Category Archives: Spain

How Barcelona Became a Victim of the Barcelona Process

The murders on the pedestrian street of La Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017 were not the first Islamic terrorist attack in Spain. On March 11, 2004, 192 people were killed, and around two thousand injured, in the Madrid train bombings.

In hindsight, that attack marked a new phase in the modern Islamic Jihad against Europe. After the Madrid bombings, London was hit with deadly bombings on July 7, 2005. In recent years, the frequency of jihadist attacks on European soil has increased dramatically.

It is probably not a coincidence that Spain was an early target of Islamic terror. The Iberian Peninsula, present-day Portugal and Spain, was for centuries under Islamic rule. Militant Muslims have repeatedly made it clear that for them, reconquering Spain is a priority.

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Catalonia the next target of the Muslim Brotherhood

The Muslim Brotherhood is slowly building up its pres­ence in Catalonia, Spain, part of a long-term strat­egy to plant roots in an Islamic community with Salafi tradi­tions.

Police said they have paid atten­tion to an increase in activities by Is­lamic groups in the area following an influx of money from mostly foreign sources. The added scrutiny comes in the wake of terrorist attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils in August that left 16 peo­ple dead, with eight attackers also being killed.

A high-ranking police official in Catalonia’s anti-terrorism unit said: “The Muslim community (in Cata­lonia was) long under the influence of Salafists but lately the Muslim Brothers have started getting the up­per hand.”

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The Bells of Barcelona Toll for Europe

President Trump got bad advice about the secession crisis in Catalonia. When Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy visited the White House last week, he said that Spain’s northeastern region would be “foolish to secede.” On the contrary, the gutsy Catalans are the world’s poster-boy for populism. Their independence movement is a real revolution. America shouldn’t meddle in Spain’s internal affairs, to be sure, but we ought to recognize a kindred political movement when we see it. Ultimately, the Catalan independence movement is a response to Europe’s demographic cataclysm.

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Catalonia: What The Media’s Not Telling You

“…Catalonia has always trended a lot more to the Left than the rest of Spain. And it is slowly but surely in the process of Islamization, aided and abetted by its regional government. For more than a decade the Muslim population of Catalonia has been rapidly growing, because Catalonia’s politicians have made it a prime destination for Muslim migrants and ‘refugees.’ A large part of the population, now well over 7% of Catalonia, has become radicalized (or already were) and are calling for the establishment of a Muslim state in what they still refer to by the name of their former conquest, as ‘al-Andaluz.’

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Catalan referendum: Region’s independence ‘in matter of days’

Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC.

In his first interview since a disputed vote on Sunday, Carles Puigdemont said his government would “act at the end of this week or the beginning of next”.

Meanwhile, Spain’s King Felipe VI said the vote’s organisers had put themselves “outside the law”.

He said the situation in Spain was “extremely serious”, calling for unity.

Tensions between Spain and the north-eastern Catalonia region continue to mount, days after the vote was marred by violence involving national police.

This must be shaking up the EU. France has its Corsican problem not to mention the prospect of “autonomous” Islamic regions. Belgium is barely a country, Italy’s north desires to remove the millstone of the south and what of the Grand Duchy of Fenwick?

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Spanish police issue plea for reinforcements, saying Catalan harassment ‘bad as ETA heyday’

A union of Spain’s Guardia Civil called on Tuesday for urgent reinforcements in Catalonia, accusing the government in Madrid of “abandoning” them to “harassment” it said had reached the level of ETA’s heyday.

Amid anger on Catalan streets over the violent police crackdown on Sunday’s banned independence referendum which left almost 900 injured, the Union of Guardia Civil Officers said agents were being “harassed, manipulated and vilified by the citizens that they serve”.

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Catalans ‘vote overwhelmingly for independence’ in ‘illegal’ referendum

Catalan officials claimed 90% of 2.2million voters had called for independence in an ‘illegal’ referendum blighted by violent scenes which left at least 888 people injured.

World leaders condemned the brutal scenes after officials revealed that hundreds of protesters have been injured so far.

Officers were seen stamping and kicking protesters as they stormed buildings and seized ballot boxes.

Footage captured in the village of Sarria de Ter in the province of Girona showed authorities using an axe to smash down the doors of a polling station where Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was due to cast his vote.

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This is it: The total destruction of Europe has just been decided upon

It will now become much easier for ‘refugees’ from Africa to seek asylum in Europe, according to a new agreement between four western European countries and Chad and Niger. “Particularly vulnerable refugees” will now be able to apply for asylum in Europe directly in place in the African countries.

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Thousands march in Barcelona in defiance of terror attacks

Hundreds of thousands of peace marchers flooded the heart of Barcelona on Saturday shouting “I’m not afraid”- a public rejection of violence following terror attacks that killed 15 people.

Emergency workers, taxis drivers, police and ordinary citizens who helped immediately after the August 17 attack in the city’s famed Las Ramblas boulevard led the march.

They carried a street-wide banner with black capital letters reading “No Tinc Por,” which means “I’m not afraid” in the local Catalan language.

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Imam who masterminded Barcelona terror attack was ordered to leave Spain after prison sentence for drugs offences but was allowed to stay after appealing to a judge

Es Satty died at a home in the town of Alcanar, where butane gas canisters were being stockpiled for use in the Barcelona attack

The unnamed judge who made the decision is said to have accepted Es Satty’s claims his forced removal would be a breach of his international rights.

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