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Dr Tom Asbridge in the New York Times


Dr Thomas Asbridge was interviewed by the New York Times (link is external) . He commented on Barack Obama's speech in which Obama condemned Islamic terrorist, but noted that people also ‘committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ’. Dr Asbridge said: “Any use of the word ‘Crusade’ has to be made with great caution. It is the most highly charged word you can use in the context of the Middle East.”



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