Al Andaluz: 15 Jihadists Captured

* The Islamic claim on Spain is as real as the threat to Israel: Land, once conquered by Islam must never be given back to the infidels


A jihad recruitment ring has been broken in Spain:

Spain arrests 15 over recruiting Islamist fighters.

MADRID (Reuters) Spanish police said on Monday they had arrested 15 people suspected of recruiting Islamic fighters for Iraq and North Africa.

The 13 Moroccans and two Algerians are alleged to have indoctrinated others with radical Islamic teachings and glorified “jihad,” or holy war, the ministry said in a statement. “Moreover, it (the group) was allegedly linked with the financing and sending of combatants to different terrorist organisations in North Africa and other countries in conflict like Iraq.”

Police arrested 12 in Barcelona and nearby towns, while another two were detained in Aranjuez, 50 km (30 miles) south of Madrid, and one in the resort city of Malaga. Documents, diaries, computers, mobile telephones and papers related to jihad were seized, in an operation that police said was connected to the arrest of 22 jihadists in January.

Journalist Bruno Cardenosa says there’s nothing to worry about.

Bruno Cardenosa, a Spanish journalist who writes about international terrorism, said the arrests did not indicate a major threat to Spain from Muslim militants.

“We have seen several operations against Islamic terrorism in Spain in recent years, in which the charges have not been that serious. Very probably, most of these suspects will be out in the coming hours or days,” said Cardenosa.

* Amazing. We never seem to run out of Islamic terrorists and Jackass journo’s. They must be breeding like rabbits…

Meanwhile, in the real world:

“Fatah al-Islam consists of ‘various Arab nationalities”

Fatah al-Islam is made up of a few hundred Islamist extremists of various Arab nationalities and is said to be inspired by the Al-Qaeda network of Osama bin Laden.

The Saudi ambassador to Lebanon, Abdul Aziz Khoja, told the London-based Al-Hayat newspaper: “Up to now, four Saudis have been killed in the ongoing clashes between the Lebanese army and the Fatah al-Islam group, but they have yet to be identified.

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