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  • Could This be Spain's Own Maggie Thatcher?

    02/18/2016 10:19:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 Feb 2016
    She is blonde, a conservative hardliner and has forged ahead in a sphere dominated by men, The Local gives you ten reasons why Esperanza Aguirre is Spain's answer to the Iron Lady. Fresh allegations of corruption within the Madrid branch of the Popular Party has led to Aguirre tendering her resignation as regional head of the party. At The Local we don't believe for a minute that this is the last we will see of a woman who puts personality into politics. The Local gives you ten reasons why Esperanza Aguirre is Spain's answer to the Iron Lady. 1 -...
  • So Is Barack Obama a Muslim or What?

    09/21/2015 7:04:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/21/2015 | Jack Cashill
    “The fallacy that President Obama is a Muslim has tripped up many a politician,” said NPR’s Jessica Taylor hopefully on Friday, “and on Thursday night, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump was its latest victim.” Trump’s presumed faux pas was his failure to correct a questioner who asserted that Barack Obama was a Muslim. Taylor’s real error as a reporter, like that of all her mainstream colleagues, was to dismiss the questioner’s assertion as a “fallacy” without providing any evidence to the contrary. Strange but true, reporters pride themselves on knowing nothing about Obama’s roots. Last month, for instance, Catherine Thompson...
  • #3861 - Syrian MP Ahmad Shlash...Syrian Army May Regain Andalusia

    06/15/2013 2:45:07 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 28/5/13
  • CNN Falsifies History of Muslim Domination of Spain, Shills for Islam

    08/23/2010 9:14:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8/23/10 | Andrew G. Bostom
    Thursday during the 1 p.m. hour, CNN’s “Newsroom,” this exchange took place between CNN reporter Ali Velshi andTime Magazine’s deputy international editor Bobby Ghosh: VELSHI: The name Cordoba- some people are associating it with Muslim rule and bloody battles, when, in fact, Cordoba was one of the finest times in relations between the major religions. GHOSH: Exactly right- in interfaith discourse- VELSHI: Yeah- GHOSH: And the great mosque of Cordoba that people are talking about and that Newt Gingrich was talking about- the man who built it, the Muslim prince who built it, bought it from a Christian group- paid...
  • Egyptian Muslim Protesters Demand End to Spanish Occupation of Spain

    01/11/2013 8:19:17 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 25 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | January 11, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated on Wednesday Jan. 2 in Safenex Square in Cairo to commemorate the 521st anniversary of the fall of Granada. The demonstration was called by The Free Movement (Harakat Ahrar). The protesters organized a human chain around the square and held signs that said: “Obligatory return”,”We have not forgotten Al Andalus” and “Of course we will return” … And they really mean it. Demonstrator: As we speak, in Islamic Andalusia, in Spain, they are marching to celebrate the fall of the Islamic state of Andalusia, or Spain. While they are celebrating, we here are upset, because the...
  • Spanish Police Make More al-Qaida Arrests

    09/18/2003 5:25:01 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 272+ views
    AP | 9/18/03
    The Associated Press MADRID, Spain Sept. 18 — Police have arrested several suspects on orders of a Spanish judge who is investigating al-Qaida links, the government said Thursday, a day after he issued the first known indictment against Osama bin Laden in the Sept. 11 attacks. The Interior Ministry said the arrests were made in the southern region of Andalusia and elsewhere in Spain, but it gave no details. News agencies and the Web site of the El Pais newspaper said three men were detained and that they are linked to Tayssir Alouni, a journalist for the Arabic-language TV station...
  • A Wild Ass of a Man

    08/23/2010 3:08:00 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles
    A Wild Ass of a Man Posted on August 23, 2010 by billrandles The Ground Zero Mosque controversy has many dimensions, for example there are political aspects, and obviously religious tensions involved. The divide between left and right in this country has come up, and the rift between the “ruling elite” and the rest of the country has been highlighted through this conflict. But one aspect of this story has yet to be examined, to my knowledge. This involves the fulfillment of Bible prophecy. I believe that before our eyes a prophecy given in the book of Genesis is being...
  • Obama's Muslim World Address In Cairo Examined

    06/04/2009 3:35:08 PM PDT · by johnqueuepublic · 25 replies · 1,008+ views LLC ^ | June 4, 2009 | WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ
    Obama's Muslim World Address In Cairo Examined By WILLIAM MAYER and BEILA RABINOWITZ June 4, 2009 - San Francisco, CA - - In a much anticipated speech delivered today in Cairo, Egypt, president Obama presented his administration's views on American foreign policy as it pertains to the Muslim world. The address itself [available here] provides the clearest insight yet into what changes the new administration is contemplating in dealing with what seems to be the two major points of contention between the Middle East and the West, the war on terror and continued U.S. support of Israel. The speech...
  • "The history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition"

    06/04/2009 3:40:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies · 2,047+ views
    Harry's Place ^ | June 4, 2009
    In his Cairo speech, Obama made the following statement: Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition Can anybody explain precisely what Obama was referring to? On first glance, it looks like a reference to the so-called ‘Golden Age’ in Al Andalus. During the Golden Age, Jews - and Christians - were subject to a certain degree of formal discrimination, but largely prospered. Life was certainly better than in places like England, where Jews were repeatedly massacred and ultimately expelled. That “golden” period definitively came to an end...
  • He Plays Arab Music, Makes and Fixes Ouds

    04/02/2009 6:08:32 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 16 replies · 934+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | MARCH 30, 2009 | NINA ROBERTS
    'We Arabs export two major things, oil and ouds," says a laughing Najib Shaheen, this city's most respected oud maker, restorer and dealer. The oud is a stringed Arab instrument that, after it was brought to Andalusian Spain in the eighth century, spawned the European lute, guitar and mandolin. Today's ouds are usually walnut or rosewood, and have a pear-shaped shell, a short neck with no frets -- allowing the musician a broader tonal range -- and typically one single bass and five double strings. When expertly plucked, the oud emits an earthy sound with a hint of melancholy, eliciting...
  • Spanish soldier arrested over 'jihad' videos

    02/20/2009 12:45:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 776+ views ^ | updated 7:23 a.m. EST, Tue February 17, 2009 | By Al Goodman
    Note: Photos included. MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Spanish police Tuesday arrested a Spanish soldier and his Russian girlfriend for allegedly posting videos on the Internet promoting Islamic extremist views and calling for attacks in Spain, a Ministry of Interior statement said.
  • Spanish court to probe Israeli officials for alleged 'crimes against humanity'

    01/29/2009 11:00:29 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 7 replies · 471+ views
    YNet ^ | 01.29.09 | Roni Sofer
    Madrid Court grants motion by Palestinian group to probe several senior defense officials for their involvement in 2002 hit on Hamas operative Salah Shehade; which left 14 dead, 100 wounded. Defense minister calls announcement 'delusional', says he will do all in his power to have charges dropped National Infrastructure Minister and former Defense Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and former IAF and IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz may face criminal charges in Spain for killing Palestinian civilians seven years ago. A Spanish court granted a petition by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights on Thursday, asking the two be investigated for...
  • Refuting God's Crucible

    06/19/2008 6:41:51 PM PDT · by rmlew · 9 replies · 63+ views
    The Brussels Journal ^ | June 18, 2008 | Fjordman
    This text is written in response to God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 by David Levering Lewis, an American historian and two-time winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize. In my opinion the book is largely a waste of money. This essay is not made to review the book as much as it is to refute it. It overlaps to some extent with the text The Truth About Islam in Europe, which I have published at the Brussels Journal before. Briefly summed up, God's Crucible laments the fact that Charles Martel, "the Hammer," halted the advancing Islamic Jihad...
  • Threat Matrix: May 2008

    05/01/2008 3:06:29 PM PDT · by nwctwx · 1,314 replies · 4,222+ views
    U.S. Wary Of Small Boat Terrorism As boating season approaches, the Bush administration wants to enlist America's 80 million recreational boaters to help reduce the chances that a small boat could deliver a nuclear or radiological bomb somewhere along the 95,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways. According to an April 23 intelligence assessment obtained by The Associated Press, "The use of a small boat as a weapon is likely to remain al Qaeda's weapon of choice in the maritime environment, given its ease in arming and deploying, low cost, and record of success." While the United States...
  • Islamic Spain: History's Refrain [a PBS documentarian longs for Al-Andalus]

    08/22/2007 12:29:08 PM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 22 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ( ^ | 22 Aug 2007 | Alexander Kronemer
    Islamic Spain: History's refrain It's a model for interfaith ties, and a warning about religious division. By Alexander Kronemer   Washington The past sometimes provides examples of glory and success that serve as models. Other times, as the philosopher George Santayana said, it warns of impending calamity for those who do not learn from it. For the past several years, I've been immersed in a history that does both. As one of the producers for an upcoming PBS documentary on the rise and fall of Islamic Spain, I've witnessed its amazing ascent and tragic fall countless times in the editing...
  • Spanish Muslim prays that Church will be a mosque

    01/04/2007 3:00:04 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 8 replies · 510+ views
    Spero News ^ | 02 January 2007 Anno Domini | Martin Barillas
    A number of Catholic lay organizations of Cordoba and southern Spain expressed their unreserved support for the decision on the part of Bishop Juan José Asenjo to refuse to bow to pressures from the Islamic Council of Spain to turn a church into a mosque. Part of the cathedral in Cordoba was a mosque many centuries ago, but for some 600 years it has been a place consecrated to Catholic worship and the Mass. Mansur Escudero, president of the Islamic Council, demanded in December 2006 that the cathedral be converted into a “multi-faith” centre where Muslims would conduct formal prayer...
  • MSNBC Shills for Islam in Europe ( religion of peace )

    10/25/2006 9:07:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies · 1,807+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | October 25, 2006 | MSNBC
    MSNBC is running a special section on how wonderful it is that Europe is being overrun by Islam; here’s a video report about Spain that is so whitewashed and sanitized you’d think the Spaniards never had a problem with the Moors: Reviving Granada’s Muslim traditions. " GRANADA, Spain - In southern Spain, once the center of Islamic learning during the reign of the Moors, some Spaniards are reviving the tradition by converting to Islam. "
  • Christian soldiers take a beating over battle with Moors

    10/22/2006 7:47:28 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 14 replies · 996+ views
    Times Online ^ | 10/23/06 | Thomas Catan
    Christian soldiers take a beating over battle with Moors From Thomas Catan in Calpe CHRISTIAN and Muslim armies clash in Spain today in a titanic battle for control of the Costa Blanca, just miles from the tourist towers of Benidorm. After a spectacular Moorish landing on the beaches the Christians will emerge victorious, as they did in Calpe in 1240. But there will be no crowing, and the end of the “battle” will be accompanied by speeches about civilisations living together in harmony. Welcome to Spain in the era of cultural nervousness. Throughout the country towns and villages are toning...
  • Spain Publishes Primer on Islam for 6yr. Olds in Public School

    10/19/2006 5:12:37 AM PDT · by milford421 · 36 replies · 654+ views
    MADRID, Spain "Spain has devised a school textbook it calls unique in Europe — a primer for Muslim first-graders to learn about Islam but do so in the local language and thus not feel like outsiders, officials said Wednesday."... "Europe has 40 million Muslims and governments don't know what to do to assimilate them," Lopez said in an interview. "This book is a hint."
  • Amir Taheri: FRANCE'S TICKING TIME BOMB [rebirth of "millet" system of the Ottoman Empire]

    11/08/2005 7:02:02 AM PST · by Tolik · 68 replies · 3,278+ views / Arab News ^ | November 5, 2005 | Amir Taheri
    As the night falls, the "troubles" start; and the pattern is always the same. Bands of youths in balaclavas start by setting fire to parked cars, break shop windows with baseball bats, wreck public telephones, and, ransack cinemas, libraries and schools. Once the police have arrived on the scene, the rioters attack them with stones, knives and baseball bats. The police respond by firing tear-gas grenades and, on occasions, blank shots in the air. Sometimes the youths fire back, with real bullets.The scenes described above are not from the West Bank but from 16 French cities, most of them close...
  • Andalusia's Connection (Making Spain Al Andalus again)

    03/20/2005 1:44:20 PM PST · by quidnunc · 16 replies · 768+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | March 20, 2005 | Sandro Contenta
    One year after the Madrid bombings, calls for made-in-Spain imams grow stronger in a region that still reflects on its past Muslim glories At the Jamal Islamiya mosque in this seaside town, a Muslim lament of historic proportions is proclaimed in large letters on a framed poster: "In 1492, we lost everything." For the mosque's leader, and much of the Muslim world, the year marks the traumatic conclusion of Islam's golden age, a time remembered like a collective wound. It's a period when the last piece of Muslim-held territory in Spain fell to Catholic monarchs, ending almost 800 years of...
  • Osama Bin Laden's Surrender Proposal

    10/30/2004 6:03:43 AM PDT · by January24th · 19 replies · 332+ views
    The Belmont Club ^ | 10/30/2004 | Wretchard
    It is important to notice what he has stopped saying in this speech. He has stopped talking about the restoration of the Global Caliphate. There is no more mention of the return of Andalusia. There is no more anticipation that Islam will sweep the world. He is no longer boasting that Americans run at the slightest wounds; that they are more cowardly than the Russians. He is not talking about future operations to swathe the world in fire but dwelling on past glories. He is basically saying if you leave us alone we will leave you alone. Though it is...
  • Andalusia, aka the Nation Formerly Known as Spain

    03/24/2004 4:05:59 PM PST · by mrustow · 4 replies · 166+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | 24 March 2004 | Nicholas Stix
    Even ordinary extortionists, when they get paid off, always want more. I am not a Spaniard.Somewhere, on March 12, I saw the headline, "We are All Spaniards Now." It was an allusion to the Le Monde headline from 9/12, "We are All Americans Now." As we now know, that initial French (and German) sympathy for America was short-lived. In no time flat, the Old Europe of France and Germany sought to appease Islamist terror, and to hurt America, through claiming to be our allies, while betraying us at every step of the way. Not so, the Spaniards. The 1,300 troops...
  • The Moor's Last Laugh

    03/21/2004 11:39:39 PM PST · by xJones · 32 replies · 393+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 22, 2004 | Fauad Ajani
    <p>In the legend of Moorish Spain, the last Muslim king of Granada, Boabdil, surrendered the keys to his city on January 2, 1492, and on one of its hills, paused for a final glance at his lost dominion. The place would henceforth be known as El Ultimo Suspiro del Moro -- "the Moor's Last Sigh." Boabdil's mother is said to have taunted him, and to have told him to "weep like a woman for the land he could not defend as a man." An Arab poet of our own era gave voice to a historical lament when he wrote that as he walked the streets of Granada, he searched his pockets for the keys to its houses. Al Andalus -- Andalusia -- would become a deep wound, a reminder of dominions gained by Islam and then squandered. No wonder Muslim chroniclers added "May Allah return it to Islam," as they told and retold Granada's fate.</p>
  • Loss of Spain hurts still, centuries after Moors' last sigh

    03/13/2004 11:25:59 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 97 replies · 763+ views
    theage ^ | March 14, 2004 | Isambard Wilkinson
    Iberia looms large in Islamist ambitions and regrets, writes Isambard Wilkinson in Madrid. Thursday's bombings have raised an uncomfortable question for Spaniards. Is Osama bin Laden dreaming of exacting revenge for the loss of Al-Andalus, the ancient Moorish kingdom in Iberia? A group said to be close to bin Laden's al-Qaeda, the Brigade of Abu Hafs al-Masri, sent a message to a London-based Arabic newspaper saying: "This is part of settling old accounts with Spain, the crusader and America's ally in its war against Islam." While the authenticity of the message is open to doubt, there is no question that...
  • History points finger at revenge for lost Moor kingdom

    03/13/2004 3:41:42 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 45 replies · 320+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Filed: 13/03/2004) | Isambard Wilkinson in Madrid
    New forensic evidence on the bombings has raised an uncomfortable question for Spaniards. Is Osama bin Laden dreaming of exacting revenge for the loss of Al-Andalus, the ancient Moorish kingdom in Iberia? A group close to bin Laden's al-Qa'eda network, the Brigade of Abu Hafs al-Masri, sent a message to a London-based Arabic newspaper explaining the reasons for attacking Spain. "This is part of settling old accounts with Spain, the crusader and America's ally in its war against Islam," the statement said. While the authentiticy of the message is open to doubt, there is no question that it reflects the...
  • 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...
  • Discovered: Europe's biggest amphitheatre after the Coliseum

    09/26/2003 2:42:10 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 18 replies · 1,189+ views
    The Independent (U.K.) ^ | 09/27/03 | Elizabeth Nash
    Archaeologists in the Spanish city of Cordoba have uncovered beneath the university's old veterinary faculty Europe's biggest Roman amphitheatre after the Coliseum.The find, considered to be "of transcendental importance", dates from the first century AD, when Corduba, as it was then known, was the provincial capital of Betica, today's Andalusia, in imperial Hispania. "We initially thought it was a circus, the circular arena the Romans used for horse races and chariot rides," says Desiderio Vaquerizo, professor of architecture at Cordoba University. "But we discovered it was an immense oval amphitheatre - 178m by 145m and up to 20m high -...
  • Abdul Aziz opens Andalusian study center in Rabat

    07/15/2002 2:09:09 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 22 replies · 309+ views
    Arabnews ^ | 7.15.02
    RABAT, 15 July — Prince Abdul Aziz ibn Fahd, state minister and chief of the court for the Presidency of Cabinet affairs, yesterday inaugurated here the Center for Andalusian Studies and Dialogue between Civilizations. At the opening ceremony, he announced the center’s plan to institute an international annual prize for best research on Andalus. He also stressed the importance of bringing out an encyclopedia on Andalus. Prince Abdul Aziz commended the center’s efforts to organize seminars and studies on Andalusian culture and translate books and documents related to Islamic culture in the Spanish city. "The main objectives of the center...