WELL, WELL, WELL: So those who don't believe Jews has a historic right to Israel, I suppose you don't believe that the Muslims have a historic right to Spain?
Well I have a rude awakening to you home grown historians! Read on...
Muslim groups are demanding Spanish citizenship for potentially millions of descendants of Muslims who were expelled from Spain during the Middle Ages.
The growing clamor for “historical justice” comes after the recent approval of a law that would grant Spanish citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled from Spain in 1492.
Muslim supporters say they are entitled to the same rights and privileges as Jews because both groups were expelled from Spain under similar historical circumstances.But Jews are not blowing up trains in Madrid!
But historians point out that the Jewish presence in Spain predates the arrival of Christianity in the country and that their expulsion was a matter of bigotry. By contrast, the Muslims in Spain were colonial occupiers who called the territory Al-Andalus and imposed Arabic as the official language. Historians say their expulsion was a matter of decolonization.
In any event, the descendants of Muslims expelled from Spain are believed to number in the millions—possibly tens of millions—and most of them now live in North Africa. Observers say that by granting citizenship to all of them, Spain, virtually overnight, would end up with the largest Muslim population in the European Union.
Much of the Iberian Peninsula was occupied by Muslim conquerors known as the Moors from 711 until 1492, when the Moorish Kingdom of Granada surrendered to the Catholic Monarchs of Spain (Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon), in what is known as the Christian Reconquest.
But the final Muslim expulsion from Granada did not take place until over a century later, beginning in 1609, when King Philip III decreed the expulsion of the Moriscos.
The Association for the Historical Legacy of Al-Andalus, a group dedicated to reviving the memory of the Muslim presence in Spain, says the Spanish government should treat Muslims and Jews the same way. By failing to offer Spanish citizenship to both groups, Muslims would become victims of “selective racism,” said the president of the association, Bayib Loubaris.
Spain is unlikely to concede to these demands anytime soon. While few deny there are potentially millions of descendants of Moriscos living in North Africa today, the challenge lies in reconstructing reliable genealogies to determine legitimate heirs.
So there you have it. Lets pray the Islamic fundamentalists i.e ISIS etc dont see it that way. But do YOU see the real danger. Maybe not because it doesn't include Israel.
World Silent as Gazans Suffer Egyptian Expulsion! Gaza residents complain of constant explosions ‘worse than IDF op.’ as their homes are demolished, and local economy collapses. Not one word will be written or march organised in protest against this act by the Egyptian against innocent Palestinians. Why? Because its nothing to do with Israel!!!
Residents in Gaza’s south, and particularly the Sinai border town of Rafah, are being expelled from their homes and having them demolished by dynamite and bulldozers – an expulsion world media has largely shied away from because it is being conducted by the Egyptian army.
The Egyptian expulsion to create a buffer zone follows lethal terrorist attacks on Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai last month, and the ensuing crackdown on smuggling tunnels from Gaza by which Hamas reportedly armed the attackers has already seen hundreds of homes destroyed.
“We are not psychologically ready for this,” 22-year-old university study Ahmed al-Afifi of Rafah told Al Jazeera. His home is 400 meters from theborder, meaning it is slated for demolition.
Egypt initially said it would wipe out all homes to a depth of 500 meters (over 1,640 feet) all along the 13 kilometer (over eight mile) border. On Tuesday, itdoubled that depth to 1 kilometer (0.62 miles).
Al-Afifi told the news site that the explosions of the demolition are greater than those heard in the IDF’s Operation Protective Edge to counter Hamas’s terror war, because the Egyptian explosions “are unexpected.”
The expulsion and destruction has also brought a heavy toll on the local economy, with Salah al-Manyarawi who works in Rafah’s al-Zahraa cosmetic shop complaining “people stopped buying our products.”
"So why not support the Palestinians in Egypt or do we need Israel involved to get your support?"
BREAKING NEWS 2
Reuters Report: Nearly 10,000 terror attacks in 2013 around the world…guess how many were committed by that peaceful religion we all know and love
The number of deaths from terrorism increased by 61% between 2012 and 2013. In all, there were nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, a 44% increase from the previous year, the Global Terrorism Index 2014 report said. This is a jump of about 60% over the previous year. Four groups were responsible for most of them: Islamic State (Isis) in Iraq and Syria; Boko Haram in Nigeria; the Taliban in Afghanistan; and al-Qaida in various parts of the world.