Following the attacks of September 11, President Bush stated that he would launch a “crusade” against terrorism. The word “crusade” with all the historical implications it has was understood, especially in the Arab and Islamic world, to mean a war against Islam or between Christianity and Islam. The topic has been given more space and focus with the now ongoing war on Iraq.
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