Taliban leader tries (and fails) to get asylum in Germany

Source: The Local

The man flew to Germany from Riad, the capital of Saudi Arabia and tried to pass through customs on a fake passport. But when federal police realized he wasn’t who he said he was, the man applied for asylum for himself and his family.When the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) checked his identity they realized he was none other than Abdul Rauf Mohammed, health minister when the fundamentalist Taliban ruled Afghanistan in the 1990s.This isn’t the first time that Mohammed, who reportedly met Osama bin Laden on several occasions, has arrived in Europe seeking asylum. In the year 2000 he travelled to Norway with his family where he obtained asylum after claiming he had come into conflict with other members of the Taliban leadership. At the time he also said he was critical of the regime in Kabul. But in 2014 he was kicked out of the Scandinavian country on suspicion of trying to radicalize Muslim youth there.

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Categories: Afghanistan, Asia

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