German court convicts 3 of terrorism

AP News
Posted: Sep 28, 2011 10:28 AM
German court convicts 3 of terrorism

A German court has convicted three men for supporting a terrorist organization by posting radical Islamic propaganda videos on the Internet, including one that gave details of how to prepare a suicide attack.

The Munich state court sentenced the Germans _ 28-year-old Daniel P., 20-year-old Jonas T. and 19-year-old Salim Mohammed A. _ to community service and probation ranging up to 1 1/2 years, Germany's dapd news agency reported Wednesday. Full names weren't given in accordance with German privacy laws.

All were involved in posting videos between 2006 and 2008 to raise recruits for al-Qaida.

The court says it took into account in its sentencing the fact that the suspects had confessed and had since distanced themselves from Islamic extremism.