March 15, 2014
Mustafa Maya Amaya, alleged leader of the Al Qaeda terrorist cell dismantled yesterday by a police operation is an old acquaintance in Malaga. His name came to the fore a month after the attacks of September 11, 2001. All eyes turned also to him when he placed outside a local Mosque a pro-Taliban manifesto that among other things, defended the status of Afghan women and the use of the Islamic headscarf.
He converted in prison in 1996 while serving sentences for burglary. Rafael Amaya Maya was born 51 years ago in Brussels and is the son of Spanish immigrants.