Activists Petition for Spain’s Islamic History

Onislam.net: MADRID – Spain’s Catholic Church bids to annex the centuries-old Cordoba mosque has been vehemently criticized by rights groups demanding the recognition of the Islamic rich history in Spain.

“Over the past few years, the Diocese of Cordoba has erased the term ‘mosque’ from all the information leaflets of what is recognized worldwide as a symbol of cultural harmony,” reads ‘Save the Cordoba Mosque’ petition, cited by Agence France Presse (AFP) on Thursday, March 13.

This “offers millions of tourists a distorted historical account, which crudely adulterates the essence of a complex building and an emblem of diversity,” the petition adds.

Cordoba Mosque Or Cathedral

A Glimpse of Muslim Spain

The Great Mosque of Cordoba (Watch)

According to Spanish campaigners, the Catholic Church has been trying to blackout the Islamic history of Cordoba mosque, established centuries ago.

At the historical religious site, visitor’s leaflets include misleading information by ignoring reference to the 500-year-old history of the mosque.

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