Finally, they also rebelled against the Christian authorities and established relations with Ottoman pirates, the Barbary corsairs. One of the most important rebellions of the Moriscos of the Alpujarra (Granada) took place between 1568 and 1570, after the King had decreed that Moriscos had to renounce their customs and accept his rule. Philip II directed Moriscos to give up their Arabic names and traditional dress, and he prohibited the use of Arabic. In addition, the children of Moriscos were to be educated by Catholic priests. The rebellion was harshly repressed and many of the rebels were deported.