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Spanish village considers changing name from 'Kill Jews'
UPI ^ | April 14, 2014 | Evan Bleier

Posted on 04/22/2014 11:07:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

CASTRILLO MATAJUDIOS , Spain, April 14 (UPI) -- Families in a Spanish village who have been living with the name Castrillo Matajudios (Kill Jews) since the Spanish Inquisition may finally be changing their town’s name back to what it was originally, Castrillo Mota de Judios (Jews Hill).

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According to Haaretz, area residents often say “killing Jews” when they are referring to “the traditional drinking of lemonade spiked with alcohol at festivals held in city squares at Easter, or drinking in general.”

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TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; israel; napl; spain
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Mighty white of ya.
1 posted on 04/22/2014 11:07:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Families in a Spanish village who have been living with the name Castrillo Matajudios (Kill Jews) since the Spanish Inquisition may finally be changing their town’s name back to what it was originally, Castrillo Mota de Judios (Jews Hill)

No hurry. Take your time.


2 posted on 04/22/2014 11:08:58 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The United States has Matamoros (Kill Moors, i.e. Kill Moslems).


3 posted on 04/22/2014 11:09:30 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

What state?


4 posted on 04/22/2014 11:10:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: thecodont

I thought that was in Mexico.


5 posted on 04/22/2014 11:14:47 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: thecodont

I think Matamoros is in Mexico. Unless they imported city names too?


6 posted on 04/22/2014 11:15:14 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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Ah, you’re right. Right over the “border” from Brownsville.


7 posted on 04/22/2014 11:16:10 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, since they’ve been living with this since The Inquisition perhaps they could make the change slow and incremental.

Start off with “Maim and Ostracize Jews” and work up from there.

Just a thought.


8 posted on 04/23/2014 12:54:36 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

Maybe there’s a twelve-step program.


9 posted on 04/23/2014 1:13:36 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What’s with the flag?


10 posted on 04/23/2014 3:04:35 AM PDT by mindburglar (When Superman and Batman fight, the only winner is crime.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They should keep the name, have an annual festival, sell T-shirts, have nice bonfires, lots of spiked lemonade.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 4:31:08 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Slings and Arrows

I wasn’t expecting the Spanish Inquisition. Nooooooooone expected the Spanish Inquisition!


12 posted on 04/23/2014 4:57:51 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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Oh no, not the COMFY CHAIR!


13 posted on 04/23/2014 5:15:50 AM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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14 posted on 04/23/2014 5:28:44 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I would much rather adopt the Amish custom of naming towns after various acts of physical love.


15 posted on 04/23/2014 5:33:47 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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Matamoros, Pa. is across the Delaware River from Port Jervis, N.Y. It's where New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania meet.

I never knew that's what it meant. Let's see how long it remains.

16 posted on 04/23/2014 6:23:16 AM PDT by Oratam
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There were Crypto-Jews who came over with the Spaniards. They practiced Catholicism openly to hide their true heritage. They practiced Judaism in secret. This was due to Spain's expulsion of the Jews in Columbus' time.

Not surprised to see a town named as such.

There is a history of Crypto-Jews in New Mexico.

17 posted on 04/23/2014 6:24:39 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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18 posted on 04/23/2014 6:28:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Our weapons are surprise and fear, and ruthless efficiency, and an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms...


19 posted on 04/23/2014 7:06:46 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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They were ruthless.


20 posted on 04/23/2014 7:15:04 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Stop wishing for a perfect world. You may get it. Who will you talk to then?)
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