Saudi Arabia supporting Islamic terrorism in Germany: Intel report
Intelligence reports warned about a rise in the supporters of extremist Salafists in Germany, adding that over 10,000 people have joined the outfit.
Islamic extremists in Germany are receiving help from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar said media reports quoting leaked intelligence reports.
British newspaper Independent reported that there is a rise in the supporters of extremist Salafists in Germany, adding that over 10,000 people have joined the outfit.
The report has warned about growing threat from the group and alleged Gulf countries are funding mosques, religious schools, fanatic preachers and conversion to promote militant Islam.
Islamic organisations are aiming at a “long-running strategy to exert influence” adding that Saudi based Muslim World League, Sheikh Eid Bin Mohammad al-Thani Charitable Association and Kuwaiti Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS), are actively funding these groups.
These groups are banned by US and Russia for extending support to al-Qaeda. The report also alleged they are “closely connected with government offices in their home countries”.
Though media are yet to verify if the reports are genuine, sources added it might be the handiwork of the security community who probably leaked to stop the German government from selling arms to Saudi Arabia. However, Saudi ambassador to Germany, Awwas Alawwad has rejected that Saudi never built mosques or export imams to Germany. Saudi has “no connection with German Salafism”, he added.
He claimed that Muslim World League was not under his government. The Sheikh Eid association and RIHS also rejected any kind of associations to terrorist groups.
The intelligence report has come within weeks after the German government put a ban on a missionary group for its role in supporting 140 Isis fighters, after a raiding mosques and homes, and several offices. The group, named Die Wahre Religion (DWR) or “The True Religion” began working in Germany in 2005 to propagate Islam “in a modern form and with the help of new media”, reported Independent.
The Salafist outfit also launched a Quran distribution campaign, Lies!, which means “Read!”. It has now reached the bUK, France, Bahrain and Brazil, added media reports.