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Jihadists have been increasingly writing in Spanish and targeting Spanish speakers in  Spain. ISIS has been texting, tweeting, and producing videos and propaganda in Spanish according to Spain’s counter-terrorism forces.

The ISIS-linked Wafa Media Foundation recently urged north Africans living in the Maghreb area (Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania and Libya) to attack Spanish citizens. It announced:

“Anywhere you consider a valid target to punish Spanish criminals, by any means.”

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The UK Express recently reported on a thwarted terrorist effort in Spain, in which Muslim Migrants from Morocco used fake IDs and attempted to send money to aid ISIS.


ISIS has even been analyzing Spain’s election results, to “increases the possibility of a terror attack in our territory,” authorities speculate.

The Express reports:

Spain has been on high anti-terror alert, level four out of a threat level scale of one to five, since last June.

Level 5 is “very high” and would involve the mobilisation of the Armed Forces to guarantee security in the streets and at strategic locations, or even the restriction and control of Spanish airspace.

Investigators profiled 150 alleged jihadis arrested by Spanish authorities from 2013 to May, 2016. They found that:

  • 86 percent of detainees were members of ISIS,
  • 94 percent participated in activities relating to ISIS terrorism
  • Only 6 percent acted as so-called ‘lone wolves.’

ISIS jihadis are determined to terrorize Spain as part of its campaign to reclaim it for Islam.

The Umayyad conquest of Spain began in 711 AD. By 720 nearly the entire Iberian Peninsula was under Muslim control.

The Muslims lost power in 1492.


Bethany Blankley

Bethany Blankley is a political analyst for Fox News Radio and has appeared on television and radio programs nationwide. She writes about political, cultural, and religious issues in America from the perspective of an evangelical and former communications staffer. She was a communications strategist for four U.S. Senators, one U.S. Congressman, a former New York governor, and several non-profits. She earned her MA in Theology from The University of Edinburgh, Scotland and her BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland. Follow her @bethanyblankley &

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