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Spanish Rebel Group Demands Expulsion of Jews, Revival of Inquisition

The Spanish Traditionalist Phalanx, official Insurgent party, today demanded mass expulsion of Jews from Spain and revival of the 15th century Spanish Inquisition in a manifesto which proclaimed “implacable hatred” of the Jews on religious grounds.

“The Phalanx will never admit a philosophical racism because we seek spiritual supremacy and cannot place blood, a purely physical element, above the spirit,” the manifesto said. “Neither can the Phalanx admit biological racism. It judges man by his eternal value, the source of his salvation or damnation.

“We consider all men equal because Jesus Christ spilled his blood for all. The Spaniard never held scruples against mixing his blood with that of natives in his dominions, nor against admitting them into universities, to places of authority, or into his social life. In our circles in America or the Philippines natives are today received under the single condition that they be of good morality.

“But it is precisely because we are not partisans of racism, because we do not recognize the value of blood, but that of spirit, that we are fundamentally enemies of the Jews. To take the words of Jose Primo Rivera (Phalanx leader executed by the Loyalists), ‘For Spain, the Jewish problem will never be a problem of race, but an article of faith.’

“Jews are the major enemies of the Church and the civilization of Rome. Communism is a Jewish creation. That is why the Phalanx does not tolerate political or eugenic decrees against the Jews, but only inquisitorial measures in the name of the laws of God and the grandeur of the Catholic State.

“Mass expulsion — that was five centuries ago. Well before any other country Spain learned this healthy doctrine and is not disposed to forget it now that it is necessary to close its frontiers to every enemy.”

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