FOUR Spaniards and a Moroccan man were arrested yesterday for promoting and glorifying Islamist militancy on Facebook.
The group used the Facebook page ‘Islam en Español’ to glorify the actions of Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
The page has promoted the significance of ‘martyrs’ and individual Jihad, and has 32,000 Spanish speaking followers.
It continues to gain around 500 followers each week.
Spain’s Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz described the site as an ‘active and dangerous’ terrorist cell which promotes Jihadism.
The arrests were made in Germany, Melilla, Barcelona and Brussels in Belgium.
The news comes after an ISIS supporter who had tried to cross into Syria was arrested in Murcia last week.
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