Quote Originally Posted by Arcana View Post
Yeah, they're based on a particular, literalist slant on Islamic texts but are by no means inevitable. The same guy wrote a follow up article stating this but defending the choice to focus on the religious history aspect because it's so little examined according to him.
I think this whole "inevitability" nonsense is a mixture of hatred toward Islam and the triumphalism of extremist Muslims. 'Inevitability' is a literary device brought to reality by those who like to dramatize real events.