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In which our contemporary Crusader-wannabes demonstrate their complete and utter ahistoricism

Last week in Nashville, TN, a mosque was vandalized. After the positive community response was highlighted by Andrew Sullivan this afternoon, the comments section of various Nashville-area blogs covering the crime were flooded with strident anti-Muslim trolls – hey, it’s Teh Internets; we all know how this works, right?

Anti-Muslim grafitti in Nashville, TN

What I found amusing was the number of trolls who are all LOL!!!OMG!!! STOOPID MUSLIMS FAKED THE GRAFITTI, LOOK ITS AN AFRICAN CROSS SEE SOMALI MUSLIMS MADE AN EAST AFRICAN CROSS LOL ELEVENTY!!! CANT EVEN FAKE A HATE CRIME RIGHT LOL!!!

Anti-Muslim grafitti in Nashville, TN

To steal a catchphrase… sadly, no. May I present the flag of the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem?

Flag of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

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