Article copyWell, what do you know? Even anodyne colloquialism such as the one below demonstrate that Islam was already a pain in mankind's backside, way before both Great and Little Satans came around and started to "oppress" that poor, poor Umma:
Feather in your cap: an honor to you.
"The Caufirs [from the Arabic "Kafir": infidel -- df] of Cabul [Kabul, Afghanistan -- df] stick a feather in their turban for every Mussulman [Muslim -- df] slain by them."
"In Hungary, at one time, none might wear a feather but he who had slain a Turk."
Thus, anyone who reduces — and excuses — modern Islamic terrorism as the result of unheard yet legitimate grievances following the reestablishment of the State of Israel, the foreign policy of the USA or even the unpredictably variable length of Western womenfolk's skirts, is primarily showing his ignorance of both English language and History.