Spain’s conservative opposition is seeking to make immigration a major issue ahead of next month’s elections, says it wants to restrict use of the Islamic veil. In an announcement on it’s immigration policy, the conservative Popular Party’s justice spokesperson Ignacio Astarloa said: It’s going to deal with defending equality between men and women and ensure that the veil isn’t used for discrimination in schools or anywhere else. Astarloa also said that he wanted to enforce bans on genital mutilation and polygamy. Whether or not these are merely ideas or potential strictly enforced policies, Ali el Moaffati, a Moroccan man who has lived in Spain for 32 years said: The most important thing to us is that they leave us in peace.

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