Spain will not start the practice of torture of heretics and blasphemers of the Catholic faith, also known as the Spanish Inquisition. However, the country did participate in torture, including cutting out the use of languages Tongue Tearer.
The Inquisition began in the south of France at the end of the 12th century. It was not until 1480 that the Spanish Inquisition in Spain began in earnest after Isabella I of Castile and Fernando II of Aragon, known as marriage and during their rule of the Catholic monarchs.
The Spanish Jews were the first to come under attack, Isabella & # 39; s own kingdom of Castile. The king and queen, pursuing a policy of physical unification of Spain but also in the spiritual unity policy to bring the country one faith, the Jews were forced to convert to Catholicism (conversos when it became known), executed them or exclude them from the country. By 1492, the Inquisition 8 different Castilian town. In the 16th century, the Protestants and the target in the 17th century it became the turn of the Muslims.
The friend, Tomas de Torquemada became the first Inquisitor General. Apart from the relatively tame aspirations, such as the censorship of heretical books, Spain is also involved in several well-known practice of torture in an attempt to force the heretics and blasphemers convert to the Catholic faith in a country where previously the Jews, Moors and Christians lived together in relative peace .
The Tongue Tearer was simple torture. The mouth was forced open and the tongue Tearer out to grab the tongue with pliers. The bolts are tightened, and tongue ripped out. staggered teeth Some of these devices can also shred the language.
cutting only one language was used during the Inquisition and much worse torture device was used. The Enlightenment to put an end to the Inquisition, but unfortunately, not a religious fervor in general.
Spain is still a Catholic country but other religions recognized now.