Monday, October 02, 2006

No More

In the early 700's A.D., the Muslims (known as the Moors) invaded the Iberian Peninsula, an area that included Portugal and Spain (which were then under Christian rule), and conquered the territory, renaming it al-Andalusia. The area was under Islamic control from that time, until 1492, when the Spaniards finally expelled the Moors, an event known to history as La Reconquista.

La Reconquista is still celebrated to this day in cities across Spain. Many of these cities burn Mohammed in effigy, or stuff a likeness of Mohammed with fireworks, which make him "explode" when set off.

This year, however, things are different. Why? Well, because the Moors are back, and the Spaniards are afraid:

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish villages are toning down traditional fiestas in which revelers blow up dummies representing the Prophet Mohammed for fear of offending Muslims, the newspaper El Pais reported on Monday.

One eastern Spanish village, Bocairent, decided to abandon the custom of packing the head of a dummy representing Mohammed with fireworks after seeing the angry response by Muslims to a Danish newspaper’s publication last year of cartoons of him.

El Pais found that several other villages in the Valencia region had also modified similar fiestas this year. It carried out the investigation after a Berlin opera house decided last week to cancel performances of Mozart’s “Idomeneo” because the production included a scene depicting Mohammed’s severed head.

Bocairent’s mayor, Antonio Valdes, said blowing up the Mohammed dummy was offensive. “It just wasn’t necessary, and, as it could hurt some people’s feelings, we decided not to do it,” he said.

This is one of the saddest examples of the creeping Muslim re-colonialization of Europe. The Spanish may tell themselves they are merely being considerate of the feelings of their Islamic brothers, but their is no reciprocal consideration for the feelings of Spaniards.

In our modern era, the Moors don't have to enter our countries with swords and horses. They can come over on commercial airliners, get citizenship, and outbreed us, threatening us the whole time, and making it clear they intend to turn our countries into Islamic states.

And, we allow it.