Spain recognizes Morisco population

The Spanish parliament will vote on an initiative to recognize the injustice done to the Moors expelled from the country 400 years ago. The non-legislative proposal asks the government to take action to strengthen economic, social and cultural ties to the descendants of the Moors expelled from Spanish territory in the seventeenth century.

The proposal comes after a request by the Islamic Board to this effect in 2007, and is based on a precedent set by the country’s recognition of the Sephardim. The Spanish Federation of Muslims in Spain called the proposal a “positive step”, Europa Press reports.