In an article for RIA Novosti, Eskin blamed the attacks on the Spanish intelligence agencies’ failure to crack the terrorists’ organizational structure and lay bare the contacts they apparently have with their terrorist brethren outside the country.
“It looks like the fact that all the attackers are Islamist migrants and that Daesh immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks surprised no one. It does not matter if some of them were born in Spain. What matters is that all of them belong to one and the same ideological, religious and ethnic group and that both attacks were part of a single plan,” he continued.
He also mentioned the 264 mosques now functioning in Barcelona alone, most of them sponsored by Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
With almost five percent of all those living in Spain being Muslims, millions more are ready to flow in “to restore historical justice.”
“In an open letter to Spain’s King Felipe VI, a Jamal as-Ahmar University professor in Algeria asked him to restore what he called ‘historical justice.’ A millions-strong army of North Africans is all set to land in Spain and simply take it back. This is their idea of the past and present. These people believe that Spain must belong to them. They recalled the Muslims who were banished from Spain after the fall of the Caliphate and those who stayed on to become Christians only to be eventually kicked out nonetheless. Millions of their descendants now want their revenge,” Avigdor Eskin noted.
“Daesh is foursquare behind this. These people see the conquest of Spain as their natural first step. Meanwhile, no one in Europe is listening,” he warned.
On Thursday, a van plowed into a crowd of pedestrians on Las Ramblas street in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others, in what police said was an act of terrorism.
Hours after the incident, another vehicle attack took place in the coastal town of Cambrils, south of Barcelona, killing one and injuring five civilians as well as a police officer. Daesh has claimed responsibility for the attacks.