The Muslim community in Granada, Spain, observed Ramadan on Saturday evening praying at a historic park called the Gardens of Triumph, which for many Catholics is a tribute to Virgin Mary.

The event, which the city promoted with signs that read "Come and know Ramadan," was held in the Catholic bastion to the ire of many Granadians, who say allowing the Islamic prayer there is "a new demonstration of the clumsiness" of Mayor Francisco Cuenca's and the socialist government.

Council member Jemima Sánchez defended the Ramadan event in the historic park saying "multiculturalism can never be a threat, it is an added value."

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