The detainee in Terrassa had more than 400.000 followers on the networks and threatened the LGTBI community
Agents of the National Police they have stopped in Terrassa (Barcelona) an individual for spreading jihadist postulates and threats against the Jewish community and LGTBI through social networks, where he had about 400.000 followers. As reported by the Police, the arrested person used his profiles on social networks to incite jihad against Muslims in Europe with the aim of imposing the Sharia or Islamic Law, plus continuous references of hatred against Jewish and LGTBI groups.
He is a Moroccan born in 1998, in an irregular situation in Spain and with a history of common crimes, according to police sources. The arrested person had about 400.000 followers and its content on social networks had almost four million “I like", among them messages in which he threatened to cut the throats of the enemies of the Islam.
Hatred against the LGTBI collective
The detainee made publications with continuous messages of hate against the LGTBI community and the Jewish community, even making specific threats against other social media users who criticized his speeches.
In recent months, according to Police, had hardened his radical discourse, “going so far as to encourage terrorist attacks and make specific threats against other social media users who criticized him for his speeches.”. What's more, the Police has detailed that the detainee had shown his desire to take action and “accelerated the search for knives and bulletproof vests".
Consequently, last Wednesday afternoon the corresponding police device was launched, carrying out, in addition to the arrest of the subject, a home search where the agents seized, among other things, numerous computer equipment and information.
The operation, which has been developed jointly by the General Information Commissioner and Provincial Information Brigades of Barcelona, Girona and Alicante, has been coordinated by the Prosecutor's Office of the National Court and directed by Central Court of Instruction number 2, which has ordered his entry into prison. The investigation, which began at the end of 2022, had the collaboration of the General Directorate of Territorial Security of the Kingdom of Morocco (DGST), focusing on the individual now detained for his alignment with jihadist postulates.
🚩🚩 Detained in the province of # Barcelona a man for spreading jihadist postulates
Through his social networks, he made publications in favor of committing jihadist actions in Europe.
- National Police (@policia) November 3, 2023