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To: Cacique
The inquisition was organized mainly to reconvert all those souls who were under islam for 700 years. The result is that many of the conquistadores who came here were a generation away from being muslims. They brought with them a world view much closer to islam than the view of a sophisticated catholic from Italy. The concepts of machismo, guerra sin cuarto, Caudillismo etc. are elements from the islamic period that remained a part of spanish culture in Latin America. There are a lot of parallels between Latin American culture in it's conservatism and what one would find in the middle east. This is something that needs to be kept in mind.

Fascinating.

I had never heard this discussed, although I had heard that many of the early settlers from Spain were Marranos/Conversos, who quickly moved to the frontier in New Mexico to secretly practice Judaism.

But back to the subject: Have Stamp:Will Write.

40 posted on 05/16/2007 11:43:23 PM PDT by happygrl (Dunderhead for HONOR)
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To: happygrl

We also need you to contact your friends, non FReepers and other acquaintances and have them write too. The objective is to start a chain reaction like what happens to fissile material in a nuclear reactor.


45 posted on 05/16/2007 11:56:27 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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