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Breaking: Massive special op against Islamists underway in 10 federal states – German Interior Ministry

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Russia Today: German police have launched a large-scale operation targeting Islamists across ten German federal states, the country’s Interior Ministry (Bundesministeriums des Innern) reported on Tuesday.

According to the German media, police are searching offices and mosques believed to have links to the Islamist missionary network ‘The True Religion,’ which is known to have been distributing free Korans at infostands throughout Germany.

Germany’s Interior Ministry banned the organization on Tuesday morning.The media states that the group advocates armed jihad and supports terrorist organizations, citing law enforcement authorities.

Police in have conducted a massive anti-terror raid across 10 states targeting a radical Salafist org. Press con. at 9 am https://twitter.com/BMI_Bund/status/798400821511725056 

Authorities believe over 500 people to be part of the group, which has some 60 local initiatives throughout the country.

According to the German media, police have searched offices and mosques believed to have links to the Islamist missionary network ‘The True Religion,’ which is known to have been distributing free Korans at infostands throughout Germany.

Germany’s Interior Ministry banned the organization on Tuesday morning. A spokeswoman for the ministry said that authorities believe the group has acted in violation of Germany’s constitution and incited hatred.The media states that the group advocates armed jihad and supports terrorist organizations, citing law enforcement authorities.

Authorities believe over 500 people to be part of the group, which has some 60 local initiatives throughout the country. The investigators are reportedly after the group’s founder, Abou-Nagie, an Islamist hate preacher of Pakistani origin who lives in Cologne. His home in Cologne has been searched, as well as his girlfriend’s in Bonn.

In total, some 190 mosques, offices, and apartments associated with the group have reportedly been searched in 10 federal states.

The raids were carried out in Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria, Bremen, Lower Saxony and Hamburg. The operation is also being carried out in the capital, Berlin, where some 50 apartments and offices have been searched. In total, police raided the network’s premises in 60 German cities, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maziere said at a press conference that followed the operation.

(Source / 15.11.2016)

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November 15, 2016 at 1:30 pm

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