Why Barcelona, a tourist paradise, is a ‘Salafist city’

Barcelona, a world-renowned tourist destination, has also been an attraction for jihadists on a trail linking European countries such as France and Belgium to Moroccan criminal networks.

Since the 2004 Madrid train bombings – the deadliest Islamist attack on European soil — Spain had been spared the sort of jihadist violence that has struck France, Belgium, Germany and the UK over the past two years.