In September ISIS supporters shouted “Allahu Akbar” and Muslim chants on a train from Hungary to Germany.
Now there are reports that ISIS supporters are openly proselytising and handing out ISIS literature on Berlin trains.
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A group of seven men sang a war-chant favoured by the Islamic State and tried to recruit fellow passengers while riding on the Berlin U-Bahn railway.
Berlin police are investigating after a large group of suspected radical Islamists rode the underground train while prostelysing for the Islamic State late on Thursday night. Eye witnesses said they sang an Islamic song, spoke in Arabic and handed out leaflets about the Islamic State.
Engaging other passengers in Arabic between stops in the historic centre of the city, one witness said the men were obviously “advertising” for the Islamic State, reports Focus.
Police are now reviewing security footage. A police spokesman said the force has determined the show was in support of a terrorist organisation.
The song was a so-called ‘Jihad Nashid’, a call to war sung in chant which is compatible with the strict orthodox Muslim rules forbidding music. In the Islamic State music is banned, but singing unaccompanied is allowed, a situation which over the course of Islamic history has given a rise to polyphonic chant not unlike some early European religious music.
There are a number of radical Islamists presently at liberty in Germany that the government is aware of. There are at least 670 Salafist Muslims in Berlin alone — a radical sect that wishes to impose conservative Islamic values on the world. The German government understands over half of these are violent individuals and many are allied to the Islamic State.