[–] Cato_the_Elder 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Be careful what you ask for.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3393/catalonia-islamic-republic

"We will all vote for the Islamic parties because we do not believe in left and right. This will make us win local councils, and as we begin to accumulate power in the Catalan autonomous region, Islam will begin to be implemented." — Abdelwahab Houzi, Salafist preacher, Lleida.

A successful push for independence in the Spanish autonomous region of Catalonia would lead to the establishment of a country with the third-largest percentage of Muslims in Western Europe, just behind France and Belgium, and far ahead of Britain and Germany.

An independent Catalonia, with its capital in Barcelona, would also be home to the largest concentration of radical Islamists in Europe; it would emerge as ground-zero for Salafi-Jihadism on the continent and become one of the top incubators for Islamist terrorism in the West.

Catalonia, historically one of the wealthiest and most industrialized regions of Spain, has harbored a strong streak toward independence since medieval times, when Barcelona was a Mediterranean trade center with its own parliament. But the ongoing economic crisis in Spain has redoubled calls for Catalonian secession from Spain and the establishment of an independent state...

[–] InverseLardo [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Catalans love the "refugees". Maybe they would love the caliphate too.

[–] Cato_the_Elder 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

[–] 1Iron_Curtain 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Good for them. I hope Catalan eventually secedes from Spain, since they seem like they can carry their own weight individually, when it comes to economic matters, as they power a good bit of the Spanish economy.

I guess this won't be good for Spain, who is having its own economic woes, although its not quite as bad as the other parts of Southern Europe.

I think Catalan would be better off having its own independence and support it by all other means.

[–] KosherHiveKicker 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

100% certain they will leave the EU if they succeed!

Godspeed!

[–] InverseLardo [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

They want to stay in the EU, as far as I know. Most of them are also commies.

Still, I wish them good luck.

[–] KosherHiveKicker 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

You are correct. I remember them fighting the EU but confused who was booting whom from membership.

The EU was threatening to force Catalonia's from the EU if they succeeded.