August 30, 2021

Suspected Islamic State fundraiser arrested in Germany

Police officers secure the High Regional Court in Celle, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. A suspected representative of the Islamic State group in Germany goes on trial in the northern city of Celle on terrorism charges. The 33-year-old Iraqi citizen and four fellow suspects are accused of membership in a terrorist organization, terror financing and public incitement to commit crimes. (Holger Hollemann/dpa via AP)

A woman in the German state of Bavaria was arrested on Monday for allegedly collecting money for the terrorist organization Islamic State.

Prosecutors said the German national was arrested in the town of Geretsried, south of Munich, adding that she is accused of helping an Iraqi, Aymen A.-J., who has been in pretrial detention since January.

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The Federal prosecutor’s office accuses A-J of having taken on “a central role in raising money for IS in Germany” and of having transferred money to Syria and Lebanon several times.

The arrested woman is said to have been mainly responsible for contacting female Islamic State members.


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