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.
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
Hillary and Obama created a new global enemy that should make they owners lots and lots of money. And they shall be called ISIS. Our nation cannot live without a designated enemy whether real or make-believe. We always have to be fighting somebody and causing massive collateral damage to innocents for the boys and girls on Capital Hill to be satisfied. Unfortunately America wlll go down in the historical record books as one of the most vicious nations to ever occupy the planet. Something as an American I deplore.
Mike you are finally seeing the light.
Mission Accomplished said:
LOL! They’ll get Spain thrown in on a package deal with France and Germany.
The Brits might be a bit clingy with Jebel Tariq aka Gibraltar.
I know Brits who voted Brexit but they quickly make the “It wasn’t about migrants” disclaimer.
The white self loathing is strong.
“White self loathing?” What’s that about? Everyone is responsible for their own behavior, and no else’s. Seems discriminatory – to oneself. That’s the kind of thing that keeps headshrinkers in business I guess.
Stuki Moi said:
Is ISIS even that relevant anymore? They no longer seem to enjoy nearly the mindshare they did 1-2 years ago. They’re are struggling to hold on to their conquests, oil prices are down to where easy money is harder to come by.
Muslim populations initially elated to be rescued from secularist tyrants by an more legitimate Islamic State, are now realizing that a state is a state is a state is a state. No matter what flag they wrap themselves in, it’s no more than just another excuse to shake down their citizenry for money. To fight wars and engage in other stupid nonsense to aggrandize Dear Leader.
The religious/Jihadi fervor that motivated Arab Spring and carried ISIS to their initial victories may still be there. Which could continue to result in terror attacks and warfare in Muslim countries. But it seems to me, the naive dream of some utopian and forever just worldly Islamic Caliphate rising from the rubble of the dictatorships that have been running that part of the world for the past half century, is pretty much crushed by now.
The Somalis are still the only ones that seem to have “gotten” the whole point of revolutions: Kicking the bums out is a good thing. But to then naively turn around and replace them with a new set of bums, kind of renders the whole ordeal rather pointless. You’ve got to know when to stop and all.
Ben Franklin said:
Obomber’s taken in a lot more than 6,000 immigrants. Cousin on the border (ICE) says they’re bringing them in unmarked old UPS trucks 20 at a time. They’re told to stand down when they come across. When they arrest others they go to detention center but get released later. Where they go after that, who knows? Probably given military training and given an AK-47 each to form an internal U.S. army.
mission accomplished said:
Where do they go?
We know where they go.
Trump is the last sniff the US will ever get at having a President. If he goes down they’ll all be Proconsuls for the faceless people who own this planet,
Some Muslim said:
It’s not reported Mish because it is ridiculous. The loss of Al-Andalus was a great blow to Muslims, especially the Spanish Muslims themselves who were forced to convert, leave, or be killed, even though they were of Spanish lineage. However, even among hardline Islamist parties you will be hard pressed to find anyone calling for the reclaiming of Spain. Of course Mish, you are starting to wear the tin-foil hat with respect to Islam and Muslims more often these days so I’m not sure facts matter as much to you.
If you want a real injustice, however, you may find it in Israel. Israel was founded on the premise that 3000 years ago, Jews invaded the area and committed genocide, only to be driven 80 years later by another invading horde. Somehow because of this and the German holocaust, the West decided to place Israel in the heart of the Middle East at the expense of the people there and have been giving military and economic aid and support ever since, the latest being the almost 40 billion promised by Obama to Israel. This is the land that Muslims want back Mish, not Spain, and is a very big reason for all the problems being seen in the Middle East, including constant US interference there to protect Israel.
You are drinking the koolaid. 3000 years ago islam didnt exist. And they hold Jerusalem dear in their religion. Not that it excuses their behavior, but in such a case please give equal space in your whining rant to all the places illegally and immorally by muslims. E.g. Myanmar, Kashmir and also Mecca where your poppet drove out the original inhabitants.
But u wont as you are blind, mofo
Well Spain was kind of occupied by the Goths for a couple hundred years at best after the fall of the Roman empire, and the Moors just abour walked in and took over the country, ruling it, or part of it, for the next seven hundred years to around 1500 . That is longer than current Christian Spain. The Christian conquerors were not ‘Spanish’ either, just remotely related in one case to a previous Gothic ruler. The original Spanish population, now very mixed and diluted, was already a mixture of ‘foreign’ influence before Roman times.
IS will be able to make the country unbearably tense if it starts a campaign. Tourism is a Spanish economic lifeline while its accounts remain mired.
Yordan Georgiev said:
The only way for the civilized world to cope with Islam would be to figure out distant human memory and attitude rewrite as well as human cloning – that is non-religious open-minded perfect members of the society
Ironic that in the eyes of Muslims, Spain and Israel are the same – “Muslim land”. I suppose solidarity with Israel would be too intelligent for Europeans to contemplate?
Trader Joe said:
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