LION OF THE DESERT
I still love to watch same movie more and more and I never get tired. It's one of the best movies ever and directed by my favorite director our Dear Late Mustapha Al Akkad. Who killed with his daughter in Amman in that terrorist attack by some cowards.
Also, last week I watched gorgeous documentary about Islamic heritage and great legacy of Muslims in Andalusia. It was great to see some appreciations and veneration to what Muslims scholars and Muslim rule on Andalusia and other areas. Some people of Andalusia expressed their appreciation to Islamic and Arabs rule,,, even there is a church for people whom their grandparents were in Andalusia during Arabs rule and not accept any other people. I loved the harmony life during Islamic rule there, Muslims, Christians, Jews lived together, worked together, even made a translation house to translate books and develop sciences. It was like a city of light in the middle of Dark continent. Many scholars came from all Europe to learn and be part of that lighthouse of science.
The documentary broadcasted on Al-Jazeera and then I watched it in another channel. It's in English and the presenter a man looked like Tiger Wood. I know him, but I don't know his name.
So, I laughed at what Aznar drawled about.
Read with me:
Aznar:“Muslims should apologize for occupying Spain for 800 years”
Bush and his war on terror, said the West is under attack from radical Islam and must defend itself. “It is them or it is us,” Aznar said. “There is no middle ground.”
Jose Maria Aznar
Muslims should apologize for occupying Spain for 800 years and a U.N.-backed program to encourage dialogue between them and West is stupid, former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar has said. Aznar made his comments Friday night in a speech at the Hudson Institute, a thinktank in Washington, D.C., as he discussed Pope Benedict XVI's recent remarks on Islam and violence. Aznar, a firm ally of U.S. President George W.
Bush and his war on terror, said the West is under attack from radical Islam and must defend itself. “It is them or it is us,” Aznar said. “There is no middle ground.” He did not elaborate. Aznar said he found it surprising that Muslims have demanded an apology from the pope over his Sept. 12 remarks.
Aznar noted the nearly 800-year Moorish occupation of Spain that began in the year 711 with an invasion from North Africa. He said Muslims had never apologized for this but still demand apologies whenever they feel offended by remarks by non-Muslims. “It's absurd,” Aznar said.
He also criticized an initiative launched last year by his Socialist successor, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, to encourage dialogue between the West and Muslim countries.
It's really clear. He is mad because he lost his position and Zapatero is now under spotlight and not him (he thinks that because of Muslims, not because of his biased policy). He wants to make what we call "tempest in a teapot" and make his own revenge. I can't believe he is ignorant too, he is not, but he must see deeply and compare wisely between Islamic rule and what Muslims did in Andalusia or Spain and what some European colonialism countries like Italy or France did when they invaded other countries like Libya or Algeria.
I don't think he has that big influence and people of Spain still love and appreciate what Islamic rule gave them. They even still apply some Islamic rules till this day. There are great ancient buildings left make all people and tourists stand astonished. Andalusia during Islamic rule was a piece of heaven,,, Covered with Heaven's lights and they achieved the peaceful coexistence, so it's not stupid or impossible. It can be done if all people really work for it.
I love Spain,,, I love Al Andalos, I love what Muslims "the real Muslims" did there. Hope Andalusia can regain its glory and its magnificence one day!