Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Italy:Man who planned attacks on 'non-believers' arrested.

(Turin) Police in the North of Italy police, assisted by Italy's Special Operations Group, arrested  Mouner El Aoual a 29 year old illegal immigrant from Morocco on Monday afternoon, following seven months of surveillance after an FBI tip-off

It transpires that Mouner  openly promoted Islamist extremism online, calling in one message for "non-believers" to be "roasted on kebab skewers" and fed to dogs. Mouner who has lived in Italy since 2008, used 'walkie-talkie app' Zello to discuss his plans to carry out an attack in Italy. He also shared material about combat techniques, how to throw police investigators off track, and behaviours to adopt in order to become "invisible" while living in a Western country. In one chat group, he styled himself as the Isis group's spokesperson in Italy, using the nickname 'ibn dawala7', meaning 'son of the state', and swore allegiance to Isis chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.