Germany Bans All ISIS Support After Sharia Police Were Found Patrolling German Streets

Originally posted on Friends of Syria:

After supporters of ISIS were found patrolling the streets of West Germany enforcing Sharia Law earlier this month, Germany has made the decision to criminalize all forms of support for the terrorist organization.

ISIS supporters are taken down in the Netherlands in August 2014.

ISIS supporters are taken down in the Netherlands in August 2014.

Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas Maiziere stated that all forms of support for ISIS will be treated as a criminal act. Specifically he mentioned any fundraising, campaigning, online support, or public display of ISIS symbols.

Germany already has section 86a in it’s criminal code to deal with these types of groups, which is most popularly used to restrict the display of Nazi Symbolism and support.

Germany is not standing alone in it’s decision to ban all ISIS support as The Netherlands made a similar decision last month.

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Crimes of Ukrainian Aidar battalion confirmed in Amnesty Int’l report – Russia

Originally posted on Friends of Syria:

An Amnesty International report has confirmed that war crimes including abductions, executions and extortion were committed by the Ukrainian Aidar battalion in Lugansk region, eastern Ukraine, an official from Russia’s Foreign Ministry says.

“The report confirms large-scale crimes, including war [crimes] made routinely and under the aegis of Ukrainian law enforcement agencies, by the leaders and members of the Aidar battalion,” said Konstantin Dolgov, the Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights.

“Amnesty International points only to some of these [crimes] – abductions, unlawful detention, ill-treatment, theft, extortion, including demanding ransom for abducted Ukrainians, and simple robbery from the civilian population,” Dolgov said.

He added that Russian authorities have repeatedly called on international organizations , including Amnesty International, to pay more attention to large-scale human rights violations during Kiev’s so-called “anti-terrorist operation” in eastern Ukraine.

“We hope that the report on Aidar’s [battalion] crimes will attract more attempts…

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“Kulla e Jetimit” in Prevalla being used for Jihadist Meeting with Imams

Originally posted on Friends of Kosovo:

“Kulla e Jetimit” (Tower of Orphans) in Prevalla, has been the meeting point of a group of imams in Kosovo. Representatives from several organisations including a lecturer from Saudi Arabia and Imams from Macedonia and Albania.  

At these meetings they would hold lectures and training for Jihadists to go and fight in Syria. It has been suspected that the Kosovo Islamic Community (KIC) leader Naim Tërrnava has been linking with representatives of other organisations to recruit fighters to send to Syria. There are also a number of women in this network.

The newspaper Zeri has provided information and files, which they have gathered through investigations dealing with incitement, hatred, discord, organising terrorist groups and terrorist recruitment.

The Police and the Prosecutor’s Office, has the names of 240 suspects, which shows the extent of extremism. The list  also includes the names of imams, who have now taken over the major mosques…

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