Santiago defeats the last Muslim stronghold, Granada

from Ras Kass – Nature of the Threat Lyrics on Rap Genius


The Emirate of Granada was the last Muslim state in the Iberian peninsula and it was defeated in 1491 when its king, Muhammad XII aka Boadbil surrendered.


Ras' claim that Santiago defeated the Moors is incorrect however, Santiago Matamoros (‘Matamoros’ means “Moor killer” in Spanish) is a fictional character who supposedly defeated Muslim armies in 9th century Spain. He remains the patron saint of Spain.

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