Germany arrests teenage terror suspect

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Associated Press

Posted on June 29, 2011 at 9:31 AM

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they have arrested a teenager on suspicion he supported a terrorist organization by posting Islamist propaganda texts and videos on the internet seeking to recruit suicide bombers and otherwise radicalize viewers.

Harry M., alias Isa al Khattab, is accused of supporting the Islamic State of Iraq, the al-Qaida front group in Iraq, and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan which hopes to create an Islamic state across Central Asia.

Prosecutors said Wednesday the 19-year-old man was arrested in the northern German city of Neumuenster on Tuesday.

He is accused of running the "Islamic-Hacker-Union's" Internet operations from December 2010 and posting 70 text and video messages advocating violent jihad from February to April 2011 alone.

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