Germany goes on the offensive against radical mosques
Armed police officers have launched a raid on a mosque and several homes belonging to a group believed to be radicalising Muslims in Germany.The Germans believe the group may be the source of some of the radicalization that has resulted in a string of terror attacks in that country. The mosques have been a traditional place for weapon storage by jihadis for centuries. That is why it is a mistake not to keep a close eye on their facilities and those who attend their services.
Apartments belonging to eight board members of the radical German-speaking Islamic group DIK were searched by officers in Hildesheim, Lower Saxony.
It comes as part of a crackdown on the group, which is thought to have been encouraging people to travel to Syria and Iraq to join ISIS.
The group ran sermons, seminars and lectures entitled 'the hatred of infidels', according to German media.
'The DIK in Hildesheim is a nationwide hot spot of radical Muslims that we have been watching for a long time,' said Lower Saxony Interior Minister Boris Pistorius.