“Yes, I wrote texts to publish on the internet and collected money. Of course I knew the money would be spent on weapons. Today, I realise that what I did just made everything worse.” Worse in what way? Worse because they got caught, or worse because she was aiding in violence and terror? Most non-Muslim observers will assume that she meant the latter, but given that she likely still holds to the jihad belief-system, given her dress in court, that is not established.
“Top terrorist’s wife tells German court: I raised the funds,” from DPA, December 22:
Berlin – The Muslim wife of a convicted terrorist kingpin admitted Wednesday to a German court that she raised funds for associates of al-Qaeda and posted Islamist videos on the internet.
Her convert-to-Islam husband, Fritz Gelowicz, is now serving 12 years for a foiled plot to set off a series of car bombs in Germany. The couple were fascinated by jihad or holy war against infidels.
Dressed in a black veil from head to toe, the wife, 29, whose parents immigrated to Germany from Turkey, told a Berlin court she had been convinced that funding the jihad was a way of standing up for orphans and poor Afghans suffering from the war.
‘Yes, I wrote texts to publish on the internet and collected money. Of course I knew the money would be spent on weapons,’ she said. ‘Today, I realise that what I did just made everything worse.’
She said she had been been ‘carried away’ by her outrage over civilian suffering and had re-posted terrorist video messages on the internet out of a sense of defiance.
But she denied knowing about her husband’s bomb plot and claimed she only began fund-raising for the jihad after he was arrested in 2007….