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Spain: Muslim arrested for Majorca beach massacre plot


 

ISIS in Majorca: Moment suspected jihadist is arrested on suspicion of planning attacks on holidaymakers – as intelligence chiefs warn of plots to bomb beach resorts 

  • Man arrested on the island of Majorca in connection to ISIS terror cell
  • ISIS plans terror attacks at Europe beach resorts, report claims 
  • Plan to bury bombs under sun loungers and detonate suicide vests 
  • German and Italian intelligence ‘informed on plans by source in Africa’

 

Spanish police arrested a Moroccan man on the island of Majorca today on suspicion of having close links to Islamist militants.

Video footage has emerged of the man, who was not named, being snatched by masked security officers and led away in broad daylight with his face covered with a grey top.

The suspect is also accused of recruiting fighters to join forces in Syria and Iraq and of being in charge of commissioning potential attacks in Spain and across Europe, the ministry said.

Two masked Spanish police officers escort the arrested man in Palma de Mallorca earlier this morning

German media reports that ISIS is sending jihadists to pretend to sell refreshments before detonating suicide vests and bombs buried under sun loungers at Spanish, French and Italian resorts

German media reports that ISIS is sending jihadists to pretend to sell refreshments before detonating suicide vests and bombs buried under sun loungers at Spanish, French and Italian resorts

Video footage has emerged of the man, who was not named, being snatched by masked security officers and led away in broad daylight with his face covered with a grey top

Video footage has emerged of the man, who was not named, being snatched by masked security officers and led away in broad daylight with his face covered with a grey top

The terror suspect was bundled into the back of a small black car after being seized earlier this morning

The terror suspect was bundled into the back of a small black car after being seized earlier this morning

A team of 15 Spanish police officers were involved in the raid on the apartment in the Son Gotleu district of Palma early this morning.

The news comes it was revealed ISIS is planning terror attacks across Europe this summer, targeting holidaying tourists by posing as ice cream and T-shirt sellers.

German media reports that ISIS is sending jihadists to pretend to sell refreshments before detonating suicide vests and bombs buried under sun loungers at Spanish, French and Italian resorts.

The BND – Germany’s equivalent of MI6 – learned from its Italian counterpart of the ISIS plots to bring bloodshed to holiday resorts, popular daily newspaper BILD said on Tuesday.

According to the report the Italians were informed of the terror plans from a credible source in Africa.

They say the would-be killers had formed ‘concrete plans’ to pose as refugees serving tourists with drinks and snacks or hawking beach accessories and T-shirts.

The suspect is also accused of recruiting fighters to join forces in Syria and Iraq and of being in charge of commissioning potential attacks in Spain and across Europe, the ministry said

The suspect is also accused of recruiting fighters to join forces in Syria and Iraq and of being in charge of commissioning potential attacks in Spain and across Europe, the ministry said

Police officers carry out several boxes of evidence after raiding the flat in Majorca, Spain

Police officers carry out several boxes of evidence after raiding the flat in Majorca, Spain

The Moroccan man has not been named but is believed to be 26 and is accused of being a recruiter for ISIS

The Moroccan man has not been named but is believed to be 26 and is accused of being a recruiter for ISIS

A team of 15 Spanish police officers were involved in the raid on the apartment in the Son Gotleu district of Palma early this morning

A team of 15 Spanish police officers were involved in the raid on the apartment in the Son Gotleu district of Palma early this morning.

BILD said the plans involve the use of automatic weapons on crowded waterfronts, suicide bombings and explosive devices buried in sand beneath sun loungers.

ISIS, which is squeezed financially as the international coalition ranged against it in the Middle East hampers its movement and military actions, is looking for more soft targets in the west and came up with the holiday bombing campaign.

According to BILD the beaches which intelligence chiefs say are definitely targeted include resorts in southern France, the Costa del Sol in Spain and both coasts in Italy.

The newspaper quotes a high ranking official: ‘It could be a whole new dimension of terror. Holiday beaches cannot be protected.’ Last year 38 people, 30 of them British, died when a gunman opened fire on a beach in Tunisia.

Threat: ISIS is sending jihadists to pretend to sell refreshments before detonating suicide vests and bombs buried under sun loungers at Spanish, French and Italian resorts, including  Costa Del Sol in Spain (pictured)

Threat: ISIS is sending jihadists to pretend to sell refreshments before detonating suicide vests and bombs buried under sun loungers at Spanish, French and Italian resorts, including Costa Del Sol in Spain (pictured)

Attack: Tourists lay flowers  outside the Imperial Marhaba Hotel, in the popular tourist resort of al-Sousse, Tunisia, where 38 people were killed, including 30 UK nationals, in an attack last June

Attack: Tourists lay flowers outside the Imperial Marhaba Hotel, in the popular tourist resort of al-Sousse, Tunisia, where 38 people were killed, including 30 UK nationals, in an attack last June.

The threat stems from Boko Haram, the terror group from Nigeria which has allied itself with Isis and co-operates with the leadership at a high level. It is understood that regular African travellers to Europe, who so far have disguised their loyalty to the fanatics, will be activated for the murder campaign.

Seck Pouye, police chief of the Senegalese town of Saly, said: ‘These people travel regularly to Italy and other places with visas and documents. They are not illegal because they are viewed as business people and traders. That is what makes them so dangerous.’

Germany has so far not issued any travel warnings to its people about a potential terror threat at foreign holiday destinations.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Spain: Muslim arrested for Majorca beach massacre plot

  1. !!! – “Any Infidel/non-Believer” harbouring a notion that Islamist Terrorists’ dedication to ‘Slaughtering’ innocents, will be “persuaded” to abandon such aspirations for ‘ANY’ cause of reason, is suffering from insanity and delirium! Like ‘lethal’ pathogenic Virus’ agents, – Terrorists’ surreptitiously ‘infilterate’ their chosen target areas and Groups, mingling with unsuspecting Victims’ and through their viciousness and demonic Savagery, seek to overcome resistance through shock and mind-boggling brutality! ISLAM is ‘convinced’ it ultimately will ‘overcome’ and WIN, using such tactics!”

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