Raids conducted in German mosques to confiscate Saudi propaganda

On Wednesday, 30 mosques all over Germany were raided. The police were looking for Saudi Islamist literature that promotes discrimination against women.

The Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons had previously classified passages from the book “Women under the protection of Islam” as “dangerous”. The passages of the chapter “Beating of women” says that physical violence against women is permissible if no other measures were “successful”, and describes in detail how to beat women without leaving any visible bruises.

The book, which is the German translation of a Saudi Arabian publication, first appeared at a lecture of radical preacher Pierre Vogel in 2009. The police confiscated books, data storage media and computers.