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  • Andalusia becomes first Spanish region to start issuing European COVID Passports

    06/08/2021 12:24:05 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    Andalucia Today ^ | 6/7/2021 | Andalucia Today
    The regional government of the Andalusia region, the Junta de Andalucía, has announced that it will begin to issue the European green vaccination certificate, or ‘COVID Passport’ from this Monday (June 7) onwards. The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, made the announcement during the presentation of what will be the new hospital in Seville, a project into which the regional government has invested 11.5 million euros. "Andalusians will be the 1st Europeans to have a vaccination certificate with European validation," said Moreno, indicating that the first to receive the certificates will be those aged over 65 who...
  • Islamophobia is on the rise in Spain [according to anti-“Islamophobia” group]

    03/05/2018 5:12:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 5 March 2018 15:59 CET+01:00 | Daniela Michanie
    There were 546 reported incidents of Islamophobia in Spain in 2017, according to a report released Friday by the Citizens’ Platform Against Islamophobia (PCI). […] The most frequent type of incident cited were those of “defamation, slander, and libel,” in which Muslim men were accused of being “violent, sexist, chauvinists, pedophiles, backwards, intolerant, or terrorists,” while Muslim women were characterized as being “submissive, oppressed, ignorant, or backwards.” The second leading category of incidents was those of discrimination or negation of rights. The report used the European Union’s definition of discrimination, citing it as the “conduct, action, or omission by which...
  • Journalistic Malpractice - Time Magazine’s Bobby Ghosh and CNN’s Ali Velshi on ‘Cordovan Ecumenism’

    08/23/2010 5:19:18 AM PDT · by Rashputin · 42 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Aug , | Andrew G. Bostom
    Thursday during the 1 PM hour CNN’s “Newsroom,” this exchange took place between CNN reporter Ali Velshi and Time Magazine’s deputy international editor Bobby Ghosh: VELSHI: The name Cordoba- some people are associating it with Muslim rule and bloody battles, when, in fact, Cordoba was one of the finest times in relations between the major religions. GHOSH: Exactly right- in interfaith discourse- VELSHI: Yeah- GHOSH: And the great mosque of Cordoba that people are talking about and that Newt Gingrich was talking about- the man who built it, the Muslim prince who built it, bought it from a Christian group-...
  • Egyptian Muslim Protesters Demand End to Spanish Occupation of Spain

    01/11/2013 8:19:17 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 25 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | January 11, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Hundreds of Egyptians demonstrated on Wednesday Jan. 2 in Safenex Square in Cairo to commemorate the 521st anniversary of the fall of Granada. The demonstration was called by The Free Movement (Harakat Ahrar). The protesters organized a human chain around the square and held signs that said: “Obligatory return”,”We have not forgotten Al Andalus” and “Of course we will return” … And they really mean it. Demonstrator: As we speak, in Islamic Andalusia, in Spain, they are marching to celebrate the fall of the Islamic state of Andalusia, or Spain. While they are celebrating, we here are upset, because the...
  • NEFA Foundation: Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb Spawns New Media Wing...

    10/16/2009 1:04:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 369+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | October 15, 2009 11:10 AM Print | Evan Kohlman
    SNIPPET: "The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new communiqué from Al-Qaida's network in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) announcing the foundation of a specialized media wing known as the "Andalus Foundation." According to the statement, "due to our belief that the battle of pen is no less important than the battle of the sword, and in continuation of our development of jihadi media,...""
  • "The history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition"

    06/04/2009 3:40:53 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 24 replies · 2,047+ views
    Harry's Place ^ | June 4, 2009
    In his Cairo speech, Obama made the following statement: Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition Can anybody explain precisely what Obama was referring to? On first glance, it looks like a reference to the so-called ‘Golden Age’ in Al Andalus. During the Golden Age, Jews - and Christians - were subject to a certain degree of formal discrimination, but largely prospered. Life was certainly better than in places like England, where Jews were repeatedly massacred and ultimately expelled. That “golden” period definitively came to an end...
  • Al-Qaeda Commander Abu Yahya Al-Libi in New Video...

    04/23/2009 1:55:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 515+ views
    MEMRI.org ^ | Posted April 22, 2009 | n/a
    Special Dispatch - No. 2323 April 22, 2009 No. 2323 Al-Qaeda Commander Abu Yahya Al-Libi in New Video: There Is No Difference Between Palestine and Other Jihads – Including Al-Andalus; If Helping the Israelis Is Apostasy, So Is Helping the U.S. In a 59-minute video produced by Al-Sahab, Al-Qaeda's media wing, and posted on jihadist forums on April 22, 2009, senior Al-Qaeda commander Abu Yahya Al-Libi tries to convince Islamist clerics of Al-Qaeda's positions on fighting against the U.S. and against the regimes in Muslim countries.
  • Islamist Video: First We Conquer Somalia, Then On to Conquer Spain!

    04/03/2009 6:24:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 571+ views
    THE JAWA REPORT ^ | By Rusty at April 3, 2009 04:59 PM | n/a
    April 03, 2009 Think Islamist extremists don't have their eyes on conquering Europe? Think again. This video produced by Ibnul Akwa links the recent successes of Shabaab in Somalia and of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb in Eastern North Africa with the eventual reconquista of Spain. There's nothing original here...
  • Spanish Bishops Fear Rebirth of Iberian (Islamic domination) Caliphate

    01/10/2007 10:33:27 PM PST · by PRePublic · 5 replies · 561+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | January 08, 2007
    Spanish Bishops Fear Rebirth of Iberian Caliphate Spain's bishops are alarmed by plans to reestablish the city of Cordoba - once the heart of the medieval Islamic caliphate of al-Andalus - as a pilgrimage site for Muslims throughout Europe. Plans include the construction of a half-size replica of Cordoba's eighth century Great Mosque, according to the head of Cordoba's Muslim Association. Other major mosques are reportedly planned for Medina Azahara near Cordoba, Seville and Granada. Last month, Spanish Muslims reasserted their right to pray in Cordoba's Great Mosque, known in Spanish as la Mezquita - which was reconsecrated as a...
  • Spanish soldier arrested over 'jihad' videos

    02/20/2009 12:45:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 776+ views
    CNN.com ^ | updated 7:23 a.m. EST, Tue February 17, 2009 | By Al Goodman
    Note: Photos included. MADRID, Spain (CNN) -- Spanish police Tuesday arrested a Spanish soldier and his Russian girlfriend for allegedly posting videos on the Internet promoting Islamic extremist views and calling for attacks in Spain, a Ministry of Interior statement said.
  • Threat Matrix: January 2008

    01/02/2008 8:53:38 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,340 replies · 9,982+ views
    Still in Control Pervez Musharraf was calm, confident and—despite a flurry of rumors—not about to announce his resignation. Instead, the Pakistani president's "concession" to his troubled nation was an announcement that he would allow Britain's Scotland Yard to help local law enforcement agencies with their investigation into last week's assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. Speaking in a nationally televised address two hours after Pakistan's election commission announced the postponement of the ballot to Feb. 18, six weeks later than had been scheduled, Musharraf was notably deferential in his remarks about Bhutto, often invoking her "martyrdom" and extolling...
  • AL QUAEDA: The next goal is to liberate SPAIN from infidels

    10/16/2007 6:42:39 AM PDT · by Traianus · 39 replies · 1,815+ views
    JCPA ^ | 10-11-07 | Jonathan D. Halevi
    IS "PALESTINE" the only "OCCUPIED TERRITORY" of MUSLIM WORLD? According to AL QUAEDA, the ANSWER is NO.... by Lt. Col. (res.) Jonathan D. Halevi Published October 2007 Vol. 7, No. 16 11 October 2007Al-Qaeda: The Next Goal Is to Liberate Spain from the InfidelsLt. Col. (res.) Jonathan Dahoah-Halevi * Large parts of the Iberian Peninsula were under Islamic rule from 711 until 1492, with the final eviction of the Moors from what they called al-Andalus, and the memory of Islamic rule in Spain has become increasingly part of the discourse in radical Islam. * Osama bin Laden has written: "We...
  • Islamic Spain: History's Refrain [a PBS documentarian longs for Al-Andalus]

    08/22/2007 12:29:08 PM PDT · by snarks_when_bored · 22 replies · 1,227+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor (csmonitor.com) ^ | 22 Aug 2007 | Alexander Kronemer
    Islamic Spain: History's refrain It's a model for interfaith ties, and a warning about religious division. By Alexander Kronemer   Washington The past sometimes provides examples of glory and success that serve as models. Other times, as the philosopher George Santayana said, it warns of impending calamity for those who do not learn from it. For the past several years, I've been immersed in a history that does both. As one of the producers for an upcoming PBS documentary on the rise and fall of Islamic Spain, I've witnessed its amazing ascent and tragic fall countless times in the editing...
  • Abdul Aziz opens Andalusian study center in Rabat

    07/15/2002 2:09:09 PM PDT · by swarthyguy · 22 replies · 309+ views
    Arabnews ^ | 7.15.02
    RABAT, 15 July — Prince Abdul Aziz ibn Fahd, state minister and chief of the court for the Presidency of Cabinet affairs, yesterday inaugurated here the Center for Andalusian Studies and Dialogue between Civilizations. At the opening ceremony, he announced the center’s plan to institute an international annual prize for best research on Andalus. He also stressed the importance of bringing out an encyclopedia on Andalus. Prince Abdul Aziz commended the center’s efforts to organize seminars and studies on Andalusian culture and translate books and documents related to Islamic culture in the Spanish city. "The main objectives of the center...