Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Germany Nabs Muslim Cleric Who Lured Fighters; Fostered IS Mil. under Guise of Humanitarian Aid

A German Islamist preacher was arrested in Germany today (December 15, 2015) for recruiting fighters for the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria, and purchasing and delivering military equipment to IS, according to the Yahoo News website.

Sven Lau, 35, is suspected of recruiting Germans living in and around the western German city of Duesseldorf to fight abroad, the Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement.

Hundreds of Germans have left the country to join IS in Syria and Iraq since 2012, the interior ministry says.

The interior ministry of North-Rhine Westphalia state -- where Lau was arrested -- said he was suspected of supporting a "terrorist" organization abroad under the guise of providing humanitarian aid.

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