Spanish Muslims, or Moriscos, seek parity with Jews expelled from Spain

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Hassan Bargach at his home in Rabat, Morocco on June 4, 2014, showing the book presented to his family by the Spanish government tracing its roots to the Iberian town of Hornachos. Photo by Gil Shefler

Hassan Bargach at his home in Rabat, Morocco on June 4, 2014, showing the book presented to his family by the Spanish government tracing its roots to the Iberian town of Hornachos. Photo by Gil Shefler

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RABAT, Morocco (RNS) Like Sephardic Jews, Muslims were an integral part of Spain’s society before being painfully uprooted by Christian rulers. Many were forced to convert. A large number perished at sea.