• Spain to extradite man linked to ‘Jihad Jane’


    MADRID: The Spanish government on Friday (Saturday in Manila) approved the extradition to the United States of an alleged jihadist wanted by Washington for conspiring with a woman known as “Jihad Jane” to recruit people online for attacks in Europe and south Asia. Ali Charaf Damache, who holds both Algerian and Irish nationality, was detained in December in Barcelona. US officials say Damache worked with Colleen LaRose—a Pennsylvania woman who converted to Islam and took the name Jihad Jane—and others to create a “violent jihad organization” with men and women from Europe and the United States. Spain’s cabinet approved his extradition during its regular cabinet meeting on Friday. Damache had refused to be extradited to the United States, where he faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted. He had initially been detained in Ireland where he was living, but a court there refused a US request to extradite him and he walked free.



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