Germany Trying To Deport Ex-bin Laden Bodyguard For 8 Years

(Reuters) – A suspected ex-bodyguard for Osama bin Laden has been living in Germany for eight years and spreading radical views but attempts to deport him have stumbled on his marriage to a German citizen, German authorities said on Tuesday.

Two of Sami A.’s followers belong to a group of four accused of membership of an al Qaeda cell and charged in Germany with plotting an attack. They went on trial in July. Prosecutors said the four, aged between 20 and 30, had intended to stage a “sensational terror attack“.