Portugal wants more refugees to be "safest tourist destination"!
The Portuguese Government has this week unveiled plans to make the Algarve into “Europe’s safest tourist destination.” [PortugalNews].
Portugal wants to be the safest tourist destination, but insists on doubling its quota of Muslim refugees.
Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has said that, “if necessary”, Portugal will double the number of refugees it has offered to take in. [News]
The anti-islamophobe European governments do not notice the glaring contradiction between these two goals.
The new refugees will be virtually all Muslims [RW] . Portugal has only 0.6% Muslims, about 65 000 Muslims, including some active Jihadist Fighters. ISIS who has vowed to mix thousands of their fighters among the refugees, will make a special effort to destroy the "safest tourist destination" hopes.
Re-conquering Portugal for the Islamic State is a priority, because Portugal already was Islamic for a 500 year period
According to the Instituto Nacional de Estatística (the National Statistical Institute of Portugal), there were, according to the 1991 census, 9,134 Muslims in Portugal, about 0.1% of the total population, even though the Islamic Community of Lisbon presently points to a number of about 40,000 according to 2011 estimates. The majority of Muslims in the country are Sunnis, followed by approximately 5,000 to 7,000 Sevener Ismā'īlī Shīʻa Muslims. There is also a limited number of Ahmadiyya Muslims. Most of the Muslim population originates from the former Portuguese overseas provinces of Guinea-Bissau and Mozambique, most of the latter having their origin in South Asia.
At least a dozen Portuguese nationals have joined jihadist groups fighting in Iraq and Syria, according to new estimates by Portuguese counter-terrorism officials.
All of the Portuguese jihadists (ten men and two women) are under the age of 30 and most of them are children of immigrants, but so far none of the individuals is known to have returned to live in Portugal.
Portuguese authorities are—for now—downplaying the threat these individuals may pose to Portugal upon their return home from the battlefields.
Security analysts from Spain, however, are warning the Portuguese government against complacency. They argue that although the number of Portuguese jihadists may be small compared to other European countries, radical Muslims are becoming increasingly strident in their vows to reconquer Al-Andalus—of which Portugal is a key component—for Islam.
Al-Andalus is the Arabic name given to those parts of Spain, Portugal and France occupied by Muslim conquerors (also known as the Moors) from 711 to 1492, when both the Moors and the Jews were expelled by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.
Most of the territory of modern-day Portugal was occupied by the Moors for more than 500 years, from 711 until 1249. During that time, the territory was known by its Arabic name, Gharb Al-Andalus (The West of Al-Andalus) or Al-Gharb (The West).
Portugal’s President offers to double refugee quota
21-04-2016 14:54:00 ·[ThePortugalNews]
Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has said that, “if necessary”, Portugal will double the number of refugees it has offered to take in.
Speaking on the sidelines of a musical event in Lisbon in aid of refugees, Rebelo de Sousa said Portugal would be open to doubling the quota of 1,500 refugees appointed to the country by the EU. Addressing yet another tragedy that occurred this week in the Mediterranean, where some 400 refugees, mostly Somalis, are believed to have perished when their boat sank off the coast of Egypt, the President said Portugal has responded “like no other” to the crisis.
Algarve chases safest destination title
21-04-2016· [The Portugal News]
The Portuguese Government has this week unveiled plans to make the Algarve into “Europe’s safest tourist destination.” The objective was laid out by Home Affairs Secretary Jorge Gomes during a visit to Albufeira, the Algarve’s most popular tourist destination
According to Jorge Gomes, the project, known as ‘Algarve – A Safe Destination’ is based on implementing measures such as the creation of “efficient coordination and fiscalisation instruments”, especially in terms of border controls, which has become increasingly topical in the European context of fighting the growing terror threat.
In comments to Diário de Notícias, the State Secretary added that other target areas will be the combatting of illegal immigration, of human, arms and drug trafficking and the seizing of contraband and counterfeit goods.
Jorge Gomes further revealed that the campaign will be focused on creating a “sense of safety and security among foreign and national tourists alike.”
In order to assist the government in this move, a permanent safety analysis will be conducted through the use of statistical information.