Jihadist radicalisation: an individual arrested in Spain for spreading terrorist propaganda online

The Spanish Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) arrested a supporter of the so-called Islamic State terrorist organisation in an operation developed together with Europol. The suspect was searching, editing and further disseminating terrorist propaganda material to young people online.

On 20 October, officers from the Spanish authorities arrested a Moroccan citizen in Altea, Alicante suspected of spreading terrorist propaganda online. He was attempting to radicalise and recruit new members for the so-called Islamic State. The suspect was targeting young people via social networks and, to avoid detection from security services, he was later redirecting them to a private messaging application.

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Source: Europol