Islamic State's Bosnian recruiter gets 20 years in Austria

Ebu Tejma, a Muslim preacher from Bosnia-Herzegovina, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Austrian court.

Source: AFP, Tanjug

Tejma, who AFP said "fled from Bosnia to Vienna following the breakup of Yugoslavia" and was now "at the center of an Austrian jihad propaganda network," was found guilty of recruiting young fighters to Islamic State.

According to the Austrian public prosecutor, the 34-year-old “brainwashed dozens of people aged between 14 and 30 and recruited a number of them to fight for Islamic State in Syria."

Tejma, who denies all charges against him, was arrested in 2014.

The French agency also reported that Austrian authorities "suspect some 250 people of jihad-linked activities, the majority of them from Chechnya or Bosnia" while "at least 40 people who traveled from Austria have died fighting alongside IS."


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