The police have in nine states raids against an alleged Germany-wide active Islamist network
started. According to the Federal Interior Ministry, the network is suspected of
radical Islamic Palestinian group Hamas "financially and
"propagandistic." According to this, around 90 objects were searched
Network stand in the North Rhine-Westphalia-based associations WWR-Help
and Ansaar International. Ansaar has its German headquarters in Düsseldorf.
According to the previous state of the investigations it is assumed that
the organizations are in the extremist milieu. WWR-Help calls for donations for the needy on its website
Gaza Strip. Ansaar International had in the past too
for relief efforts in Somalia, Syria and Burma donations
The raids have that Home Office according to Wednesday morning
started at 6:00. Police authorities are involved in
Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Hamburg, Hesse, Lower Saxony,
North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate and Schleswig-Holstein and the
with the state criminal police North Rhine-Westphalia resident task force of the
Tax investigation NRW.
According to the Interior Ministry
there is an urgent suspicion that the network is against the
Thoughts of international understanding in accordance with the Basic Law. The
Organizations involved were according to the current state of investigation the
"attributable to extremist milieu". The US, Israel and the EU have
Hamas, which ruled the Gaza Strip, as a terrorist organization
"Who under the guise of humanitarian
Help that Hamas supports disregards fundamental value decisions
of our constitution, "Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) is quoted in the statement.
"This also makes the commitment of the many aid organizations
discredited, which under difficult conditions to
Have committed neutrality. "The order of the Basic Law requires to take action against such activities with vigor.
The protection of the constitution was monitored by WWR-Help and Ansaar
In the report of the North Rhine-Westphalian
Protection of the Constitution for 2017 is characterized by intensive contacts between
WWR-Help and Ansaar International. At Ansaar were therefore also
"intensive cooperation with other persons of the
extremist-salafist scene ".
The constitution protection
wrote, it is striking, "that there are now some with the group of people
Overlaps between this club and the now forbidden
Association The True Religion / Read! This indicates that
Ansaar International in the extremist scene fill a vacuum that
was created by the prohibition of the Lies! Association. This had with
Koran distributions attracted attention.