Madrid – An individual of Moroccan nationality was arrested Wednesday in Catalonia (north-east of Spain) for "glorifying terrorism" on the internet, said the Spanish Interior Ministry.
Madrid – An individual of Moroccan nationality was arrested Wednesday in Catalonia (north-east of Spain) for “glorifying terrorism” on the internet, said the Spanish Interior Ministry.
The arrest is part of an operation conducted by the Spanish national police in collaboration with the Moroccan authorities, the same source said in a statement.
The individual was involved in an “intense activity” to propagate jihadist ideas through the internet, the Spanish Ministry said, noting that this operation has allowed the security services to thwart “a clear threat against the Spanish national security”.
“The Moroccan national used multiple virtual platforms to develop a constant and increasing activity to disseminate the doctrine and radicalization strategy of jihadist terrorist groups, particularly those of ISIS,” the same source noted.
The investigation revealed that the accused had contacts with people returning from the Syria-Iraq conflict zone, from whom he requested, through social networks, advice and information about their activities, the Spanish Ministry said.