MUSLIMS CRYING VICTIM AGAIN…APPARENTLY THEY OWN SPAIN AND WE WRONGFULLY TOOK IT AWAY FROM THEM…AND WE APOLOGIZED FOR IT!!!
SO THEY’RE GOING TO JIHAD AGAIN TO GET IT BACK…THIS TIME SPAIN SHOULD JUST SUBMIT QUIETLY…OR SHOULD YOU SPAIN?
Al Qaeda in North Africa calls for Muslim reconquest of Spain
The North African terrorist group Al Qaeda in Maghreb, which recently released two Spanish aid workers after holding them hostage for nine months, has released a statement on an Al Qaeda-affiliated website calling for the reconquest of Spain in the name of Islam.
Abu Osama, a North African militant who has publicly taken responsibility for the killing of seven CIA agents in Afghanistan, called for the Islamic war in a message entitled “Ceuta and Melilla: Lost Treasures.”
In his statement, which was faxed to the Spanish daily ABC and a television station, Abu Osama said that the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, located near the edge of Morocco but controlled by Spain, were “under the empire of the Spanish Crusade” and had to be brought under “the authority of God.”
“After decades, Ceuta and Melilla have been sitting in the palms of the vengeful Crusaders,” Abu Osama wrote, declaring it was time for Al Qaeda militants in Morocco to return the sites to the “nation of Islam.”
His message, however, did not stop there, as he continued to state that the entirety of Spain belonged rightfully to Muslims as “our country,” and was ripe for reconquest.
The call to arms asserted Al Qaeda’s view of Spanish history, which holds that up to 90 percent of the Spanish population accepted the Islamic religion between the eighth and fifteenth centuries, when most of the country was ruled by Muslims from North Africa and surrounding areas and referred to as “Al Andalus.”
By this account, Abu Osama said, Spain is rightfully a Muslim land, and had been re-Christianized only by a conspiracy of “the Popes and the Vatican” to suppress Islam in Spain. As such, he concluded, the land of “Al Andalus” belongs rightfully to Muslims, and should be taken back by Al Qaeda’s usual means.
Abu Osama also contended that historical accounts of Muslim invasions did not suggest that Islam was a religion spread by the sword. Rather, he said, the very suggestion that Islam depended on violent proselytism was “a lie and a calumny that has been invented by the Vatican and the Popes, those who carry the sign of the cross.”
“The worst massacre in the history of humanity,” he alleged, “was the killing and expulsion of Muslims in Al Andalus.”
That expulsion, by some estimates, led to the death of up to 12,000 Muslims. By contrast, Islamist attempts to take control of the Moroccan government during the 1990s are estimated to have led to 150,000 deaths, an insurgency that Al Qaeda in Maghreb has continued to fight.