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‘I’m Not Afraid’: Barcelona Holds Peace Rally After Deadly Attacks

Last week’s attacks were claimed by the Islamic State and carried out by a terrorist cell whose members were mostly born in Morocco. Several participants in Saturday’s march held up signs warning against Islamophobia in the wake of the violent attacks. One of the speakers who addressed the crowd on Saturday was a leading voice from the local Muslim community, Míriam Hatibi.

But a few who attended the rally called for stricter migration restrictions, including Sonia García, a schoolteacher.

“Fifteen years ago, you never saw anyone from another country here and now we’ve got neighborhoods that almost feel like being in Morocco,” she said. “I’m not saying we should stop them from being here, but if you open your door, you must know who’s coming in and keep some control over them.”

Source: NYT > World

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