Pro-ISIS mullah claims he met German Kurd on trial for terror plot
[Rudaw] Mullah Ismail Susayi, who is detained in the Kurdistan Region over alleged ties to ISIS, says a German Kurd standing trial in Stuttgart accused of terror offenses approached him during a visit to the Kurdistan Region in 2016.
Dasbar W, 29, a German man with roots in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is standing trial accused of planning a terrorist attack on a busy ice rink in the southwestern city of Karlsruhe in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. He denies the charges.
The suspect was detained in December last year after unsuccessfully trying to obtain a heavy vehicle to allegedly carry out his attack.
Susayi, who has confessed to radicalizing the men who attacked the Erbil governor’s building earlier this year, claimed in a video published by the Kurdistan Region Security Council on August 2, 2018 he had spoken to Dasbar W when he visited the Region’s in 2016.
"A boy, who was born and lived in Germany, came to me. His Kurdish accent was not good. His name was Dasbar Ihsan. He came to our mosque several times," the mullah said.
"He told me, ’ISIS members talk about you and love you. They consider you as an important person but you are not doing anything.’ I did not talk too much with him. He came a second time and suggested to contact someone, Abu Aisha Irani, whose accent was not from our Kurdistan [Region]. He sounded like Iranians and encouraged me.
"Then, he said, ’Pledge allegiance because you are important for the Kurdish members of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling
Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not
.’ I said that I had already pledged allegiance," Susayi added.
The two men also asked for intelligence on Peshmerga front line positions in disputed areas, he claims.
Stuttgart High Court told Rudaw on Monday that Dasbar W visited the Kurdistan Region’s Erbil province in July 2016, where he allegedly spied for ISIS and was planning to attack the KRG Council of Ministers. After the alleged plot failed, he returned to Germany.
Dasbar W, who is expected to testify in court at the end of November, was under police surveillance for several weeks before the alleged attack. A police informant ‐ whose identity has not been revealed ‐ had been set upon him.
Prosecutors say Dasbar W took part in a now-banned Salafist scheme handing out Korans in German city centers. They also accuse him of helping produce ISIS propaganda videos.
Dasbar W’s lawyers pleaded not guilty
in the first day of his trial on Monday. He has denied all the allegations, insisting he sympathizes with the Kurdish Peshmerga fighting against ISIS.
The trial is expected to last for one year.
Posted by: trailing wife 2018-11-13