Seven people have been found guilty of robbing Churches in Germany to finance Islamic terrorists participating in jihad. The extremist terror funders burgled five churches, using their ill gotten gains to finance blood thirsty Muslim fundamentalists fighting in Syria.
Media reports of the extremists robbing Christian places of worship to fund jihad have been kept minimal. Imagine had it been non Muslims targeting mosques to break in and steal from. I very much doubt the incident would receive as little media attention….most likely front page news and a talking point for weeks afterwards.
7 found guilty of robbing German churches to finance jihad
Published January 30, 2017 Associated Press
BERLIN – A German court has found seven men guilty of burglarizing churches to financially support Islamic extremists fighting in Syria.
Cologne’s regional court sentenced the men to between three years and 6 months, and four years and 10 months in prison for the robberies.
Judges say that there’s sufficient proof the men — aged between 24 and 37 — broke into up to five churches and other buildings between 2013 and 2014.
In Monday’s ruling, judges said it was unclear whether the funds they generated were actually used to support armed jihad and if so, to what extent.
An eighth man was sentenced to two years and 7 months for serious bodily harm.
Five defendants are German citizens, two hold German and Tunisian citizenship, and one holds German and Moroccan citizenship.