Islamic Center Closes Amid Suspicion of Smuggling People in Germany

October 16, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Pravda

Wire Service: AP

Authorities are investigating whether an Islamic center in the southwestern city of Ulm has been attempting to smuggle people into Germany. Meanwhile, the center [has been closed.]

Ulm's Islamic Information Center has been under observation for years, amid suspicion it has harbored and recruited Islamic militants. Stuttgart prosecutors launched a formal investigation into the organization earlier this month, under allegations it tried to illegally bring foreigners into the country.

Police had searched the center's premises in September, confiscating documents that must still be analyzed, prosecutors spokeswoman Bettina Vetter said.