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Oct 25, 2004 10:25 pm


TRYING TO PACIFY ISLAMISM BY PULLING OUT OF IRAQ DID NOT MAKE THE SPANISH SAFER



Europe and especially Spain is a buzz. Obviously appeasing the Islamists by pulling out of Iraq and siding with France and Germany against the US did not make the Spanish safer. Surprise, Suprise! Still, the reality check did litttle to alter the Spanish media's mind. It continues to exclude a military response to terrorism. Some people never never learn

Spanish papers remain fearful of fresh terrorist attacks, despite the arrest of eight suspected Islamic militants.

. . ."It would be very naive," the paper suggests,"to say that the threat of Islamist terrorism has receded in Spain."

The threat, it says,"remains very serious indeed".

To face this threat... we must mobilise all our political, judicial and security resources

ABC
The profile of the men in custody, it notes,"is similar to that of the perpetrators of the Atocha atrocity".

They are"Islamic fanatics", who"prowl around the mosques", and,"in their 'hatred of the infidel', are willing to destroy anything to do with Western society".

ABC, meanwhile, is alarmed by the fact that the suspects are believed to have chosen the country's national high court as the target for an attack.

"The size and the objectives of the group give cause for concern," the paper says.

"They reflect Islamist terrorism's obsessive determination to hurt Spain."




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