The Inquisition was a powerful office set up within the Catholic Church to root out and punish heresy throughout Europe and the New World (Americas). Beginning in the 12th century and continuing for hundreds of years, the Inquisition is infamous for the severity of its tortures and its persecution of (YAHUDIM)Jews and Muslims. Its worst manifestation was in Spain, where the Spanish Inquisition was a dominant force for more than 200 years, resulting in some 32,000 executions and even more. The Spanish Inquistion occured because, Isabella and Ferdinand were ordered by the Pope to rid Spain of any "heretics or non-Chrisians." Many Judeans did decide to convert to Christianity to escape persecution because, if found practicing, teaching or speaking any of these, the Judeans were tortured, killed or SOLD OFF INTO SLAVERY. If the laws were done away with then why were the laws still being practiced by many and then became outlawed during the Inquisition? Below are a couple of excerpts taking from the book called "The History of the Inquisition."
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