Skip to comments.Spain Rethinks Burning Effigies Of Muhammad
Posted on 10/04/2006 7:14:47 AM PDT by george76
Spanish villages are abandoning the centuries-old tradition of burning effigies of the Prophet Muhammad for fear of offending Muslims.
The annual festivals...feature locals donning medieval costumes to re-enact battles between "Moors and Christians" during the Reconquista period.
The fiestas celebrate events in 1492, when the Catholic kings of northern Spain defeated and expelled Islamic forces, ending more than 800 years of Moorish rule in the Iberian Peninsula.
Traditionally the festivities have culminated with the burning of mannequins of the Mahoma, a figure based on the Prophet Muhammad, to represent the final defeat of Islam in the region.
(Excerpt) Read more at nysun.com ...
Gen Franco was right. He said that after he died, the atheists would take over Spain.
Instead of burning Mohammed in effigy, they can do something more in line with Islam, like blowing up a train full of people.
Spain -- gone from world empire to wimps.
I happened to see part of a SciFi film last night about genetically altered scorpions loose on a plane...and was amazed to see Muslims used as comic relief of all things! They weren't the bad guys, heaven forbid. Just standing in for the old Stepp-in-fetchit role. Surely they'll be offended when they figure out they 'got no respect'.
That's true Islamophobia: the fear of the beat down.
If you're going to be offensive, may as well have a strong offense. ;-)
A more plausible storyline would run like this:
PC blue state government forces attacking the red state militias for fighting the Islamic militiants who are wiping out the PC blue state government forces.
A love triangle, of sorts, where everyone is only fighting the people who aren't fighting them.
ALGIERS, 04 October 2006 (al-Reuters)
Tens of thousands of angry Algerian and Moroccan radical Islamists rioted today, breaking shop windows and burning dozens of cars, after finding out that in 1993, a fictitious TV character named George Costanza insulted their honor by calling them 'Moops'.
At least one mosque was reclaimed as a church and a muslim group had the gall to ask if they could hold services there too (it stands on the ground of an old church that muslim hordes destroyed).
Funny how many muslim "religious" sites are on the ground of other religions' sites.
The Taliban blew up ancient Buddhist statues because they were a blasphemy to Islam. Take that as the golden rule of Islam. It is theocratic rule. It is an intolerant political ideology.
Las Fallas is a festival in Valencia when they parade these huge and beautiful sculptures in the streets, and then burn them right in town.
This is a link to the images on google:
The dome of the rock was built on top of ...
The muzzies have no sense of shame.
They will steal anything and then claim exclusive ownership there after.
Good news: There is one country where the leader is not mincing words.
Bad news: It's not in Europe.
John Howard is the man.
I am at a total loss for words. How can an entire region have so little spine? I am simply disgusted.
No spine today.
No country tomorrow.
Are you serious? I feel like I'm being naive here because it seems so ridiculous. Would you happen to have the link because I'd love to read the article. Thx
This is why we will lose this war.
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