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Germany bans Islamist organisation, Ansaar International

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Germany has banned the Islamist organization Ansaar International and several of its sub-organizations.

“The network finances terrorism worldwide with donations,’’ Steve Alter, spokesman for Germany’s Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer tweeted on Wednesday.

Alter quoted Seehofer as saying: “If you want to fight terror, you have to dry up its sources of money.’’

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The justification for the ban was that Ansaar’s fundraising was done with the intention of passing funds on to terrorist groups abroad, in particular to the Al-Nusra Front in Syria, the Palestinian Hamas and Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

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Donors were apparently defrauded by the false statement that the funds were used exclusively for humanitarian purposes.

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