The Moriscos of Spain – Islamophobia from Inquisition to Hindutva

Adnan Rashid

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And amazingly, these people who were thrown out of Spain or not barbers or Arabs, barbers and Arabs are very few in Spain, always, always. The majority of Spanish Muslims are native Spanish. They were Hispanic. They were Spaniards. They were either Basque or they were other Spanish ethnicities. They were native Spanish, hundreds of 1000s of them were thrown out because of the religion and you know, what was used against them.

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Demographics, the fear, which is being used today, to inflate Islamophobia, in Britain, in Europe, in America, as well as India, as well as India, same propaganda used by Islamophobic establishments then is being used today.

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Spain at the time, in 1518 1519, and 1600s was heavily persecuting the Muslims in Spain. These people were called moriscos. They had been forced full force, they have been forced into Catholicism they were they were forcefully converted. When Isabella and Ferdinand in 1492 took the last stronghold for Muslims, or Nata or Grenada. They forced the entire Muslim population, they went against all the agreements, they made agreements that Muslims will be allowed to keep the churches, their religion, they will be allowed to live in peace. We just want to conquer all of Spain. So Muslims were forced to sign this agreement. But then immediately after the takeover, the agreement

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was broken, and the entire Muslim population was forced into Christianity or die. So people pretended to save their lives, they pretended right? And in secret, they would they supply and they would do the celebration and read and in secret. And while I there are books written on this topic, books written on the plight of moriscos how they were brutalized, it is a it is so painful reading the story is unbelievable. We Muslims are so ignorant of our history. Well, if we were to redistribute learned lessons.

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The state of the morisco for one century, it was so painful that it is unbelievable. The pains they went through to keep their religion and their identity.

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And they even rebelled at times. They were rebellions against the Catholic government in Spain, because the Muslims are being cornered again and again, they were being brutalized.

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The Inquisition was on the case. They were not allowed to keep the religion they wouldn't even burn candles, and the time of budget, because they would be watching. The spies would be watching.

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So Muslims in Spain for one century were seen as the fifth column.

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Because the Ottoman power grew after photon Mohammed Al Fatah took Constantinople in 1453. And the Ottomans became a very big power in the Mediterranean Sea, the Spanish, they started to feel threatened by the Muslims within Spain, because they felt that if Ottomans attacked us from outside, which the Ottomans were already threatening, the Muslims will attack of Pakistan inside. So Muslims are facing a lot of oppression in Spain at the time. And this is why in 1609, in the year 1609, Philip the third the king of Spain, he picked up all the Muslims in Spain, and they were exiled to North Africa, Morocco and Algeria. They were all sent. Even today, you will have families in

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Morocco. They are originally Spanish. And amazingly, these people who were thrown out of Spain or not Barbara's or Arabs, barbers and atoms are very few in Spain, always, always. The majority of Spanish Muslims are native Spanish. They were Hispanic. They were Spaniards. They were either Basque or there were other Spanish ethnicities. They were native Spanish, hundreds of 1000s of them were thrown out because of the religion and you know what was used against them.

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Demographics The fear, which is being used today, to inflate Islamophobia, in Britain, in Europe, in America as well as India, as well as India, same propaganda used by Islamophobic establishments then is being used today.

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These Muslims are breeding too fast. They will outnumber us and then we will be put on the backfoot therefore do something about this about them. Okay, stop the immigration. Stop bringing them in, stop their mosques, stop their culture stop their religion some you know slowly and steadily is getting there.

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Laws are being passed in France.

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in Austin, you know, you these these, you know, imagine, imagine 20 years ago, we could not imagine that the politicians will be using this language against Muslims. We could not imagine this, just like we could not imagine. Can we imagine anyone using that language today against the Jewish people? We don't want anyone to use that language against anyone.

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But why is this language being used against the Muslim people throughout Europe, laws are being passed, the same card was used by the Spanish king and his advisors, that if you leave Muslims long enough in Spain, the Spanish are not producing enough children because some of them become celibate, because of Catholicism because the religious, others join the church. Others go on wars, so very few children. And Muslims are breeding very fast, so they will outnumber us. So the solution was throw them out. Hundreds of 1000s of them, they perished on the way to the cost. They were robbed. They were brutalized, they were starved that died in the ships, ships drowned when they travel through

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the land. So this is why I want you to read books on moriscos. One book in particular, is by Henry Charles Lee, Henry Charles Lee Lee is le a is called the moriscos. Read the book and you will realize what the Muslims at that time in Spain had to go through. And amazingly the charge was exactly the same India today. The BJP government in India today is using the same rhetoric, the Muslims, they are breeding fast, they will outnumber Hindus, it is impossible to do that. It is impossible to outnumber Hindus. In fact, Hindus are having more children than Muslims. But this propaganda false propaganda to spread fear Okay, that Muslims large number of Muslims on our culture

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our culture will be extinct.