Thursday, May 6, 2021
The Forum for Development and Human rights Dialogue today, May 6, 2021, welcomed the German government’s decision to ban Ansar International on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, for its support for “terrorism worldwide through donations.””.
Founded in 2012 in the German city of Düsseldorf, Ansar International has recently been active in nearly 50 countries, with German police confirming that the organization “spreads a Salafist view of the world and finances terrorism in various parts of the world under the guise of humanitarian assistance.””.
Police raided Ansar International buildings in 10 German states as part of a move to ban the organization’s activity, and cash worth 150,000 euros was confiscated in an attempt by the German authorities to disrupt its sources of funding. The funds raised by the organization for use in social assistance projects are being used to finance groups affiliated with the Terrorist Brotherhood such as Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria, the Palestinian Hamas movement and al-Shabaab in Somalia.
The Forum calls upon the international community to take similar steps and to stop the support provided by some countries to such terrorist organizations aimed at spreading chaos and hate speech in European countries.