Berlin Bans Arab-Islamic Congress

(Reuters/CNN) The Berlin state government has banned an Arab-Islamic Congress due to be held in the German capital next month to rally support for "resistance and intifada" in Iraq and Israel. Henrike Morgenstern, a spokeswoman for the Berlin interior ministry, said Monday an advertisement for the event published in English on the Internet expressed approval for suicide attacks against Israel and the U.S. "That significantly oversteps the limit of what can be allowed in terms of opinion-forming," she said. Interior Minister Otto Schily said last week the government believed the event was a threat to security and public order.

2004-09-21 00:00:00

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