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German Islamist preacher on trial over Syria terror links ^ | 06 Sep 2016 16:20 GMT+02:00 | AFP

Posted on 09/06/2016 10:02:50 AM PDT by Olog-hai

One of Germany’s best-known Islamist preachers went on trial in the western city of Düsseldorf on Tuesday on charges of backing “a terrorist group” fighting in Syria.

Sven Lau, 35, stands accused of supporting and recruiting fighters for the Syria-based Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (JMA), or Army of Emigrants and Supporters, which Germany lists as a terrorist organization.

A convert to the ultra-conservative Salafist branch of Islam, Lau gained notoriety in 2014 when he organized a vigilante “Sharia Police” group that patrolled German streets seeking to enforce Islamic law. …

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TOPICS: Germany; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2014; germany; hijrah; jma; rop; salafism; salafist; sharia; shariapolice; svenlau; syria

1 posted on 09/06/2016 10:02:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Sven? Now that’s a name you don’t attach to too many terrorists.

2 posted on 09/06/2016 11:22:31 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (Waiting for inspirations)
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To: KosmicKitty

He actually was a German, born in West Germany (in the old days). Grew up in a Catholic family....was an industrial mechanic. Converted sometime in his mid-20’s if I remember the story correctly. Calls himself Abu.

Made up some kind of fake club out of thin air....related to Sadafist and hate-preaching (as the German cops refer to it).

At some point in 2014, he made up some Sharia-Law “police-unit” with yellow warning vests....and tried to walk the pub district to encourage Muslims to avoid drinking or carousing. That got the cop’s attention and they finally sat up charges on the guy. If you read through his history and drama....the guy is mentally challenged and at some point....some judge is probably going to mandate that he gets a mental evaluation, and he might be permanently set up in a facility.

3 posted on 09/07/2016 6:57:24 AM PDT by pepsionice
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