April 27, 2017

Today in History: Muslim conquest of Spain begins (711)

John RobsonArchive

April 27 is a good day to nurse historical resentments. 

Islamists from Osama bin Laden to Hamas are still seething at the Christian reconquest of Spain completed in 1492.

So aren’t we allowed to be annoyed that Muslims attacked it starting on April 27, 711, not 80 years after the death of Muhammad some 7,000 kilometres away?

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commented 2017-04-30 12:56:46 -0400
It makes me resentful too John Robson.
commented 2017-04-28 23:52:45 -0400
John Robson, another great commentary. Thank you.
This is another example of the Islamic tradition of claiming victim hood after being trounced and ousted!
commented 2017-04-28 21:29:03 -0400
It’s common knowledge but it’s not very common. I really liked that segment.
Establishes what I believe to be true.
And enforces my argument against Obama that America does not belong to people who criticize Mohammed
commented 2017-04-28 00:46:17 -0400
Kind of like kids at school, “Teacher, he hit me back!”
commented 2017-04-28 00:45:30 -0400
Intolerance? From muslims? Say it ain’t so,Joe!
commented 2017-04-27 23:37:05 -0400
Where is El Cid when you need him.
commented 2017-04-27 22:30:14 -0400
Another great video John. Thank you.
commented 2017-04-27 21:56:58 -0400
History is so islamophobic.
commented 2017-04-27 18:43:40 -0400
Remember Dr. Robison that the Supreme Court ruled that facts can be considered hate speech, and that M103 set in motion an Islamophobia act, Islamophobia being hate speech. Combined, this means your historically accurate version of muslim conquest will get Baby Doc angry. GOOD JOB!!!
commented 2017-04-27 18:03:07 -0400
Why Spain? Well he had a dream about visiting Jerusalem, so naturally it is now their 3rd ‘holiest’ city, so he likely had some bad clams, looked at his stool and said, “that looks like Spain!”. Remember people, Manhattan is now holy ground for the religion of peace. Just ask Zoolander. Then again Clinton apologized to the Hawaiians for the occupation of their islands. “Well golly, thanks Bill! That was very nice and sincere. So when can we have our fking islands back?”
commented 2017-04-27 16:54:47 -0400
Excellent presentation John!!!
commented 2017-04-27 16:34:56 -0400
I always enjoy very much your videos. Thank you.