The federal prosecutor’s office in Karlsruhe arrested a woman at Frankfurt airport on suspicion of belonging to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.
The German, against whom there is an arrest warrant since November 2021, is said to be a follower of Salafist Islam and, among other things, has operated a donation network for female members of IS. Germany’s supreme prosecutor’s office also announced on Saturday that the defendant traveled to Syria with her husband in 2013 and joined the Islamic State in early 2014 at the latest.
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After her husband was killed fighting for the terror organization in 2015, she allegedly married two other Islamic State fighters in a row and lived in Iraq and Syria until early 2019. “She ran the joint household and was paid by the Islamic State,” according to the federal prosecutor.
After his arrest by Kurdish forces in early 2019, he actively raised money for IS members in refugee camps in a refugee camp in northern Syria. In late 2019, she is said to have married a higher ranking IS member as a second wife and continued to provide financial support to IS members.
He was in Turkish custody from 2020 until his return to Germany. The woman was arrested on Friday. The arrest warrant had already been issued on November 29, 2021. She was due to appear before the investigating judge of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) on Saturday. (dpa)