*This melting pot probably occurred after centuries of coexistence and tolerance among Muslims, Jews and Christians ended in 1492
Yes, all was sweetness and light before 1492.
This jumped out at me, too. Consider that there was probably very little in the way of Moorish blood in the genetic makeup of the Iberian peninsula until much of it was CONQUERED. Also, that “coexistence” was the product of conquest and that the Jews & Christians were second-class [dhimmi] citizens forced to pay the jizya.
I guess it’s a small consolation to say the Jews were treated better here than in the rest of Europe—all dhimmi were subservient to Islam.
Do you live in Spain?