How the jihad ideology trumps all human ties. From the TimesOnline, with thanks to Matthew:
A MAN whose 13-year-old stepdaughter was killed in the Madrid train bombings has been jailed on suspicion of helping the mastermind of the atrocity to flee the country.
Abdeneri Essebar spent March 11 last year “” the day that bombs exploded on four commuter trains during the morning rush hour “” with his wife, Jamila, searching for her daughter, Sanae ben Salah, among Madrid’s hospitals.
But more than a year after 191 people were murdered and 1,900 injured, he has been arrested and jailed on a preliminary charge of membership of a terrorist organisation and accused of helping at least one of the bombing team to flee Spain.
The accused man’s step- daughter was on her way to school when she died in one of the trains, which departed for Madrid from AlcalÃ¡ de Henares. Her mother had married SeÃ±or Essebar in 2002 shortly after meeting him in the pair met in Tangiers, Morocco.
Police sources told a Spanish newspaper that SeÃ±or Essebar helped Mohammed Afalah, one of the alleged masterminds of the Madrid massacre, to escape from Spain shortly after the attacks.
SeÃ±or Essebar was also an associate of another prime suspect, Larbi ben Sellam, who had for years been encouraging a jihad on Spain, an “apostate nation” because of its overthrow of the ruling Muslims 700 years ago.