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Police Search Suspected Islamic Extremists

Police carried out raids against suspected Islamic extremists in two southern German states on Friday, authorities said. Around 130 police searched the offices of a Muslim organization in the southern town of Neu-Ulm in the state of Baden-Württemberg as well as the homes of five members of the group in that state and neighboring Bavaria. One member of the association, known as the "Ulm Multi-cultural house," was suspected of setting up an training camp for extremists in Egypt, said Günther Beckstein, the interior minister of Bavaria. German investigators believe the mosque in Neu-Ulm is used as a base by extremists to plot attacks. Material glorifying the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States was found in the raids. Beckstein said the evidence found could lead to the organization being banned.

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