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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.
Ahmad Wali Siddiqui, the German-Afghan al Qaeda operative whose capture in Kabul disrupted planned terror attacks in Europe, told a court that in 2010 he met with Younis al Mauretani and Said Bahaji in Mir Ali, Pakistan; Bahaji is an al Qaeda propagandist who helped facilitate the 9/11 attacks. Siddiqui also said he met the Jordanian bomber who attacked COP Chapman.
A court sentenced Hussain S., a Syrian-born German resident, to five years in prison for publishing jihadist propaganda online. A key German-language propagandist for Islamic extremist groups, he promoted the efforts of al Qaeda, the Islamic Jihad Union, and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, among others.
The trial began of Ahmad Wali Siddiqui, a German-Afghan citizen charged with membership in both al Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan. Statements by Siddiqui after his capture in Afghanistan in July 2010 led to the disruption of an al Qaeda plot to conduct Mumbai-type attacks in Britain, France, and Germany.