posted on Jan, 14 2005 @ 06:38 AM
"ULM, Germany — German police stepped up their crackdown on Islamic extremism Wednesday, detaining 22 people during raids of apartments and mosques
allegedly used by a network that provided financing and other support to terrorists.
About 700 officers searched dozens of apartments, mosques and call centers in five German states, discovering militant Islamic propaganda and forged
passports and visas, authorities said.
The raids capped a long-term investigation of 20 people who allegedly raised money through smuggling and producing false papers to "pursue their
ideological goals," said prosecutors in Munich, where authorities coordinated the probe.
The suspects included German citizens and nationals of Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Bulgaria, Bavarian state police investigator Gerhard Zintl
said. Their ages ranged from 17 to 46, and five of the suspects were female."
This is significant in that the Germany authorities are beginning to see what's going on in their own country.