March 9, 2014
Muslims are victims “fear and suspicion” after the tragedy of 11-M, Madrid terrorists attacks.
In these ten years the Muslim community has doubled its presence in Spain. 3% of the world’s Muslim population lives in Spain. “The 11-M led some media and security forces to typecast Muslims with international terrorism but the Spanish people have been much more mature and have learned to differentiate,” says the general secretary of the Islamic Commission of Spain, Riay Tatary .
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13 June 2013
“Stop Islam” and “Stop the Invasion” were the sentences painted at the Islamic Cultural Center and Mosque in Armilla, Granada.
The fact has been described as serious by the Islamic Commission of Spain. Mounir Benjelloun, President of the Islamic Commission of Spain has issued a statement protesting against this event and calling the graffiti ‘xenophobic’ and ‘racist’. In the same statement, he expressed his conviction that this fact will not affect “in any way” the good coexistence among the Spanish Muslim citizens of Armilla and the Andalusian society “.
28 November 2012
Riay Tatary, President of the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain and General Secretary of the Islamic Commission of Spain participated on Wednesday, November 28 at the seminar “Public policies for managing religious diversity in Spain and Latin America” organized by the Law School of the University of Extremadura. Upon completion of his speech he was asked by one of the attendees about the current situation of the Muslims in Spain, to which he said “the UCIDE project is based on the unity of all Muslims in Spain in our communities and the defense of democratic principles. ”
The Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (UCIDE) has claimed that the decision of the Islamic Commission in Spain (CIE) in the last 17 of November to elect Mounir Benjelloun Andaloussi Azhari as its new president, “did not fit right” by which they will put the necessary legal action to challenge it.
They contest the election on the basis that more than 70%of the Federations represented by the UCIDE where not included in the election process. As so they declare them invalid because they don’t represent the needed consensus.
Riay Tatary, the general secretary of the UCIDE believes that the election has not complied with the statutes of “consensus” so far regulating the functioning of this community and has announced that he is considering contesting the results.
27 September 2012
We are still assisting to the free dissemination of offenses to the religious feelings, and as so we, the Spanish Muslim religious community, and especially our youth, have been surprised by the incorrect treatment made by the satirical weekly publication both on the cover and inside of its latest issue, not getting their intended humorous purpose.
The Union of Islamic Communities of Spain, Islamic Commission of Spain, will face the appropriate legal action to take, and will convey a message of respect for all believers of all faiths, rejection of public offenses against the religious sentiments of all our neighbors, and for a civilized and closed coexistence.
Unión de Comunidades Islámicas de España,
Comisión Islámica de España
30 September 2012
The Islamic Commission ciffers the attendance of the manifestation at around 10,000 people while the local governement presents a number of 700 to 800 people. It was a quiet ride, while several protesters clamored for “respect”.
The Muslims of the autonomous city came yesterday to the streets to show their opposition to the film that makes fun of their prophet and that has caused a wave of protests across the Middle East. Leading the protest, some children carried a banner that read “We greet you, messenger of God ‘. Young people were followed by a column of men and, in the rear end, were women, with a poster asking ‘Respect for all religions’.
24 September 2012
The Islamic Commission of Melilla (CIM) has called for a demonstration on Saturday to protest against the movie and the cartoons that offend the Prophet Muhammad. The protest, which will leave at 18.00 from the Central Mosque to the Plaza of Spain, will be supported by the main opposition party in the Assembly of the Autonomous City, the Coalition for Melilla (CPM).
25 June 2012
The president of the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain (UCIDE) Riay Tatary, has claimed more Muslim cemeteries in Spain – they have twelve in the country – to avoid having to repatriate the bodies, which is very expensive, more in this time of crisis, as the cost can amount to 6,000 euros, depending on the country of origin of the deceased.
Speaking to Europa Press, Tatary has indicated that, although the Law 26/1992, a Cooperation Agreement between the Spanish State and the Islamic Commission of Spain, recognizes the Islamic communities with “the right to reserve plots for Islamic burials in municipal cemeteries, and the right to own their own Islamic cemeteries “, some municipalities are playing deaf.
Tatary indicated they are trying that, where there is a fairly large Muslim population, there is a cemetery or burial plot for Muslims or at least that they will be allowed to transfer the body to the nearest graveyard, which, as he explained, “is very difficult “because” municipalities do not want it.”
13 May 12
The president of the Union of Islamic Communities of Spain, Secretary General of the Islamic Commission of Spain Riay Tatary, expressed on May 13, 2012 his satisfaction to the media about the statements made to Europa Press by the Confessions Relations Director of the Ministry of Justice, Angel Fernandez de la Reguera Llorente, in which he “has ensured that the will of the government is to ” move forward “in developing the 1992 Agreements signed with the Muslim, Jewish and Evangelical faiths that mark this year its twenty years anniversary. ” Tatary is ready to develop the Cooperation Agreement between the Spanish State and the Islamic Commission of Spain, and to collaborate with the Administration to get a “clear and representative dialogue” of the Muslims in Spain.
The Spanish Federation of Islamic Religious Entities (FEERI), the second largest Islamic organization in Spain, held its first meeting in twenty years. FEERI and UCIDE (the other major Islamic organization in Spain), form the Islamic Commission of Spain (CIE), and both have contributed in equal measure to its virtual paralysis and ineffectiveness. However, after a series of internal conflicts, the current direction of FEERI (in which Morocco has great influence), has started a series of moves to gain influence over the other Islamic organizations in Spain. This meeting should be understood in this context.
During the meeting, the direction of the FEERI has defended the need for change in the CIE and the independence of Islamic organizations vis-à-vis the Spanish government, to whom the FEERI accuses of interfering in the internal affairs of Islamic organizations.