Virginia Military Institute
Celebrates Brutal Muslim Invasion
And Brutal 781 Year Occupation of Spain
Feb 3rd 2011
is rolling over in his grave.
Next month his
beloved Virginia Military Institute will be convening a celebration
commemorating the 1300th anniversary of the invasion and occupation of Spain
under the Muslim warlord Tariq ibn Ziyad in 711 A.D. The March 23-25 celebration entitled “711-2011: East Meets West” and organized by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, is scheduled to feature standard Muslim apologists Reza Aslan and Akbar Ahmed. VMI Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay has even filmed an invitation to the celebration.
No word if VMI’s World War II commemoration will be entitled “Germany meets Poland,
Czechoslovakia, Austria, Belgium,
France, Norway, The Netherlands and Russia”.
describe the event as follows:
We celebrate the 1300th
anniversary of Tariq ibn Ziyad’s
crossing of the Straits of Gibraltar, setting
into motion the fusion between two worlds. The agenda will tell the vital
story of the achievements when Muslims, Christians, and Jews thrived side by
side in Western Europe, building a society
that lit the Dark Ages. Experts will discuss how to transform education,
promote tolerance, political reform, and advance human development so that we
can emulate the spirit and triumphs of the early years.
Reza Aslan is scheduled to speak on a panel entitled “‘Al-Andalus’ – an ageless
Model of Tolerance“, but it is doubtful that Aslan
and his co-panelists will be discussing the widespread persecution of
Christians and Jews under Muslim rule that led to the establishment of an
entirely new class of Roman Catholic martyrs, “the
Cordoba martyrs“, or the 1066
massacre of Jews and crucifixion their leader Joseph ha-Nagid
in “tolerant” Cordoba. The great Jewish scholar Maimonides and his family fled
after the Muslim conquest of the city in 1148, when the new occupiers gave Jews
the option of converting to Islam, death or exile. A similar persecution
emulating the Almohad’s “model of tolerance” prompted
Maimonides to write his famous Epistle on
Forced Conversion to the Jewish community in Yemen. The myth
of “the Golden Age of Muslim Spain” has gained recent attention from the
attempts by the Ground-Zero mosque promoters to appropriate the narrative in support of their “Cordoba
Restoring ‘“Al-Andalus’ – an ageless Model of Tolerance” has been the stated goal of Al-Qaeda (Reza Aslan
and Al-Qaeda – together at last!). In September 2007 Ayman
al-Zawahiri issued an audio tape calling for the reconquest of “Al-Andalus”
and more recently called for the “cleansing” of North Africa of Spaniards and
the French as preparation for the reoccupation of “Al-Andalus”.
An al-Qaeda-linked cyber-jihadist group that targets US companies with hacks
and computer worms styles
themselves as “The Brigades of Tariq ibn Ziyad”, named after the invader and occupier of Spain.
VMI’s “East Meets West” celebration will also include an
address by Hussein Hassouna, representative of the
Arab League to the US, whose
boss, Amr Moussa, has demanded that Muslims be allowed to conduct services inside
the cathedral in Cordoba.
Yet when Pope Benedict visited the occupied Hagia
Sophia in Istanbul
in November 2006, his visit was met with widespread protests by Turks afraid that Benedict might
attempt to pray inside the conquered and occupied ancient cathedral.