Well Integrated Muslims Are Robbing German Churches To Support ISIS

MUNICH — It began nearly a year ago, on the weekend after Christmas. On Saturday night, unidentified individuals broke into a church in the Cologne district of Porz-Urbach. They broke open the safe in the sacristy and got hold of the key to the church. They ended up stealing money from the collection boxes, liturgical vessels, bowls and a monstrance. They weren’t able to get their hands on the Christmas collect because it had already been removed from the church.

In the following months, numerous churches in the greater Cologne area were broken into. Sometimes the thieves stole money and all manner of valuable objects in broad daylight. The police investigated and clues pointed to the possible involvement of Salafists who intended to use valuable holy objects from the churches to financially support jihad in Iraq and Syria. The suspicion was later confirmed by undercover investigations.

On Wednesday morning, the state prosecutor in Cologne and the federal public prosecutor’s office in Karlsruhe gave the signal: more than 240 officials mainly in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, but also in Lower Saxony and Bavaria began a spectacular raid.

In the North Rhine-Westphalia cities of Cologne, Siegen, Bergisch-Gladbach, Kreuztal and Netphen, they arrested a total of nine suspects, eight Germans: Mustapha A., 25, Kais B. O., 31, Lazhar B. O., 22, Sofien B. O., 35, Omar B. O., 25, Anoaur J., 25, Ali Ö., 23, and Usman A., 29, as well as a Pakistani citizen, Mirza Tamoor B., 58. The apartments of a further 20 persons on the Salafist scene were searched.

Burkhard Freier speaks of a “swamp” that investigators and the police “drained.”

“It’s not the only swamp, but it’s a big one,” says the head of North Rhine-Westphalia intelligence. It was a “successful day.”

  • Exile1981

    The article also says the suspects were hosting monthly charity events and raising over 100k in euros per month from people who though the money was going to humanitarian causes not knowing they were funding jihad.

    • That is very typical of Muslim charities.

      • Exile1981

        Yes kind of SOP; but the media acts all surprised when it comes out like it’s the first time it has ever happened or something.

        • eMan14

          That’s if they react at all. One Mosque looted and it’s Islamophobia everywhere.

    • DVult

      Not knowing or claiming they didn’t know?

      • Exile1981

        Actually not knowing. I read around and it appears that this same group held raffles and other fund raisers for children’s charities then instead of giving the money to those charities they smuggled it physically to ISIS. So of the charities were ones anyone on this blog would suspect – ie gaza based ones but others were claimed to be for childrens hospitals and feed the poor kind of things.

    • luna

      They consider jihad a good cause. Typical of Muslim charities.

  • winniec

    And is nyone in the media calling this ‘Christianophobia’? Didn’t think so. Plundering ‘others’ is how Mohammed and his highwaymen became wealthy and financed their jihad. A book in the Koran is called ‘Booty’.

    • luna

      Actually caravan raids served two purposes. The spoils of war were part of it, but the other part was to weaken the enemy (Mecca in the case of caravan raids) ahead of direct conflict.

  • It’s time to hire certain persons to “convince” wayward “yutes” that such crimes will not be tolerated.