Sometimes, Moriscos reacted to discrimination by requesting assistance from other monarchs. In 1503, for example, after the Capitulation of Granada and other treaties between the Catholic Monarchs and the Moors had been revoked and the forced conversions began, they wrote to the Ottoman Sultan Beyazid II asking for his help.
A noble, enduring, and continual peace for my Lord, the best of Caliphs Peace be with you in the name of the believers who remain in al-Andalus, in the West, the land of exile We complain before you, my Lord, of the injuries, disgrace, and enormous misfortunes which afflict us! We have been betrayed and converted to Christianity, breaking with our faith; we have been oppressed, in dishonour! When we had been weakened, they descended upon our territory, devastating it town by town. We submitted, on the condition that we be allowed to remain in a situation similar to that of the Mudejars before us, the inhabitants of the old Muslim territory; that we would enjoy the right of calling to prayer and celebrating our ritual prayers and not be made to abandon any prescriptions of the religious law Their Prince and Sultan showed us documents containing pacts and treaties, telling us, this is my amnesty and my guarantee of protection. By it shall you remain in possession of your belongings and your homes, as you were before, but without arms. However, though we remained under his treaty, treachery soon became evident: he broke the pact. He transgressed the capitulations with which he had fooled us and made us convert to Christianity by force, with harshness and cruelty, burning books we had and mixing them with excrement and filth!If it became known that someone fasted, or prayed, this person would end up in the flames Why do they harm us with their deceit though we are innocent of any fault or crime? When their people, who had been conquered, were under the security of our religion and under the protection of our glorious kings, who fulfilled their promises, they were not obliged to abandon their faith or their homes, nor did they suffer any betrayal or dishonour