Danish jihadist arrested in Spain wanted to buy weapons there

A Danish man arrested in Spain on suspicion of fighting with Islamic State (Isis) jihadists in Syria was planning to buy weapons in the country, the interior ministry said Monday.

Ahmed Samsam, 27, who was detained on Friday in Malaga in southern Spain and put under official investigation at the weekend, is suspected of having fought in the ranks of Isis for more than three years.

In a statement, the ministry said photos posted on social networks showed him holding weapons, explosives and symbols of the jihadist group whose control over parts of Syria and Iraq is being eroded by Iraqi forces on the one side and US-backed fighters in Syria.

  • Jay Currie

    Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons
    Packed up and ready to go
    Heard of some grave sites, out by the highway
    A place where nobody knows
    The sound of gunfire, off in the distance
    I’m getting used to it now
    Lived in a brownstone, lived in the ghetto
    I’ve lived all over this town

    This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
    This ain’t no fooling around
    No time for dancing, or lovey dovey
    I ain’t got time for that now

  • ontario john

    Its rewrite history time in Sunny Ways Canada! The Toronto Sun has a story on how some students and staff at Ryerson University want the statue of him taken down, and the name of the university changed. According to them, he is part of the colonization atrocities of our past for bringing public education to Ontario. And of course we have the ongoing saga of some sailors politely holding a pro British history demonstration, while whiny indians deface and demand the statue of General Cornwallis be taken down. The media is reporting this morning, that military career officers are looking at kicking the sailors out of the navy. We have no free speech in Canada. You must follow the instructions of the political and media elites, on what you can believe, or you will suffer the consequences. Welcome to fascist Canada.

  • cdajoe

    “A Danish man” ye right. He’s as Danish as I am . Probably less so.