Mohamed Chaib Akhdim, the deputy of the PSC in the Parliament of Catalonia, pleaded today for a change in immigration policies and indicated that it is not normal that at this point three or four million immigrants do not have right to the vote. Muslims have much to contribute to discourse on how we live our lives and function as a society, he added, noting that Spain is home to more than a million immigrants of Muslim origin.
The PSC of the Catalonia parliament Mohamed Chaib Akhdim has defended a change in the politics related with immigration and has also emphasised that it’s normal that at this time 3 or 4 millions of immigrants have no right to vote and has also asked this institution to decided what type of cities and neighbourhoods they wish to have. At the same time, Mart_n Mu_oz, director of the Arabic Studies International Institute underlined the importance of promoting equal legal rights among all citizens and the right to freely exercise a religion. In this context she also defended the construction of mosques as a proof of positive integration and transparency and lamented the negative reactions produced whenever these communities declare their intentions to construct praying sites. A paradox in her words, when on one hand Muslims are asked to be visible and on the other hand this opportunity is limited or even worse refused. Gema Mart_n Mu_oz reinforced the Spanish challenge to assimilate a growing Muslim community and the importance of having integration politics adapted to national marks.