Sunday, February 12, 2006

A Scene From The Jihad

While I was standing thus Saladin turned to me and said: "I think that when God grants me victory over the rest of Palestine I shall divide my territories, make a will stating my wishes, then set sail on this sea for their far-off lands and pursue the Franks there, so as to free the earth of anyone who does not believe in God, or die in the attempt.
-- Ibn Shaddad, The Rare and Excellent History of Saladin, 13th Century

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