Tim Blair


New Criterion



Tuesday, October 19, 2004
The seven men arrested in Spain as part of a suspected terrorist ring have Australian connections.
Those arrested included at least four Algerians and one Moroccan in the cities of Madrid, El Ejido, Gandia, Malaga and Almeria.

They were identified as Smail Latrech, Ali Omar "Jelloul", Djamel Merabet, Mourat Yala "Abu Anas", Ahmed Mohamed and Magid Mchmacha. One remained unidentified.
At present the Australian government has had no information from Spanish authorities about the Australian links.

I will not be surprised to find some familiar names of free-range Australian Islamists on the list.