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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.
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.