Â Vive la resistance!
Â No licences for new places of worship will be granted in Salt (Girona) for 12 months.Â The proposal from mayor Jaume Torramade scrapped plans for a new mosque approved by the previous council.
“I don’t see anything wrong with burying a piglet in an industrial estate. It’s the Muslims who have a problem with pigs, not us. They have problems with pigs and we have problems with them, the same as the dog with the cat and the cat with the mouse. It’s just a question of species compatibility.” Â (Barenaked: proposed mosque inÂ Spain)
Â Two are too many
A small town on the Spanish resort island of Mallorca has banned women from wearing burkas or face-covering Islamic veils in public places, even though only two women living there are known to do so.
Mayor Biel Serra of the town of Sa Pobla said last night’s vote was not about cultural or religious discrimination but rather an issue of public safety and having people show their faces so they can be identified.Â He told the AP today the ban also applies to other face-covering headgear like ski masks.
Sa Pobla joins a handful of other Spanish towns who have enacted some form of ban on body-covering burkas or face-covering niqabs. Biel said the two women in Sa Pobla wore the latter.