28 March 2013
The Spanish Government is prepared to amend the law of adoption to assure that the Guardianship of Alawites minors granted to Spanish families do not become full adoptions under Spanish law.
This guardianship system – typical of Islamic countries – involves a commitment to take charge of the protection, education and maintenance of an abandoned child, but does not confer the right to descent or succession. Moroccan legislation imposes on the families a series of requirements, such as their commitment to respect the child’s full name, nationality or religion until adulthood.
“What the Moroccan authorities really want, explains El-Otmani, the Morrocan Minister of Foreign Affairsis is a mechanism that will enable them to track how that child is doing”; that allows them to “control, verify that the child has a normal situation in education, psychology and health” culturally and religiously speaking, he adds.
December 2, 2010
The Human Rights Committee of the United Nations has asked Spain to stop the extradition process to Morocco of Ali Aarras. The Moroccan authorities consider Aarras member of the Movement of the Mujahideen in the Maghreb related to the Casablanca bombings of May 16, 2003 and the extradition was agreed by the Spanish Council of Ministers.
The Spanish Government has a period of six months to appeal the ruling
The newspaper El País published an article this week about the authorization of the reform of the Islamic Commission of Spain (Comisión Islámica de España). Last week the Spanish government announced it would promote reform in order to achieve an official and representative Muslim partner for the Spanish Administration.
The Spanish High Court has granted citizenship by residence to a Muslim who belongs to the Tabligh movement. In 2006 the Spanish Government had refused his petition of citizenship as a result of a negative report from the CNI (Spanish Center of Intelligence).
This governmental agency defines the Tabligh Islamic movement as intransigent with the freedom and against to the equality. The CNI considered his relations between this individual and the Tabligh organization as proof of his lack of integration in to the Spanish society.
Amparo S_nchez, the President of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Valencia has asked the Spanish Government to study in a regular basis the election and economical sustainability of the Imams of the Mosques with the objective of securing that these people have at least received an Islamic Theological education. According to the first female president of a Spanish Islamic organization, the Government should also pay a salary to the imam as he is a professional.
The president of the Association of Friends of the Moroccan Town, Mohamed Alami, has published an open letter directed to the Spanish Government, the political parties and the different institutions and organizations in which he denounces the entrance in Spain of questionable imams that are harming the Muslims in Spain. El presidente de la Asociaci_n de Amigos del Pueblo Marroqu_, Mohamed Alami, ha publicado una carta abierta dirigida al Gobierno espa_ol, a los partidos pol_ticos y a las diferentes instituciones y organizaciones en la que denuncia la entrada en Espa_a de decenas de supuestos imanes que est_n perjudicando al colectivo musulm_n que hay en Espa_a.