Spain or 'Al Andalus?'

In many places around Spain, Easter is not being celebrated today. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for subtitling and uploading this video:

Top European Soccer Team Removes Christian Cross From Logo to Appease Muslims

Real Madrid, the top sports team in Europe, recently removed the Christian cross from its logo in order to appease Muslims.  Gatestone Institute reported/via GWP

The Islamization of Catalonia

From the Gates of Vienna:

“We are giving a voice to these fellows who are fanatic fascists, misogynists, and they hate us like hell, and want to impose Sharia in our country… we are crazy!”

For more than a decade the Muslim population of Catalonia has been growing with extraordinary rapidity. Spanish politicians have ignored or played down what is happening, but the problem has now become too large to ignore. Radical Muslims are calling for the establishment of an Islamic state in Catalonia.

Our Spanish correspondent Hermes has translated a comprehensive documentary about the Islamization of Catalonia. He includes this introduction:

The key person interviewed in the video is Pilar Rahola, an ex-politician and journalist, a courageous woman who has (of course) already received many threats from Muslim circles. She has awebsite.

This video was made a little bit more than a year ago. Since then the socialist government has been sent via the ballot to the place “they deserve” (I don’t want to be rude on this blog), but the situation has not changed regarding Islam.

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The Golden age of Spain, and the famous Islamic, ‘tolerance of Jews’

Posted on April 6, 2012 by Eeyore

Vlad Tepes just found this quote by the medieval Jewish scholar of Spain from the period referred to by modern useful-idiots as, ‘the Golden age’ of Spain under North African Islamic rule, by Moses Maimonides, famous 12the Century Jewish Scholar, persecuted in Islamic Spain:

“The nation of Ishmael persecutes us severely and devises ways to harm us and to debase us. None has been able to reduce us as they have. We have done as our sages instructed us, bearing the lies and absurdities of Ishmael. We listen but remain silent. In spite of all this, we are not spared from the ferocity of their wickedness and their outbursts at any time. On the contrary, the more we suffer and choose to conciliate them, the more they choose to act belligerently toward us.”

Funny how the evidence seems to run contrary to the contemporary leftist narrative isn’t it?

Spain or al Andaluz?

For those who prefer to read the transcript of the documentary, Hermes has arranged the text in article format:

It could look like any mosque in Tehran, or in Beirut, or in Baghdad, but this is Badalona. All Fridays of the year thousands of Muslims occupy gardens, industrial settlements, squares, sports centres, and even museums in order to pray. There are so many that there are not enough mosques for them. This is not an isolated case. This happens in more than thirty different places in the autonomous region. This is not Afghanistan. This is not Iraq, nor Lebanon. This is Catalonia.

What Catalonia hides: 400,000 Muslims.

In the last thirty years Catalonia has seen an increase of its Muslim population from 30,000 to 400,000. Nowadays the number of Muslims is up to 20% in some Catalan towns. They come from Morocco, Algeria and Pakistan This new Catalan population is distributed in more than 100 Islamic communities, 200 mosques, worship places, and 16 madrassas.

The Catalan authorities gave impetus from the beginning of the ‘90s to a massive influx and regularization of Muslim immigrants. However, after twenty years, this situation created by the regional government is collapsing. Catalonia, overwhelmed, cannot let in more regular immigrants, control the arrival of illegal ones, or avoid the radicalisation of those already present. In the last eight years the police broke up ten terrorist units from Al-Qaeda and captured more than 90 Islamic terrorists. It’s no coincidence, but the result of an uncontrolled immigration policy and neglected public security which have driven the rise of radical groups.

“One could say that Catalonia is one of the places where more groups have been localized and broken up in the 23 police actions conducted from 2003 until now. There have been ten in Catalonia and besides this the last three sentences of the national court of justice, the three most important sentences from my point of view, after that of the 11-M, are of groups dismantled in Catalonia.”

But how did all this happen? what makes Catalonia a preferred place for the Muslim immigration, and what’s most important, who are responsible for the chaos regarding immigration in Catalonia?

“I don’t know why so many came to Catalonia, because to my knowledge there were 350,000 and probably many more we had not on record, and this means that the Muslim community we know is almost twice as big as those of Madrid and Andalusia together, so we are talking about a very significant number of people. Why Catalonia? I don’t know, there must be many conditions, among them perhaps that of the Catalan ‘good will’ approach towards immigration and fundamentally the Islamic phenomenon, which is the strongest in Spain. I think no region in Spain has brought this ‘happy flower multiculturalism’ to such a high level regarding a serious phenomenon like this, which we should handle in a more complex way. There must be social and economic conditions, perhaps also the issue of employment, the underground economy and so on.”

In order to understand this we must go back to the ‘90s, when immigration was something fairly new in Spain. These were the years of the first small boats arriving in Andalusia and the Canary Islands. But from the very beginning Catalonia attracted the newly arrived people from the Maghreb. This region was Spain’s most developed and dynamically developing economy by then. Industry, farming and agriculture experienced a growth never before seen. There were the biggest chances to find a job Following this, the first Islamic communities settled there, and as time passed, the first praying halls and halal butchers were established.

Catalonia starts to undergo a slow transformation and begins to be the favourite destination for the Moroccans and Algerians who arrive in Spain, not only because of its strong economy, but because this is the first region in which the Muslim community begins to have a certain degree of organization. In this way, a new form of politics begins to take shape in Catalonia. The new migration policies must be worked out. But is of vital importance to hide from the native population the degree to which migration is being favoured.