Sunday, November 06, 2005

History Channel Becomes Real Life


I just clicked on to Yahoo, and then over to an AP report where Chirac was vowing "arrests and trials" for those sowing violence in the Parisian Intifada. While I was reading the article, a live action ad came up for History Channel's special on The Crusades.

How fitting.

The Crusades, of course, began when Muslims took Jerusalem, and the Catholic Church, in no mood to cede the birthplace of Christ to Muslim invaders, sent forces to repel them.

Well, now, Muslims are attempting to take over neighborhoods which ring Paris, perhaps the capital of secular civilization. In such a civilization, who will send the forces out to beat back the invaders?