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Burying JihadisBodies Between State, Territory, and Identity$
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Riva Kastoryano

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190889128

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190889128.001.0001

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Trajectories and Burials

Trajectories and Burials

(p.113) 7 Trajectories and Burials
Burying Jihadis

Riva Kastoryano

, Cynthia Schoch
Oxford University Press

Unlike the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks, who had traveled all over and settled nowhere, the young men charged with 11M attacks were first-generation immigrants. They were born in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, and Egypt. Some were legal migrants, others were not. Some were students, others shopkeepers. A few of them were naturalized Spanish. The burial follows the example of ETA s terrorist that is the return of the bodies to families “back home”. All had found in Spain a gateway to Europe, or a path to escape unemployment and poverty on the opposite shore of the Mediterranean. In addition to classic jihadi circuits – training in Afghanistan or Pakistan, combat in Bosnia or Chechnya –, the trajectories of the perpetrators of the Madrid attacks linked North Africa to Europe and interconnected the various European cities

Keywords:   ETA, Migration, Petit criminality, Homeland, Jamaa Mezuak, Secrecy, Censorship

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