Torquemada, the Inquisition, And the Expulsion of the Jews
EIR Strategic Studies, April 1 (2005)
The essential conflict between Europe and Islam must be seen in the context of the earlier alliance between Charle- magne and the Baghdad Caliphate’s Haroun el-Rashid. The origin of the conflict is essentially traced to the period approximately 1000-1400 A.D., when Europe was domi- nated by the so-called ‘ultramontane’ partnership of usuri- ous Venetian financier-oligarchy and the Norman chivalry. This partnership authored all of the crusades, from the Albigensian Crusade and the Norman Conquest of England through the Fourth Crusade and beyond.
This came to an end, temporarily, with the collapse of the ultramontane system of the Venetian-Norman tyranny in the so-called New Dark Age of Europe’s Fourteenth Century. During the period of the Fifteenth Century Renaissance prior to the fall of Constantinople, and beyond, European leading policy was the peace of faith doctrine of Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa.