MUSLIM Ramadan Prayers At The Foot Of Jardines del Triunfo, Granada!
Ramadan prayers at Catholic site spark controversy in Granada
At sunset on Saturday evening dozens of Muslims from across Spain’s southern city of Granada gathered in a park in the city and prayed together before breaking their daily Ramadan fast. The gathering was sanctioned by authorities at City Hall and welcomed by the Socialist mayor Francisco Cuenca as an act demonstrating Granada as a “city of co-existence and tolerance”. The event was open to “people of all faiths to promote a better understanding of the Ramadan celebration” according to the organizers of the joint-project between the Euroarab Foundation and City Hall. But the chosen place for the prayers – in the Jardines del Triunfo – provoked outrage from some quarters because it is the site of a Virgin Mary statue that is revered by Roman Catholics in the city. "Mr. Paco Cuenca confuses tolerance and religious respect with provocation. Call for Muslim Prayers at the Virgin of Triumph ??" tweeted Luis Salvador, an MP from Ciudadanos party representing Granada. Source