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Posted on 12/15/2001 4:50:27 PM PST by knighthawk
The radical islamic Kaplan, a man in Germany suspected to have links with terrorist Osama bin Laden, appears to be counsilmember of many "religous foundations" in the Netherlands. Germany suspects that the money from the radical islamic organisation are tunneled to these foundations.
This week Germany forbid the islamic organisation "Hilfet Devleti" (also known as Kalifaatstaat), and the connected foundation "Dienaar aan Islam" (Servant to Islam) en 19 part-organisations. According to the German authorities the organisation has contacts with the terrorist Bin Laden. In the Netherlands the Kalifaatstaat is left completely unhinderd. The BVD (the Dutch NSA) is extra alert, but has not taking any precautions.
According to the BVD is the extremistic organistaion Kalifaatstaat, that strives to make an islamic state of Turkey, not very big in the Netherlands. The almost 200 members are almost non-active. The Kalifaatstaat is registerd with the BVD as a potentialy dangerous organisation. The movement is against democratic en multi-party governements because they are not compatible with islam.
The big man behind the organisation is Metin Kaplan, a 49 year old Turk who is currently imprisoned in Germany for provoking murder.
Kaplan, in the Netherlands know as "the commander" appears to be registered as chairman for the "Stichting Dienaar aan Islam" (Foundation Servant to Islam) at the Kamer van Koophandel (Tradeboard) in Rotterdam. This foundation is founded in 1990 in Papendrecht (Dutch city) and has a departement in Utrecht (Dutch city) since 1995. Also some German Turks are registered as counsilmembers, next to two Turks from Oss (Dutch city).
In Papendrecht is also the "Stichting Dienaar tot Liefdadigheid" (Foundation Servant to Charity) registered. Kaplan is the only counsilman of this in 1993 founded foundation.
Striking is the fact that their building at the Overtoom (a street in Amsterdam) is empty for 4 years now. It's telephone number is registered to the Foundation Sura at the Mathenesserdijk in Rotterdam. Both organisations are registered as "religous organisation".
According to the Germans minister of Foreign Affairs Otto Schilly, the Dutch establishments are the "financial backbone" of Kaplan. The BVD confirms the establishments in Papendrecht and Utrecht were founded (by the organisation in Koln, Germany) to be able to move assets (estimated at millions) in the probible event the Germans would prohibit the organisation.
And the organisation was prohibited this week. The German DA has confiscated all the assets owned by the organisation (worth millions). But the bankaccounts of the in Koln located organisation appear to be emptied. German authorities suspect that the money was transferred to Papendrecht. The BVD refuses to give any comment on how much money circualtes in this organisation.