Afghan man faces German terrorism charges

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Posted: Jan 10, 2012 10:59 AM
Afghan man faces German terrorism charges

German prosecutors say they have charged a 22-year-old Afghan man with recruiting for the al-Qaida and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist organizations.

The federal prosecutors' office said Tuesday that Omid H., whose last name was not given in accordance with German privacy laws, is suspected of posting some 60 messages and videos on an extremist website in 2010 and 2011.

Prosecutors say the postings contained "radical Islamic" messages, urging armed struggle against "enemies of Islam," the "killing of unbelievers," and the taking part in jihad, or holy war.

The suspect has been in custody since his arrest in July near Kassel in central Germany.

No date has yet been set for a trial.