The Bishop of Cordoba, Demetrio Fernandez, said today that "sharing" the Cathedral of Cordoba and former mosque that some Muslim groups want, "is a euphemism which means: get Catholics out of here". Faced with this and in an interview with Europa Press, Fernandez wanted to make clear that, "therefore, the answer to the question about sharing the Cathedral is that no, we're not, because this place has been a Catholic Church 16 centuries, while Muslims have been four and half centuries".Part of the liberal agenda, latched onto by Spain's Zappertero Government, seems to be to emphasise a Spanish golden Islamic age where Moslem's, Jews and Christians lived a harmonious peaceful existence revelling in the study of classical Greek philosophy and mathematics. This did happen but not just under Islamic leadership, it is very easy to forget that this age of peace and harmony also happened under Christian, perhaps even more so if one looks at primary sources.
Fr Sean put up an extract from Ibn Jubayr twelth century journal of his Hajj journey to Mecca.
... again and again he laments on his journey how his fellow Muslims treated him with contempt, and how several times he nearly was killed, and often was robbed. By comparison, he comments on the happy condition of those Muslims who lived in the lands of the Franks. This does not soften, however, his delight at the fate of any Christians who fell into Muslim hands, nor his prayers for the destruction of Christendom and the enslavement of its people to the glory of Islam.