A series of raids across Germany has resulted in many arrests, and even a ban of a major Muslim group called "The True Religion" (sic) which is best known for handing out copies of Islam's manifesto, the Koran.
Thomas de Maizière, the German interior minister who announced the ban, explains that the group recruited something like 140 jihadis under the "cover of promoting Islam."
This is claimed to be the biggest crack down of an Islamic group since the turn of the century.
Below, one of the mosques/Masjids raided today:
BERLIN — A German organization that calls itself the True Religion and that is known for distributing German-language copies of the Quran was outlawed on Tuesday, after the authorities accused it of recruiting jihadists to fight in Iraq and Syria.
Thomas de Maizière, the German interior minister, said the government had banned the True Religion organization, which is also known as Read (as in the instruction to read the Quran), because it acted as a “collecting pool” for would-be Islamist fighters. Starting on Tuesday morning, officers raided 190 premises in more than half of’s 16 states. Materials were secured, but there were no detentions, Mr. de Maizière said.
RT explains that last week, another major raid on Islamic centers and groups also took place.