Germany: Churches and schools looted to fund ISIS activities in Syria

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German Churches

Churches and schools looted to fund ISIS activities.

According to details, ISIS supporters are on rampage looting churches and schools in Germany in order to fund the terror group’s activities. This case is under trial in a German court at the moment. Purportedly, a gang was involved, in this looting, at the same time; eight people are on trial in a court in German city Cologne.

These eight men are accused of involved in robbing churches and schools since four years in order to finance the ISIS jihadists running amok in Middle East. Reports have this that this gang stole goods from various churches and schools worth almost 19,000 Euros from Cologne to Siegen in between 2011 and 2014.

The money generated from the looting was being used to facilitate the Islamist jihadi groups operating in Syria. However, it is still not known exactly how much money has been sent to jihadists so far. These eight men on trial are also accused of stealing money, laptops and a cash card from schools.

At this occasion, Nadja Gudermann, Chief prosecutor in this case said that the gang broke and entered churches and stole the collection boxes of offerings, chalices, crosses and various other valuable objects “dedicated to church services and religious worship.”

It has been further reported that the master mind of this gang is a Moroccan who was allegedly involved in inciting Muslims to fight jihad against the non-Muslims. He appeared in a You Tube video, in which he was urging Muslims to offer jihad. Moreover, three of these eight men are to face trial in Düsseldorf on charges of supporting an overseas terrorist organisation.

It is worth mentioning that Germany has already proscribed all ISIS activities earlier this year in an attempt to thwart budding of the terrorist activities in the country. In this regard, German Defence Minister, Thomas de Mazier, said: “Germany is a well-fortified democracy, there’s no place here for a terrorist organisation which opposes the constitutional order as well as the notion of international understanding.”