After several fraud cases, the German government stops the payments of Corona financial aid. Now it has come to light that money has probably also been given to Islamist extremists who are said to have used it to finance terrorism in war zones in the Middle East.According to the report, the State Security Service and the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Berlin are investigating more than one hundred cases against about 60 people, mosque associations and organisations that are considered to belong to the Islamist community. According to the report, the authorities are investigating whether and to what extent Corona relief funds were collected although no entitlement existed. In at least three cases, there are indications that Corona financial aid was used to finance terrorism in war zones in the Middle East. The total amount of damages in all prosecuted cases is about one million euros. According to the newspaper, 250,000 euros have already been seized during searches.
This is reported by the newspaper “Welt am Sonntag”.
“In individual cases, there is suspicion of direct terrorist financing,” the newspaper quotes from circles of the law enforcement authorities in Berlin.
Even members of the Salafist and anti-Semitic organisation “Jama’atu”, which has just been banned by the Berlin Senate, are said to have received financial aid. The terrorist who attacked the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, Anis Amri, was a member of Jama’atu.