A wise move. Spain was weak. The Ottomans were strong. Having a fifty column in Spaid is asking for an invasion by the Ottomans. By the way, Andalucia also did the same to Christians when they felt insecure. They expelled Christians to N Africa as a precaution against the Reconquista many times. By the time, Granada fell, there were no more Christian dhimmis left.dagbay wrote: ↑Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:03 amFrom recorded history Isabela was a bit harsh and vindictive with the Muslims... after their failed rebellion her position became the basis for their expulsion.cassowary wrote: ↑Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:49 amVEry True. Muslims want to reconquer Spain. The Catalans must stay united with fellow Christians and not ally themselves with the Muslims.dagbay wrote: ↑Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:05 pmCatalans have allied with the growing Muslim community of that region. The Muslims are a substantial group that makes up up to 40% of the population of major cities. The Muslims get freedom to have their laws while the catalonia get the votes for separation. BUT the Muslims are in the game to restore Spain to Muslim rule (Andalus was the seat of the Califate) that predated their expulsion by Fernandez II and Isabela in 1492 and later the re-conquest period where the remaining muslims were forced to convert to Christianity (1502) creating the Mooriscus people who were clensed out of Spain about 100 years hence.
ISIS leader called it a priority to return Spain Andalusia to its Muslim roots.
If Catalans get further into a clash with Spain look for the Muslims of Andalusia which are increasing in numbers by the day to claim their "homeland". Remember that any area once ruled by Islam remains Islamic land forever according to Sharia.
Fernando and Isabela are my favorite Spanish monarchs.
All the above information was from the book, "The Myth of an Andalucian Paradise."