A History of Conflict Between Christians and Muslims

  • Period: Mar 23, 1095 to


  • May 27, 1096

    First crusade

    First crusade
    Crsade also know as the Prince’s Crusade. Some of the participants of the First Crusade were inspired by religious devotion, the others by lure of travel and adventure but most of them saw an opportunity to gain land, wealth and power. For that reason the First Crusade was massively responded by younger sons of noble families because the primogeniture principle granted the family’s titles and estates to the firstborn sons.
  • Mar 21, 1145

    Second crusade

    Second crusade
    was the second major crusade launched from Europe. The Second Crusade was started in response to the fall of the County of Edessa the previous year to the forces of Zengi.
  • Oct 2, 1187

    saladin retakes the city of jerusalem

    saladin retakes the city of jerusalem
    On October 2 1187, Saladin, a Muslim general, captured the Holy City. Muslims immediately clambered up and removed the cross that the Crusaders had mounted on the cupola of the Dome of the Rock.
  • Mar 29, 1189

    third crusade

    third crusade
    The Third Crusade (1189–1192), also known as the Kings' Crusade, was an attempt by European leaders to reconquer the Holy Land from Saladin (Salāh ad-Dīn Yūsuf ibn Ayyūb). It was largely successful, yet fell short of its ultimate goal—the reconquest of Jerusalem.
  • Jan 2, 1291

    Massacre at Acre

    Massacre at Acre
    The Siege of Acre (also called the Fall of Acre) took place in 1291 and resulted in the loss of the Crusader-controlled city of Acre to the Muslims. It is considered one of the most important battles of the time period.
  • Apr 8, 1453

    Turks capture constantinople

    Turks capture constantinople
    When, at the age of twenty-one, Mehmed II (1451-1481) sat on the throne of the Ottoman Sultans his first thoughts turned to Constantinople. The capital was all that was left from the mighty Christian Roman Empire and its presence, in the midst of the dominions of the powerful new rulers of the lands of Romania, was pregnant with danger. The new Sultan demonstrated diplomatic abilities, during his early attempts to isolate politically the Byzantine capital, when he signed treaties with the Empero
  • arab league declare jihad on israel

    1944 Co-founder and President of Arab League [xxii]
    Amin Al-Husseini is one of the founders of Arab League. Goal is to reinforce Pan-Islamic unity. Founding countries are: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen. Husseini is appointed to President in Absentia of Fourth Higher Committee of Arab League. Arab League will declare all wars against Israel and will openly support both Intifadas.
  • Suez canal incident

    Suez canal incident
    In 1956 the Suez Canal was nationalised by Gamal Abdel Nasser. The Suez Canal Crisis of 1956 effectively ended the political career of Sir Anthony Eden but it served to greatly advance the already very high standing Nasser had in the Arab world. However, what were the causes of the 1956 Suez Canal Crisis? Britain had ruled Egypt for all of the Twentieth Century. This gave Britain joint control over the Suez Canal – along with the French – which had been described as the “jugular vein of the
  • Battle of Algiers

    Battle of Algiers
    The Battle of Algiers was a campaign of guerrilla warfare carried out by the National Liberation Front (FLN) against the French Algerian authorities in 1957. The conflict began as a series of hit-and-run attacks by the FLN against the French Police in Algiers. Violence escalated when the French government deployed the French Army in Algiers to suppress the FLN. Civilian authorities left all prerogatives to General Massu who, operating outside legal frameworks between January and March 1957, succ
  • 9/11

    The September 11 attacks, often referred to as September 11th or 9/11 (pronounced as "nine eleven"), were a series of coordinated suicide attacks by al-Qaeda upon the United States on September 11, 2001. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners.The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, killing everyone on board and many others working in the buildings. Both tower
  • operation iraqi freedom

    operation iraqi freedom
    On 29 January 2002, in his first State of the Union address, President George W. Bush named 3 countries as the "Axis of Evil." One of these nations was Iraq. On 10 October 2002, the US Congress adopted a joint resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq. On 17 March 2003, in an address to the United States gives Saddam Hussein and his regime 48 hours to leave Iraq. Military operations against Iraq, conducted by the United States and an allied Coalition, began at around 9:30 PM EST on 19
  • 1st gulf war

    1st gulf war
    First it is necessary to look at the background history for this turbulent area of the World. Although we tend to call the 1990/91 conflict the Gulf War this was not the first Gulf war in this region. From 1980 to 1988 Iraqi fought a bloody war against its neighbor Iran. In 1980 Iraqi invaded over a border dispute over the ownership of the Shatt Al Arab waterway which borders the two countries. For years Iraqi steadily lost ground against the numerically superior but technologically inferior Ira