In 10 different States of Germany on the morning of Tuesday, November 15, began the searches of activists of the Salafi organization «the True religion», who are suspected in helping the terrorists «Islamic state». At the same time, the police came in 200 houses, apartments and other facilities, writes Focus.
The publication notes that the police operation has affected almost the entire territory of Germany, with the exception of the Eastern lands. It happened a week after Germany was arrested Islamist leaders, including the chief ideologist of the German Salafis, 32-the summer native of Iraq Abu Walaa.
Law enforcement authorities suspect members of a religious organisation, known in Germany primarily for mass actions of free distribution of the Quran, glorification of Jihad and the justification of terrorist acts. «The organization has created a unique nationwide recruiting and has become a real melting pot for jihadis,» the report says. It is known that representatives of the Salafi branch of Islam was sent from Germany to Syria and Iraq to join «Islamic state». Police aware of at least 140 such «volunteers».
Der Tagesspiegel notes that the November 15 order of the Minister of internal Affairs of Germany Thomas de maizière «True religion» was prohibited. Law enforcement agencies emphasize that the ban Salafi organization is not aimed at preventing the spread of Islam or the distribution of the Qur’an or translations of the sacred texts. Punitive measures are applied in connection with the abuse of Islam and the spread of extremist ideology under the guise of traditional religion, says the commentary of the Ministry of interior. The Ministry clarified that the ban will be extended to the Internet.
The German press notes that until now, «True religion» was known as a conservative, partly of radical Islamic organization, which rejects Western democracy, and advocates the application of Sharia. According to the latest data, in Germany there are more than 9000 supporters of the organization for three years, their number doubled. German law enforcement agencies regard at least 1200 men and women pertaining to «True religion» as potential terrorists.
Earlier, German police detained one of the leaders of the terrorist group «Islamic state». According to the authorities of the Federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, detainee represented the interests of terrorists in Germany.
In the 10 States of Germany are the searches of the activists of the radical Salafi organization 15.11.2016