Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The French: Not Just Cheese-Eaters

Grim points to a lengthy military-science study of the First Crusade, written to provide background for the current challenges in the Middle East.

One interesting item:

Other Muslim accounts note that the Franks not only killed civilians, but they tortured them to extort treasure and even ate them. According to Maalouf, Christian sources confirm that the Franks boiled and grilled adults as well as children so they could eat them.

Musta run out of camembert, eh?

1 comment:

Dan said...

Ahhhhhhh.....yeah. I believe this story like I believe in Santa Claus.

If you dislike the French, fine. But please don't publish such grotesquely unhistorical nonsense as that.