05 June 2013
Popular Party (PP) of Tarragona does not want more mosques in the city and believes that “one is enough.” Its spokesman, Alejandro Fernández, said: “It is legitimate to say the freedom of worship is guaranteed, since there is already a mosque”. The PP wants Tarragona to become “a model of managed immigration”.
The PP of Tarragona also wants an analysis “of the situation of radical Salafism” in Tarragona to be done preventively.
The future Zaramaga neighbourhood mosque in the city of Vitoria has become one of the hot spots of the campaign in that city. The Popular Party has amplified complaints by some neighbours that question the construction permit granted by the City Hall. Now, the Muslim community, which had been working on the project for months with no one expressing its rejection, has to face increasing hostility from some residents, who have even called for a public demonstration.
Alicia Sánchez Camacho, the Popular Party’s Catalonian leader, said that she will submit a proposal to both the Catalonian Parliament and the Spanish Senate for the banning of the burqa and niqab in public spaces.