Alleged terrorist arrested in Valencia
National Police have arrested an alleged terrorist in Valencia accused of indoctrination and collaboration with DAESH.
“His preaching activities had converted him into a real threat to public security due to his use of the social media to carry out an effective terrorist indoc-trination campaign, founded on the spread of violent content, initially in favour of Al Qaeda and more recently in favour of the terrorist group DAESH,” said a spokesman.
Through the use of different virtual profiles, under names associated with the Jihadist epics, the detainee, a 45-year old male of Moroccan origin and a nationalised Spaniard, published numerous messa-ges on training in combat tactics, the glorification of Jihadist attacks committed by DAESH in Europe, Syria and other countries, and particularly emphasised basic radical concepts to his followers, the precursor to any terrorist activity: “Jihad is an inescapable duty”, and “the imposition of Sharia law, the fight and action against the enemy”.
The detainee was found to be highly integrated in the Muslim community in his town of residence, despite carrying out terrorist indoctrination and recruitment tasks over the Internet, preserving, to some extent, his anonymity and aware of the tremendous scope of this medium, of its effective capacity and real-time operation.
Since 2015, the year in which the Ministry of Home Affairs raised the Counter-Terrorism Alert Level to level 4 (Spanish acronym: NAA-4), the law enforcement agencies have arrested a total of 195 Jihadist terrorists.