Crusader Costumes in Europe

An Islamophobic hate-rally was held in Prague  last weekend, featuring Neo-Nazi songs, chants of “Burn down all the mosques,” and, interestingly to me, people in Crusader costumes. Here’s some images:

So this is a rise of crusader imagery being used by racists and hatemongers in response to Islamic fundamentalist appropriation of pan-Arab anti-colonial appropriation of the western European colonial appropriation of the late medieval memory of the Crusades. Or something.

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