dramatic speech calling for the Christian prince’s of Europe to go on a crusade to rescue the Holy Land from the Turks. The speech was given at the Council of Clermont in France and joined the ideas of “making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land” with that of “waging a holy war against infidels”. This resulted in the onset of the first of seven (some say nine) Christian Crusades.
3,000 were killed in the province of Assam in 1983. Would you believe that in May of 1984 a few alleged Muslims had the audacity to hang dirty sandals on a Hindu leader’s portrait; knowing no doubt that such a bold act was a religious insult. In-any-event, this act triggered a week of arson & riots resulting in 216 dead, 756 wounded, 13,000 homeless, and 4,100 in jail.