Did someone mention the Spanish Inquisition?
I thought you might like to see a couple of items which missed the international press
There's no picture of the artwork - I suppose it could have been obscene...INCENSED policemen ran over an art student’s creation which condemned the double sexual standards of the Catholic Church.
Officers swooped at an exhibition in Malaga and destroyed the billboard-sized effort showing a priest and naked boy, alongside the slogan ‘Don’t Use Condom.’
Samuel García Sánchez, who studies at Malaga University, was displaying his controversial work outside the main entrance to Malaga Cathedral.
But, within minutes, police arrived and began to tear down his piece.
“It’s as if we are living in fear of the Inquisition once more,” explained Sanchez.
“The officers threw it onto the floor and ran it over with their patrol car.
“Afterwards they called the dustbin men who threw it into the rubbish truck.”
Something and nothing really - apparently no-one in Coin has ever seen a Burka. I always wonder how such a law would be worded...COIN will controversially become the first town in Andalucia to ban Islamic religious headwear.
Officials from the socialist-led town hall are set to ban burkas and niqabs from public buildings on June 28.
Mayor Gabriel Clavijo branded the clothing “humiliating for women” and insisted that public institutions should no longer “remain passive”.
“We haven’t come up with this idea to penalise people, nor it is it intended as a repressive measure,” explained Clavijo.
“It is about opening a debate and taking a coherent initiative regarding equality.”
Coin officially counts on a Muslim population of 3000 people, attracted by the construction boom of the 90s.
Did someone mention the Spanish Inquisition?
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I don't know if these made the international press - they were big news here in Spain.
The video might upset some...A YOUNG bull has been brutally tortured to death by drunken teenagers in Alhaurin el Grande.
A swarm of youths surrounded the animal in the town’s bullring, engulfing it with kicks, punches and taunts on the last day of the town’s annual feria.
The police and organisers watched as the helpless bull eventually staggered to its death in the Caseta de la Juventud ring.
After the 25-minute beating, the beleaguered bull sank to its knees and was put out of its misery by Seprona officers.
Sometimes however the bull gets even
MUTILATED Spanish bullfighter Julio Aparicio has come out of intensive care
The health of Aparicio – gruesomely gored in the throat at Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring – is said to be “evolving favourably”.
A statement released by the October 12th Hospital also confirmed that the matador’s condition is now “less serious”.
Spectators watched in horror last Friday as Aparicio lost his footing before the half-ton bull’s horn pierced his throat and broke through his mouth.
Oh god this country is so damn depressing sometimes.
But sometimes the bull gets its own back with a vengeance.
A a 19-year old Madrid lad has died from his wounds after being gored during just such a "shut-in" in Zamora, north-east Spain. El Dia
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Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. - Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
They will have grown up watching their "heroes" do it in the bullring. It's cool and macho, a big thing ... apparently ...
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More bull stuff
Of course the bull came off worst in the end.The animal had crashed over the barriers at the bullfight and horrified parents had to drag young children out of the bull's path as it leapt through the audience.
A 10-year-old boy watching the fight in the town of Tafalla, in the northern Navarra region, was in serious but stable condition last night with "abdominal trauma" after the bull fell on him.
The incident took place during a contest of "recortadores", where participants try to dodge the bull while staying as close to it as possible.
There is, however, some hope...
28th July 2010The parliament of Catalonia has voted to ban bullfighting - the first region of mainland Spain to do so.
The vote took place as the result of a petition brought to parliament, signed by 180,000 people who say the practice is barbaric and outdated.
Bullfight supporters insist that the corrida, as it is known, is an important tradition to preserve.
They also fear the vote could be the first of many in the country. The ban takes effect in January 2012.
In Wednesday's vote, 68 backed a ban, 55 voted against and nine abstained.
Regardless, though, there is a lot of politicking going on, with the Cataluñans chucking something out because it's "Spanish", and they are going hell for leather after independence from Spain now.