@gesucristo Well, it was their only home after all. They had been living in the peninsula for centuries. So it's understandable that the king didn't want to leave the new city and life they had constructed. It's like kicking out all the non Native American people from the US today. Those people's country is the US, even if their origin is Europe or Africa, as they've been living there for centuries.
But well, that happened and affortunately we recovered our "Europeness".
Just to add my two cents: there is this legend about the last king of Granada, Boabdil, that as he was leaving the city with his family, he started crying and his wife said "Cry like a woman for what you haven't been able to protect like a man" (Now that I think of it, this phrase would arise quite a debate on the internet🤔) The final stages of the Middle Age in Spain are a good soil for legends and romances to appear throughout the Peninsula.
@hernandezabel100 I think you're projecting, my dude. She didn't say anything xenophobic. She even sympathized with the foreigners. If anything, I sounded more xenophobic, and I'm not even Spanish. They were militaristic conquerors, not innocent economic immigrants.
@hernandezabel100 Both the Iberians and the North Africans suffered. And the responsible of that were the Arabs. But you probably don't know anything about the invasion and the Reconquista, so you won't understand it, and you call me "xenophobic" for no reason...
So again, we the Spaniards affortunately recovered our Europeness, our real selves, but the North Africans were Arabized and are Arabized until the day of today.
@hernandezabel100 Dude, we don't condone violence against innocents. But nobody likes to be occupied by foreign conquerors with an alien culture, language, customs, and values. Didn't Latin American countries fight for independence from Spain and Portugal?
@gesucristo Do you see all the dislikes? Those are angry Latin Americans who can't stand Spain and on top of that they use the Spanish section instead of the Latin American ones. And I am the "xenophobic" supposedly...
@Alexiiia25 Yes, I wonder why. With all due respect to people from Latin America, I always specify in my questions I'm looking for answers from Spaniards. Plus, they can just choose Spanish (Mexico) or something. I don't know why they choose Spain.
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