Skip to comments.Muslims Demand 'Right of Return' to Spain
Posted on 02/23/2014 10:22:15 AM PST by mojito
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 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.
In a recent essay published by the Morocco-based newspaper Correo Diplomático, the Morisco-Moroccan journalist Ahmed Bensalh wrote that the "decision to grant Spanish citizenship to the grandchildren of the Hebrews in Spain in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, while ignoring the Moriscos, the grandsons of the Muslims, is without doubt, flagrant segregation and unquestionable discrimination, as both communities suffered equally in Spain at that time. The decision could also be considered by the international community to be an historic act of absolute immorality and injustice...This decision is absolutely disgraceful and dishonorable."
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There's a reason that the patron saint of Spain is called "the Moor Slayer."
I thought it was the ‘Moops’!
no you Moslems, go back to your liar father satan who spawned you
All Muslim who can swim the reverse Magellan Course with only one stop on the North Shore of Australia and without using the Panama Canal can returm!
I was really pissed when I read this, and then your Seinfeld reference made me laugh. :)
I’m sorry to say that I’d forgotten that gag. It still made me laugh.
Spain should use this Islamic nonsense as an excuse to expel every Muslim living in Spain, making the world a better place one country at a time.
Why are you so easy on them?
Don’t sell these moose limbs short.
Just look at what obammy, your basic low rent moosie turd has accomplished.
Spain, don’t forget the hard fought lesson you learned last time you were overrun by the murderous, intolerant followers of mo’bomb-head. Don’t let their recent claims of being the religion of peace fool you. Islam is the religion of blowing people to pieces and mosques are military outputs. Keep them out and kick them out while you still can.
The world should give them the”right of return” to their territories of 650.
Insofar as this pushes some of these Europeans to pull their heads out of the sand & wake up to what has been going on. Unity & homogeneity are strengths; diversity is a weakness.
I-for one-love it!
I-for one-love it!
Gee, I wouldn’t mind the “right of return” (what total BS) to some of the countries my ancestors came from - especially Italy.
The muzzies are like a virus - why don’t they try to fix their own forsaken hellholes.
GO POUND SAND MOHAMMAD !
I actually thought this was satire at first, I’m wrong, no?
Once you cure a disease, you don’t invite it back.
both groups were expelled from Spain under similar historical circumstances.
Similar circumstances? I don’t think the Jews invaded Spain and forced the residents to convert or die....
Nor do Jews insist that everyone bend over backwards to support their religion.
Nor do they resolve differences by killing innocent people.
Free Constantinople Now!
My hairdresser’s maiden name is Matamoros — Kills Moors.
The Jews were there before there was a Spain. The arabs were invaders.
The interesting thing is that Sephardic Jews have retained the Spanish language and the jewish religion. Have the moriscos retained the language and catholic faith? Or did they revert to Islam and arabic?
I believe the latter to be the case, in which case where ever they are, they are home. Having once been an invader of a country does not give you citizenship rights in perpetuity for you and all your progeny.
There are reasons to have a statute of limitations. Otherwise, there will never be an end to this.
The argument that the Moors can return to Spain brings up the argument that the Moors invaded Spain. That argument brings up the argument that the Gauls invaded Spain and displaced the Celtic people of Spain. The Gauls would then evict the Germanic people of Europe, so they could return there. The Germanic people would then evict the Slavic people. The Slavic people would then have to evict the Tartars. That would bring us back to around 3 or 5,000 BC. Who knows who displaced whom prior to them.
Muslims have a right to stay out of everyone else’s business or face the consequences.
Islam should be banned and treated as a criminal enterprise.
When I was a kid I thought that if the Soviet Union collapsed we'd be safe. Satan always has something in the wings. Islam is his ace in the hole.
[ There are reasons to have a statute of limitations. Otherwise, there will never be an end to this.
The argument that the Moors can return to Spain brings up the argument that the Moors invaded Spain. That argument brings up the argument that the Gauls invaded Spain and displaced the Celtic people of Spain. The Gauls would then evict the Germanic people of Europe, so they could return there. The Germanic people would then evict the Slavic people. The Slavic people would then have to evict the Tartars. That would bring us back to around 3 or 5,000 BC. Who knows who displaced whom prior to them. ]
Maybe we should force everyone to move back to the rift valley in Africa....
Certainly the mods would leave it up as a foreign language.
Better yet ... how to you say it in AYrab. ?
I will consider the repatriation of Muslims to Spain the day they depart from all Christan lands they now occupy. We were their first and have a more historical claim to the land than they do by their own reasoning.
I think Christians should demand Asia Minor (Turkey and Lebanon, as well as huge swaths of Africa) back from the Muslims.
The crux of the matter is that the Jews were expelled because they were Jewish.
The Muslims were expelled because they were invaders, conquerers and occupiers.
They have ruined enough of the world. No more for them.
How about “Santiago y al ellos!!”
St. James is said to have personally led the Spaniards to victory at the battle of Compostela. His title is Santiago Matamoros.
Death to Islam! Nuke Mecca now!
Yes, I want. I want. I want.
Surprisingly, France is getting fed up with their demands and limiting immigration and burkas. Seems the Frenchies are growing some cojones. Good for them.
I have been expecting this.
The Greeks should demand the return of the Byzantine Empire, starting with Constantinople.
Sure. Just give back Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Turkey, which were all Christian.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that...
Hmmm....how about a “right of return” for the Jews and Christians that once lived in Mecca?
Then Spain can demand the right to restart the Spanish Inquisition?
"No you can't go back to Constantinople...."
That is really funny.
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