Re "Islam's Claim on Spain," Jan. 18: The article says "seven centuries of Moorish rule ... ended when Granada fell to Christian monarchs." Later, the militants loyal to Osama bin Laden "said in a communique issued after the massacre, alluding to the Moorish warrior and original Islamic conqueror of the Iberian peninsula, 'We will continue our jihad until martyrdom in the land of Tarik Ben Ziyad.' "
My World Almanac and Book of Facts says Spain was "settled by Iberians, Basques and Celts, partly overrun by Carthaginians and conquered by Rome about 200 BC. The Visigoths, in power by the 5th century, adopted Christianity but by AD 711 lost to the Islamic invasion from Africa." So, what right does Islam have to "reclaim" Spain when they invaded Spain and took it by force in 711?