Arrests in Bulgarian police operation against ‘radical Islam’ in four cities and towns

Arrests in Bulgarian police operation against ‘radical Islam’ in four cities and towns

 

Bulgaria’s State Agency for National Security, police and gendamerie had by the early afternoon of November 25 arrested at least three people in a simultaneous operation against alleged “radical Islamists” in four cities and towns – Plovdiv, Pazardzhik, Smolyan and Haskovo.

One of those arrested, Ahmed Musa Ahmed, taken into custody in Pazardzhik after police raided homes and other buildings, already has a conviction for allegedly preaching radical Islam and anti-democratic ideology. Ahmed, who is appealing against his conviction, told reporters on November 25 that he had done nothing wrong.