November 15th, 2015


I'm arguing on the Independant site about the attacks in Paris. I'm trying to bring, as I think, a little sanity. I agree with one poster who thinks that we should remove the name 'Islamist' from the terrorists name, as what they are doing isn't any form of Islam.

I, a little tongue in cheek, also said that Christianity started the religious wars between Christianity and Islam with the crusades, and have been called an uneducated idiot as I should have known they started invading us once their religion was 'invented'. I know that 'There are references to Islamic scholars in the prologue to Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (1386) (, which is nearly 300 years after the first crusade, but can anyone give me an earlier reference? please