A “high-profile Iraqi imam” is among the five suspected Islamic State jihadists arrested. Germany and other Western countries have been infiltrated, and jihad is being taught in mosques in Germany and all over the West, but jihadists are sheltered by charges of “Islamophobia” leveled against those who wish to investigate what is taught in mosques.
Germany is also in the midst of investigating “up to 80 members of its armed forces, after its military intelligence agency found that a number of its enlisted soldiers held radical Islamic beliefs.”
“German police detain five ‘IS recruiters'”, France24, November 8, 2016:
BERLIN (AFP) – German police on Tuesday arrested five men suspected of links to the Islamic State group, who allegedly sought to recruit fighters for the jihadists.
“The five accused formed a pan-regional Salafist-jihadist network, with the accused Ahmad Abdulaziz Abdullah A. taking on the leading role,” said a statement from the prosecutors’ office.
The 32-year-old Iraqi leader of the group, who also goes by the alias Abu Walaa, is one of the most influential Islamist preachers in Germany, said Ralf Jaeger, interior minister of the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.
“The aim of the network led by him is to send people to IS in Syria,” said federal prosecutors.
Turkish national Hasan C. and German-Serb Boban S. were allegedly tasked with teaching the recruits Arabic as well as indoctrinating them with Islamist content.
While the group’s leader had the authority to approve and organise any departures to Syria, he allegedly left the actual implementation of the plans to the two other men detained Tuesday, German national Mahmoud O. and Cameroonian Ahmed F.Y.
The five men were arrested in the northern state of Lower Saxony and in North Rhine-Westphalia.
At least one young man and his family has been sent by the network to join IS in Syria, prosecutors added.
Burkhard Freier, who leads North Rhine-Westphalia’s domestic security service, said the group had “no concrete plans of attack.”
The probe will focus on two elements, he said: “first on the radicalisation of young people and secondly, which is something that the investigations must still prove — was there people smuggling, was there ideological conditioning and ideological preparation for a departure to Syria.”
Hasan C. was in contact with two teenagers with Islamist backgrounds who were arrested over an explosion that wounded three people at a Sikh temple in the western city of Essen in April, said Freier.
According to figures released in May by German intelligence services, 820 jihadists have left Germany for Syria and Iraq.
Almost a third have returned and 140 were killed while abroad, while around 420 are still in Syria or Iraq….