Virginia Military Institute Celebrates Muslim Victory Over the West

The Virginia Military Institute has been home to Stonewall Jackson and George Patton. Now it produces politically correct celebrations of Muslim victories over Western Civilization.

Next month [Jackson’s] 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.

Next they’ll rename December 7 as “East Meets West Day.” But the Muslim conquest of Spain caused far more long-lasting damage than Pearl Harbor, despite the multiculti pabulum dished out by event organizers about how “Muslims, Christians, and Jews thrived side by side” under the thumb of Islamic rule.

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 “tolerant” Cordoba 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 Initiative”.

Reconquering Spain is a stated goal of al Qaeda, which must appreciate the propaganda support provided by liberal useful idiots.

Jackson and Patton aren’t the only ones rolling in their graves. Charles Martel — who prevented the Muslim conquest of France — and the many brave Spaniards who threw off Islamic rule during the Reconquista can’t be resting easy either.

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Celebrating Islam’s long history of aggression.

On a tip from Kevin S. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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