I am referring to the Crusades:
The Crusades were predominantly a series of religious wars undertaken by the Latin Church between the 11th and 15th centuries;
Crusades were fought for many reasons: to capture Jerusalem, recapture Christian territory or defend Christians in non-Christian lands, resolve conflict among rival Roman Catholic groups, gain political or territorial advantage, or to combat paganism and heresy.
Fast forward to Yaser Arafat (1929-200) the time approx 10 years ago
Arafat sits among his henchmen in his tent, a flunky interrupts their plotting to inform the leader that there is a group of Democratic American Congress men outside 'knocking on the flap'.
'What do they want?' asked Yarafat
'They have come to apologise for the Crusades!!!!!
It is reported that Arafat expostulated 'but America did not even exist in 1095!'
This is a true story.
One is reminded of those zealots in Alcoholics Anonymous who as part of their 'Recovery'
Programme - thank you America for for your Recovery Programmes ah well you are an adolescent nation, and we all know how adolescents are intent on proving themselves, so the Recovering alcoholic like someone on a Crusade must disturb the peace of others by seeking them out and apologising for past horrible deeds.