police arrest Lebanese woman, two others for “funding ISIS”

SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)-Copenhagen police on Wednesday raided four addresses with ties to a charity suspected of selling stickers to raise funds for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group.

A 35-year-old stateless man born in Libya, a 30-year-old Danish woman of Lebanese origin and a 50-year old Danish woman were questioned over the sale of stickers that appeared to be a spoof on the yellow ribbons which are traditionally sold to support Danish soldiers stationed overseas.

Two of them were arrested while “the second woman chose to come with (us) to an interrogation,” deputy police inspector Jens Moeller Jensen said in a statement.

Police were unable to find any stickers during the raids but confiscated money and “various written material” on collecting donations.

“The stickers in question were coloured black. The Danish flag was replaced with what appears to be the flag of ISIS, and the text ‘Support our soldiers’ was replaced with ‘Support our ummah’,” the Copenhagen police said.

“Ummah” is an Arabic word often translated as “community” or “nation.”

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