Monday, February 21, 2011
My Library; The Hand of Fatima;
The Hand Of Fatima; Ildefonso Falcones; published in Spain 2009.
The Hand of Fatima, I.Falcones marks the four hundredth anniversary of the expulsion of the Moors from seventeenth century Spain.
Moors and Christians have been enemies for centuries, this is the story.
Religious wars are the worst, they defy everything Religion preaches. It is the story of Spain, the struggle between two religions, bloody for the people involved, for kings and clergy a macabre game to satisfy their lust for power.
Not much has changed. Religious wars are still raving and power struggles are still well alive.
In 1948 we have witnessed the expulsion of the Palestinian people from their country and land. It was taken over by an other tribe. The powerful in politics from the whole world have watched this with eyes wide open and have silently acknowledged the expulsion of the Palestinian people.
I highly recommend this book, if you like history.
1564, the kingdom of Granada, after years of Christian oppression, the Moors take arms against their masters
and daub the white houses of Sierra Nevada with the blood of their victims