Germany bans 2 ultraconservative Islamic groups
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German authorities have banned two more ultraconservative Islamic groups in a continuing crackdown on Salafist organisations allegedly involved in activities that violate the country's constitution.
Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said in a statement that police raided buildings Wednesday in the states of North-Rhine Westphalia and Hesse connected to the two groups, DawaFFM and Islamic Audios. He also extended a ban imposed last year on Millatu Ibrahim to include a linked group, An-Nussrah.
Friedrich says investigators found the groups sought "in an aggressive and militant way to change our society and replace democracy with a Salafist system'' ruled by Islamic Sharia law.
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