Ibn Rushd: the voice of rationality

History, critique of religion (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), Iraq, Iran, Mexico and Spain.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

I've started to write a book.

It's about the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 and the myths regarding said event in the years and centuries following. One such is that huge numbers left Spain and headed straight to Islamic lands (notably Turkey) without a look back, increasing the $$$ of the Islamic lands exponentially. This sounds like someone's dream who wished it did happen.

Another is that they were rich as all getout and took Spain's middle class away from it. This is not the case since the accusation that the Jews had all the money is based on a desire to spew anger, not debate facts.

These and other myths will be gone over in detail, from the first sparks of an idea, to the full blown movement of thought that exists in our own day. Details on the book's developements will follow as more is written.

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