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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Catholic Killings-Crusades

Crusades (1095-1291)




Semlin/Hungary 6/24/96 thousands slain. Wieselburg/Hungary 6/12/96 thousands.

9/9/96-9/26/96 Nikaia, Xerigordon (then turkish), thousands respectively.
Until Jan 1098 a total of 40 capital cities and 200 castles conquered (number of slain unknown)

after 6/3/98 Antiochia (then turkish) conquered, between 10,000 and 60,000 slain. 6/28/98 100,000 Turks (incl. women & children) killed.


Marra (Maraat an-numan) 12/11/98 thousands killed.

Jerusalem conquered 7/15/1099 more than 60,000 victims (jewish, muslim, men, women, children).



Christian chronicler Eckehard of Aura noted that "even the following summer in all of palestine the air was polluted by the stench of decomposition". One million victims of the first crusade alone.

Battle of Askalon, 8/12/1099. 200,000 heathens slaughtered



Fourth crusade: 4/12/1204 Constantinople sacked, number of victims unknown, numerous thousands, many of them Christian.

Rest of Crusades in less detail: until the fall of Akkon 1291 probably 20 million victims (in the Holy land and Arab/Turkish areas alone).

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