Greater than 800 officers have been on obligation as police in Berlin and Brandenburg carried out 26 raids throughout the area to implement a ban on a Salafist group which was advocating terrorist assaults and the killing of Jews.
Berlin Inside Senator Andreas Geisel advised a information convention on Thursday that 19 members of the Jama’atu Berlin have been focused throughout the raids and that the group had been beneath surveillance for 2 years.
Geisel couldn’t verify whether or not any arrests had been made however mentioned 850 officers have been concerned within the raids and that half of these focused within the operation have been German residents.
In a tweet within the early hours of Thursday morning, Berlin’s inside ministry said it had outlawed Jama’atu Berlin, “a younger and really radical jihad Salafist” affiliation, often known as Tauhid Berlin.
“In the present day’s ban is one other constructing block within the resolute battle towards violent extremism,” Geisel added throughout his press convention.
The group noticed themselves because the successor to the banned Fussilet 33 affiliation and reportedly glorified the battle of the terrorist militia “Islamic State,” particularly on the web, and known as for the killing of Jews, based on the Berlin every day newspaper Der Tagesspiegel. The group additionally welcomed the homicide of French instructor Samuel Paty in October by a radicalized pupil.
“(Within the group), there are extreme anti-Semites who’re calling for the dying of Jews,” Berlin Inside Secretary Torsten Akmann mentioned in an announcement.
Members of the group reportedly met repeatedly to wish and plot, additionally distributing flyers in public areas and spreading their harmful ideology on-line. A number of members had been linked to an outlawed Islamist group in 2017 which had been involved with Anis Amri, a failed Tunisian asylum seeker who drove a truck into the Berlin Christmas market, killing 12.
In its annual report, the German intelligence company mentioned that there have been thrice as many Salafists within the nation in 2019 as there have been in 2011, numbering 12,150 in 2019.
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