29-11-2021 11:33 PM Jerusalem Timing

Spain Detains Moroccan for Distributing ISIL Propaganda

Spain Detains Moroccan for Distributing ISIL Propaganda

Spanish police arrested a Moroccan man in the north eastern city of Badalona on Saturday accused of distributing terrorist propaganda across social networks.

Spain arrests terroristSpanish police arrested a Moroccan man in the north eastern city of Badalona on Saturday accused of distributing terrorist propaganda across social networks, the Interior Ministry said.

In a statement, the ministry said the man was a supporter of the so-called 'Islamic State of iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri group and had called for jihad on two fronts.

"On one side, the call for Muslims to go to Syria and Iraq and form part of the self-proclaimed caliphate and, on the other, for those that cannot travel, autonomous terrorist acts in their respective countries of origin or residence," it said.

Spain authorities said the country is working to prevent radicalized young people joining armed groups in Syria or Iraq or attacking targets at home. As of June 23, it had arrested 45 people this year in relation to international terrorism, according to the ministry's website.