Police arrest Muslim couple in Spain for 'jihad videos'

February 17, 2009 15:13


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Police say they have arrested a Spanish soldier and his girlfriend for making and distributing videos promoting 'jihad,' or holy war, and calling for attacks in Spain. A police statement said the couple detained Tuesday in the southern city of Granada have placed at least 11 videos on the Internet. The clips have been viewed some 2,000 times. The statement identified the man as Christian Peso Ruiz Coello and his Russian girlfriend as Maria Choubina, both aged 24. The statement added that both are Muslims. Police said the videos praise 'mujahedeen' fighters and call for the recovery of Andalucia, the southern region around Granada that was a treasured part of 800 years of Moorish rule in Spain up to the 15th century.

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