Writing Task: “Wars are mainly caused by religious beliefs“. To what extent do you agree with this sentence?
Paragraph 1: I agree that “war are mainly caused by religious beliefs” because it starts by a group of people not following or disagreeing with their religion. Then people get involved and spread rumours until one of the countries attack and declare war on the other. For example, if you’re rude, wealthy, royal, attack someone or rule specific territories ALL of these cause war.
Paragraph 2: For instance, Syria and Libya still have problems with their president. This is not mainly because of religion but it played some parts. Israel and Palestine where fighting because after the second world war a lot of Jews had moved to America to get away from the Nazis. America didn't want them because it was getting crowded, so they took a load of land off Palestine and gave it to the Jews to live on calling it Israel, the Holy land for Jews. Palestine basically wants their land back and the Israelites say no because it's their Holy land.
Paragraph 3: The Crusades were a series of Holy Wars launched by the Christian states of Europe against the Saracens. The term 'Saracen' was the word used to describe a Moslem during the time of the Crusades. The Crusades started in 1095 when Pope Claremont preached the First Crusade at the Council of Claremont. The Pope's preaching led to thousands immediately affixing the cross to their garments - the name Crusade given to the Holy Wars came from old French word 'crois' meaning 'cross'. The Crusades were great military expeditions undertaken by the Christian nations of Europe for the purpose of rescuing the holy places of Palestine from the hands of the Mohammedans. They were eight in number, the first four being sometimes called the Principal Crusades, and the remaining four the Minor Crusades. In addition there was a Children's Crusade.