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German Crackdown on Islamic Group

Police in Germany have raided 80 buildings across the country in a nationwide operation against suspected members of a banned Islamic group. A statement from the Interior Ministry said the police seized computers, bank account details and other documents, but no arrests have been reported. The action is aimed at suspected members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamist group banned in January. It was the third Islamic group to be banned in Germany following the introduction of anti-terror legislation adopted after the 11 September attacks. German Interior Minister Otto Schily has accused Hizb ut-Tahrir of promoting anti-Semitism and the killing of Jews, and denying Israel’s right to exist. However, the group’s website says it seeks to set up Islamic governments in Arab and Muslim countries by peaceful means. Full Story

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