Den økonomiske krise i Spanien spidser til. Recession, konkurstruede banker, bristet boligboble, voldsomme demonstrationer i alle større byer og mere af samme skuffe. De er stadig betydeligt bedre stillet end grækerne, men hver fjerde spanier er arbejdsløs. Ikke mindst de unge er hårdt ramt. Her er det mere end hver anden, der ikke har job, skriver Berlingske Tidende. Lidt økonomi før artiklerne om islam i Spanien:
Europe’s Worst Fear: Spain and Greece Spiral Down Together
By Landon Thomas Jr. – May 20, 2012
In a season of nightmare projections for Europe, this one could be the scariest: Greek leaves the euro currency union at the same time Spain’s banking system is collapsing.
In many ways, the market convulsion last week was a test run for those crises, as political deadlock in Greece and mounting fears over the health of Bankia, one of the largest consumer banks in Spain, converged. The credit ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the entire Spanish banking sector Thursday.
As investors gird for another challenging week, they will be hoping European leaders in Brussels, if not Frankfurt where the European Central Bank is based, can finally start to map out an action plan. It is not clear that policy makers have many good options.
Mere HER i The New York Times.
Spanish village goes back to peseta: Residents turn to old money they’d held on to in case the euro folded
By Lee Moran – 15 February 2012
- Thirty businesses have started using old currency
- Spain estimated to have saved 1.7bn euros in pesetas
- Jobless rate in Villamayor de Santiago above national average – with a third out of work
Mere HER i The Daily Mail. Og så til muslimer i Spanien:
Spain Facing Creeping Islamization
by Soeren Kern – March 9, 2012
Laaroussi was questioned by police but refused to answer questions because he does not recognize the legitimacy of the Spanish state. According to one estimate, 75% of all babies born in Spain on January 1, 2012, were born to immigrant parents, primarily from Morocco.
A radical Islamic preacher in Spain has been arrested for calling on Muslims to use physical and psychological violence to “discipline” errant wives who refuse to submit to Islamic Sharia law or obey their husbands.
Spanish public prosecutors say Abdeslam Laaroussi, a charismatic imam from Morocco who preaches at a large mosque in Terrassa, an industrial city situated 30 kilometers north of Barcelona, is guilty of “incitement to violence against women” for “providing concrete examples of the manner in which wives should be beaten, how to isolate them inside the family home and how to deny them sexual relations.”
Mere HER hos Gatestone Institute. Kern har mere om islamistiske tv-kanaler i Spanien i denne artikel:
The Telegraph skriver om imamen i Terrassa:
Islam Conquers European Football
by Soeren Kern – April 5, 2012
As part of the agreement, however, the ruler of Ras al-Khaimah required Real Madrid to remove the cross from the crown on its logo for all promotional materials. The president of Real Madrid dutifully complied.
The top-ranked football team in Spain, Real Madrid, has removed a Christian cross from its official logo as a way to strengthen its fan base among Muslims in Europe and the Middle East.
According to Spain’s top sports newspaper, Marca, the change was made to “avoid any form of confusion or misinterpretation in a region where the majority of the population is Muslim.”
Real Madrid says its decision to remove the cross from its logo (see image here) is simply a cost of doing business in a globalized world. But critics say the move represents yet another erosion of European culture and tradition in the face of encroaching Islam.
Mere HER hos Gatestone Institute.
Jihadists “Liberating” Spain for Islam
by Soeren Kern – March 20, 2012
The problem is so grave that the United States has proposed setting up an intelligence hub at the U.S. Consulate in Barcelona to counter the growing threat.
Nine Islamists accused of planning terrorist attacks aimed at “liberating” Spain for Islam are standing trial in Madrid.
Spanish public prosecutors say the men — Salafi-Jihadists who belonged to an Islamist cell known as the “Army of the Messiah” (Ansar al-Mahdi) — sought to “free” the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, two Spanish enclaves in northern Africa, from Spanish rule and thus begin the Islamic re-conquest of Spain.
Salafism is a branch of radical Islam that seeks forcibly to re-establish an Islamic empire (Caliphate) across the Middle East, North Africa and Spain, which Salafists view as a Muslim state that must be reconquered for Islam.
Mere HER hos Gatestone Institute.
Reclaiming “Occupied” Spain for Islam
by Soeren Kern – January 9, 2012
Controversies over Islam dominated the Christmas and New Year holidays in Spain this year.
These conflicts reflect the growing influence of Islam in Spain after mass immigration from Muslim countries. They are a harbinger of things to come, especially as the Muslim population in Spain is predicted to double within the next fifteen years.
Demography, not surprisingly, is a major topic of debate in Spain. Spanish newspapers, for example, reported that the first child born in Spain in 2012 was Fatima, whose parents are Muslim. According to one estimate, a whopping 75% of all the babies born in Spain on January 1, 2012 were born to immigrant parents, primarily from Morocco.
Mere HER hos Gatestone Institute. Flere historiske artikler:
Spain’s Jew-Hating Majority
“Germans Were Wrong Not to Burn Them All”
by Anna Mahjar-Barducci – December 21, 2011
“The levels of anti-Semitism in Spain are among the highest in Europe,” wrote the Spanish daily, El Pais. According to a poll, presented on November 30 during the Fourth International Seminary on Antisemitism hosted at the Caja Navarra Foundation in Madrid, 52% of Spanish students declared that they would not like to have a Jewish classmate sitting next to them, and 58% of adults thought that Jews have too much power and that they are all too rich.
The organizers of the Madrid conference said they were sad an bewildered that anti-Semitism “is a problem that is often denied in the country.” The Federation of the Jewish Communities in Spain (FCJE) also stated that although surveys indicate that there are high levels of “hostility” towards Jews, “most leaders and media persons believe there is no prejudice whatsoever against Jews.” However, sociologist Alejandro Baer explains that the situation has become unbearable and that it is time to face the problem: “In Spain, insults, writings and slogans against Jews are considered normal.”
Mere HER hos Gatestone Institute.
Is New Moroccan Government Inciting Muslims in Spain?
by Soeren Kern – December 8, 2011
Some 3,000 Muslim immigrants took to the streets in near Barcelona to protest recent cuts in social welfare benefits.
The protest, which took place on December 5 in the industrial city of Terrassa, about 30 kilometers from Barcelona, was organized and attended by Moroccan immigrants.
The size and spontaneity of the demonstration caught local officials by surprise — they had been expecting no more than 300 demonstrators — and reflects the growing assertiveness of Muslim immigrants in the northeastern region of Catalonia.
Mere HER hos Gatestone Institute. Baskerlandet bliver også løbet over ende af islamister, ligesom wahhabisterne har travlt i spanske ghettoer, fortæller Kern i disse artikler – den sidste har været blogget her en gang tidligere:
Videoen kommer ind på en del af de samme emner som artiklerne – fra CBN 6. februar 2012:
Under Siege? Spain Resists Islamic ‘Invasion’ – CBN.com
The Koran instructs Muslims to conquer the whole world for Islam. It happened 1,300 years ago in Spain — and some say it’s happening again… The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN
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