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Militants Invoke Spain's Andalusian Heritage

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Militants Invoke Spain's Andalusian Heritage

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Militants Invoke Spain's Andalusian Heritage

Militants Invoke Spain's Andalusian Heritage

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The reconquest of Spain, culminating in 1492, forever changed the area, which had previously been under Islamic rule. Al Qaeda's leaders invoke the memory of the tragedy of Al-Andalus, the Arab name for Spain. NPR's Jerome Socolovsky reports on what Muslims living in the historic southern cities of Granada and Cordoba think about Andalus.