More Fake History to make straight. The history of Spain and France under Muslim rule from 711 to 1492 AD has been widely misrepresented. The version we are taught in the USA is simply false, little better than British war propaganda, reflecting a heavily anti-Catholic and pro-Islamic prejudice. The suppressed truth is that the Muslim occupation was an era of cruelty and intolerance in which Catholics were viewed as inferior subjects, called dhimmis, who were required to support non-taxpaying Muslims by paying a Jizya, a special tax collected in a manner designed to humiliate Catholics. There is worse to tell. Catholics were left alive only if they were useful to the Muslims. Multitudes of Catholic women were made useful as sexual slaves.