What was General Franco's disposition towards Islam? He did fight against some rebels in Morocco in the 19-teens, gaining valuable military experience. During the Spanish Civil War, many of the foreign volunteers on the nationalist side were actually Moroccan, so I imagine he was on pretty good terms with Muslims despite being a conservative Catholic.

Can anyone elaborate more about his sentiments about Islam as well as relationships with Muslims, mostly Moroccans?

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    Does being Moroccan require a person to be more than a nominal Muslim?
    – jamesqf
    Jan 6 at 4:01
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    – MCW
    Jan 6 at 9:24
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    "Since Franco had relied on thousands of North African soldiers, anti-Islamic sentiment "was played down but the centuries-old myth of the Moorish threat lay at the base of the construction of the "communist menace" as a modern-day Eastern plague".Wikipedia quoting Michael Richards, ''Unearthing Franco's Legacy'', p. 129. " See also Christian Science Monitor
    – MCW
    Jan 6 at 11:22
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    Many (most) of the Moroccans soldiers were professional soldiers of the Spanish Army before the Spanish Civil War began, and AFAIK even those who would have joined later did it mainly for the salary, so I would not call them "volunteers".
    – SJuan76
    Jan 6 at 12:40

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