The disembarkation of Saint Louis, King of France, on crusade to free the Holy Land from Muslim control.
For 14 years I had the great privilege of being the Grand Prior (spiritual leader) of the Southwestern Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. the SW Lieutenancy embraced the states of Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico and the number of men and women, Knights and Ladies, of the Order were in excess of 1,200. During those years I also had the great privilege of leading a dozen pilgrimages to the Holy Land. On most of those pilgrimages we flew into Tel Aviv. But on one of them I wanted to retrace the land route of the Christian Crusades and so we flew to Istanbul (Constantinople) and traveled by bus to Cappadocia (central Turkey), Tarsus, Antioch, Krak des Chevaliers, Damascus, Amman and then into Israel. While I am not an historical expert on the crusades I believe that I know more about them than Barack Hussein Obama. His remark at the annual prayer breakfast earlier this week in Washington that the crusades were just as violent as jihad has outraged many persons, including myself.
The link below will take you to a five minute video which sets the record straight and gives the lie to Barack Hussein Obama’s outrageous statement.