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El Islam en Latinoamérica y España

El mensaje monoteísta del Profeta Muhammad no había cumplido su primer siglo de existencia cuando ya los primeros hispanos aceptaban el Islam como forma de vida en Europa. En el año 711 EC surgía...

Latino Muslims: More US Hispanics drawn to Islam

With her hijab and dark complexion, Catherine Garcia doesn't look like an Orlando native or a Disney tourist. When people ask where she's from, often they are surprised that it's not the Middle East...

Hamas MP/Cleric’s Friday Sermon: We Will Conquer Rome, the Two Americas, and Eastern Europe

In a Friday sermon that aired on Hamas' Al-Aqsa TV on April 11, 2008, Yunis Al-Astal, Hamas MP and cleric, told worshipers that Rome, "the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital," would...

History Draws Hispanics to Islam

Ibrahim Gonzalez, raised as a Catholic, says he didn't convert to Islam -- rather, he says, he reverted. Like a small but growing number of Hispanics, the New York-born Puerto Rican has found a spiritual...

New Islamic Movement Seeks Latino Converts

Slipped inside a strip mall across from Exposition Park where the smell of incense mingles with Arabic swirls on the wall, Muhammad Gomez absorbs the message of Allah. Sitting beside him in this storefront...

The Catalonia Disputation

The story is told about a disputation which took place in a Catalonia in the fifteenth century. The lord and the archbishop of the province challenged the local Jews to an unusual debate. If...

Inaugurado por el príncipe, El Museo Sefardí de Toledo reabre sus puertas tras...

TOLEDO.- El Príncipe Felipe ha inaugurado el Museo Sefardí de Toledo, que reúne 1.253 piezas de los orígenes del pueblo judío y que ha permanecido dos años cerrado para acometer una primera fase de...

The Sephardic Jews

By the end of the first century A. D. there were Jews all around the Mediterranean Sea and with the Christianization of the Roman Empire, the persecution of the Jews began. In the Iberian...

Samuel Ha-Nagid, Vizier of Granada, 993-d after 1056

One of the most famous of the Jewish notables of Moslem Spain was Samuel Ha­Levi, who is also known as Samuel Ha­Nagid. Beginning life as a shopkeeper, Samuel Ha­Levi ultimately became the chief minister...

Toledo: Capital of Sepharad

When a title for these remarks was suggested to me some time ago in Madrid, I purposely refrained from asking whether the theme centered on the recent designation of Toledo as the capital of...