End the Spanish Conquest

For many years, the Spanish people did not understand the symbolism of the name "Cordova", the name of hundreds of Arab schools. Amongst them is an Arab girl’s school that is, for some reason, opposite Beit Hadassah in Hebron. The Spanish also believed that generous funding of the PLO and the PA would buy them quiet. It seems that they were mistaken.

The history of the Arabs in Spain is ancient: it has continued for almost 800 years. It’s now clear that it has not yet concluded.

Spain was the banner of the massive Moslem conquests, which commenced in the Arab peninsula with the goal of conquering the Christian world. Within the vast Islamic empire, Cordova was the crown jewel. The largest and most beautiful Spanish mosque was built there in the 10th century and was the glory of the Islamic faith.

But it should be known that the Christians, for some reason, did not accept the Spanish conquest, and despite the hundreds of years that passed, they decided to fight against the Arabs and expel them. For hundreds of years, there was constant warfare between the Moslems and Christians, but only in the 15th century did the Christians regain control of Spain. This was called the "Reconquest." (By the way, this has not occurred in Eretz Yisrael, where the Moslems are still rulers over large parts of the land. It will be interesting to see when the Jews will succeed in their own "Reconquest," expelling the Arab conquerors and returning the land back to its rightful Jewish owners.)

The huge mosque in Cordova was transformed into a beautiful church and the Christians thought that the story was finished. However, they were mistaken. The Arabs did not accept their expulsion from Spain. They still dreamt of Cordova. Hundreds of institutions and schools in the Arab world were named after the capital of Muslim Spain, in the hope that one day they would see the half crescent flying above the Iberian Peninsula.

An example, a constant reminder, is the name given to the Arab girl’s school in Hebron opposite Beit Hadassah, which, every morning, provocatively blasts the Palestinian Authority anthem over powerful loudspeakers. The European observers in Hebron escort girls to this school each morning, protecting them from the "evil Jews", while totally and intentionally ignoring the name of the school and its implications.

The Spanish government accomplished great things: they thought to buy the Arab heart with money and funneled millions of dollars to the PLO and the PA. Much of this money was invested in building projects in Hebron, allowing Arab enemy forces to surround Jewish neighborhoods in the city. The PA took over and now controls abandoned ruins, providing homes to previously jailed terrorists and other ‘good Arabs,’ allowing them to form a ring around the Jewish community, threatening to strangle it.

Whoever walks through the alleyways of the newly constructed Hebron Casbah will find many buildings with signs at the entrance: ‘Built with assistance of the Spanish government.’ In this way, the Spanish government literally rebuilt abandoned ruins of Hebron. Not, of course, because they love the Arabs. Rather, this was a scheme the Spanish used, attempting to bribe the Arab terror organizations, hoping that the Arabs would forget the unforgettable: that Spain was part of the Islamic empire, and therefore the Spanish must be expelled.

But there are things that cannot be bought for money. As you know, where there is conquest, there is terror. We witnessed the results earlier this month.

Therefore, if this cycle of bloodshed is finally to be concluded, reducing motivation for further terror attacks, the Spanish conquest must be brought to an end. Spain must be returned to its Arab masters within the framework of a workable agreement, as soon as possible. Then, finally, Cordova will be redeemed. And then we will all say, "Amen".

Read More

Feelings of Anger and Powerless

I really understand the people of Spain and share their sentiments of anger and powerless for these coward attacks, but I would not blame the Prime Minister Aznar for them.

If he decided to join the crusade against terrorism along side with the US, it’s simply because Spain has suffered for more than 30 long years of such terrorist attacks and an end had to be set for it, whether by him or someone else.

Leave the guy alone, he did what he had to do, and I admire his decision, as a matter of fact I will vote for him again, as usual. The Popular Party has been doing an excellent job for the country, and if the people are feeling he’s guilty, they’d better rethink their position here.

This is a very serious act of terrorism. Serious enough to cause another civil revolt among the people; if this was done by ETA, they’ve shot their last bullet because nobody in Spain would be able to tolerate them anyway ever. But if this was done by someone else, then the people had better prepare to plan how they’re going to secure the entire country, going forward as this could’ve happened anywhere in the world, and this is exactly what Mr. Aznar was thinking of, so I believe he’s very capable of coming up with the answers that are needed in this case and he will not fail.

Also, Spain will see the support of not only the US, but the entire world. Spaniards must think with their heads of what’s ahead of them and the rest of us, rather than blaming any one at this point.

Justice must be done, one way or another, I agree. If these attacks were done to settle something that happened long ago about 1492, then we’re dealing with the most stupid people on earth, but then again, not only stupid but without human feelings.

I personally have nothing against Islam, but Muslims should really think of doing something to rid Islam of fundamentalists who come and ruin their whole cause for existence.

God is a loving God, who would not tolerate these actions to be done in His name. If Muslims think otherwise, then they must not be worshipping the same God.

Again, Mr. Aznar made a good decision here, and he has demonstrated that fear should not be the leading sentiment for not doing what is right.

Read More

Spain is targeted by terrorism

Demonstrators hold up their hands and call for an end to violence at a gathering in Seville.

Taunting claim of responsibility

In a five-page e-mail claim sent to Al-Quds al-Arabi, Abu Hafs al-Masri said the brigade’s “death squad” had penetrated “one of the pillars of the crusade alliance, Spain.”

This is part of settling old accounts with Spain, the crusader, and America’s ally in its war against Islam,” the claim said.

The statement taunted the prime minister, asking: “Aznar, where is America? Who will protect you, Britain, Japan, Italy and others from us?”

The message, which the newspaper faxed to The Associated Press office in Cairo, Egypt, also warned the United States that another major strike was approaching.

“We announce the good news for the Muslims in the world that the strike of the black wind of death, the expected strike against America, is now at its final stage — 90 percent ready — and it is coming soon, by God’s will,” the message said.

This apparent disconnect led some Thursday to speculate that Islamic terrorist groups might be behind the blasts, perhaps striking a blow at Spain for its decision to support the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, or angered by the fact that Spain has arrested more alleged al-Qaida operatives than any European country outside Germany and France. Certainly, viewed from the perspective of al-Qaida, a group that dwells on perceived injustices centuries past, striking at the nation that drove the Moors from Europe in 1492 would not be hard to justify.

“… we weep with the families. We stand strongly with the people of Spain. I appreciate so very much the Spanish government’s fight against terror, their resolute stand against terrorist organizations, like ETA. The United States stand with them. Today we ask God’s blessing on those who suffer in the great country of Spain.”

–U.S. President Bush

What do you think?

Read More

How I hate to sound like a loser

Monday was my first day at work. My new job that I got after the programmed process, interviewing and sending out Resumes to everybody who has a good job to offer, not just any job.

Anyway, after the mandatory orientation and all that stuff started, and I began interacting with my new colleagues, (btw, this time I’m in a group of winners, I can tell right away, so it seems) All of us feature a single motivation for being there: “money“, I believe this is a great opportunity to do so, so here we are, trying to look like we are going to be the best of the best; which is yet to be seen after a rigorous training that can last a just a few weeks, or even months. Here’s where we can set ourselves apart by making the trainers release us into the jungle, and start making some serious money.

Up until the day before yesterday, this was me. Well, I still have hair and teeth, but that’s about it.

Trying to get out of a stage of deep depression is big, and trying to make my life go back to normal is what my primary goal is set for now.

During my first day at work emotions, I felt the need as I did every time I started a new job, to call up my wife and share my feelings with her. Only this time, well, there was no wife anymore, but I still reached out my cell to dial home. I didn’t even get an answering machine. I felt really bad right there, something I can’t explain, and happened to me for the first time ever.

Thank goodness a found a couple of colleagues who are into building a huge web site, and one of them is a Personal Trainer with a background in Nutrition; maybe this is just sent from heaven to me, but I will try in making some good friends around here, we’ll see…

Read More

The Passion of the Christ

I got to see this movie yesterday. I went with Pedro and two of his friends. We got there at 11:30 am since he had to go later to work as usual, and that was the only time he had available.

The Passion of the Christ

Well, I’ve always been a very impressionable person when it comes to certain films. This was no exception, and I can really say that this is the most touching movie I have ever seen.

Wow, talking about some work, Mel Gibson did an excellent job in capturing, while at the same time trying not to exaggerate or coming short in displaying what the last 12 hours Jesus spent on this earth must have been like.

I was expecting violence and suffering, but this film without a doubt in my opinion, has given me something unique and special.

“And He sat down on the throne and said. Behold, I make all things new.” Rev 21:5

I personally haven’t being a loyal Christian, and what this movie has put in my heart, is a true and continuous reminder that someone loved me so much, that came to this world for only one reason: to die in my place.

I came to an agreement with myself, and started out by getting rid of some material I wasn’t proud to keep. I had had so many problems letting it go for years now, but just in an instant, as soon as I arrived home after seeing the movie, I was very determined to grab all of what had been distracting me from being free, and I was liberated.

I destroyed it without hesitation, and I have put a special promise in my heart and in my mind to try to get back to be what I used to. With Jesus’ blessing, Amen.

Read More