I'm not "giving Islam a free pass". As I said, if current Islamists keep it up, their atrocities will overtake those committed by Christianity "soon", on a historical scale.
Also, you seem to reduce all my points to a contrast of the crusades vs. jihad. The crusades are just one of my points.
The "expert" video you link at is a bit ironic considering that in the middle ages, during Islamic expansion, Islam was in general way more tolerant, progressive and enlightened in the arts, sciences and treatment of other religions than we (christians) were. And yes, Islam expanded and there were wars. So? The Mongols also expanded via war. So did the Japanese, and the Nazis, and the Roman empire, and the Aztechs, and the Persians, and the Greeks, and the Chinese red army, and...
Powerful empires made wars and expanded. Religion is just one of many reasons to do so. Not sure what this has to do with anything.