Frankfurt / Main / Berlin (AP) - A suspected supporter of the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) landed on Tuesday evening with a flight from Turkey in Frankfurt.
The 30-year-old woman arrived at Frankfurt Airport aboard a Turkish Airlines plane with four children, a federal police spokesman said. The woman was arrested immediately upon her arrival. According to them, an arrest warrant from Niedersachsen was filed against them for membership of a terrorist organization. Employees of the youth welfare office took the children into custody.
The woman with German and Syrian nationality is said to have lived according to information from the German Press Agency before emigrating to Syria in Lower Saxony.
In view of the return of alleged IS supporters with children, the Hessian Minister of Justice Eva Kühne-Hörmann (CDU) had said at the weekend that parents should also be held criminally responsible if they had taken their children from Germany to areas of IS ISIS. "If you raise your child in a religiously extremist manner, who deliberately exposes it to health hazards in conflict areas or who delivers his children to the educational methods of the IS, he should also have to answer for it criminally," said the politician.
Already in November, a suspected IS-trailer with three children arrived at Frankfurt airport. According to information from the Attorney General's office in Frankfurt, the IS-returnee from Central Hesse is being investigated for membership in a foreign terrorist organization and for violation of the duty of care or education.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to deport further alleged IS supporters to Europe. In November, Turkey deported a German-Iraqi family of seven with contact to the Salafist milieu to Germany and two women who allegedly joined the IS. One of the suspected IS supporters had been remanded in custody after being deported to Germany.