Germany: Three Muslim “asylum seekers” arrested after trying to recruit Muslims for jihad
DW | Friday, June 1, 2018 -- 8:20 PM EDT
***Uploaded by CitizensDawn and Last updated on Friday, June 1, 2018 -- 8:21 PM EDT***
Roses:
0
Views:
323
Featured:
0
Rating:
0

Three Syrian men have been detained in the German state of Saarland on suspicion of terrorist links. Two are thought to have been members of the jihadi group "Islamic State" in Syria.

***Article first published by 'DW' on April 17, 2018***

Three Syrian men have been detained in the German state of Saarland on suspicion of terrorist links. Two are thought to have been members of the jihadi group "Islamic State" in Syria.

Three Syrians have been arrested in the western German state of Saarland after half a year of investigations into their suspected links to terrorist groups, police and state prosecutors said on Friday.

Investigators say one of the detainees had tried to recruit fighters from Germany via the internet to take part in the civil war as members of the banned extremist group Ahrar al-Sham. The group belongs to the Salafist scene and wants to establish an Islamic state in Syria based on Sharia law. The others were said to have been members of the terrorist group "Islamic State" (IS) in Syria.

Two of the men are on a list of those people German police consider to be a terrorist threat.

Investigators said, however, that there was no information of any concrete plans for an attack.

Officials said police secured large amounts of evidence in connection with the arrests, including mobile phones and computers.

The three men, who all live in the Saarlouis region, came to Germany in 2015 as refugees from Syria's civil war and applied for asylum.

The investigations into the men were triggered by an employee of a refugee center outside Saarland who reported having seen a video in which one of the men was seen with hand grenades and other combat weapons while dressed in a combat uniform.

Comments: 0
*** By using and viewing the comments, you acknowledge that the views expressed herein do not necessarilly express the views of Citizens' Dawn and that Citizens' Dawn is not responsible for any content that is linked to outside of Citizens' Dawn's domain, which may be included within each citizen's comments.
Log in to leave a comment!
Content Provider:
CD Featured Video:
Citizens' Dawn's Sponsors:
CD Featured Video:
CD Featured Video: