Hundreds of German police have launched coordinated raids this morning in ten of the country’s 16 states hunting for ISIS supporters and recruiters among a Muslim group calling itself ‘The True Religion’.
“The organization brings Islamic jihadists together under the pretext of the harmless distribution of the Quran,” German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière told reporters in Berlin. He added that the ban had “nothing to do with the alleged freedom of religion.” No distribution of the Quran of the Quran is harmless. The True Religion was known for handing out Qurans in pedestrianized areas across the country.
Photo above:Thousands of Qurans in a storage facility of the jihad terror group in Pulheim near Cologne, Germany.
Cue the Islamic supremacist and their apologists’ plaintive wails of “islamophobia.”
German anti-terror police carry out dawn raids on more than 200 properties belonging to ISIS-supporting ‘True Religion’ group that ‘recruits jihadists’
Armed police involved in raids on more than 200 properties in Germany
Officers hunting ISIS backers among Salafist group ‘The True Religion’
Government has announced that the group is being banned for good
By Allan Hall In Berlin for MailOnline, November 15, 2016:
Hundreds of German police have launched coordinated raids this morning in ten of the country’s 16 states hunting for ISIS supporters and recruiters among a Salafist group calling itself ‘The True Religion’.
Armed police and elite SEK anti-terror units were involved in the raids on more than 200 apartments and offices belonging to organisers and supporters of the group which publicly backs the aims of ISIS.
At the same time as the raids across Germany at 6.30am, the government announced that the group was being banned for good.Hundreds of German police have launched coordinated raids this morning in ten of the country’s 16 states hunting for ISIS supporters and recruiters among a Salafist group calling itself ‘The True Religion’. Police are pictured during raids in Berlin this morningMany of the 800 Germans who went off to the Middle East for the so-called caliphate declared by ISIS in Syria and Iraq were Salafists. German police launched dawn raids on mosques, apartments and offices in ten German states this morning
Salafists believe in a traditional interpretation of Islam, based on Sharia law. They have caused controversy in Germany with a project called ‘Lies!’ to hand out 25 million translations of the Koran for free.
Many of the 800 Germans who went off to the Middle East for the so-called caliphate declared by ISIS in Syria and Iraq were Salafists.
One of the places stormed this morning was an apartment in a high-rise building in Bonn where the sect’s leader Ibrahim Abou-Nagie, 52, lives.
He was hauled out of bed and off for questioning along with hate preacher Said El Emrani 34, who goes by the name Abu Dujana.
Abou-Nagie has called for worldwide Sharia law to be introduced to replace traditional justice systems.
In Berlin (pictured) almost 20 places were stormed, in Baden-Württemberg 15, in Schleswig-Holstein, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hamburg approximately five each
Fifteen searches were carried out at properties in Frankfurt alone and dozens of boxes of ISIS recruiting material and other Jihadist literature seized.
In the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria there were 35 raids while in Lower Saxony searched officials more than 20 properties.
In Berlin almost 20 places were stormed, in Baden-Württemberg 15, in Schleswig-Holstein, Rhineland-Palatinate and Hamburg approximately five each.
Search warrants were also issued against a mosque Association in Baden-Wuerttemberg and Hamburg.
The authorities said the group is ‘unconstitutional and against the idea of international understanding.’ Its propaganda material along with its cash assets are being seized, said the government.
It says the membership ‘glorifies Holy War and terrorist attacks as well as building up a unique melting pot for recruitment of Jihadists.’
At least 140 members of The True Religion have travelled to the Middle East to fight with ISIS.
The Federal Office for the Proetection of the Constitution – the BvF or internal intelligence service – estimates the number of radical Islamist Salafis in Germany at 9,200 and continues to rise.
Of these 1,200 are considered capable of terror acts. Twenty percent of them are women.