Everyone please send vibes that this imam is now resting in peace, er, pieces.
The now-dismantled terror cell behind Thursday’s deadly terror attack in Barcelona had much bigger plans in mind, but an accident on the eve of the attack forced them to change plans.
The van attacks in Barcelona and nearby Cambrils that left 14 dead and more than 100 injured were supposed to involve explosives. Newspaper El Español reported Saturday that the terrorists planned on driving vans of explosives into three busy tourist areas, including the city’s landmark Sagrada Familia church.
The group was forced to reconsider their plans after a suspected bomb factory in a house outside of town blew up Wednesday night. Two people died and several were injured in what police originally thought was a gas explosion….
Police believe the group was radicalized by their local imam, identified as Abdelbaki Es Satty, who has been missing since the attack. Investigators now suspect that Es Satty was one of the deceased in the accidental bomb factory explosion….