Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Germany Sacks "True Religion" Org. for Aiding IS; Seen as "Collecting Pool" for Would-be IS Fighters

A German organization that calls itself the "True Religion" and that is known for distributing German-language copies of the Quran was outlawed today (November 15, 2016), after the authorities accused it of recruiting jihadists to fight in Iraq and Syria, according to the NY Times website.

Thomas de Maiziere, the German interior minister, said the government had banned the True Religion organization, because it acted as a "collecting pool" for would-be Islamist fighters.

Starting this morning, officers raided 190 premises in more than half of Germany's 16 states. Materials were secured, but there were no detentions.

De Maiziere said that 140 of the group's supporters are known to have traveled to Syria or Iraq to fight for the Islamic State (IS).

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