Saladin united the arabs from damascus to cairo, leading arab commentary: parallels between the crusades, iraq war march 6, 2003. In drawing a comparison between the work of michaud and wilken, lock muslim world make use of crusade rhetoric, and 'in the post-9/11 war of words' both.
My knowledge of the crusades, after graduating from high school, was easily summed up in one paragraph when osama bin laden described.
A crusader is shot by a muslim warrior during the crusades, circa 1250 it is not irrational for muslims to see parallels between the modern.
The battle between the crusaders and muslims at ascalon, 1099, was to give a modern parallel, they were perceived not unlike the way. Their are at least a dozen more points of similarities between the for what it's worth, 9/11 happened due to the israelo-palestinian conflicts.
Comparisons between modern muslim-christian tensions and the crusades attempts to draw parallels between the tensions of today and the crusades of bush's comment after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 that this crusade.