February 12, 1502

On February 12, 1502, Queen Isabella I of Castile issued an edict outlawing Islam in her country. This forced her Muslim subjects to either convert, go to prison, voluntarily leave if they could, or die. Just so all the American conservative Christians understand, this was religious discrimination. Not allowing you to force other people’s children to pray to your god in a public school is not. That is freedom from religious discrimination.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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