Spain, fertile ground to the new jihad

02 June 2013

Spain, far from being an exception, is a fertile ground for Salafi jihadism.
Professor of International Relations at the Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia)( UNED), Carlos Echeverria says that Spain is a very attractive countries for lone wolfes Islamic radicals, Professor Echeverria remembered that at least two of the last calls of Ayman al Zawahiri, current head of Al Qaeda, were directly urging Muslims to strike at Al-Andalus, concretly Ceuta and Melilla. “Spain has the specificity that it was Muslim land and therefore must be retrieved from the invaders.. In his opinion, it is very difficult to establish the specific scenario of a potential attack. However, Ceuta and Melilla, the two Spanish cities on Moroccan territories are places to watch: since they have been the place for jihadi going to fight in Syria against the Assad regime.
In Mellila, the radicalization is visible in the street.
”Three years ago appeared the first woman covered from head to toe, something that had never been seen here. Now there may be more than 70 burkas “says that source who prefers anonymity.