Thursday, February 16, 2017

Spain: Two jihad suspects arrested

(Madrid) Police in Spain have arrested a 41-year-old Moroccan man and a 36-year-old Spanish woman after intelligence-led operations A spokesman for the Interior Ministry said the man had returned to Spain from Syria where he was trained by fighters from al-Qaeda off-shoot al-Nusra but fell out with his mentors and joined ISIS. The suspect was in charge of radicalising and recruiting young people in the Tolosaldea region of Spain. He has been targeting disaffected teenagers, preferably of Moroccan origin, and forging close relationships with them.

Police are also questioning  Dolores Hidalgo (the widow of an ISIS thug) who was detained near Alicante as she attempted to travel to Islamic State territory on the Syria-Iraq border with her four children in which to join the bloodthirsty terror group. Investigators state she carried out propaganda work through social networks, where she used very aggressive slogans, jihadist emblems and published extremely violent videos edited by herself showing a radical Islamist ideology in favour of the Palestinian cause. She collaborated with ISIS through a contact she had with a well-known recruiter in Syria.