More misunderstanders of Islam arrested in Europe: maybe Jamal Badawi should grab a flight to Munich and explain Islam’s peaceful teachings to these guys. (Yes, literal-minded readers, I am being sarcastic.) “Police arrest seven Islamists and raid 30 associated sites,” from DPA, :
MUNICH – Police on Thursday arrested seven Islamic extremists and raided 31 mosques, homes and offices in this year’s third crackdown in Germany on fund-raising for terrorism.
In months of surveillance, police discovered that two Munich-based activists had raised EUR 1 million between them to finance Islamist groups abroad. They are likely to be charged with money laundering and tax evasion….
A spokeswoman for Munich police said 12 premises, including two mosques, were searched in Munich alone, with the rest of the sites checked being located in other Bavarian towns and the states of Berlin, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bremen, Lower Saxony and Hamburg.
The sites checked in Brussels were publishers’ offices….
The state of Bavaria also spearheaded this year’s two earlier nationwide sweeps of Islamist fund-raisers.
“We’ll step up the pressure on Islamist extremists even more and use every possible provision of immigration law to deport as fast as possible those who threaten us or preach hatred,” said the Bavarian interior minister, Guenther Beckstein.