Mohammed Said Badaoui, the president of the Association for the Defense of the Rights of the Muslim Community (ADEDCOM) in Spain, and former spokesman for the As-Sunnah Mosque in Reus (a locality of Tarragona, province of Catalonia), is apparently being investigated by the police with a view to initiating proceedings for his expulsion from the country after it was found that he has engaged in activities aimed at “radicalization.”
The political party VOX has called for the law to be applied. VOX member of the Catalan parliament, Sergio Macián claimed that “Mohamed Said Badaoui has been promoting Islamic law for 30 years now, trying to control society. In addition, he coerces young girls who do not comply with the doctrine.”
Sergio Macián also complained that Podemos and the Catalan separatist CUP and ERC are defending the Salafist militant.
It remains to be seen whether Badaouin’s promotion of his religious ideas has been proven to rise to the level of criminal radicalization, such that any appeals against an expulsion order would fail.
It is interesting, in any case, to note the support he has gained from politicians whose position on gay marriage, transgenderism, and a host of issues would seem to contrast starkly with those of the ADEDCOM (especially considering that these politicians are not particularly committed to freedom of speech as such, generally supporting hate speech legislation).