German Mosque Used by Sept. 11 Attackers Shut Down

(AP) Kirsten Grieshaber - A mosque in Hamburg once frequented by Sept. 11 attackers was shut down and searched Monday because German authorities believed the prayer house was again being used as a meeting point for Islamic radicals. "We have closed the mosque because it was a recruiting and meeting point for Islamic radicals who wanted to participate in so-called jihad or holy war," said Frank Reschreiter, a spokesman for the Hamburg state interior ministry. The ministry said about 45 supporters of jihad live in the Hamburg area, and the mosque had become a magnet for so-called jihad tourists - Muslims from out of town who bragged about having worshipped at the same mosque used by the Sept. 11 terrorists.

2010-08-10 07:58:34

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