Germany arrests man suspected of recruiting for al-Qaida

Afghan national, 21, allegedly published articles, videos on Islamic web site glorifying terrorist attacks with the intent recruiting, fundraising.

July 21, 2011 19:14
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German police escort a suspected al Qaida member

German police escort a suspected member of al Qaida 311 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS/Alex Domanski)


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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.

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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.

The apartments of two other men -- whose names, ages or nationalities were not given -- were raided in connection with the case, prosecutors said.

In May, a German-Syrian man was sentenced to nearly five years in prison after admitting to being a member of al-Qaida in Pakistan. He later tipped off German intelligence officials about possible attacks in Germany.

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