Spain: Muslims protest Benedict XVI’s visit

The president of the Spanish Federation of Islamic Religious Entities (FEERI), Mohamed Ahmed Ali, does not share the view expressed by Benedict XVI during his trip to Santiago de Compostela on the development of secularism “strong and aggressive” in Spain, since in his opinion, what is happening is a “certain strangement from religion.” According to the president of the Union of Islamic faith in Spain (UCIDE), Riay Tatary, this separation doesn’t exist “among Muslims”.

Speaking to Europa Press, FEERI representative explained that “secularism in Spain doesn’t exist, because the Catholic Church continues to have privileges,” so that, in his opinion, what “exists” is an strangement from the religious fact” that is “much more pronounced in Catholicism” and that “can’t be mistaken with laicism”. Continue reading