A large police force carried out a raid in Dortmund to ban the association “Islamischer Kulturverein Nuralislam”, which was classified as Islamist. A police spokeswoman said there was an operation Thursday morning at a mosque and at the apartments of association officials. It is about confiscating the assets of the association and securing the data carriers, continued the police spokeswoman. The Bild newspaper had previously reported on the police operation.
The North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) Ministry of the Interior had banned the association. The association is directed against the constitutional order and the idea of international understanding, according to the announcement of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the Federal Gazette. The Interior Ministry said on Thursday that the association would be classified as Islamist. NRW Interior Minister Herbert Reul (CDU) wants to comment on the ban on the association and the related searches on Thursday morning in Düsseldorf.
According to the announcement, the association will be dissolved. Therefore, any activity is prohibited. Forming surrogate organizations or continuing existing organizations as surrogate organizations is also prohibited. According to the announcement, various websites will also be banned.
Several police vehicles were parked near a mosque in Dortmund on Thursday morning, a dpa photographer reported. The building is a multi-storey house. Officials with dogs are also on duty.