The Inquisition, as most of us in the Counter-Jihad know all too wearily well, is -- along with that gold standard, the Crusades -- one of the common barbs in the politically correct quiver of arrows of outrageous multiculturalism by which any substantive criticism of Islam (let alone the condemnation it so richly deserves) is supposed to be disabled, as the politically correct multiculturalist comes to the aid of the Brown Person (the Mother of all Others, the Muslim) under attack by greasy, white, racist right wing Islamophobes. And this virtue-signalling aid, though it resembles the classic Tu Quoque fallacy, actually turns out to be, on closer examination, a strange sideways mutation of it: what I call the Ego Quoque fallacy.
At any rate, enough about the neurotics who dominate our Western culture. Let us consider some food for thought about how that one bête noire among a litany of others (the Crusades, the witch-burnings, Galileo, the Transatlantic slave trade, the "genocide" of the American Indians, Western Colonialism, etc., etc., ad Dhimminauseam) may well have had a salutary silver lining.
From a comment I made on Jihad Watch last April (before I was banned from Jihad Watch by the Rabbit Pack complaining to Robert Spencer's tech genius, "Marc"):
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