| SORRY OSAMA: There Was Never An ‘Islamic Spain.’ That’s Just Another Dumb Leftist Myth
| Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Daily Caller : "Islamic Spain” (Al-Andalus) has been presented as some realm of
tolerance and respect, where learning burgeoned — nurtured by “ludic,”
or genial, Islam. (The word “ludicrous” is related). It’s a soothing
fairy tale to lull any card-carrying leftist to sleep. Meanwhile, back
with historical reality…
We know little about “Islamic Spain.” The Arabic documents are late
(written 400 to 700 years after the so-called “Islamic invasion” in 711
A.D.). They are also unreliable because Islamic history is not concerned
with facts, but with the imagined triumphs of the faith. Then, there are the Visigoths, who ruled Spain and parts of North
Africa in the early eighth century.
They were mostly Arian Christians,
that is, heretics who rejected the Trinity and believed Jesus to be a
special kind of human being, but not the Son of God. Much of Iberian
history at this time is the ongoing struggle between Trinitarian
(Catholic) and anti-Trinitarian Christianities, with the Byzantines (the
Eastern Roman Empire) playing the dominant role.
We have a few reliable Latin historical sources that mention Gothic,
Berber and Syrian-Arab anti-Trinitarian Christians fighting Trinitarians
around 711 A.D. But these sources do not mention “Islam,” “Moslems” or
the Koran. All we can say is that around the year 711 A.D., there is Christian
infighting (between Trinitarians and anti-Trinitarians) in Southern
Spain. When the dust settles, victory belongs to the anti-Trinitarian
faction, while the Trinitarians flee north — some into France.
One such the ruler of Cordoba, Abd-al-Rahman I (red-haired and
blue-eyed – hardly “Arab” traits) knew nothing of Mohammad, let alone
the Koran, but did profess typical anti-Trinitarian Christianity. How is
this to be explained by the Al-Andalus fairy tale?
Read it all here...............
|posted by Major D Swami (Retired) @ 10:07 AM