Gene Test Shows Spain’s Jewish and Muslim Mix
Historian Claudio Sanchez-Albornoz concludes that the Spanish civilization is Catholic and other influences.
However others such as the biologists in this case states that Spain have been enriched by 3 historical cultures; Catholic,Jewish and Muslim.
Test conducted by biologists from University of Leicester in England headed by Mark A. Jobling, and the University of Pempeu Fabra headed by Francesc Calafell developed a unique signature of Y chromosome that identify Sephardic Jewish and Muslims comminities in Spain and since Y choromosones are unchanged from father to son, they have found out that in 1492 to 1496 in Spain there were a massive conversion of Jews and Muslims to Catolics.
The question is; would knowing your previous ancestors religion effect your current faith?
Science provides facts and evidence while History provides collectible stories.
History backs up Religions in this case the history of Spain backs up the Catholics, while science proved otherwise.
I have my own opinion on what this means, how about you?
The genetic signatures of people in Spain and Portugal provide new and explicit evidence of the mass conversions of Sephardic Jews and Muslims to Catholicism in the 15th and 16th centuries