Islam in Spain



It’s clear, they want it back.

The only downside to their trip to Spain, they say, has been the absence of halal restaurants

Spain’s appeal to Muslim tourists

Hotels and restaurants in Andalusia have been slow to meet needs of Islamic visitors

A group of tourists at the mosque in Córdoba. / JOSE LUIS ROCA (AFP)

Night falls in Granada. Badiaa Lafdaili and Said Jellal leave their bags at the hotel and head out into the Andalusian city to explore. The Moroccan couple has already been in Bin al Mad’in, to give the nearby resort town of Benalmadena its orginal Arab name. “Andalusia is the birthplace of the great Arab poets and artists,” says Lafdaili, herself a teacher of Arab literature. Her husband, a civil servant, says that the only downside to their trip to Spain has been the absence of halal restaurants.

Laifdaili and Jellal are typical of a new generation of Muslims from countries with fast-growing economies eager to see the world. Spain is regarded by many as a must-see destination: a bridge between Europe and Islam, and whose history has left many visible traces of its five centuries under Arab rule.

More here. h/t: Fjordman

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