|Geography teacher Jose Reyes Fernandez|
|Spanish ham wraps|
The Spanish Ham Lawsuit -Soeren Kern
A high school teacher in southern Spain is being sued for child abuse by the parents of a Muslim student who claims that the teacher "defamed Islam" by talking about Spanish ham in class.
Jose Reyes Fernandez [pictured], a geography teacher, was giving a lecture about the different types of climates in Spain and mentioned that the climate in Andalusia offers the perfect temperature conditions for curing Spanish ham, a world-famous delicacy.
At this point, a Muslim student interrupted Reyes and argued that any talk of pork products is offensive to his religion. The student informed his parents, who then filed a lawsuit accusing Reyes of "abuse with xenophobic motivations." Spain's Muslim community now numbers 1.5 million (compared to only 100,000 in 1990).
(Hudson Institute-New York)
Muslim ham complaint thrown out
A Prosecutor has thrown out a complaint made by a Muslim family against a geography teacher who mentioned pork in their son’s class.
The Children’s Prosecutor of Algeciras, Juan Cisneros, described the complaining pupil’s attitude as ‘abusive, sectarian, capricious and inadmissible.’
He said: “There is not even the minimal indication of any type of crime.”
[The Olive Press - Spain]
Spain Goes on Mosque-Building Spree -Soeren Kern
The city of Barcelona has agreed to build an official mega-mosque with a capacity for thousands of Muslim worshipers. The new structure would rival the massive Islamic Cultural Center in Madrid, currently the biggest mosque in Spain.
There are now 13 mega-mosques in Spain, and more than 1,000 smaller mosques and prayer centers.
(Hudson Institute New York)