Spain’s Moroccans

The NY Times has an interesting article about Spain’s effort to integrate its Muslim (mostly Moroccan) population under the new Zapatero regime. Crucial to this effort is ensuring that financing for mosques comes from local sources, rather than foreign ones, particularly Saudi. Some are citing the separation of Church and State as an argument against government subsidies, but others point to the fact that Catholic clergymen receive salaries from the Spanish government. Spain’s ability to fully integrate its Muslim population seems to me to depend on whether it can start by having fair practices.


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