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Islamic extremist held in Germany on suspicion of supporting terror group

Published 15/12/2015

A German Islamic extremist has been arrested
A German Islamic extremist has been arrested

One of Germany's most prominent Islamic extremists has been arrested on suspicion of supporting a foreign terror group.

Sven Lau was arrested in western Germany on Tuesday, federal prosecutors said.

He is suspected of four counts of supporting the group Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, or Jamwa, which was designated as a terrorist organisation by the United States last year.

German prosecutors said in a statement that 35-year-old Lau was the go-to contact for extremists wanting to fight for Jamwa in Syria.

He is also suspected of providing financial and material support to the group.

Lau, a convert to Islam, made headlines last year when he attempted to establish a "Sharia police" in the city of Wuppertal to enforce a strict interpretation of Islam.

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