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September 27, 2016 | Is ISIS Targeting Spain Next?

Mike 'Mish' Shedlock

Mike Shedlock / Mish is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, regardless of market direction.

Since the beginning of 2016, ISIS propaganda repeatedly called on Spanish jihadists to take back Spain. It asked terrorists to “reconnoiter airline and train routes for attacks.” It urged followers to “poison food and water” with insecticides.

In July, ISIS started broadcasting videos with Spanish. The quality and syntax of the writing was exceptional, showing command of the language and of Spanish history.

The goal is to conquer Al-Andalus. That is the Arabic name for parts of Spain, Portugal and France occupied by Muslim conquerors (the Moors) from 711 to 1492.



Mainstream media has not reported on any of this. It wouldn’t be politically correct. Here are a couple of articles that explain in detail what the goals are.

Islamic State Broadcasts its First Entirely in Spanish Subtitled Video

Courtesy of Google translation please consider Islamic State Broadcasts its First Entirely in Spanish Subtitled Video

Islamic State terrorists have not forgotten Spain. Almost coinciding with the terrorist attack in Nice (France), it released a new propaganda video made in the caliphate of terror which has as main novelty the fact that it is fully subtitled in Spanish.

The video lasts 19 minutes and 32 seconds and is noted for the high quality of translation, both in his writing and in his syntax, which might suggest that the person who was responsible for it have as their mother tongue Spanish or a very deep knowledge of the Spanish language. The AICS consultation considered likely even subtitling has been done in Spanish soil.

Interior Ministry sources consulted by Libertad Digital amounted few days ago at 173 the number of Spanish jihadists who have left our country in recent years to join terrorist groups in Syria, Iraq, Mali and Libya. Of these, about 25 have left our country since early this year .

Jihadists Target Spain

The Gatestone Institute reports Jihadists Target Spain

“The actions of your ancestors are the reason for our actions today.”

The Islamic State document said that since the establishment of the Spanish Inquisition in 1478, Spain “has done everything to destroy the Koran.” It said that Spain tortured Muslims, including burning them alive. Therefore, according to the Islamic State, “Spain is a criminal state that usurps our land.” The document calls on jihadists to “reconnoiter airline and train routes for attacks.” It also calls on followers to “poison food and water” with insecticides.

“We will kill any ‘innocent’ Spanish infidel we find in Muslim lands, and… whether we are European in origin or not, we will kill you in your cities and towns according to our plan.” — Islamic State document, May 30, 2016.

“We will recover al-Andalus, Allah willing. Oh dear Andalus! You thought we forgot about you. I swear by Allah we have never forgotten you. No Muslim can forget Córdoba, Toledo or Xàtiva. There are many faithful and sincere Muslims who swear they will return to al-Andalus.” — Islamic State video, January 31, 2016.

“Spain is the land of our forefathers and we are going to take it back with the power of Allah.” — Islamic State video, January 7, 2016.

On July 15, 2016, Islamic State released its first propaganda video with Spanish subtitles.

On June 3, Islamic State released a video — “Month of Ramadan, Month of Conquest” — which mentions al-Andalus four times. Spain is the only non-Muslim country mentioned in the video.

On May 30, Islamic State released a two-page document in Spanish in which it issued threats directly against Spain. The document states:

“We will kill any ‘innocent’ Spanish infidel we find in Muslim lands, and if not we will reach your land. Our religion and our faith lives among you, and even though you do not know our names or what we look like and do not even know whether we are European in origin or not, we will kill you in your cities and towns according to our plan, in the same way that you are killing our families.”

On January 31, Islamic State released a video in which one of its Spanish jihadists warned Spain that it would “pay a very heavy price” for expelling Muslims from al-Andalus.

On January 7, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, which is fighting Islamic State for hegemony of North Africa, released a video calling for jihadist attacks in Madrid as a strategy to help Muslims recover the Spanish North African exclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.

Muslim Land

The irony is amazing. It was the Moors who invaded Spain, not the other way around. Somehow Spain is now “Muslim land”.

President Obama refuses to even say so much as “radical Muslim”, and he is willing to take in 60,000 Syrians.

Angela Merkel has no problem granting 80 million Turks (99% of them are Muslim) visa access in return for Turkey blocking out a million or so Syrians.

In case you think there is no problem with the religion itself, as widely practiced, I ask you to read A Sunni Muslim Addresses the Question: Is “Radical Islam” the Problem or is “Islam” the Problem?

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

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September 27th, 2016

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