Germany bans Islamist militant group Tauhid Germany

March 26, 2015 2:04 PM

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BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government banned the militant jihadist group Tauhid Germany as a threat to society on Thursday and launched raids in four states on its supporters, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said.

The group, an outgrowth of the radical Millatu Ibrahim group that was banned in 2012, "glorifies the violent jihad of terrorist groups such as the so-called 'Islamic State' in Syria and Iraq", a statement by his ministry said.

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