Compass (ABC1); Time: 21:45; Broadcast Date: Sunday, 28th March 2010; Duration: 51 min., 46 sec.
War correspondent Rageh Omaar looks at the effect the Crusades have had on the modern world. In the West, Omaar believes the Crusades are a chapter of Christian history that do not impact our everyday lives today, but in the Middle East, many believe the Crusades are happening again. Islamist terror organisations have repeated exploited former US President George W. Bush's description of the war on terror as a 'Crusade'. The Crusades, which happened 900 years ago, have had a divisive effect on relations between the West and the Muslim world, and on relations between Islam and Christianity.
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