Deputy of the German Prime Minister and the German Minister of Economy, Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, argued that Saudi Arabia is supporting terrorist groups around the world.

Gabriel’s criticism of Saudi Arabia comes in an interview with Bild newspaper. “We must explain to Saudis that blind-eye policy is over; they support and finance Wahhabi mosques worldwide”, he told the newspaper.

The German Minister called on for ‘decisive actions’ be taken to stop these centers of extremism in Germany. “ISIS ideology has been derived from Wahhabism; we don’t need this in Germany. These Saudi-backed mosques must be closed”, Gabriel said, reiterating at the same time that German people have no problem whatsoever with the activities of Islamic centers and mosques in general.

Similar concerns have been also voiced by Thomas Aubermann, chairman of German social democratic party parliamentary committee, ” We must carefully control the activities of Saudi in their investment in mosques and spreading Wahhabi beliefs. Wahhabism is a perfect source for Isis ideology and is involved in strengthening of extremist attitudes”.

In December 2015, German foreign intelligence service (BND) has issued a report pinpointing Saudi Arabia as the major source of regional instability.

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Otla Pinnow
Otla Pinnow
2016-03-29 12:28

@73Rieck I’m saying this since 30 years.
See for example: https://t.co/6WVphUVqvv Extremists are quite active in Bonn.

Chris Tomson
Chris Tomson
2016-03-29 12:28

Finally, the #EU is standing up to Saudi Arabia and its terrorist-enabling policies and ideology!

3AM
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3AM
2016-03-31 04:14
Reply to  Chris Tomson

Just a smoke screen.

Decimus
Decimus
2016-03-29 12:56

he is right

4Am
4Am
2016-03-29 14:21
Reply to  Decimus

He is right und will support ISIS in the future like he did in the past.

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3AM
2016-03-31 04:16
Reply to  4Am

Exactly

Rugess Nome
Rugess Nome
2016-03-29 14:13

In his function he is also responsible for allowances for arms exports, he is also responsible for arms deals with the Saudi

Rugess Nome
Rugess Nome
2016-03-29 14:11

Also Sigma Gabriel is known as a big mouth who never puts his money where his mouth is.

Rugess Nome
Rugess Nome
2016-03-29 14:10

It’s not Thomas Aubermann, the guy is called Thomas Opperman.