Germany says 300 jihadists facing trial, anti-terrorism laws working

(Reuters) – Nearly 300 people are facing prosecution in Germany for supporting Islamic State (IS), German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has said, adding that it was a sign that anti-terrorism laws were working and tougher legislation was not needed.

“Whoever supports IS can already be prosecuted under existing laws,” he told Sunday’s weekly newspaper Welt am Sonntag in an interview, after some politicians called for tighter laws.

He added, however, that he would present a draft law by the end of the year to tackle the flow of money to IS.

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  • winniec

    Germany and ALL NATO countries need a joint DEVILS ISLAND (similar to Guantanamo) where jihadists can be sent to stay indefinitely. Losing all privileges will stop jihadists more than the risk of death.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      They will first have to change the EU laws, which they could of they wanted to do.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Taking no prisoners would be more efficient – and final.

  • simus1

    A shortage of jail space combined with emergency funding for more prisons would be a better indicator of success, not holding trials and shuffling paperwork.