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  • Michelle Obama made dusk visit to Great Mosque of Granada during Spanish trip [Built 2003]

    08/24/2010 12:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | August 23, 2010 | Judi McLeod
    While President Barack Obama was “forcefully” endorsing the Ground Zero Mosque, Michelle Obama was paying homage with her presence to the Great Mosque at Granada, which overlooks what was once Islam’s most important outpost in Europe, the Alhambra palace in Granada. There is no doubt about the influence of the Great Mosque of Granada overlooking Alhambra. One Spanish guidebook states that the Alhambra is to Granada what St.Peter’s is to Rome or St. Mark’s Square to Venice. Michelle Obama and her nine-year-old daughter, Sasha, visited the Alhambra Mosque at dusk on the second day of her visit to Spain, one...
  • Back Again, After 500 Years A new mosque opens in Spain.(July 2003)

    03/24/2004 8:22:58 AM PST · by dennisw · 5 replies · 211+ views
    opinion journal ^ | Friday, July 18, 2003 12:01 a.m. EDT | MELIK KAYLAN
    <p>Back Again, After 500 Years A new mosque opens in Spain. Good news? Not necessarily.</p> <p>For the first time in six centuries the muezzin's cry echoed over Spanish Granada with the inauguration in that city of a new mosque last week. The call to prayer hadn't been heard in the old capital of Moorish civilization since the last Muslim king was expelled by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492.</p>
  • Was the Islam of Old Spain Truly Tolerant? (The Religion of Peace™ and its idea of inclusiveness)

    09/27/2003 1:05:33 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 125 replies · 1,678+ views
    The New York Times ^ | Septermber 27, 2003 | Edward Rothstein
    Granada, Spain – A dispenser of iced lemonade sits invitingly by the door of the newly whitewashed building — hospitality for summer visitors coming to the first mosque built in Granada in over 500 years. But looming over the freshly planted garden, seeming to quiver in the furnacelike heat, is another image: the Alhambra, a 14th-century Muslim fortress of red-tinted stone that is everything this mosque is not: ancient, battle-scarred, monumental. It seems at once a reminder of lost glories and a spur for their restoration. It may also inspire darker sentiments. For it was from the Alhambra's watchtower that...
  • In the Shadows of Alhambra

    08/16/2003 6:25:14 PM PDT · by dennisw · 7 replies · 246+ views
    P.K. Abdul Ghafour • Arab News Staff ^ | Sunday, 17, August, 2003 (19, Jumada ath-Thani, 1424) | P.K. Abdul Ghafour • Arab News Staff
    In the Shadows of Alhambra P.K. Abdul Ghafour • Arab News Staff JEDDAH, 17 August 2003 — After a delay of more than 500 years, Spanish Muslims have finally succeeded in once again building their own mosque in the shadow of the Alhambra, once the symbol of Islamic power in Europe. Last month, the country’s Muslim community celebrated the opening of the Granada Mosque which symbolizes the new dawn of Islam in Europe and the revival of Spain’s glorious Islamic heritage. Overlooking the historic Alhambra Palace, the beautiful redbrick building, with design references to the Cordoba Mosque as well as...