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Judge: Prisons Ripe for Breeding Terror

Spain’s prisons are breeding grounds for Islamic militants, a judge warned after filing terrorism charges against 17 people who allegedly plotted to ram a truck packed with explosives into the National Court. The 17 charged late Saturday wanted “to end the lives of those inside” – mainly judges and anti-terror investigators – “and destroy archives which concern ‘mujahedeen brothers,'” Judge Baltasar Garzon said in a court order. The National Court is a hub for Spain’s investigations into Islamic terrorism. Garzon said a cell of Islamic extremists known as the “Martyrs for Morocco” organized the plot. The cell was founded by suspected militant Mohamed Achraf while he served time in a Spanish prison for credit card fraud in 1999-2002, the judge said.Full Story

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