SHAFAQNA – British tourists in Spain have been warned of a fresh terror threat to popular holiday resorts across the country after a fanatic allied to Daesh called on Muslims to attack busy destinations including shopping centres and cruise ships.
Nightclubs, planes, cinemas and cafes and bars in Spain are also listed as suggested targets for militants sympathetic to the takiri cause.
An article published by Al-Wafa’, a media company affiliated with Daesh, also predicts Spain will be conquered by the death cult, which is also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh.
Author Abu Marya Al-Aseef said fighters should use explosives, machine guns and even trucks to avenge the “crimes committed by Spain against Muslims”.
The call-to-arms comes a month after a Daesh extremist ploughed a lorry into crowds of spectators at a Bastille Day fireworks show in the French city of Nice.
In the latest warning of attacks on Europe, the extremist also urges people living in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, and Libya to kidnap Spaniards and either behead them or exchange them for Muslim prisoners.
The fanatic ordered followers to kidnap westerners to be used to exchange for terrorist prisoners.
He wrote: “As their governments kill our brothers, so should we [seek] revenge and reprisal.”
The article, titled Spain [of] Fernardo, We Vow [to Seek] Revenge, which was seen by US-based terror monitoring organisation MEMRI, says Spanish troops killed 60,000 Muslims in the ancient battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212, known in Islamic history as the battle of Al-Uqab.
Al-Aseef says Spanish soldiers are “still killing Muslims in the eastern and western parts of the earth, sometimes with bomb-carrying air jets and other times with the direct participation [of soldiers] on the ground”.
He says Muslims should avenge those deaths by carrying out attacks on Spanish soil
The last major terror attack to hit Spain was the Madrid train bombings in 2004, when 192 people were killed by al Qaeda militants.
The Foreign Office advises the 12 million Britons who visit the country each year that there remains a “high threat” of terrorism.
The FCO says on its website: “In 2015, Spanish police disrupted a number of groups suspected of recruiting individuals to travel to Syria and Iraq.
“Some of them expressed an intention to carry out attacks in Europe. Several further police operations have taken place in 2016.
“Spanish authorities believe that a number of Spanish nationals have successfully travelled to Syria and Iraq.”