Police raid mosques, flats across Germany as government bans militant group

A spokeswoman for the ministry described the 'True Religion' organisation as a mobilizing network for Islamic State


Reuters November 15, 2016
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German police launched dawn raids on mosques, apartments and offices in ten German states on Tuesday, and the government banned a group it accused of trying to recruit fighters for Islamic State, the interior ministry said.

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A spokeswoman for the ministry described the DWR 'True Religion' organization as a mobilising network for Islamic State, though she said there was no indication it was planning attacks itself.

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Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere believed the group breached Germany's constitution and incited hatred, she added. He was due to make a statement on the arrests and the ban later on Tuesday.

There was no immediate statement from the group.

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