Monthly Archives: October 2012

Juan Panisso Put To the Torture

In the records of the Spanish Inquisition liberated by Julian Assange types in 1820 we find the case of Juan Panisso. He had been uttering “heretical speeches” and consequently was put into a secret prison. On March 29, 1730 an … Continue reading

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Trial of Leonardo Phelipe (Felipe Leonart)

On April 15, 1637, Tecla Leonarda, wife of Felipe Leonart, appeared before the Spanish Inquisition. She had earlier gone, like a good Catholic, to confess her sins. She had told her confessor about the “sins of her husband” and her … Continue reading

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Trial of Juan Duran

Based upon information received, Dr. Francisco Gregorio of the Spanish Inquisition “Holy” Office requested that Juan Duran, a blacksmith of the bishopric of Barcelona, be arrested and confined in the secret prison of the Inquisition. The arrest of Juan Duran … Continue reading

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Trial of Pedro Ginesta

Pedro Ginesta was over 80 years old. In the year 1635, Pedro still worked, at such an advanced age, as a brazier (a person who works brass). Pedro suddenly found himself apprehended by the “Holy” Inquisition in Spain. His crime: … Continue reading

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Embryo of the Spanish Inquisition

In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte abolished the Inquisition in Spain. King Ferdinand VII re-established the infamous tribunal, but in 1820 the Spanish people rose up and overthrew the hated institution. In 1828, liberated files of the Spanish Inquisition were published in … Continue reading

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Alexander Opens the Sea of Cham

The story of Dhul-Qarnayn appears in seventeen short verses of the Qur’an, specifically verses 18:83-99 of Surah Al-Kahf. Dhul-Qarnayn traveled to the rising place and setting place of the sun, where he found the sun setting in a murky (or … Continue reading

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Enchanting Tales From Allah’s Garden

During the Moslem rule of Spain, learning flourished. Besides advancing chemistry (Al-chemy) and mathematics (Al-gebra), “the wild tales and songs of the desert received the polish of the academy” while the Moors ruled Spain. The enchanting stories of the Arabs … Continue reading

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