Islamist group in Germany appeals against ban

10th January 2006, Comments 0 comments

10 January 2006, NEU-ULM, GERMANY - A radical Islamist group has filed suit in court against a ban by the German state of Bavaria, a lawyer said Monday, while a second German state said it will not allow the group to set up anew.

10 January 2006

NEU-ULM, GERMANY - A radical Islamist group has filed suit in court against a ban by the German state of Bavaria, a lawyer said Monday, while a second German state said it will not allow the group to set up anew.

Police have conducted several raids in the past on the premises of the mainly Arab group, Multikulturhaus, in the city of Neu-Ulm and have accused it of raising funds for pro-terror groups.

Lawyer Christoph Käss said he had filed the suit last Wednesday without an explanation and would file this once the state had disclosed the reasons for the society being struck off the register and prohibited from running a meeting-house.

Neu-Ulm is adjacent to the city of Ulm in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Interior officials of the latter state said Monday that they viewed the Bavarian ban as being valid in other states and the society would not be allowed to re-register.

Bavaria said in the December 28 ban that the society's aims were incompatible with public order. The Neu-Ulm Islamists have reportedly also come under close scrutiny from U.S. anti-terrorism agents.

DPA

Subject: German news

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