Alleged ISIS Member Kreshnik B. Goes on Trial in Germany

September 15, 2014 10:51 AM

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Alleged ISIS Member Kreshnik B. Goes on Trial in Germany

A German man who once played for a Jewish soccer team went on trial Monday accused of fighting for ISIS in Syria. The 20-year-old defendant - whose family is originally from Kosovo and who was identified only as Kreshnik B. due to Germany's privacy laws - was arrested at Frankfurt Airport last December after returning from the Middle East. The case marks the first time Germany has launched criminal proceedings against a suspected member of the terror group.

Authorities allege that Kresnik B. played for local Jewish soccer club Makkabi Frankfurt before he was later radicalized, possibly in a Frankfurt mosque. Germany's federal prosecutor alleges the defendant traveled to Syria via Turkey in early July 2013 with the intention of participating in "militan...

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