The News From Spain

The videos below provide two small snapshots of the cultural enrichment of Spain.

The first is a clip that was put together by the populist anti-immigration party Vox. It compares and contrasts the treatment of Muslims and Christians under the Wuhan Coronavirus restrictions. The former were allowed the pray on the street without enforcement of social distancing. Meanwhile, a mass being celebrated in Granada Cathedral was raided by the police.

Many thanks to Pampasnasturtium for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

In the second video, Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska talks about his determination to deport 600 illegal Tunisian immigrants who managed to get into Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript #1:

00:00   The socialist mayor of El Vendrell allows a Muslim prayer on the street despite the lockdown
Tarragona province — The mayor authorized an imam
00:03   to perform a call to prayer out on the street.
00:08   Twenty persons attending mass forced out of Granada Cathedral
The police had to clear out the Cathedral of Granada.
00:12   The archbishop, Francisco Javier Martínez,
00:15   was celebrating a religious gathering attended by some twenty persons.
00:18   And pay attention to this:
00:21   Looking the other way for Ramadan on the street contrasts with the zeal of the police towards a mass in Madrid
[Unintelligible] …hope. Let’s pray to the Lord.
00:24   Why not?
00:27   I can identify myself, but this is not a thoroughfare, this is the temple.
00:28   Equals before the law?

Video transcript #2:

00:08   A little more than 600 Tunisian citizens are located there,
00:13   with their expulsion proceeding already concluded and put into effect.
00:19   We are working and coordinating with the Tunisian embassy in Madrid,
00:24   also with the Tunisian government, with the aim of proceeding in the shortest time possible
00:29   with the repatriation of these citizens.
00:33   As Interior Minister [Fernando Grande-] Marlaska said, work is already underway on the return
00:38   of hundreds of Tunisians who for months have lived in Melilla.
00:42   Since this morning many of them have demonstrated in the city center asking
00:46   to move from the city to the peninsula. They insist they are frustrated
00:50   and have reached their limit, which is why they declare that they have started a hunger strike
00:54   until a solution is found for them. At this time they continue to sit
00:58   in one of the principal streets in the city center as a sign of protest.

3 thoughts on “The News From Spain

  1. Let them starve themselves. It’s easier to remove them anyway once they have been weakened by hunger.

  2. The west is so sick. Filling up with Muslim raiders. Surely there will be no shock and horror when mayhem hits everywhere all at once.

  3. In international relations there is the concept of Most Favored Nation. Maybe we need a concept of Most Favored Religion so that Christianity and Judaism get the same rights as other theologies.

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