Mohamed B, the imam of the city of Cunit, Tarragona, is accused of harassing Fatima G. and trying to convince her to leave her job as an intercultural mediator. Fatima G was born in Morocco and currently works as an intercultural mediator for the local government of Cunit. She declared that the imam and his family are promoting a movement against her person within the Muslim community because she doesn’t wear a hijab. Fatima also accused the Mayor of the village of allowing the persecution she is allegedly suffering to continue.
The public is greatly divided on the issue and there are many contradictory reports in the media. Some reports link the incident with the Salafi presence in Tarragona while others tie the case to the imam’s personal economical interests instead of religious issues.