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AP Enterprise: al-Qaida Hid Well in Spain

One ran a photocopy shop in a drab Madrid suburb, quietly churning out literature preaching holy war. Another directed real estate companies and is now accused of laundering money that went to al-Qaida. Their purported boss was a balding used-car salesman who spoke to them in code, recruited in mosques, drove like a spy under surveillance and allegedly helped prepare the Sept. 11 attacks. This personality-driven portrait of how a suspected radical cell of Muslims took shape in the 1990s in Spain — which became a staging ground along with Germany for the 2001 suicide airliner attacks in the United States — is contained in a 700-page indictment by a Spanish judge. Full Story

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