Thursday, September 21, 2017

Switzerland: Members of the Swiss version of CAIR/MCB charged with making al Qaeda propaganda

(Bern) Three (Naim Cherni, Qaasim Illi and Nicolas Blancho ) senior members of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS),(Swizz version of CAIR) Have been charged with making and promoting propaganda films for al Qaeda. The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) state that the Council made films in Syria in 2015 with a leading al Qaeda member and posted two films on YouTube that were promoted by the three committee members.

“that the accused offered the leading al-Qaeda member in question a prominent multilingual multimedia platform from which to advantageously portray and promote both himself and the ideology of al-Qaeda.”
ICCS spokesman Abdel Azziz Qaasim Illi,  speaking to the media  stated that he was one of the three men charged, dismissed the case as a “political show trial,” and said authorities had misunderstood the video at the heart of the case.
“The point of the interview was to counter (Islamic State) propaganda with a credible figure from the moderate Syrian rebel spectrum. The interview itself never concerned al Qaeda,”
In reply The OAG claims to have proof that this increased the appeal of al-Qaeda to existing and potential members around the world, thus promoting the organisation’s criminal activities.