This is good. We wouldn’t want anyone to think that the Spanish are going to tolerate acts of terror in their backyard. But — correct me if I’m wrong — didn’t they already have a policy of dealing with acts of terror? Called “appeasement”? (Thanks to Rosh for the link.)
Madrid, May 04, 2004 (EFE via COMTEX) –The Spanish government on Tuesday announced the formation of a team of six special prosecutors who will focus on the threat posed by Islamic fundamentalist terrorists.
News of the decision came after a Tuesday meeting between Attorney General Candido Conde-Pumpido and Eduardo Fungairio, chief prosecutor of the high court known as the Audiencia Nacional.
The group is to include the prosecutor investigating the March 11 bombings in Madrid, Olga Sanchez.
The measure is designed to step up the fight against Islamic fundamentalist terrorism, which Conde-Pumpido identified as one of his top priorities soon after taking office.
Judicial officials said the team of prosecutors plans to meet regularly with Eurojust, a body comprising judges, prosecutors and investigative police units from each European Union country, with an eye toward strengthening judicial cooperation against organized crime.