In Spain, some mosques have been funded with capital from Islamic countries such as Saudi Arabia and Morocco. The great mosques of Madrid, Marbella and Malaga were all funded with Saudi capital.
Meanwhile, the Moroccan government has been linked with various Muslim organizations in Ceuta, including the FEERI, or Spanish Federation of Islamic Religious Entities.
The latter is one of the two Islamic federations that signed an agreement of cooperation with the Spanish government in 1992. The article compares the situation of Spain with the funding of mosques in other European countries. The article also makes connections between the economic support and the political and doctrinal submission of these communities to the funding nations. The FEERI, for example, sided with the Moroccan government in the “Haidar case”.