Get out of Jail Free Card for Muslims in Spain

Ever since the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon drove out the Muslim Moors in what is properly named the Reconquista (The Recapturing) Muslim groups have been longing for the moment when they finally reclaim what is rightfully theirs. This is especially true when it comes to the former Cordoba mosque, which is now a cathedral. All had been relatively quiet at the Córdoba Cathedral for more than 750 years, until January 2004, when Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden began encouraging Muslims to "reconquer" Spain for Islam by declaring it to be "the lost Al-Andalus." Many Muslims believe that much of Spain still belongs to them, and that they have every right to return and establish their rule there. So it's not surprising that eight Muslims were acquitted of using violence to break a ban on Muslim prayers in the Cordoba Cathedral. During a tour of the Cathedral by a group of Muslims from Austria, eight Muslims unrolled their prayer rugs, kneeled down and then proceeded to pray loudly....(Read Full Post)