Spain arrests 6 in raid on purported Islamic cell

October 24, 2007 10:19


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Spanish police have arrested six people suspected of recruiting Islamic fighters for Iraq and engaging in other terrorism-related activities, authorities said Wednesday. The suspects were arrested in the northern Spanish city of Burgos, the Interior Ministry said without specifying the day of the arrests. The group is also alleged to have raised money for jailed terrorists, and distributed audiovisual material that praised jihad, or holy war. The cell carried out much of this activity, and recruiting of possible Islamic fighters, through Internet chat rooms, the ministry said in a statement. It said this was the first such a cell in Spain had sought to promote jihad relying mainly on the Internet.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Angela Merkel gestures during a cabinet meeting in Berlin
July 19, 2019
Germany's Merkel, planning to serve full term, backs under-fire protegee


Cookie Settings