>Our men spared no one, irrespective of rank, sex or age, and put to the sword almost 20,000 people. After this great slaughter the whole city was despoiled and burnt...
>About twenty years later Caesarius of Heisterbach relates this story about the massacre,
>When they discovered, from the admissions of some of them, that there were Catholics mingled with the heretics they said to the abbot "Sir, what shall we do, for we cannot distinguish between the faithful and the heretics." >The abbot, like the others, was afraid that many, in fear of death, would pretend to be Catholics, and after their departure, would return to their heresy, and is said to have replied
>"Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius - Kill them [all] for the Lord knoweth them that are His" (2 Tim. ii. 19)
>and so a countless number in that town were slain.