Cacciaguida

Defending the 12th century since the 14th; blogging since the 21st.

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Wednesday, May 05, 2004
 
The Counter-Reconquista continues

In Spain, which recently changed governments to appease terrorists, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is removing a statute of St. James decapitating saracen invaders, because -- you could write this yourself -- it might offend the "sensitivities of other ethnic groups."

Ironically, Compostela is in the one region of Spain that they didn't conquer last time.

Do people still make pilgrimages to Compostela -- and if they do, do they now call it a hajj?

Via The Curt Jester.