Rabat - A Moroccan national has been arrested in the Spanish city of Badalona on Saturday.
Rabat – A Moroccan national has been arrested in the Spanish city of Badalona on Saturday.
The Moroccan national is accused of disturbing militant Islamist propaganda across social networks, according to a statement from the Spanish interior Ministry.
The accused is also seen as a supporter of the so-called Islamic State militants and that he had called for jihad on Facebook and Twitter.
“The detainee had undergone an important process of indoctrination and radicalization, by which he displayed a high level of commitment and willingness to cooperate with Daesh (arabic acronym of the Islamic State),” said the statement.
“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 added.
As of June 23, Spanish authorities had arrested 45 people this year in relation to international terrorism, according to the Interior ministry’s website.