To: B-Chan, Cicero, Goetz_von_Berlichingen
Nice image B-Chan. My sentiments exactly.
on a related note,has anyone commented on Usama's right hand man's words in the tape released yesterday regarding "We will not allow another Spain to happen"
I have seen no one in our media pick up on this at all. It's not really suprising I suppose but I still find it amazing that these folks are seriously still harboring a serious grudge over Islam being driven out of the Iberian penninsula some 609 years ago. Until this recent tragedy I never realized what a debt we owe to Ferdinand and Isabella.
posted on 10/08/2001 10:49:57 AM PDT
And some of us hold an even MORE serious grudge against Islam for having invaded Spain in the first place.
The Taliban mentality is set firmly in the Middle Ages. To them, the Reconquista counts as a current event.
Yes, I found the comment about Spain to be very interesting. A loss of hundreds of years ago still rankles the Muslims. We owe a great debt to Spain, which fought steadily for 800 years to evict the Muslim invaders from the Iberian peninsula. Granada fell and the last Islamic ruler was expelled in 1492...surely a year that now has two reasons to have a special resonance for Americans!
posted on 10/08/2001 11:27:53 AM PDT
To: wardaddy; livius
If I am not mistaken, Cervantes (Author of Don Quixote) lost his hand in this battle.
If anyone wants to read a great book about Christian Knights repelling a muslim invasion read "The Siege of Malta" by Ernle Bradford. Phenomenal read.
posted on 10/07/2002 1:55:15 PM PDT
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