Germany: Churches and schools broken into to finance the Jihad

Source: FSSPX News

Nine persons, suspected of having helped the Islamic State (IS) organization fighting in Syria, were arrested on November 12, 2014, in Germany, in a bust involving 240 police officers. The suspects, German citizens between 22 and 35, participated in a series of break-ins into schools and churches around Cologne (west).

The report from the police of North-Rhine-Westphalia and the prosecutor of Cologne, indicates that “they are strongly suspected of having used their loot to finance jihad fighters in Syria, and of having sent new volunteer fighters to Syria.” The Islamic networks, continued the report republished by AFP, have gathered funds “under cover of a humanitarian organization”, the association “Helfen in Not” (Help in Misery). Several hundreds of thousands of euros were thus collected during “charity benefits”.

The network discovered by the police also organized transportation for Islamists from Germany to the war regions. Altogether, the authorities of North-Rhine-Westphalia count about 1,800 Salafis in the county (Land).

(sources: apic/liberation/afp – DICI no.306 dated Dec. 5, 2014)

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