German convicted of al Qaeda recruiting

A Munich court has found a 31-year-old German man guilty of recruiting members for al Qaeda.

Last Updated: Dec 06, 2011, 22:28 PM IST

Berlin: A Munich court has found a 31-year-old
German man guilty of recruiting members for al Qaeda and
supporting the terror group by spreading propaganda videos
online.

The state court today sentenced Renee Marc O, whose last
name was not given in accordance with German privacy laws, to
three and half years in prison.

The court says he travelled in May 2007 to Tehran in a
bid to get to an al Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan. But,
after failing to meet up with a smuggler to get him across the
border to the camp, he returned home a few days later.

The court says he is one of eight members of a German
branch of the extremist Global Islamic Media Front.
The group used blogs and other forums to spread
propaganda between August 2006 and March 2008.

PTI