Islam vs. Christianity: BAttle of the Ages

  • Period: Jan 1, 1000 to


  • Aug 15, 1096

    1st Crusade

    1st Crusade
    On November 27, 1096, Pope Urban II urged the Byzantines(Christianity) to launch a crusade to capture Jerusalem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, therefore the Holy Land from the Turks(Musilms) and were willing to fight for it. In the end the Byzantines captured Jerusalem and other Latin states.
  • Jun 1, 1147

    Second Crusade

    Second Crusade
    Fromm 1147-1149, the Turks recaptured the city of Edessa in 1145 and the entire population was either killed or sold into slavery. So the Christians were scared that Muslims would take back their Holy Land but in the end failed and the Turks won yet again.
  • Sep 20, 1187

    Saladin Recaptures Jerusalem

    Saladin Recaptures Jerusalem
    Saladin of Turkey(Muslims) marched on to Jerusalem and offered peaceful surrender to Heraclius of Jerusalem(Christians) but asked Bailan of Ibelin to defend the city. Bailan put up a good fight and the Turks almost lost until they found a weak point in Bailan's tactics and attacked. Bailan saw impending doom and he peacefully surrendered the city of Jerusalem to Saladin.
  • Jun 1, 1189

    Thrd Crusade

    Thrd Crusade
    Saladin of Egypt set out for Jerusalem in 1187 and captured the holy city. When the western christendom found out(France, England, Germany) they were ready to fight for their city. Germans went up first but they lost their leader to drowning and went home so it was the Frenchs' turn. The French and English captured Acre but because of their differences, the French went home. But King Richard and Saladin came to a peaceful agreement benefiting on both parties present.
  • Jan 1, 1191

    Acre Massacre

    Acre Massacre
    Christian forces(Richard I, King of Engalnd) successfully took the city of Acre and soon after many unarmed Muslims were slaughtered and tortured. Some people believe that this was an act of hate, some believe a necessary factor.
  • Apr 1, 1453

    Turks Capture Constantinople

    Turks Capture Constantinople
    Mahomet II, the then sultan of Turkey, swore to capture Constantinople and began training his men in 1451 to prep them for battle. In April 1453, Mahomet II was ready with 80,000 men while the Byzantines(a falling empire) could only come up with 7,000. Although the Byzantines held their own, the end was inevitable and on May 29th , the final attack was launched and Constantinople fell to the Turks.
  • Arab League Declares Jihad on Israel

    Arab League Declares Jihad on Israel
    When the UN declared Israel an independent state, the Palestine Arabs quickly initiated hostilities against the Israeli population and soon after more Arab states joined in on the conflict. In 1943 over a radio brodcast, Mufti el-Husseini(racist) called for jihad agaist the Jews, that Allah(God) would pleased.
  • Suez Canal Incident

    Suez Canal Incident
    Nasser of Egypt decided to nationalize the Suez Canal that was controlled by Britain. So Britain and France urged Israel to stir trouble with Egypt as the basis of an Anglo-French invasion. The United States denounced it and that was the end of that.
  • Battle of Algiers

    Battle of Algiers
    The National Liberal Front vs. the French Algerian authorities in a campaign of guerrilla warfare(terrorist attacks, etc.) and soon the French Army was deployed to surpress the gruop.
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    A UN authorized war from 34 nations led by the U.S. against Iraq in response to the invasion and annexation of Kuwaiti by Iraq. The Iraqis' withdrawed from Kuwaiti and disarmed under the threat of sanctions. Heavy casualities on both Iraqi and Kuwaiti parties.
  • 9/11

    Four suicide attacks in the U.S. in both Washington D.C, and New York City. Nineteen terrorists(al-Qaeda)hijacked four planes and piloted them into the Washington and New York City populations. Two of them landed in Twin Towers in the World Trade Center. The other two landed in Washington, one on Ground Zero and the other near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Nearly 3,000 people were killed.
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Operation Iraqi Freedom
    From 2003 to present, a conflict in Iraq with gruesomely violent terrorist attacks by Iraqis(mainly crazed Sunni Muslims)against the central government and is still ongoing.