An imam? A man who had devoted his life to understanding Islam properly and communicating it effectively got involved in a jihad mass murder plot? Why, it’s astonishing! Had he fallen under the influence of “right-wing extremists”?
“Spain attack fugitive whereabouts unknown as Barcelona mourns,” by Daniel Bosque and Hui Min Neo, AFP, August 19, 2017:
…The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the attacks, believed to be its first in Spain.
The terror cell was reportedly made up of at least 12 men, some of them teenagers. Police also confirmed that an imam, Abdelbaki Es Satty, was among the suspects.
Investigators are seeking to unravel the role of the imam, who is believed to have radicalised many of the youths in a small town called Ripoll at the foot of the Pyrenees.
Several of the suspects — including Abouyaaqoub — grew up or lived in the town of about 10,000 residents.
On Saturday, police raided the imam’s apartment in Ripoll, his flatmate, who would only identify himself as Nourddem, told AFP…
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