Man arrested in Spain for online praise of IS

Source: Xinhua| 2018-02-01 23:49:46|Editor: yan
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MADRID, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Spanish Interior Ministry on Thursday confirmed that a 30-year-old man has been arrested in southeastern Spanish city of Elche, for praising terrorist attacks carried out by the Islamic State (IS) online.

Among his posts were phrases such as "The end of the infidels is approaching with giant steps," while he mocked IS victims, and described those who carried out 2017 terrorist attacks in London and Barcelona as "heroes".

These comments were discovered by a "cyber patrol" of the Spanish Civil Guard, whose task it is to discover online activity related to terrorism.

The Interior Ministry explains that the detainee abandoned his studies at the age of 16 and had never worked, adding that he had not left his home for the past 10 years and showed "a total lack" of affection for his family, never even speaking to them.

They add that he showed a similar dispassionate attitude when arrested "as if he had been expecting it to happen."

This is the second arrest for terrorist-related offenses in Spain over the past 48 hours, after a Moroccan man was arrested in Terrassa, close to Barcelona on Tuesday.