April 23, 2013

Spain Arrests 2 Men Suspected Of Links To Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)

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Nou Mediouni age 23 & Hassan El Jaaouani age 52

Apparently the two were like the Boston Bombers, but weren't like the Boston Bombers because they weren't brothers or from the Caucasus.

Strange explanation of how they were like but not like the Boston Bombers.

The perps were radicalized on the net

Madrid (CNN) -- Spanish police arrested two suspected terrorists with apparent links to an al Qaeda-affiliated group Tuesday but said they had no indication of an imminent attack.

The Interior Ministry identified the suspects as Nou Mediouni, from Algeria, who was arrested in the north-central city of Zaragoza, and Hassan El Jaaouani, from Morocco, who was detained in the southeastern city of Murcia.

Spanish police worked with their counterparts in France and Morocco to carry out the latest arrests, the Interior Ministry statement said.

The statement said the two suspects have a "profile" that is similar to the two suspects in the Boston Marathon attacks.

However, that similarity is based only on how the two suspects in Spain were "radicalized," by going to online forums and chat rooms, and also in the suspects' alleged interest in pulling from the Internet information on bomb-making[Samir Khan's "Directions on How to Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom" from AQAP's Inspire magazine. ..ed], said an Interior Ministry spokesman, who by custom is not identified.

The pair, who are from different countries, are not brothers and, unlike the two suspects in the Boston Marathon attacks, have no roots in the Caucasus region, he said.

The two are suspected members of a radical cell close to the terrorist organization al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the Interior Ministry said.

Became radicalized on the net?

Who woulda thunk.

Update: Googlish

Mediouni[L. above] was regular user of an online forum from which responsible for Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) with which allegedly is linked, recruited people with more radical profiles.

Meanwhile, Jaaouani, 52, was linked with common criminals and now no job.

Like Mediouni, this alleged member of AQIM have been involved with the same responsible for the terrorist organization located in Mali and in charge of recruiting Islamic terrorists in Spain.

came to contact, explains Interior, with one of the people directly related to the kidnapping and murder of two French citizens in January 2011.

If anyone is interested, AQIM's mouthpiece is also on twitter: @Andalus_Media. Apparently the media head had a "news conference' aka Q & A thingy. You can read the questions/answers here[PDF].

Became radicalized on the net.

By Stable Hand at 09:05 AM | Comments |