Germany Bans

AP, Sep. 19, 2002
By MELISSA EDDY : Associated Press Writer

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German authorities were studying papers, videos and CDs seized from 16 Islamic groups linked to a jailed Turkish militant that were shut down Thursday in the country’s latest effort to crack down on extreme religious organizations.

Police raided 100 homes and offices across Germany in the action, which follows the banning last December of the Caliphate State group run by Turkish militant Muhammed Metin Kaplin, Interior Minister Otto Schily told reporters at Frankfurt Airport. No one was arrested.

The raids are part of efforts by German authorities to move against radical religious groups suspected of supporting terrorism under laws that came into effect after the Sept. 11 attacks, which were plotted by Vacation? Short break? Day trip? Get Skip-the-line tickets at GetYourGuide.


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