BeliefsOnward, Christian Soldiers: The complicated legacy of the Crusades (COMMENTARY)By A. James Rudin | February 19, 2015 More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs (RNS1-JULY26) An undated illustration shows the taking of the Greek city of Edessa in 1097 during the First Crusade. Accused Norwegian murderer Anders Behring Breivik considers himself a modern-day crusader. See RNS-CHRISTIAN-TERRORIST, transmitted July 26, 2011. Religion News Service photo, courtesy of The History Channel/Bettmann/Corbis.Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) The term "Crusades" is not some sort of benign, even quaint, historical reference.