Weekend Reads Investigations into Islamist threats initiated
Trudeau denounces right-wing extremism after Toronto mosque receives threats
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced Islamophobia and right-wing extremism on Tuesday following reports of threats to a Toronto mosque, saying Canadians needed to stand against hate of any kind. But the National Council of Canadian Muslims, which sounded the alarm over the threats on the weekend, said Ottawa needed a plan to counter hatred that goes beyond decrying the problem. Trudeau tweeted on Monday night that he was "deeply disturbed" byBut the National Council of Canadian Muslims, which sounded the alarm over the threats on the weekend, said Ottawa needed a plan to counter hatred that goes beyond decrying the problem.
The 22-year-old Ratinger, who is in custody in London under suspicion of terrorism, is now also being investigated in Germany. "On the basis of the information we received from London, we have initiated investigations into the preparation of a serious violent offense against the state," said Markus Caspers, head of the Central Terrorism Office at the Public Prosecutor's Office in Düsseldorf on request. The «Spiegel» had previously reported.
The man from Ratingen near Düsseldorf has now been classified by the German security authorities as an Islamist threat. He is suspected of belonging to a group of IS supporters from Ratingen. Scotland Yard accused him of distributing terrorist propaganda videos on five counts.
He was arrested at Stansted Airport on October 12th when he was flying back to Germany. A British prosecutor accused the 22-year-old in London of being a de facto supporter of the IS terrorist group.
Opinion at noon: Terror in Europe: We are stronger .
Regardless of whether it is Islamist terror or right-wing extremist terror - both pursue the same goal: They want to separate people along ethnic and identitarian lines. But Europe has something to counter this. © Jean-Baptiste Premat / imago images People remember the victims after the knife attack in a church in Nice in the south of France. We are stronger People who live together in Europe are not automatically a "society".