A dozen Muslim entities congregated in Barcelona on a platform called Muslims and Muslim communities of Catalonia for equality. The initiate comes with the aim to combat fundamentalist readings of Islam and promote gender equality in Spanish Muslim communities. It stems from an initiative of the Catalan Islamic Board and eight other Muslim, immigrant, and women’s rights organizations, who came together to address the topic. Against this backdrop, the proposed collaboration between Muslims and the rest of society to promote a Catalonian Islam and democracy fully compatible with the values of cohesion. Members of the platform claimed support of institutions, political parties, and civil society as a whole, as well as the urgent implementation of the measures agreed upon integration of the Parliamentary Committee on March 11th.

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