Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More on the “Librarian of Al Qaeda”

We reported last night on the “Librarian of Al Qaeda”, a recruiter for jihad who was detained yesterday in Valencia. Here’s a follow-up news report on the case from Spanish television.

Many thanks to Hermes for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

A full transcript is below the jump:

00:01 The police have struck against Al Qaeda in Valencia.
00:04 Agents of the civil guard detained this man,
00:06 whose initials are M.H., and is known
00:08 as the librarian of Al Qaeda. He was
00:11 a key figure in the recruitment of
00:13 new jihadists through the internet.
00:15 “He was engaged in the spreading
00:17 of terrorist activities, in the indoctrination
00:20 and recruiting of terrorists,”
00:23 and in order to reach this goal his
00:25 dedication was total, more than 15 hours
00:28 a day, and he did it from this sixth floor flat
00:31 in Valencia, where he lived with his
00:33 Spanish wife and his teenager daughter.
00:36 The neighbors are astonished.
00:39 “Well, no idea, I don’t know,
00:41 I got to know about it from the journalists.”
00:43 “I’ve suddenly seen some cops there.”
00:45 “I’ve just come down to the street,
00:47 I know nothing at all.”
00:50 He was under surveillance for
00:52 more than a year. After seven hours
00:54 in the flat the agents confiscated
00:56 a huge amount of material.
00:58 The operation remains open.