Media: the organizer of the terrorist attack in Spain was the Imam of the Catalan town of Ripoll
MADRID, 19 Jul — RIA Novosti. The Imam of the mosque in the Catalan town of Ripoll (province of Girona) Moroccan of Abdelbaki es-Sati was the main organizer of terrorist attacks in Spain, the newspaper el País.
According to the publication, the police on Saturday morning, conducted searches in his house. The police does not exclude that es-Sati died in the explosion at a house in Alcanar, where terrorists were preparing a bomb using gas cylinders. If not for this accidental explosion, the victims would have been much more, the newspaper said.
According to el País, the Imam left his apartment in Ripoll in early June, just at the moment when the terrorists settled in an abandoned house in Alcanar.
The neighbors have to say about es-Sati as a restrained person who tried not to attract attention. He never managed to integrate into the local Muslim community. About 500 out of ten thousand inhabitants in this town where everyone knows each other — Muslims, the article says.
Some time he spent in prison in the province of castellón, where he had been for violation of migration legislation and where it was released in 2012. Supposedly in the prison, according to el País, he met with terrorists, who organized explosions at Madrid’s Atocha train station on 11 March 2004 in which 191 people died. In 2015 he became the Imam of the mosque of Ripoll and taught Arabic to children.