Did Peter the Hermit act in accordance with the Pope’s wishes?

For this writing assignment, choose one of the prompts below and write an informal letter to a friend or family member. You need to put yourself in the shoes of someone living during the applicable time period. Modern notions of law, justice, etc. are not relevant, for example. Even though this is an informal letter, you need to include direct evidence from the required readings (quoted material) to support your ideas.
Your letter must be at least three full pages long, excluding the title page / header and bibliography. The sources provided must be the foundation of your paper. You do not need any “outside” sources to complete your assignment successfully.
Although the writing itself is informal, because you are still required to use source material, you must also include MLA, APA, or Chicago style citations. If you need help with any of the citation styles, there are guides within the APUS Online Library. I am also happy to help with any questions you may have.
Your work will be graded using the department’s General Education Grading Rubric.
In November 1095, Pope Urban II called together the Council of Clermont to organize the First Crusade. In April the following year, Peter the Hermit led a band of untrained and unskilled peasants through the Rhineland (modern day Germany) on the way to the Holy Lands. This particular expedition came to be known as the People’s Crusade or the Peasants’ Crusade. As Peter and his followers marched through the Rhineland, they massacred entire Jewish communities that they encountered, occasionally offering to spare some lives if the would-be victims agreed to convert to Christianity instead. Historians have argued that “probably one-fourth to one-third of the Jewish population of Germany and Northern France at that time” were murdered during the Crusade. Who was Urban II’s “intended target” for the First Crusade? Did Peter the Hermit act in accordance with the Pope’s wishes? Using at least three of the versions of Urban II’s speech at Clermont, write a letter to a friend or family member justifying or condemning the People’s/Peasants’ Crusade. Be sure to keep your reasoning within the proper historical context (medieval Europe). For example, the idea that no one should be killed or persecuted based on their religion is not relevant.The link below provides all five excerpts. You will need to refer to the author of each one and / or include it at the beginning of your citation to illustrate exactly which excerpts you are using.
“Urban II (1088-109): Speech at Council of Clermont, 1095, Five Versions of the Speech.” Medieval Sourcebook. 20 January 2021. .