Islam expert: Salafism is part of German youth culture

Salafism, an ultra-conservative strand of Sunni Islam that has a growing number of followers in Germany, is becoming part of the country's youth culture, according to a professor of ethno-religious studies at Frankfurt's Goethe University.

Germany bans Salafists suspected of IS recruitment amid mass raids

A Salafist organization best-known for distributing copies of the Koran across Germany was banned Tuesday on suspicion of recruiting Muslims on behalf of the Islamic State group as some 190 raids were carried out against its members.

Man behind Germany's "Sharia Police" in court on terrorism charges

Sven Lau, a German-born firebrand known for his attempts to enforce Islamic laws in German public spaces, went on trial Tuesday for allegedly supporting a terrorist organization active in the Syrian civil war.