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Muslim population of Catalonia grows by 20 percent in 4 years

Catalonia is home the third-largest percentage of Muslims in Western Europe, just behind France and Belgium, and far ahead of Britain and Germany. The Islamization of Catalonia has become a fact in some Catalan towns and cities such as Salt, with a Muslim population now reaching up to 40 percent of the population.

Published: April 11, 2019, 9:04 am


    Since 2010, Barcelona has seen the largest concentration of radical Islamists in Europe, a ground-zero for Salafi-Jihadism on the continent and one of the top incubators for Islamist terrorism.

    Catalonia, historically one of the wealthiest and most industrialized regions of Spain, boasts an economy of which is larger than Portugal’s. But Catalan politicians are blaming the central government in Madrid for the region’s current economic woes, and not immigration.

    As the Catalan saying goes, the elephant in the room has been the steady influx of migrants, but the issue remains mum: Tothom és amo del que pensa i esclau del que diu [Everyone owns what is on their mind but are a slave to the consequences of their words].

    From 2011 to 2015, the number of Muslims in Catalonia has grown by 19.5 percent. That translates into 83 000 newcomers in 4 years. Moreover, the risk of terrorist attacks has tripled while the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, has made funding of 100 000 euros available to an observatory “against Islamophobia”.

    Immigrants now number more than one million people in a population of only 7 million. Cities like Barcelona house a non-European population of more than 30 percent.

    While the issue of independence of Catalonia has been covered at length by the European media, the fact that behind push for autonomy there are also local Muslim communities, gets almost no coverage in Europe.

    Leading Islamists in Catalonia support the Catalan separatist movement, including Abdelwahab Houzi, a Moroccan Salafist in the city of Lleida. The current imam of the Palau de Vidre community, Houzi,
    invited “a wise Salafist from Algeria” to promote sharia laws last year.

    As revealed by a Moroccan eyewitness who videotaped a speech in 2010 and sent it to Spanish media on condition of anonymity due to the imam’s vast influence, Houzi bluntly advocated using the pro-independence, far-leftist Republican Left of Catalonia (ERC) movement to Islamize the region.

    “We must take advantage of the independentistas because they rely on us to get votes, but what they do not know is that when they let us vote we will all vote for the Islamic parties because we do not believe in left and right. This will make us win local councils, and as we begin to accumulate power in the Catalan autonomous region, Islam will begin to be implemented.”

    The Islamist-Separatist alliance is so strong that some 10 000 Catalans with links to the separatist movement even converted to Islam in recent years.

    There are no less than five Salafi mosques in Barcelona. The Barcelona mega-mosque, larger than the iconic architectural masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia now dominates Barcelona’s skyline. This 2,2 billion Euro project is the third-largest mosque in the world, after those of Mecca and Medina.

    And the Catalan independence movement has shamelessly pandered to Muslim voters: “If you support us in the referendum, there will be a mosque.”

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    • Carlos Manrique Pérez

      I am Catalan and this is total bullshit. First of all: Catalonia has not its own immigration policy. We are forbidden to do so by Spain. Second, we do not rely on their votes. Third, the muslim immigrants usually vote the socialist party. Fourth. Spain keeps directing all immigration they can to Catalonia for trying to hispanize the region, but we assimilate them (except latin americans which are extremely anti-Catalan). Fifth: What happens in Catalonia with muslims is not different to what it happens in the rest of Europe. Sixth: There are pro-independence organizations and group who reject all this multi-cultural and pro-immigrationist policy, such as the National Front of Catalonia (FNC) who got a seat in the city government in Ripoll (which was the city from where the scum that did the terror attack of 2017 hailed) SOM Catalans (with seats in the government of the city of Vic) Palestra (cultural organization) and the Catalan identitarian movement (M.I.C). Also, lots of people at the mainstream pro-independence parties such as ERC or JxC are also against massive immigration and there have been heated discusions about it. Particularly prominent was Heribert Barrera, who died being older than 100 if I am not wrong. Perhaps the most famous quote of him was “My ideal Catalonia would be like that of the 1930’s, without a single immigrant”, which the Spanish media used for demonizing the pro-independence movement. I do not know who wrote that but clearly he is either anticatalan or does not know anything about Catalonia.


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