16 June 2012
The facade of the premises where the Pakistani community wanted to open a mosque in Gasteiz was flooded with xenophobic graffiti.
The Mosque that revived the specter of xenophobia in Gasteiz during the last election campaign and in the beginning of this electoral term, will not be installed on the Martin Olave street, in the neighborhood of Zaramaga. This was decided by the Pakistani community, on the basis of “social peace” with the neighboring area even knowing that reason and law would protect them. Eight months ago the promoters of the Mosque had signed an agreement with the cabinet of Javier Maroto agreeing to find a new location according to their needs, inside or outside the neighborhood. The construction license is therefore open and the Pakistani community is hoping to find a less controversial site for their Mosque.