More details have emerged about Moussa Oukabir, the younger brother of Driss Oukabir, who was arrested Thursday on suspicion of renting the white van used in the attack at Las Ramblas.
Man sought in Barcelona attack wanted to kill ‘unbelievers’
The 18-year-old man being sought in the deadly attack in Barcelona fantasized online of killing the “unbelievers” and leaving “only Muslims who follow their religion,” according to a report.
When asked by the social media site Kiwi what he would do if he became the absolute world leader, he replied, “Kill the unbelievers and leave only Muslims who follow their religion,’ according to the UK’s Guardian.
Asked in which country he would never consider living, he answered: “The Vatican.”
Catalonian government sources told The Telegraph of the UK that he spent a month in custody in Figueres prison as a suspect of sexual abuse, before being released in 2012.
Driss, a Moroccan who was nabbed in Ripoll, about 60 miles north of Barcelona, has denied involvement and told police that his identity documents were stolen before they were used to secure the vehicle.
Catalan authorities believe his brother fled the scene of the carnage, though the Mossos d’Esquadra police force was not officially naming suspects, a spokeswoman told The Guardian of the UK.
“We are looking for Moussa Oukabir, but for the moment we don’t know whether he was the driver of the van,” police said.
Catalonian Interior Minister Joaquim Forn said the “top priority” is to find the driver of the vehicle that left 13 people dead and scores injured in Barcelona.
“We don’t know if the driver is still in Barcelona or not, or what direction he fled in,” Forn told local radio, the Wall Street Journal reported. “We had local police on the scene, but we were unable to shoot him, as the Ramblas were packed with people.”
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