Every critical war of mankind has been started and fought by men of all religions. Wars, except for Jihad, are fought because of economic, or social malice. The Crusades were initially launched to protect Christian interests of the Middle East regions. Being that there were three Crusades launched at different periods proved that the spread of Islam was slowly being integrated into Europe. These 'Holy' wars had nothing to do with anything else. Most of the Wars, fought by the US, if not all, were underlined by the 'Progressive Party' soon to become the DemocRatic Party. Get your facts straight, Dreg.