Leading members of Switzerland’s Islamic Council are charged with making jihadist propaganda films in Syria

The leader of a prominent Swiss Islamic group and two other top members have been charged over alleged al-Qaida propaganda videos posted on YouTube.

Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber’s office alleges the three members of the Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) violated Swiss laws banning al-Qaida, Islamic State and associated radical groups.

His office and federal police have opened about 60 cases linked to alleged ‘jihadi-motivated terrorism,’ mostly involving propaganda.

The indictments target ICCS President Nicolas Blancho, the group’s cultural chief Naim Chernim and spokesman Abdel Azziz Qaasim Illi.

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  • Alain

    I used to give the Swiss credit for being smarter than other Europeans, but if they are surprised by this then I was badly mistaken.

    • canminuteman

      They’re still smarter than other Europeans, but the bar is getting lower all over.