Socialist Spain plans no celebrations for Â throwing out the Moors 400 years ago? Â 400 years of Mohammedan expulsion no reason to celebrate? WTF happened here?
The defeat of the Moors in 1492 and the expulsion of the Moriscos from 17th-century Spain has become a politically sensitive subject, with Osama bin Laden referring to it in repeated calls for the restoration of al-Andalus, the former Muslim kingdom in the Iberian Peninsula.
The Capitulation of Granada, by Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz
Revisionist History, Lipstick on a Pig:
Madrid – On September 22, 1609,Â the regime of Spain’s King Philip IIIÂ launched theÂ expulsion of the country’s 300,000 Moriscos, asÂ Muslim converts to Christianity were known. The firstexpulsion orders gave the Moriscos of the eastern region ofValencia three days to get to the nearest port, with no luggage other than what they could carry, after which delay they faced reprisals including death.
AsÂ Spain marks the 400th anniversary of the launch of the massexpulsion on Tuesday, it is widely regarded as an early example of ethnic cleansing and as a major loss that delayed the country’s development.
The government, however, is not commemorating the event that officialÂ Spain feels “uncomfortable” about, as novelist Juan Goytisolo put it.
Muslims known as Moors ruled parts of the Iberian Peninsula from the 8th to the 15th century.
Contrary to popular belief, most of theÂ Muslim conquerors and settlers were not Arabs, but North African Berbers (Amazigh), and Â many Spaniards of indigenous origin also converted to Islam.
Muslim Spain, which was known by the name of al-Andalus, was a beacon of high culture in medieval Europe, with its civilization peaking in the 10th century. (The myth of the Mohammedan “Golden Age”, read it here..)
The weakening and divisions among Spain’s Moorish kingdoms facilitated the Christian reconquest of the country, which was completed with the defeat of Granada to Catholic monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492.
Mohammedan train bombing in Madrid, which brought about Socialist appeasement and pandering…
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