Spanish man arrested over sale of Alan Henning execution t-shirt

Surrogates' Courthouse (former Hall of Records) in Manhattan, New York. CC/Tony Hisgett.

A SPANISH man had been arrested in Naron, Galicia, for allegedly selling a clothing range featuring Islamic State (IS) slogans and t-shirts depicting a British aid worker just before militants killed him.

The man, whose name has not been made public, is believed to have sold IS and Islamist group Harakat Sham al Islam related clothing from a shop and online before his arrest on Tuesday evening (August 11), the Interior Ministry reported.

One of the items reportedly on sale was a t-shirt bearing a silk-screened picture of British hostage Alan Henning, his executioner and the IS flag, just before he was beheaded, which was sold to people in Spain and Portugal at a price of €14.

Other items the suspect allegedly had on sale included sweatshirts, bags and baby clothes with Arabic slogans supporting the Islamist groups.

The ministry said the man was also accused of spreading Islamist propaganda on social media websites and belittling and humiliating victims of terrorism.

Spain has arrested 47 people so far in 2015 believed to have links to Islamist militancy, the ministry reported.

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