Muslim Community of Mollet evicted after illegally occupying a public space.

02 October 013

This Wednesday the Local Police of Mollet following a court order have evicted the local Muslim community from the property they were occupying for the last two months as a sign of protest.

The conflict between the Muslim community and the local government started when the first tried to buy a property in the center of town to use it as a Mosque even though they had been warn by the authorities that would not be allowed.

To aggravate the situation, the  Partido Popular (Popular Party) councilors distributed yesterday leaflets against the mosque. The town mayor condemned this action that according to him only instigates even more the conflict between the parts.

16 tents on the street of Ceuta to facilitate the slaughter of 5,000 animals

26 October 2012

The Government of Ceuta presided by Juan Vivas (Partido Popular) has prepared a special device for the Muslim Sacrifice (Eid Al Adha), celebrated on Friday, including the installation of 16 tents in almost all the districts of the periphery . The tents served the more than 400.000 Muslim citizens of Ceuta; and 5.000 animals where slaughtered there according to the Public health authorities.

More police presence requested around the Mosque’s area

08 August 2012

The spokesman for the Partido Popular (PP) in Mataro, Jose Manuel Lopez, announced that his party has received dozens of complaints from neighbors about the alleged trouble generated by users of the mosques, especially during the time of Ramadan, when a large number of believers concentrate on the city streets until the wee hours of the morning. The citizens of those areas pointed out that the municipal government had promised them to solve this problem.
Lopez said that “I do not understand that, despite the schedule restructuring of the local police, still the officers present at these points and times are zero.”

Partido Popular and Plataform for Catalonia require Muslims of Mataró to be the only ones to pay property taxes for their places of praying

29 May 2012
Although with different arguments and suggestions, the Partido Popular and the Platform for Catalonia (PXC) have filed two resolutions that put the spotlight on Muslim places of worship claiming that, they have to pay property taxes for their places of praying.
The three councilors of the PXC want the city Authority of Mataro to support the idea that the Islamic places of worship should be the only temples to be asked to pay the tribute. The political motion argues that Muslims must pay the tax property because “many of the mosques we have in our country are the focus of fundamentalism that spread sharia or the Islamic law as a total law to govern their followers and that shocks directly with the objectives of a religious institution in a democracy.”

Popular Party and Commission for Melilla exchanged hard accusations during the campaign for local and regional elections.

The right wing party (Partido Popular) and the Commission for Melilla (Comisión por Melilla) attempted to discredit the political adversary with several accusations days before the local and regional elections tooks place.
Popular Party members accused the Muslim leader of CoM, Mostafa Aberchán, for his religious fanaticism and for having a message of religious “rupture”. Afterwards Coalition for Melilla (CpM) accused PP to extend the idea of “fear of the Moor” and to propagate a message of confusion a few days before regional elections. After that a Luisa Al-lal a Muslim member of the Popular Party reported an attempt to buy their votes by Coalition for Melilla (CpM)

The Spanish Parliament refuses to ban the “burqa”

The Spanish Parliament has rejected a motion to ban the burqa and niqab in public places. The motion was presented by the right-wing party (Partido Popular), with the support of CIU (Convergencia i Unió), a Catalan, right-wing, nationalist party.

The debate about wearing burqa and niqab reaches the Spanish Senate

The debate about banning the burqa and the niqab in public spaces will continue at the
national level after weeks of public debate in some municipalities (like Huesca and
Reus).
Partido Popular’s (PP, the main opposition party) proposal for an open debate on the
banning of the burqa and the niqab was supported by the Catalonian nationalist party
Convergencia I Unió. Thus, the banning of the burqa and the niqab will be discussed in
the Senate.
The rest of the parties consider this move to be a political strategy focused on the
upcoming elections.

The High School Director involved in the Najwa Malha affair has been signed by the Comunidad De Madrid

The Director of the High School, who expelled from class the girl, Najwa Malha, because she wears headscarf, has been signed as an advisor for the Educational Department in the Autonomous Community of Madrid governed by Partido Popular, the Spanish right wing party.

Immigrant associations in Spain organize protests against the Partido Popular plans for a Contract of Integration

Approximately one hundred immigrant associations across Spain announced that they would be marching in a dozen cities at 7pm on February 23rd, against the Partido Popular’s proposed policy of making immigrants sign a _Contract of Integration’ in Spain. The immigrant groups are also organizing a series of cultural events to coincide with the protest in cities including Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Pamplona, Burgos, and Seville.

PP leader proposes integration bill if he wins; Spain calls plan alarming

Spain’s Opposition leader, Mariano Rajoy, said that if the Partido Popular wins the next general election, he will introduce a bill for an integration contract which would be legally binding and will allow for immigrants to be expelled from the country if they don’t comply. Also outlined in his plan, the State would guarantee foreigners the same rights as Spanish citizens and would respect their customs as long as they do not contravene the Constitution. In return, foreigners who wanted a residence permit for more than a year would have to agree to obey Spanish law, respect the customs, learn the language, pay taxes, and return to the country of origin if he/she does not find employment.