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Europe Hits Back Against Jihadis

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Swiss special forces enter the Consulate of Spain In Bern 07 February 2005. (Illustrative photo: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP / Getty Images)
Swiss special forces enter the Consulate of Spain in Bern on February 7, 2005. (Illustrative photo: OLIVIER MORIN / AFP / Getty Images)

Clarion looks at three cases where Europe strikes back against jihadis:

As we keep reporting, while we may have defeated ISIS militarily in Syria, the ideology behind Islamic State, al-Qaeda and others is well and truly alive. European governments and security forces have come under criticism for not doing enough to tackle radical Islamists. But when they do, it’s worthy of mention and praise:

 

Switzerland Launches 70 Investigations

The Swiss authorities are looking into as many as 70 cases with connections to jihadi terrorism. This is said to include those returning from fighting overseas. Apparently, most of the incidents under investigation relate to a federal law that bans ISIS, al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations. Bern does not want to allow returning jihadis back into the country and is calling for them to be tried in the countries where they committed their crimes in trials that stand up to international legal standards.

 

Germany Raids 90 Hamas-Linked Properties

German police officers raided up to 90 properties on April 10 in an operation aimed at clamping down on Hamas-linked activities in the country. They are said to be part of an Islamist network centered in North Rhine-Westphalia and using the names WWR Help and Ansaar International. The network reportedly supplied the terror group Hamas with financial and propaganda support. Clarion frequently reports on Muslim Brotherhood activity in Germany. Hamas is a sub-group of the Brotherhood.

 

German Judges Try Pro-ISIS Woman Accused of Killing 5-Year Old Slave Girl

The trial began in Germany of a woman accused of buying a five-year-old slave and then leaving her to die of thirst in the heat of the Middle East desert. The woman, 27, faces charges of murder, war crimes, membership in a foreign terror organization and weapons violations. The story came to light because the person acting as her driver was a German agent, who recorded their conversations in which she confessed her story. The woman and her husband also held the slave’s mother captive. The latter is a co-plaintiff in the trial which began April 9.

 

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