Germany arrests suspected al-Qaida recruiter

July 21, 2011 18:59

BERLIN - An Afghan national has been arrested in Germany on suspicion of recruiting or fundraising for international terrorist groups al-Qaida and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.

The 21-year-old man, identified as Omid H., is alleged to have published articles and videos on an Islamic Internet site glorifying terrorist attacks with the intent of recruiting new members or raising money for the networks, prosecutors said.

Some 60 articles and videos uploaded to the site by Omid H. over the past year were aimed to "incite ... radicalism and ideological-motivated violence," they said.

Omid H. was arrested near Kassel in western Germany on Wednesday, the prosecutor's office said in a news release.

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