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Ahmad Wali Siddiqui, a German-Afghan operative linked to the 2010 al Qaeda plot to stage Mumbai-type attacks in European cities, was sentenced to six years in prison. Security has been stepped up for members of a right-wing group and for employees of a German magazine after Yassin Chouka, an extremist with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, called for their deaths.
Terrorism charges were brought against Abdeladim El-Kebir, 30, a Moroccan who headed an al Qaeda cell in Dusseldorf that planned Mumbai-type attacks in Europe. Also charged were Jamil S., 32, a German-Moroccan; Amid C., 20, a German-Iranian; and Halil S., 27, a German citizen. A New York court indicted El-Kabir in 2011 for his role in the plot, which had been approved by Osama bin Laden.
A group of Salafists used stones and poles to attack police in Solingen, injuring three policemen and a bystander; approximately 30 of the attackers were arrested. They had been angered by a far-right group's demonstration that included cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.
Filiz Gelowicz, the wife of convicted German terrorist Fritz Gelowicz, was released early from prison. In March 2011, she had been given a two and a half year sentence for supporting the German Taliban Mujahideen and the Islamic Jihad Union.
Followers of Salafist imam Ibrahim Abou Nagie have distributed 300,000 Korans in an effort to have a Koran in "every household in Germany, Austria and Switzerland." Nagie was indicted last fall for inciting crime and disturbing religious peace. A video produced by a Nagie associate that personally threatened journalists who reported critically on the Koran project appeared on YouTube. German intelligence says there are 3,000 to 5,000 Salafists in Germany.