25 July 2013
On Wednesday, the 24th of July 2013, the President of the Union of Islamic Communities of Catalonia (UCIDCAT), El Ghaidouni gave an interview on the Radio Mollet news. El Ghaidouni discussed the situation of the Al Huda Mollet del Vallés community that has been doing the prayers of the month of Ramadan in the town square as a response to the closing of its headquarters by the City Hall. The UCIDCAT President stated also that, on one hand the city must find a solution to this problem and on the other, the members of the community should assume that any proposed solution must respect the urban plan of the city. El Ghaidouni said that UCIDCAT rejected the the location of places of worship in industrial areas, because religious practice does not produce waste or chemicals.
The UCIDCAT President concluded the interview by saying “we are expecting a serious commitment from the City to resolve this conflict, and any solution should come in the next day or week.”
Barcelona will be the stage, next month of June, of the II Interreligious Ibero-American Meeting, a summit that will focus on the interreligious dialogue.
The Organization President is the Muslim, Mohamed Halhoul, also Secretary and Speaker of the Islamic Council of Catalonia.
In representation of the Islamic communities of Portugal and Spain, the following Institutions will be participating:
• Centro Cultural Islámico de Madrid (Islamic Cultural Institution of Spain – http://www.ccislamico.com/home2.html)
• Consell Islàmic Cultural de Catalunya (Cultural and Religious officially recognized representation of the Islamic communities of Catalonia -http://www.consellislamic.org/inici)
• Unión de Comunidades Islámicas de Cataluña (UCIDCAT – Regional version of the UCIDE – http://ucidecatalunya.blogspot.nl/)
• Unión de Comunidades Islámicas de España (UCIDE – Legal and political Representation of all Islamic communities of Spain – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Uni%C3%B3n-de-Comunidades-Isl%C3%A1micas-de-Espa%C3%B1a/323913827655619)
• Comunidade Islâmica de Lisboa (Portuguese Muslim Organization with siege in Lisbon – www.comunidadeislamica.pt/)