The Almohads of Cordoba, Spain, massacred 100,000 Jews in Fez and 120,000 Jews in Marrakesh and wrecked devastation and death in Spain, from Seville to Tortosa.
Thus in 1148, the renowned Jewish philosopher and physician Maimonides fled Almohad persecution in Cordoba with his whole family disguised as Muslims, until finding asylum in Fatimid Egypt. Arabs and Muslims had "persecuted us severely, and passed baneful and discriminatory legislation against us," he later wrote. "Never did a nation molest, degrade, debase, and hate us as much as they."
His 1172 Epistle to the Jews of Yemen Maimonides advised his persecuted Jewish brethren that forced conversions they reported in Yemen duplicated those that Berbers had also forced upon Jews across the Maghreb and Spain. Maimonides referred to Mohammed as "the Madman," despairing that the objective of his "invented ... well known religion," was "procuring rule and submission..."
from the book "Moorish Spain", written
by Richard Fletcher
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¶ The Truth Behind The Ground Zero Mosque - Cordoba House By Geoffrey Grider • August 3, 2010
Two faces have I. On it's surface, the group behind the mosque at Ground Zero, known as the
Cordoba House or Cordoba Initiative, are presenting it as a bridge between Islam and America. In
their own words we read this - "Cordoba Initiative aims to achieve a tipping point in Muslim-West relations within the next decade, bringing back the atmosphere of interfaith tolerance and respect that we have longed for since Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together in harmony and prosperity eight hundred years ago." source - Cordoba Initiative.org
The truth that Muslims and western progressive liberals don't want you to know about the history of Cordoba But like everything else presented by Islam, there more beneath the surface...much more. In this
article I will be quoting from the excellent article written by Raymond Ibrihim about the real history
of what happened in Cordoba, Spain, and the real meaning and intent of building the Cordoba House
mosque so close to Ground Zero.
Same message but with two meanings
Islam has become masters at presenting a message for a Western audience, while saving it's real and
true meaning for Muslim listeners. "Depending on whether Islamists address Americans or fellow Muslims, the same exact words they use often relay diametrically opposed meanings. One example: when Americans hear Muslims evoke "justice," the former envision Western-style justice, whereas Muslims naturally have Sharia law justice in mind. Islamists obviously use this to their advantage: when addressing the West, Osama bin Laden bemoans the "justice of our causes, particularly Palestine"; yet, when addressing Muslims, his notion of justice far transcends territorial disputes and becomes unintelligible from a Western perspective: "Battle, animosity, and hatred--directed from the Muslim to the infidel--is the foundation of our religion. And we consider this a justice and kindness to them. The West perceives fighting, enmity, and hatred all for the sake of the religion [i.e., Islam] as unjust, hostile, and evil. But who's understanding is right--our notions of justice and righteousness, or theirs?" (Al Qaeda Reader, p. 43). Of course, that Osama bin Laden--slayer of 3,000 Americans and avowed enemy to the rest--exhibits two faces, one to Americans another to Muslims, is not surprising. Yet the reader may well be surprised to discover that the controversial Cordoba Initiative, which plans on manifesting itself as the largest American mosque, situated atop Ground Zero--that is, atop the carnage caused by none other than bin Laden--also has two faces, conveying one thing to Americans, quite another to Muslims." source - Middle East Forum
Revisionist history from Cordoba
The name Cordoba was given to the project for a very specfic reason. Muslims and liberal western
academics would have you to believe that it comes from the Andalusian city of Cordoba which is
portrayed as 'the model of medieval Muslim progressiveness and tolerance for Christians and Jews."
But this is far from the truth. " the true history of Cordoba, not to mention the whole of Andalusia, is far less inspiring than what Western academics portray: the Christian city was conquered by Muslims around 711, its inhabitants slaughtered or enslaved. The original mosque of Cordoba--the namesake of the Ground Zero mosque--was built atop, and partly from the materials of, a Christian church. Modern day Muslims are well aware of all this. Such is the true--and ominous--legacy of Cordoba" MEFORUM
Did you catch that? The original mosque of Cordoba, from which the Ground Zero mosque project
takes it name, was built on the ashes of a Christian church after the Muslims destroyed it. Can you
see why the name is so important to them? Step 1 was destroying one of the greatest American
symbols they could get their hands on, and Step 2 will be to erect a mosque as close to that spot
as possible to 'claim it' for Islam.
Ibrihim continues as says this - "More pointedly, throughout Islam's history, whenever a region was conquered, one of the first signs of consolidation was/is the erection of a mosque atop the sacred sites of the vanquished: the pagan Ka'ba temple in Arabia was converted into Islam's holiest site, the mosque of Mecca; the al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest site, was built atop Solomon's temple in Jerusalem; the Umayyad mosque was built atop the Church of St. John the Baptist; and the Hagia Sophia was converted into a mosque upon the conquest of Constantinople." source - MEMFORUM
History shows that the Muslims always erect a mosque after they have conquered a particular land
or country, as evidenced in the 4 cited examples above. Since 9/11, when 19 Muslim terrorists brought down the World Trade Centers, the ground has basically sat with very little progress done
in it's rebuilding. It is still an open wound, and to our shame it remains unbuilt. But with the opening
of the Cordoba House mosque, that sacred ground will be claimed as victory for Islam. Think about
it - the are erecting a 13-story monument to the very ideology that killed the 2,996 people who
died in that fiery inferno. It is the ulitmate slap-in-the-face to the victims personally, and to America
as a whole. The Muslims know that we are country crippled by liberalism and political correctness,
mock us openly by building this mosque.
9/11/2011 will not be the 'new beginning' they want you to believe it is
"Words aside, even the mosque's scheduled opening date--9/11/2011--has two aspects: to Americans, opening the mosque on 9/11 is to proclaim a new beginning with the Muslim world on the ten-year anniversary of the worst terror strikes on American soil; however, it just so happens that Koranic verse 9:111 is one of the loftiest calls for suicidal jihad--believers are exhorted to "kill and be killed"--and is probably the reason al-Qaeda originally chose that date to strike. So while Americans may think the mosque's planned 9/11 opening is meant to commemorate that date, cryptically speaking, it is an evocation for all out war. A "new beginning," indeed, but of a very different sort, namely, the propagation of more Islamists and jihadists--mosques are, after all, epicenters of radicalization--on, of all places, soil sacred to America." source - MEMFORUM
What was started on 9/11 will be finished with the opening of the Cordoba House mosque
9/11 was not an isolated incidence, or a bunch of terrorists 'getting lucky', as some have said. It is
an orchestrated plot by the Muslim world to bring the greatest country in the world - America - to
it's kness and make us bow to the moon god of Islam and Sharia law. And I have to be honest with
you, their plan is working beautifully for them. The weak, spineless, and hopelessly misguided Mayor
of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, said this today -
"This morning, the City's Landmark Preservation Commission unanimously voted not to extend landmark status to the building on Park Place where the mosque and community center are planned.
The World Trade Center Site will forever hold a special place in our City, in our hearts. But we would be untrue to the best part of ourselves - and who we are as New Yorkers and Americans - if we said 'no' to a mosque in Lower Manhattan. It is my hope that the mosque will help to bring our City even closer together and help repudiate the false and repugnant idea that the attacks of 9/11 were in any way consistent with Islam." source - HuffingtonPost
Today, Bloomberg and the City of New York handed Islam a victory beyond it's wildest dreams. They
gave them a Key to the City, and surrendering all vestiges of logic and common sense, told them in no uncertain terms that America has lost it heart, it's soul, and is ripe for the taking. This is not about buildings and religions, it is about an ideology. The name Islam means 'submission', and that is what
they are doing to us with our permission. They are submitting us to their way of life, and to their
thinking. Mosque are little more than gaudily-adorned terror training camps, and Cordoba House will
be their crown jewel. New York City will now be the flashpoint for Islam recruitment, and with the
Mayor Bloomberg, the blood of all those slain at the hand of Islam cries out to you, and instead of
heeding their cries you authorize this sacrilege in the liberal name of Tolerance.
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