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Police arrest Islamist bomb threat suspect

The Local · 5 Nov 2010, 15:17

Published: 05 Nov 2010 15:17 GMT+01:00

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The man, who has not been named, was arrested in Neunkirchen in western Germany. Police were due to release more details at a news conference at around 4:00 pm.

Last month, three videos appeared on the Internet calling for Daniel Schneider to be released or sent to Afghanistan by the end of November. If not, the videos warned of bomb attacks in Germany.

A German convert to Islam, Schneider was one of four members of the so-called Sauerland cell jailed in March for a thwarted plot to attack US soldiers and civilians in Germany.

Schneider, who was jailed for 12 years, released a statement through his lawyer distancing himself from the videos and saying he did not know who was behind them.

News of the arrest came as two people went on trial in Berlin for allegedly disseminating Islamic extremist propaganda on the Internet and raising funds for banned groups.

One of those on trial was Filiz Gelowicz, 29, the wife of another member of the Sauerland cell, Fritz Gelowicz. She appeared in court wearing an Islamic dress covering everything except her eyes.

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The other defendant was named only as Alican T., 21. The two were charged in August.


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Your comments about this article

22:17 November 5, 2010 by Raccoons31
Hang 'em high! It's time to get very tough with terrorists. There is never any excuse for harming others just because they don't follow your beliefs, life choices etc.

It's a very good thing I'm not in charge of the world. Europe would be free of the threat of terrorism........
11:59 November 6, 2010 by zaly
" just because they don't follow your beliefs, life choices etc."


Can you please check your statement?

There is nothing to do with your belief, Islam is just a religion, whatever they are doing nothing related with islam, there are more than 2billion Islam's follower including the late Michael Jackson, the Swiss Politician Daniel Streich, Tony Blair's sister -in-law Lauren Booth and other and they are NOT TERRORIST, what they are doing is their PERSONAL CHOICE.
12:06 November 6, 2010 by MonkeyMania
@Raccoons31. It is a pity you wern't around in the 15th Century as well. Then there would have been no Catholic Inquisition either because you would have hung all the Catholic clergy also. The world would be a better place if people realised Religion is the root cause of hatred.
14:41 November 6, 2010 by ngwanem

Religion is not the problem - people are!!! Humans are not robots or automaton, rather they have grey cells in their brains and they can make their decisions. Most religions have a peaceful and a violent part.... if people can't reason to select the peaceful parts, then they are to blame. You remove religion from the situation, there would always be other reasons to fool some people to kill or carry acts of insanity: these would include race, culture, language, political ideology etc

some people suggest the banishment of religion as a cure but that is a joke... it is like banning the use of knives because criminals use them to stab people. although religion had often been used to play a divisive role in conflicts since time immemorial, there exist sufficient alternative sources, that have been used to polarize people.

most of the terrorism in the world arise from social injustice. many foot soldiers of terrorism have very poor and uneducated backgrounds and are easily exploited by their more intelligent hierarchy to carry out these acts... in fact, the manipulators of terrorism are not so different in nature from crooked politicians in legal governments, who readily send other people's sons and daughters to wars, while they stay home safe and savor the scene from afar.
22:35 November 6, 2010 by Lakshmi72
This man is a 18-year-old from Cameron, named Kevin S,. who came to Germany with his mother when he was 9 years old. He was of Protestant faith, fell under the spell of German convert Schneider's spell (Sauerland cell).

He converted to Islam and was quickly radicalized. He is considered to be a dangerous individual.
14:07 November 7, 2010 by raandy
@zaly I doubt this man is an Islamic Jihadist ,its all propaganda ,they always blame it on Islam,actually they are nice people who believe in love thy neighbor like thy self.
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