Dario Fernandez-Morera
ISI Books

Life as a dhimmi in medieval Islamic Spain

Islam | And what it can teach modern day Christians in America
by Dario Fernandez-Morera
Posted 9/17/16, 11:49 am

Professors at U.S. colleges and universities teach some world history and a lot of mythology. Those who speak of a war against terrorism rather than a war against radical Islam put forward a myth of multicultural harmony in medieval Spain among Muslim overlords and Christian or Jewish subjects. Not so, asserts author Darío Fernández-Morera, who shows how Muslims ran a dhimmi system that was a gangster-like protection racket. Christians and Jews had to pay up and accept second-class citizenship. If they rebelled, Muslims could cut off their heads or make their children sexual slaves.

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