Story By: Ana Lacasa, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency:Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/@esracismosos
This is the moment a Spanish woman describes a country as a “Muslim sh*t” and refuses to accept a man being Spanish as his parents are not from the country.
The startling incident occurred in a shop on the Bravo Murillo street in the city centre of the Spanish capital Madrid and was recorded by one of the shop workers who was being insulted.
In the video, the woman, who has not been identified, can be seen speaking aggressively to a shop keeper, who is reportedly Muslim.
She claims the man’s home country “was a colony of France until four days ago” and the man responds by saying: “That is an old-fashioned mindset, it is not the same now.”
The woman then says: “Like Sarkozy said in France, it is a Muslim sh*t and it is his colony. Identity cards and passports are taken away the same as they are given out. And don’t get cocky because it can happen to you too.”
When the man says he is Spanish, the woman says: “You? Spanish? In order to be Spanish you should have a Spanish mother and father. That is the legal system of this country, learn it.”
It is not necessary to have Spanish parents to have Spanish nationality as it can be obtained by permanently living in Spain for 10 years.
The organisation SOS Racismo Madrid (SOS Racism Madrid) posted the video online and the organisation’s president Paula Guerra said: “We were informed about the situation and then we started to make the aggression visible. A woman who said she had come from another shop did not stop shouting racist insults while going into the shop of those young workers.”
Reports state the woman in the video was complaining as the internet data had been incorrectly set up on her mobile phone.
Candidate of the left-wing Podemos political party for the region of Madrid, Inigo Errejon, re-posted the video saying that the woman does not represent the Spanish capital nor its citizens.
He wrote:”Madrid is a city proud of being open. This does not represent my country. Spain is a supportive and modern country. Not a centimetre for those who want us to go back to black and white (meaning those who want to go back to the dictatorship).”
However, Guerra said the video is representative of the country and claimed her organisation “always” received similar videos.
The woman in the video has not been identified and it is unclear if a criminal investigation has been launched.