Militant Imams Under Scrutiny Across Europe

(New York Times) In Britain, Germany, and France, authorities have stepped up surveillance of militant mosques. Sheik Omar Bakri, the leader of Al Muhajiroun, Britain's largest Muslim group, has urged young Muslim men all over the world to support the Iraq insurgency on the front line of "the global jihad." On Sunday, German police arrested a man suspected of being a member of al-Qaeda and charged him with recruiting men to carry out suicide bombings in Iraq. Bohre Eddine Benvahia, an imam recently deported by France to Algeria, had urged young men to join jihad, French intelligence officials said. Italian investigators say several recruits from Italy carried out bombing attacks in Baghdad.

2005-01-27 00:00:00

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