Jihadi cell dismantled and one man arrested in Gran Canaria
The National Police have arrested two people in Mogán in Gran Canaria, and Melilla, a Spanish autonomous city in northern Africa, who were part of a jihadist cell dedicated to recruiting vulnerable women to marry other terrorists, and thus ensure the offspring of mujahideen children.
As reported by the General Directorate of the National Police, the two detainees on Wednesday were admitted to prison by order of the head of the investigating court number 3 of the National Court.
Agents from the General Information Commission and the Provincial Information Brigade of San Sebastián, in addition to the brigades of Melilla and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, have participated in the police investigation, under the coordination of the Prosecutor's Office of the National Court and in cooperation with the General Directorate of Territory Surveillance (DGST) of the Kingdom of Morocco and EUROPOL.
The investigation began when experts in the fight against terrorism detected the presence of a terrorist structure with ramifications in different countries.
The group was related to a current ideologically aligned with Al Qaeda, whose ultimate goal was the imposition of an Islamic caliphate through combative jihad.
In fact, the two arrested defined and identified with the group, within the same strategy of action and abided by the internal rules imposed.
Its mission was fundamentally to attract women who presented indicators of vulnerability, with little religious training, easily manipulated and influenced.
After getting their indoctrination and incorporation into the group, they made them partakers of their terrorist objective, and instrumentalized them to become new recruits and mothers of future mujahideen children.
The Police emphasize that the intention was twofold. On the one hand, they increased the number of members in the group, and on the other, ensured that the descendants of the married couples were perfectly indoctrinated to help "spread the true religion."
In the ideals of the group, polygamy among its members was assumed as a way of life, and their aim is to contract as many marriages as possible.