On Friday, April 24, five Muslims climbed to the top of Seo Vieja Cathedral, one of the most important Catholic buildings in the city of Lleida, Spain, to broadcast the call to prayer (adhan) from loudspeakers for Ramadan. Many viewed this event as both a foreshadowing of the direction in Spain, as well as a provocation towards non-Muslim Spaniards through the reclamation of land that was once under Islamic rule.
Gatherings in Spain, including Catholic Masses, are prohibited due to the Chinese coronavirus. This prohibition has been strictly followed throughout the country, including during Easter. This prohibition, however, is being increasingly ignored by the Islamic community as special considerations are being granted to them by left-wing politicians.
Lleida was a city that had been subjected to brutal rule by Islamic conquerers until the Reconquista of 1149. Sharia law dictates that all lands that have ever been ruled by Muslims is forever legally under Islamic rule.
Tomas Samuel, a former imam, says that according to Islamic text the Muslim call to prayer “shows power and control over the country.”
Samual cites one of the most important books for Islamic law, “Omdat Al-Ahkam”;
“Adhan is a very important ritual in the religious practice of Islam, one can liken it to the Muslim flag. Its proclamation shows that the people of the city are Muslims.”
In the following video, you can see several Muslims disregarding Spain’s social distancing safety measures, plugging in speakers and recording the adhan being imposed upon the city.
The Adhan (Provided by RAIR Foundation USA’s translator Ibn Al-Malek)
Allah is greater [than your God], Allah is greater [than your God]
I testify that there is no god [who is worthy of worship] except Allah.
I testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.
Come to prayer. Come to prayer.
Come to success. Come to success
Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest.
There is no god except Allah.
Despite all Christian religious activities being shut down in Spain due to the Coronavirus quarantine, the Lleida City Council authorized the use of this historical Christian space for Muslim public use, something that has angered the Christian community.
Sandra Castro the councilor of the radical left-wing party, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), celebrated the Islamic victory on her Twitter account exclaiming she got “goose bumps” when she heard the Islamic call to prayer, something she considered “beautiful and very emotive”. Castro defines herself on her Twitter profile as a feminist and LGBT activist, values that are far from those of Islam which goes beyond merely disapproving of homosexuality. Sharia teaches that homosexuality is a vile form of fornication, punishable by death.
The spokesman for the People’s Party in Lleida, Xavier Palau, accused the Lleida government of wanting to “generate anti-Christianity”, since Catholics have not had any type of concession during Holy Week.
“It seems that the municipal government is on the side of the Muslim community and punishes the Christian community” said Palau, who furthermore, does not know “whether or not the people who have installed the public address system complied with the safety and risk prevention requirements to avoid contagion.”
“It seems to us a violation of the fundamental rights of the city as a whole, because the public address system makes it necessary for all citizens to listen to the appeal, knowing that this is not the majority religion in the city,” stressed the People’s party spokesman. Palau does not want feel it is fair to impose a belief of an entire city.
According to local media reports, this is not the first time that something like this occured during the coronavirus quarantine. Last Friday. another group of Muslims in El Vendrell, in Tarragona (Catalonia), refused to stay quarantined and gathered for the call to prayer. Police said that this was authorized by the city council. It, however, was never actually approved by the council.
Evicted five centuries ago by crusading Christians, jihadists have historically dreamed of, and worked towards, regaining the “lost Caliphate” of Spain. As reported by Gatestone:
“from Osama bin Laden to the self-proclaimed Caliph, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, all the leaders of the global jihad — including the terror cell that killed 17 people in Barcelona — have mentioned Spain among the lands to be conquered by Islam.
Islamic law specifically claims all lands once ruled by Islam are forever Islamic. One of the leading clerics, Dr. Ali Daghi, Secretary-General of the International Muslim Scholars, wrote: ‘There is a consensus among Muslims, in the past and present, that if an Islamic land is occupied, then its inhabitants must declare jihad until it is liberated from the occupiers.'”
While some Jihadists are looking to regain their power through terrorist attacks, others are aiming to transform Spanish society from within so it can eventually be brought under Islamic law. Either through strength of arms, or subversion, or the subtle imposition of Islamification of territory through the rhetoric of tolerance.