Social media can't get away with murder
YouTube and Telegram must face more pressure to stop them giving a platform to jihad, says Ivor Roberts
The sickening events in Catalonia in the last few days are the latest iteration of a pattern of low-tech jihadist terrorist activity involving the use of vehicles to kill and maim the maximum number of 'infidels'.
According to international NGO the Counter-Extremism Project (CEP), there have been more than a dozen attacks in the last three years, killing some 200 people and maiming hundreds more.
As Isil's caliphate in Iraq and Syria is progressively reduced territorially and many of its fighters return to their homes in the West, the terrorist organisation has called on its followers to strike at members of the anti-Isil coalition, of which Spain is one, using knives or vehicles.