

Had it not been for the Black Plague we'd probably all be Mongols now (and I don't meet motorcycle-riders!)

50 posted on 08/11/2013 10:21:47 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: BuffaloJack

Now that’s interesting. Can you guide me to a reference? I’d appreciate it.


64 posted on 08/11/2013 3:14:33 PM PDT by chesley (Vast deserts of political ignorance makes liberalism possible - James Lewis)
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