Skip to comments.Germany: Syrian man arrested for plotting terror attacks
Posted on 01/02/2017 8:22:15 PM PST by Lera
German authorities arrest a Syrian man who allegedly asked the ISIS to fund an attack using explosives-packed vehicles.
German authorities said Monday that police had arrested a Syrian man who had allegedly asked the Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group to fund an attack using explosives-packed vehicles, AFP reported.
The unemployed 38-year-old with refugee status had urged an ISIS contact via mobile phone message service Telegram to send him 180,000 euros ($188,000), prosecutors said.
Police commandos raided the suspect's apartment in Saarbruecken near the French border around 2:00 a.m. (0300 GMT) on Saturday, New Year's Eve. He was detained before being formally arrested on terror financing charges Sunday, according to AFP.
The man's "as yet undefined attack scenario" suggested the use of explosives-packed vehicles in Germany, France, Belgium and The Netherlands, said police.
The German newspaper Spiegel Online reported the plan was to re-paint the vehicles to make them look like police patrol cars.
It named the suspect as Hasan A. and said his contact was located in ISIS's de facto capital of Raqa, Syria.
The man had entered Germany in December 2014 and applied for asylum in January 2015, obtaining refugee status and a residency permit, prosecutors said in a statement.
Last month he reportedly asked an ISIS contact in Syria to send him the money "so he could purchase vehicles which he could load with explosives and which he wanted to drive into crowds... and blow up in order to kill unknown numbers of people who do not follow the Muslim faith".
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Merkel doesn’t call in-country refugees Germans?
Merkel belongs in a rubber room, not Government.
Merkel should be shot
Just another lone wolf.
Probably upset over Western support for Israel.
Poverty surely is the cause.
< /s >
Ask John Kerry if this is more of the “nuisance level” of terrorism that he boasted (in 2004) that we would all just have to learn to accept in our lives.
Merkel just loves to play whack-a-mullah. When does it end?
Surprised he waited this long to bite the hand that feeds him. Many, many more waiting to do the same.
“Many, many more waiting to do the same.”
Well, that’s 2 of us that get it.
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