Third Crusade
Jihad against the Christians
Holy War
1187 Mar 1

Jihad against the Christians

Kerak Castle, Oultrejordain, J

Raynald of Châtillon, who had supported Sybilla's claim to the throne, raided a rich caravan travelling from Egypt to Syria and had its travelers thrown in prison, thereby breaking a truce between the Kingdom of Jerusalem and Saladin. Saladin demanded the release of the prisoners and their cargo. The newly crowned King Guy appealed to Raynald to give in to Saladin's demands, but Raynald refused to follow the king's orders. Saladin begins his call for a holy war against the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem.