Greetings from al Andalus, where Muslims, Jews and Christians all lived in harmony during the Islamic ‘Golden Age’.
At the Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba I briefly listened in on a German tour guide, who lectured a group of elderly Germans.
The reconquista, he said, started around the year 1000. That is quite wrong because Don Pelayo started his war against the Moors way back in 711.
The bishop, he said, should have left the mosque intact. He could have built his cathedral just down the road, but because he had to take possession of the Mezquita–catedral de Córdoba this intolerant act made the Muslims hate us so much that they turned the Hagia Sophia into a mosque. And then they did the same to St Johns cathedral in Damascus.
“We are no better than them”, he said.