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.

Ceuta is in the mind of the terrorist jihadist

11 May 2012

Coming from Seville, Professor at the University Pablo de Olavide, Manuel Ricardo Torres Soriano[1], offered yesterday at the UNED a conference on the danger of terrorist organizations where he answered some questions about this subject:

Q -Do Ceuta and Melilla have to be especially concerned?
A- Terrorism affects mainly Algeria, which has numerous criminal organizations, then it is true that there are terrorist activities in Morocco and Mauritania but with less intensity. Ceuta and Mellia is part of these organizations radical discourse as a vindication and as an attempt to legitimize their aspirations expelling the alleged Western invasion of a territory they consider Islamic.
Q- What role must Spain play?
A – There must be cooperation among democratic countries, wherever part of the world they are from, and all together we may reach a successful conclusion.