Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Germany bans Islamic groups

(Berlin) Authorities in Germany have banned three Islamist groups (DawaFFM, Islamische Audios and An-Nussrah), accusing them of being "anti-democratic" and seeking to impose sharia law.

Police mounted raids against the groups on Wednesday, but no arrests were made. German officials have said videos produced by DawaFFM partly inspired the man who shot dead two US airmen at Frankfurt airport in 2011.

An-Nussrah was judged to be part of the Millatu Ibrahim organisation, which had been banned in June last year. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said in a statement.
"Salafism, as represented by the groups banned today, is incompatible with our peaceful, democratic system, DawaFFM, Islamische Audios and An-Nussrah aim to change our society in an aggressive way so that democracy is replaced by a Salafist system and the state of law replaced by sharia,"
Also in Germany, police foiled an attempt today by Muslims to murder a politician because he had spoken out against radical Islamist groups.