Spain: Barcelona’s Would-Be Beheaders

Police in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia have arrested eleven members of a jihadist cell that was planning to behead a random person in Barcelona.

The cell, which prosecutors say was actively recruiting jihadists for the Islamic State, is also accused of planning to bomb public and private buildings in Catalonia, including a Jewish bookstore in Barcelona.

The arrests have drawn renewed attention to the spiraling problem of radical Islam in Catalonia, which has one of the largest per capita Muslim populations in Europe.

  • Waffle

    Time for another reconquista?

  • Valencia

    Barcelona…a beautiful, lively, cultural city. The industrious heart of Spain. But, when I studied there in the late 80’s they pumped me for information about Quebec…

    Both Quebec and Catalonia felt their language and culture subsumed by the surrounding country. Importing muslims who would speak Catalan or French hasn’t worked out too well though….and Catalan has no excuse. They knew what Islam was all about.

  • Shebel

    It was a good movie- “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” .
    I didn’t know that they filmed it in Spain.