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Friday 24 March 2017

Photos: Germany set to deport Nigerian ISIS supporter born in the country

Two alleged ISIS supporters who were born in Germany are to be deported from the country in the first such expulsion in history.
The men, who hold Nigerian and Algerian citizenship, were arrested on suspicion of planning an imminent terror attack after a gun and Isis flags were found at their homes during police raids in Göttingen.

They have not been prosecuted and the allegations have not been tested in a criminal court, but federal judges upheld their planned deportation, bolstering government plans to expel more foreign nationals believed to be terror threat.

Boris Pistorius, the interior minister for Lower Saxony, said the move sent a “nationwide signal to all fanatics, that we will give not even a centimetre for their inhuman plans”.
“They will be met with the full severity of means at our disposal – whether they have grown up here [in Germany] or not,” he added.

Authorities in the state adopted a new law allowing them to expel terror suspects held to be dangerous in February, amid nationwide security crackdowns following the attacks.

The two unnamed suspects launched an appeal to stay their expulsion from Germany but it was rejected by the Federal Administrative Court on Tuesday.
“This has confirmed our legal position,” Mr Pistorius said. “We have applied the sharpest sword of law governing foreigners to avert a concrete danger and I am satisfied that the court agrees with our assessment.”
The men, who hold Nigerian and Algerian citizenship through their parents, were described as having an extremist Salafist background. They were arrested in February when investigators found two weapons, at least one of them a firearm that required no permit but had been altered to fire live ammunition.
Ammunition was also discovered alongside flags of the so-called Islamic State and a machete, with counter-terror police seizing computers and other evidence.
Lower Saxony's state government said they will be transported before Easter and could also be banned from returning to Germany for life.
Source: The Independent

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