RUBÉN Pulido, Spain’s conservative VOX Party’s Communication Secretary in Andalusia, was ambushed and beaten in a targeted attack by two illegal migrants of “Maghreb origin” outside of his home.
The radicals chased down Pulido, attacked him and repeatedly beat him in the head, leaving the immigration expert bruised and unconscious.
Spain’s left-wing leadership and media continue to ignore the attack, as well as the dangerous consequences of illegal migration.
On the night of the attempted assassination, Pulido exited his home on foot and noticed he was being followed by two men who appear to have been waiting outside for him.
The jihadis lodged insults and threats echoing those he received over the past few months on social media and text message: “they were the same insults, the same threats that… showed up on social media, including some I received in SMS [text message]. They were, in effect, the same insults, the same words which were directed to me… so with total certainty it was persons who knew perfectly well who I was…”
Last year, Pulido investigated a terror-tied mosque in the city of Seville which is tied a large number Islamic terrorists. Pulido appeared on television on several occasions to discuss one of the mosque’s radicalized members, Zouhair el Bouhdidi. Following these television appearances, Pulido was subjected to a clear and immediate uptick of threats of violence.
This specific jihadi discussed on television was the son of the Mosque’s Imam, Abderrahim Bouhdidi. Bouhdidi, himself, was the focus of much of Pulido’s investigation. Zouhair made international news when he was arrested for planning a large scale jihad attack in Seville during Christian Holy Week.
Leading up to the attack, the severity of the threats increased prompting Pulido to register a complaint with police. Many of the threats were over social media. One day before his near assassination, however, Pulido received a terrifying death threat by text message. Pulido described this message to RAIR Foundation USA as a “text message which was poorly written in Spanish” stating that, “they knew where I lived and that they would come after me to kill me.”
Despite the escalation in threats, Pulido still “never thought that they would come to the point of attacking me.” Pulido proclaimed in a tweet, “you will not shut me up, without fear of anything or anyone!” The police have still been unable to identify the attackers. The VOX Party is calling for the terrorists to be arrested and expelled from Spanish soil.
Pulido was interviewed by José Javier Esparza about the attack on Spanish news programs, El Gato al Agua. One of the few political new shows on television willing to give the VOX leader a voice: