Desecration of Robert the Bruce

17 Jun

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By Jason Michael

KING ROBERT THE BRUCE, the fourteenth century liberator of Scotland, was a racist, don’t you know? Well, this is what the as yet unknown vandals who spray-painted the words ‘Robert was a racist,’ ‘racist king,’ and ‘bring down the statue’ on the Robert the Bruce monument at Bannockburn would have us believe. Robert the Bruce was not a racist, the reasons for which we will return to later. It could perhaps be argued that he – like many Christian monarchs in Mediæval Europe – was Islamophobic, but we have to question even this. Scotland’s war of independence kept the King of Scots from going on Crusade; an ugly and shameful episode in western Christian history in which waging war against the ‘Turks and the Arabs’ was accepted after the call of Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095 as a religious duty:

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