Major Police Raids Salafist Organization Banned in Germany

Some 1,000 German police in seven states raided facilities belonging to ultra-conservative Salafist organizations on Thursday, as the Interior Ministry announced that one such group has been banned. Authorities are concerned about the growing numbers of violence-prone Salafists in the country.
Police blocking the entrance to the Millatu Ibrahim mosque in Solingen on Thursday.

Police blocking the entrance to the Millatu Ibrahim mosque in Solingen on Thursday.

Foto: Henning Kaiser/ dpa
cgh -- with wire reports