(Real Crusades History) To help legitimate today’s multiculturalism and diversity doctrines, modern historians have created a mythical history of Muslim Spain where Christians and their Moorish conquerors lived peacefully side-by-side.
Dario Fernandez-Morera, in his book The Myth of the Adalusian Paradise, strips away the veil created by these politically-correct modern historians to look at the real face of Muslim Spain based on contemporary, predominantly Arab sources:
What emerges is a hideous image of brutal aggression, consciously humiliating oppression, and intolerance on all sides (Muslim, Christian and Jewish). This book is not a diatribe against Islam. Rather it is a bitter and biting attack on Western historians who in their search for an example to justify their own fantasies about “multicultural harmony” inside Islam have ignored or consciously distorted the facts.
For example, Fernandes-Morera quotes the following passage from another contemporary historian: “It is important to understand that medieval Islamic civilization had a different attitude toward slavery than that seen in Western Europe. Slaves were much better treated and their status was quite honorable. Furthermore, there were many career opportunities open to a skillful mamluk [slave soldier], and the higher standards of living available in the Islamic Middle East, meant there was often little resistance to being taken [as a slave] in Central Asia and south-eastern Europe.” Fernandes-Morera replies: “One can certainly imagine the throngs of girls and boys in Greece, Serbia and Central Asia clamoring to be taken away from their families to be circumcised, to become sexual slaves, or to be castrated to guard harems as eunuchs, or, in other cases, to be raised in barracks with the sole purpose of becoming fearless slave-soldiers.”
Fernandez-Morera systematically debunks the allegations of a more “relaxed” Islam and multicultural equality. He does so by quoting Arab sources which (among other things) brag about the wholesale destruction of churches and the slaughter of Christian prisoners, praise the crucifixion of apostates, and texts advising Muslims how to collect the tax from non-believers. (Make them stand before Muslims sitting on a raised platform, call them “enemy of Allah” and then push them around for the amusement of any Muslim “who want[s] to enjoy it.”)
He also documents the extent to which Islamic Spanish society was dependent on slaves. For example, Abd al-Rahman had 3,750 slaves in his court, 6,300 sexual slaves in his harem, and 13, 750 slave soldiers. Furthermore, he notes that slaves were a major export of the kingdom, particularly eunuchs (castrated Christian males.) He documents the racism that characterized all blacks as fickle, foolish and ignorant and valued “white” slave girls at almost 15 times that of black slave girls.
Fernandez-Morera reminds readers that in Islamic Spain sharia law was the law of the land, and he goes into considerable detail on the specific form of sharia law applied, namely the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence. He points out that the Maliki school, far from being particularly liberal and tolerant, “is one of the more conservative schools, though not the most conservative — an honor that corresponds to the Habali school, predominant in the Arabian Peninsula.” (Fernandes-Morera, p. 96.)
Fernandez-Morera points out that Maliki sharia law included many niceties like female genital mutilation (even for adult sexual slaves), counted a woman as half a man, and banned musical instruments and singing altogether (as well as painting and sculpture, of course). The law even went so far as to order a man who bought a non-Muslim sex slave and discovered she was a singer to return her (p. 108).
Obviously, as Fernandez-Morera admits, the elites in Muslim Spain (as all over the world) often ignored the law. Non-Muslim slave singers and dancers are tolerated and even coveted. However, he is right to remind his readers that lapses in the application of law do not constitute a positive culture–much less a shining example of “paradise.”
There is no credible example in all of history where a multicultural society, which included a significant population of Whites, ever succeeded.
And there could not be two less compatible ideologies than Christianity and Islam — except perhaps Christianity and Judaism, but that shouldn’t be surprising considering that Islam was the brainchild of Jewish scribes.
And the idea that these ideologies can live peacefully side-by-side in the same country is the height of absurdity.
If Christianity can tolerate Islam, then Christianity has failed — or morphed into something other than authentic Christianity.
And it cannot be emphasized enough that the Jews in Spain aided and abetted the Muslim takeover over 1,000 years ago just as they are doing today.
Despite certain conflicts, Jews have been very successful in manipulating Muslims into doing their bidding, which has often involved subverting Christian societies, whether it was the Byzantine Empire or early Christian Spain.
And just because Jews can get along with Muslims doesn’t mean that Christians should ever strive to do the same.
A true Christian, or any person whjo wants to know the truth use several sources to find the truth. Here’s one that debunks this unfounded text:
It’s a fact that the prophet wrote a decree considering the Christians, that they was t be left in peace.
Most of the links on that page give 404 error. That’s not to mention the entire thing is in Spanish…
Karl the Hammer
“Who can relate such perils? Who can enumerate such grievous disasters? Even if every limb were transformed into a tongue, it would be beyond human capability to express the ruin of Spain and its many and great evils.”
– from The Chronicle of 754, a contemporary account of the plight of Christian Spain following the muslim invasion of the early 8th century.
The fact is that these two – Christian and muslim – cannot “peacefully” coexist. One must overtake the other or perish. The Christians of Spain fought for seven centuries to reclaim their peninsula.
This again reiterates the truth that “successful” multi-cultural/racial societies, especially in modern times, are a myth.
“blacks as fickle, foolish and ignorant and valued “white” slave girls at almost 15 times that of black slave girls.” This has been proven to be 100% accurate, look around.
Here a couple of good books …. “Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean,” “The Barbary Coast, and Italy, 1500-1800 (Early Modern History: Society and Culture)”. This is a study that digs deeply into this ‘other’ slavery, the bondage of Europeans by North-African Muslims that flourished during the same centuries as the heyday of the trans-Atlantic trade from sub-Saharan Africa to the Americas. Here are explored the actual extent of Barbary Coast slavery, the dynamic relationship between master and slave, and the effects of this slaving on Italy, one of the slave takers’ primary targets and victims.
AND this… “White Gold” (Paperback)….This is the forgotten story of the million white Europeans, snatched from their homes and taken in chains to the great slave markets of North Africa to be sold to the highest bidder. Ignored by their own governments, and forced to endure the harshest of conditions, very few lived to tell the tale. Using the firsthand testimony of a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow, Giles Milton vividly reconstructs a disturbing, little known chapter of history. Pellow was bought by the tyrannical sultan of Morocco who was constructing an imperial pleasure palace of enormous scale and grandeur, built entirely by Christian slave labour. As his personal slave, he would witness first-hand the barbaric splendour of he imperial court, as well as experience the daily terror of a cruel regime. Gripping, immaculately researched, and brilliantly realised, WHITE GOLD reveals an explosive chapter of popular history, told with all the pace and verve of one of our finest historians.
AND this….”Barbarian Cruelty” (Paperback)….It was during the 1600s that Barbary corsairs-pirates from the Barbary Coast of North Africa were at their most active and terrible. With the full support of the Moorish rulers of North Africa, these Muslim slavers raided southern Europe, the Atlantic European coast, Britain and Ireland almost at will. Most estimates indicate that by 1780, at least 1.2 million Europeans had been seized. Very few ever managed to escape, and most ended their days dying of starvation, disease, or maltreatment. This remarkable book, first published in 1693, contains one of the few genuine eye-witness accounts, written by a white slave who managed to escape. Its graphic description of the lot of white slaves, the Moorish relations with the Jews of North Africa, the conditions of the time and the author’s eventual escape, cast a dramatic and nowadays, oft-hidden light upon the time when whites were enslaved.
I bought all three and read them over and over. I suggest you all do the same.. Blacks and Muslims are two peas in a pod.
Thanks for the references!
Also here is a bit of very good information … https://thefederalistpapers.org/us/obama-could-learn-from-thomas-jeffersons-1801-response-to-muslims-during-the-barbary-coast-war
Here is some good information as well… https://thefederalistpapers.org/us/obama-could-learn-from-thomas-jeffersons-1801-response-to-muslims-during-the-barbary-coast-war
Also I would like to add the reason Whites coalesced into a peoples and finally decided to fight back was exactly what I have just shown you thru those books and many others. Whites were enslaved,murdered,butchered,and her women sold and bred out like animals by Blacks and Muslims for centuries. We decided enough . And along with it we Whites brought the whole world into the modern age. Something those backward stoneage peoples never could.
Sorry didn’t mean to double post!
This is right up there with cheddar man and global warming and burning jet fuel melts steel. There are monuments to the war of the Reconquista (Spain and Europe’s 700 year war with Islamic conquest and occupation of the Iberian Peninsula) all over Spain and Portugal. The most cruel and most resented was the round up and traffic of the young European women to the slave markets.
Multiculturalism brings you the middle east. A war torn desert where muddy people fight each other over hypocritical superiority, as they squat in the shadows of ancient architecture that they can neither restore, nor recreate.