Morocco – 7 ISIS supporters arrested for planning attacks

April 24, 2019 | Brainwave Science

Morocco – 7 ISIS

Morocco - 7 ISIS supporters arrested for planning attacksSITUATION

Authorities in Morocco have arrested 7 deadly people suspected to be jihadists. It is believed that they have links with the Islamic State (IS).

There was an initial group of six suspects who were ISIS supporters and suspected of planning terrorist acts. They are aged between 22 and 28. These men were arrested near Rabat in a raid led by the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation’s (BCIJ) anti-terrorism squad. Electronic devices, bladed weapons and “extremist” documents were found during the raid. Later a seventh person was arrested in Dakhla on suspicion of links with the 6 detainees.

Moroccan authorities regularly announce they have dismantled IS cells. On April 10, the BCIJ said it had dismantled a four-member terror cell in Taza. That followed the earlier arrests of six people in the Casablanca area on March 14 and five in Safi in February.

On April 17, Spain’s interior ministry said police arrested a man in Morocco who is suspected of preparing an attack in Seville, the southern Spanish city known for its Easter processions. Accused of helping the four main suspects in the murder, charges he denies. The decapitated bodies of the two victims were found in the High Atlas Mountains, where they had been hiking in an area popular with tourists.

A video circulated on social media allegedly showed the murder of one of the women, while Rabat’s prosecutor has said the four main suspects appeared in separate footage pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group.

The accused however had no contact with the jihadist group in conflict zones, according to Morocco’s anti-terror chief.

The last large-scale jihadist attacks in Morocco took place in 2011 when Jamaa El Fna Square in Marrakesh was bombed. It killed 17 people, mainly European tourists. An attack in 2003 on the financial capital Casablanca left 33 people dead.

CHALLENGE

The authorities in Morocco have 7 IS supporters in their custody. They are thus sitting on a potential wealth of intelligence which can not only help in penetrating the terrorist agencies in Morocco but also in solving connected cases outlined above.

Accomplishing this feat, however, will require an immense amount of collaboration between Moroccan and Spanish authorities. Using conventional methods, the suspects and under-trials will have to be jointly interrogated, even though they have been interrogated in isolation before. The intelligence gathered must be corroborated and interleaved. To do so manually requires the agencies to work together on a day-to-day basis. We must keep in mind that the suspects are in custody till the time it is not determined whether they are innocent or guilty. The longer the rendering of justice is prolonged, the more trauma an innocent might suffer. There are hundreds of thousands of such persons all over the globe awaiting justice.

Moreover, if one attempts to solve cases which have been pending for years using evidence and intelligence gathered today, one adds to the complexity a dimension of time.

What if there was a way to probe the mind of a suspect and find out if he or she has awareness about a certain crime which took place? It indeed sounds fascinating. But can it ever be possible? What sort of magic can make such intervention possible. Is it harmless and quick? Will it cost a bomb? Will it be able to solve all crimes equally? If possible, will we see it in this lifetime?

WHY ICOGNATIVE?

Brainwave Science is a company based near Boston, Massachusetts which has embarked on a mission to provide cutting edge technology to law enforcement and investigation departments. It is a breakthrough technology, called iCognative . This technology has brought order to the otherwise chaotic and unpredictable world of investigation and interrogation.

Brainwave Science has introduced a cutting-edge tool which has all the desired characteristics and can reduce the workload of the investigating agencies while increasing the accuracy of the screening of suspects. This revolutionary tool in the field of forensic science is called iCognative.  The cost of interrogation using iCognative comes out to be immensely lower than conventional interrogation. Popular techniques like DNA and fingerprinting are very limited in their applicability. DNA and Fingerprints are recovered in only 1-2% of the cases. Lie detector tests are not foolproof. An iCognative test is not only applicable to 85-90% of all civil and criminal cases but also, it has no known countermeasures. It does not report false positives or false negatives. It has a demonstrated accuracy of 99.9% in detecting EOD/IED bomb knowledge, uncovering high intelligence value individuals, and establishing links between a suspect and known terrorist networks, places and events. It is much more than a screening test. iCognative can be used to effectively determine the level of involvement in terrorist activity, help identify potential threats, even those who are members of sleeper cells or those who have been inactive for years, help verify hierarchal and leadership structure within terrorist organizations, detect potential threats within asylum applicants and refugee camps,  and validate the possible links from database analysis techniques and methodologies.

Counter Terrorism have hoped for technology like iCognative. Now it is a reality and is being used by agencies all over the world to validate potential threats and terrorist activity with reliability and accuracy.

iCognative uncovers concealed information by measuring brain waves. The test subject is made to wear a headset and exposed to stimuli containing information gathered from the investigation of the crime. The stimuli can be images, words, and phrases related to the crime such as  the electronic devices, bladed weapons and “extremist” documents recovered dusing the investigation. The iCognative system analyses the brain’s response to the stimulus and identifies whether the incriminating information is ‘present’ or ‘absent’ in the brain.

In this case, the arrested national of Tajikistan and others could be made to undergo the iCognative test by German law enforcement. The stimuli can be IED/Bomb training manuals which a typical terrorist is usually exposed to, propaganda material used to radicalize them, CCTV footage of these people at major checkpoints and throughout their existence in Germany cell phone and other details, etc.

iCognative is not only applicable to counter-terrorism and border security but also equally applicable to immigration, national security, human and drug-trafficking and law enforcement.

Every investigative agency across the world must have iCognative in their arsenal for fighting crime. It is only a matter of time before it will become the standard way to conduct a reliable and fair investigation.

iCognative is loved by law enforcement, investigators and the judiciary. This is because it is non-invasive, involves no torture, is easy to teach and learn, is highly portable and customizable in terms of language and function.

The Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation’s (BCIJ) anti-terrorism squad must use iCognative, provided only by Brainwave Science in their hunt for terrorists among the masses and to help put them behind them bars quickly.

Main Source: DefensePost

Image Source: AlArabiya

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