The Association of Moroccan Immigrant Workers (ATIM), denounced this Wednesday in a statement “the vile, racist and xenophobic murder “ of Younes Bilal, the young Moroccan who died last Sunday after being shot several times in a cafeteria in Mazarrón (Murcia).
The alleged perpetrator of the murder, Carlos Patricio BM, 52, was arrested on the same Sunday, and this Wednesday the head of the investigating court number 1 of Totana agreed to his entry into provisional prison, as reported by the Superior Court of Justice of Murcia.
The murder of Younes was also described as “racist” by the Minister of Social Rights, Ione Belarra, who pointed out this Wednesday through a message on Twitter that “the racist murder of a neighbor in Mazarrón it is a very serious event “.” It is not an isolated episode, it is the result of hate speech that promote political and media actors and that must receive the resounding rejection of the whole society, “he added.
The racist murder of a neighbor in Mazarrón is a very serious event. It is not an isolated episode, it is the result of a hate speech promoted by political and media actors and that must receive the resounding rejection of the entire society. My solidarity with the family.
– Ione Belarra (@ionebelarra) June 16, 2021
For its part, ATIM also denounces “the instrumentalization and manipulation that some groups of the Spanish extreme right are once again starring in social networks against Morocco and Moroccans”, and adds that “this latest episode of racist brutality against Moroccans and Morocco is fanned by the systematic campaign which was carried out by the main Spanish media and social networks since the beginning of the diplomatic crisis between Spain and Morocco “.
“These hate-generating groups – adds ATIM – lack the intellectual capacity and talent necessary to propose alternatives, and look to the future, with constructive contributions for a rich and just coexistence that benefits society as a whole.”
“Cultivate tares and hatred”
ATIM points out that it “knows how to distinguish between those who want to cultivate weeds and hatred, and the vast majority of Spanish society, who prefer a coexistence based on mutual respect and consideration. ”
“From the association – ATIM points out – we denounce this fact that aims to break the harmonious coexistence between all the citizens of Spain in general, and Murcia in particular. And for this, we urge some political forces and some media to cease their instrumentalization and in the handling of arguments and sensationalisms that only fuel hatred and xenophobia [para] scare the population due to ethnic, racial and religious diversity, discourses that only legitimize and encourage fear, mistrust, feelings that [se] They turn into violent acts like the one that happened last Sunday in Mazarrón. “
ATIM concludes by asking “the Murcian citizenship to keep calm and let justice be the one to forcefully punish the racist murderer. “
Demonstration of hundreds of neighbors
The alleged perpetrator of the crime was brought to justice this Wednesday after his arrest, and after a demonstration in Mazarrón by hundreds of neighbors, who denounced the murder as racist and expressed their support for the victim’s family, shouting “We are all Younes.” From the organization Convivir Sin Racismo they demand that the murder be investigated as a hate crime.
In her car, the judge specifies that “the admission to prison [de Carlos Patricio B. M.] It must be carried out in a module that presents sufficient guarantees to preserve the physical integrity and the life of the person under investigation “. The detainee is also accused of illegal possession of weapons, reports Efe.
As reported on Monday by the Local Police of Mazarrón, the attack occurred around 10:20 p.m. last Sunday in the busy cafeteria “El Muelle” on the Paseo Marítimo in the town, when an individual shot Younes with a pistol, who died after receiving three bullet holes.
The alleged perpetrator was arrested after a long chase around the area, carrying the firearm during the flight, while he crossed a multitude of people, since the influx of the public on the Paseo Marítimo was very high at the time of the events, in the case of a Sunday day, the eve as well as a local festival in the municipality of Mazarrón.