Crusades vs.Jihad?

I found This Article to be helpful on comparing the oft-cited atrocities of the west in the name of “Christianity” to the holy wars of Islam. there is a stark difference between Islam and Christianity that detractors of the west and Christianity should take seriously if they want to be intellectually honest.

I also recommend Paul Copan’s book Is God A Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God for an honest discussion about the God of Christianity as well as a rebuttal of many arguments against God by the “new Atheists”.

Survey of Syrian Refugees

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I find it distressing that 13% of Syrian refugees (sampled randomly) polled have a positive or positive to some extent opinion when asked “In general, do you have a positive or negative view of ISIL?” What the hell does this mean? Does it mean that they are leaving their war torn country to get to safety but are in general happy if the ISIL wins? Does it mean that they would prefer to live under ISIL rule? I would be interested in asking one of the 13%. I would like to think that 100% of those fleeing from this totalitarian fascist regime would have an extremely negative view of ISIL. maybe that’s just me.

Further, it is outrageous to me that 37% of Syrian refugees polled either oppose or strongly oppose “..the military airstrikes by the US-led international coalition against Islamic militant groups including ISIL and other groups in Iraq and Syria?” I guess they would prefer a U.N. led coalition? I am not sure.