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A police operation involving 1,000 officers raided homes of radical Salafi Islamists suspected of plotting against the state and seized "a comprehensive quantity of evidence." The organizations targeted are the Die Wahre, the Dawa FFM, and the Miliatu Ibrahim, which has already been banned. Reports say there are about 4,000 active Salafists in Germany.




Italy: Ten suspects arrested over international anarchist attacks




Europe Stays Quiet Despite Unease About Drones




Landstuhl Hospital to Be Replaced. But With What?




Shots fired as K-For tackles Kosovo Serb roadblocks




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.




Think Tank Criticizes Germany's Role in NATO




Afghan Helpers Feel Threatened By Withdrawal of German Troops




Yemeni secessionist dangles pledge to fight al Qaeda




German Right Wing Populists Provoke Salafist Violence in Bonn




Citing security, US abandons consulate site in Afghanistan




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.




Bin Laden Raid Fallout - Aid Groups in Pakistan Are Suspect




Documents reveal al Qaeda's plans for seizing cruise ships, carnage in Europe




German jihadist killed by US in March drone strike

Samir H., a known "Islamist" from Aachen, is said to have been killed in the March 9 strike in Makeen in South Waziristan.


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.




Islamists in Enemy Territory: The Missionary Zeal of Germany's Salafists




Dealing with Tyrants: German Military Rethinks Exporting Democracy




Supplies for Assad: German Ship Carrying Weapons Stopped Near Syria