German charged over Islamist Internet propaganda

19th December 2011, Comments 0 comments

A German man has been charged with allegedly spreading Islamist propaganda on the Internet glorifying suicide attacks and seeking support for militants abroad, the federal prosecutor's office said Monday.

The 19-year-old German convert to Islam is suspected of running an Internet site for several months which showed videos, pictures and text containing jihadi and radical Islamist content, it said.

"Among other things, the brutal execution of Iraqi police is shown on it and suicide attacks glorified," the prosecutor, based in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe, said in a written statement.

Some of the videos on the website, entitled "Islamic Hacker Union", also appealed for members and supporters of the militant Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan and the Islamic State of Iraq, it added.

The suspect was arrested in June.

© 2011 AFP

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