October 07, 2001

I'm Still in Shock About 911: But I'm Trying to at Least Start to Think About It

Dealing with the Islamic Reformation: Parallels Between Today and the Sixteenth Century

On August 24, 1572, St. Bartholomew's Day, the Huguenots, the Protestants of Paris, were massacred by the soldiers of the French crown, by the nobles of the Guise faction, and by their own neighbors. The death toll reportedly ran into the tens of thousands. The then-Pope had a medal struck to celebrate and commemorate the downfall of the Huguenots: in public, at least, the Vatican then showed the same glee over the megadeaths as Osama bin Laden and his lieutenants showed over the mass-murder of more than 5000 people who happened to be in the World Trade Center at the wrong time... Posted by DeLong at October 7, 2001 09:24 PM | TrackBack

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