Funding for radical Islamic drive in Spain tracked to Saudis, Gulf states; Gulf states and Turkey called key backers of Libyan rebel drive; Gulf states fear unrest, terror attacks on Asians during Ramadan

August 2011
Geo-Strategy Direct;8/17/2011, p5
The article offers news briefs related to social unrest and terrorism. Spain's intelligence community has found that Persian Gulf and other Arab states were financing a campaign to radicalize the 1.5 million Muslims in Spain. A U.S. report has found that several GCC countries were supporting the revolt against Libyan Colonel Moammar Gadhafi. Gulf Cooperation Council states are fearful of terrorist attacks during the month of Ramadan.


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