Frankfurt prosecutors probe Islamic centre

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12 July 2004, FRANKFURT - Frankfurt's public prosecutors were studying video cassettes, computer data banks and other digital files Monday which were seized in a raid on an Islamic centre on suspicions that the centre's Korean school was teaching violence. Chief prosecutor Doris Mueller-Scheu told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that the materials were now being examined, but she cautioned that no quick conclusions would be drawn. "I don't think there will be any quick results, since everything must first be t

12 July 2004

FRANKFURT - Frankfurt's public prosecutors were studying video cassettes, computer data banks and other digital files Monday which were seized in a raid on an Islamic centre on suspicions that the centre's Korean school was teaching violence.

Chief prosecutor Doris Mueller-Scheu told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that the materials were now being examined, but she cautioned that no quick conclusions would be drawn.

"I don't think there will be any quick results, since everything must first be translated from Arabic," she told dpa.

There were no arrests in the raid on Sunday on the Islamic centre, with authorities acting on a tip that pupils there were being shown materials glorifying violence.

Officials at the centre quickly rejected the suspicions as being false.

Germany's first television network ARD said it had information that one pupil at the school had told of a video showing a decapitation.

The Frankfurt authorities were scheduled later Monday to give a briefing about the raid, in which police were shown on television carrying large quantities of documents away.

DPA

Subject: German news

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