Cordoba: a bit of history

The proposed mosque and “community center” in NYC is called “Cordoba House”

Why? What’s the story behind that name? A few bits of info from Wikipedia may help clarify:

“For large parts of its history, particularly under the Caliphate of Córdoba, al-Andalus was a beacon of learning, and the city of Córdoba became one of the leading cultural and economic centres in both the Mediterranean Basin and the Islamic world.

Córdoba was the intellectual centre of al-Andalus, with translations of ancient Greek texts to Arabic, Latin and Hebrew. Appreciable advances in science, history, geography, philosophy and grammar occurred during the Caliphate.”

Jack: Well, shoot,”intellectual centre”, “advances in science”, that all sounds pretty darn good, doesn’t it? Only there is more to the story:

48 Christians of Córdoba were decapitated for religious offences against Islam. They became known as the Martyrs of Córdoba. These deaths played out, not in a single spasm of religious unrest, but over an extended period of time; dissenters were fully aware of the fates of their predecessors and chose to protest against Islamic rule.

The 11th century saw Muslim pogroms against Jews in Spain; those occurred in Cordoba in 1011 and in Granada in 1066.

The Caliphate of Córdoba ruled the Iberian peninsula and North Africa from the city of Córdoba, from 929 to 1031.The rule of the Caliphate is known as the heyday of Muslim presence in the Iberian peninsula.

Don’t believe the smooth talk about Cordoba being a symbol of cultural unity – it is a symbol of Islamic rule. But, you protest, they wouldn’t lie, would they? (look up the word “taqiyya”) They sound so nice, it’s just about God and Love and well, we all think those are good things, right?

They want you to believe that is the purpose, to be a place where multi-culturalism can grow, tolerance can grow – but to the rest of the Islamic world, if they can pull this off, the Cordoba Mosque in New York will be a huge victory and a symbol that will encourage further conquest of the United States. Quietly. Bit by bit.

Crazy? No one is ruling the US, right? We are not under Sharia Law, right? Every time an American is silenced, is intimidated into not objecting to the oppressive nature of Islam, that is submission to Sharia Law. Sharia Law forbids criticism of Islam. If you let yourself be intimidated into not criticizing Islam, you have submitted to Sharia Law.

Penn Jillette is under Sharia Law. He has submitted, because of valid fears for the safety of his family, to the Law of Islam.

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