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RABAT, Morocco (RNS) Like Sephardic Jews, Muslims were an integral part of Spain’s society before being painfully uprooted by Christian rulers. Many were forced to convert. A large number perished at sea.


  1. I’m a Moroccan my family came from Rabat and my ancestry goes back to Ferdinand de Sevilla who was a grenadine morisco from seville who was expelled with his entire family to the spanish port of Oran in Algeria.From there he traveled to Fes and then To salè and changed his surname to the arabized version Ferdinand al-ishbili and he became a barbery pirate.

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