But evidently Spain doesn’t fear this very much, at least as far as Morocco is concerned: see “Spain, Morocco agree train tunnel linking countries,” from Expatica, with thanks to Fjordman.
But while that train tunnel is planned, “Spain fears Islamists reclaiming ‘al-Andalus,'” by Sinikka Tarvainen for DPA, with thanks to Twostellas:
Madrid- While the international spotlight is on 29 suspects on trial for the 2004 Madrid train bombings, Spanish police are working behind the scenes to counter a growing threat of new attacks.
Radicals inspired by al-Qaeda have stepped up propaganda and recruitment activities in Spain, a country they claim as a part of the Islamic world because of its Muslim past, according to police experts.
Extremists present in Spain no longer come just from North Africa, but also from Pakistan.
Spain has become one of the main bases for the recruitment of suicide bombers, some of whom are trained at new al-Qaeda bases in Africa’s Sahel zone before they are sent to Iraq.
The ongoing Madrid bombings trial has given a face to Islamist terrorism as Spaniards have watched one suspect after another take the stand, from bearded fundamentalists to young men with an apparently Western lifestyle.