German police raid five properties linked to Salafist group in Hessen

Some 160 German police officers on Wednesday morning raided five properties, including a Mosque, in the Kassel area. According to Hessen state authorities, the sites were linked to an entity known as the “Almadinah Islamic Culture Organization” and served as a meeting space for Salafist extremists.

Hessen’s interior minister, Peter Beuth, described the so-called Medina Mosque as a place “where jihad and hate directed towards our tolerant society was stoked,”