German police raids Berlin mosque in terrorism probe

Published By ITCT News Desk On : December 18, 2018
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Germany: German authorities say police are searching a Berlin mosque as part of an investigation into its imam on suspicion he raised money to support an Islamic fighter in Syria.

Berlin prosecutors said Tuesday that 45-year-old Ahmad A., whose last name wasn’t given in line with privacy laws, was the target of the raid on the As-Sahaba mosque in the capital’s Wedding district.

They said in two tweets that A., who uses the name Abul Baraa to preach radical Islamic views, is suspected of financing terrorism for sending money to “a jihadi fighter in Syria for the purchase of military equipment.”

The German prosecutor’s office told The Associated Press that no arrests were made and that the raids at the mosque and other locations were aimed at obtaining evidence for ongoing investigation.

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