St. James, Slayer of Muslims (Moors)

by Steve Ray on September 19, 2013

Sure sounds politically incorrect, eh?

But in Spain – especially at Santiago de Compostela – a city dedicated to St. James – that is a title of St. James, one of Our Lord’s twelve apostles.

Spain has had a rough history with Muslims invading their land. They fought back and eventually pushed the Muslim Moors back into northern Africa.

As the patron saint of Spain, St. James was given the title: Slayer of Muslims.


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Linda Sierra September 19, 2013 at 10:05 PM

Steve, We’ve traveled with you before. Being from Texas, I always wondered where the name of a town at the mouth of the Rio Grande came from, Matamoros. Then recently, I also read St James’ nickname in Spanish is “Matamoros” or “Slayer of the Moors”.

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