On the photo: German police seized and tied a Muslim
According to German newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt in an article entitled "Extremism. Baden-Wuerttemberg expels the first (! - KC) Salafist", the German secret state secret police (Geheime Staatspolizei, or Gestapo) in the German province of Baden-Wuerttemberg deported to Turkey the "first" Salafist for dissent.
Gestapo was afraid to report his name for the press, not to make him a hero. The guilt of the dissident before the German model of democracy is as follows:
1. The Turkish citizen commented on a video about Jihad with the following words: "Let Allah give us all an opportunity to go to the Jihad and martyr."
2. The expelled dissident placed on his account on YouTube a video by a German member of the al-Qaida, Bekkay Harrach (aka Abu Talha), and linked the video to his account on Facebook.
3. Although he has been previously sentenced for distribution of videos and dissent, and served for it a prison term, the Turk placed on YouTube another dissent video- So, according to Gestapo, he "supports terrorism and the Jihad."
With all that, YouTube itself, which published and distributed the videos, was not included into the list of "Jihad supporters".
According to the provincial interior minister Reinhold Gall, Salafism is not compatible with democratic principles. According to the provincial government of Baden-Württemberg, there are about 500 supporters of the "radical Islam" in that German province.
Gestapo is going to develop cooperation with tolerant (moderate) imams and similar Muslim associations in order to prevent the spread of Salafism. In this case, according to the Oberpolizeichef Gall, the majority of Muslims "reject this radical current within Islam."
In late April, Gestapo in Hessen expelled to Austria an Austrian Salafist, Mohamed Mahmoud, stating his name, thus making him a hero in the struggle for freedom of speech and religion.
So this time Gestapo was not the old bait. Back then, according to the German authorities, "the Islamist called for armed jihad." What's wrong with that, the Gestapo didn't tell, especially given the fact that the majority of crystal-clear democrats are now calling for a war with Syria.
In addition, Mahmud was considered by Gestapo to be one of the members of a Salafi action group which distributed free copies of the German translation of the Holy Quran in German streets.
Gestapo considers this action as "a method for recruiting new members for Islamic organizations." At the same time, a lot of other religious groups in Germany, Christian and others, distribute free Gospels with no hindrance.
In Germany, religious literature is often distributed free of charge by US Mormons and many others. No one is being prosecuted by Gestapo for this or expelled from the country, at least, not yet.
Department of Monitoring