Thursday, April 14, 2005

European Crackdown on Islamists

It looks like a coordinated raid by authorities across Western Europe to combat money laundering and fraud schemes as part of fund raising efforts by Islamists. In Munich. "Police on Thursday arrested seven Islamic extremists and raided 31 mosques, homes and offices in this year's third crackdown in Germany on fund-raising for terrorism."

In Brussels. "The Belgian police have raided two Islamist bookshops ... Italian and French officers had carried out similar raids at the request of the German authorities."