Hundreds of posters displayed in a migrant-dominated part of Barcelona are urging Muslim men to marry Spanish women in a bid to spread Islam, and inviting members of the community to an “information meeting”.
The posters, which are derogatory about Christians but call on ‘Brothers’ to marry women of the religion to “strengthen” Islam, have been plastered through the neighbourhood of El Raval. Official data collected in 2014 found that 56.7 per cent of residents in El Raval were born abroad.
“It is permissible and encouraged that the Muslim man marries honest and chaste women who belong to the People of the Book. Even though they have distorted and altered the tradition, they are still suitable for marriage.
“Brother, enter a partnership with a Spaniard, teach her that Islam is the true religion.”
“Islamic law dictates that the fruits of this alliance will follow Islam, which will further strengthen our community,” the main body of text reads.
The posters also invite members of the community to an “information meeting” on 14 March at an Arab restaurant in the neighbourhood.