I have heard that during the inquisition(s), only Catholics were tried, because non-Catholics (muslims, Jews) were not under the jurisdiction of the Church because they weren’t Catholic. I also heard, as an extension of this, that no protestant was ever tried by the inquisition because Protestantism is not Catholicism and thus not under the jurisdiction of the Church. Is this true?
The opposite side of the story is that many Jews and non-Catholics were persecuted.
How was one under the jurisdiction of the church? I mean, you a person was an atheist, were they tried under inquisition? Protestant? I understand that the inquisition’s goal was to root out heresy, and you can only be a heretic if you accept the authority of the Church but reject its teachings - for example, you acknowledge the Catholic Church as the true church, but you reject its teachings on the nature of Christ. If you don’t recognize that the Catholic Church is the true church, as with protestantism, you were not tried.
This makes sense to me, because someone who claims to be Catholic but reject Church teaching can lead other Catholics to heresy, but if they are not Catholic, they are a separate religion and thus not guilty of any deception.