|German Muslim converts appear in London on terror charges|
Two German men appeared at a British court on Wednesday after they were arrested at an English port on suspicion of terror offences.
Robert Baum, 23, and Christian David Erkart Heinz Emde, 28, were detained at the southern English port of Dover on July 15 after they were found with computers which allegedly contained ideological material relating to Islamist extremism.
The two Muslim converts were charged on Tuesday "with the collection or possession of information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000".
The pair were remanded in further custody and will appear again at London's City of Westminster Magistrates' Court on August 24.
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|27 July 2011 Last updated at 16:01|
German men on terror charges remanded
Two German nationals charged with terrorism offences have been remanded in custody by London magistrates.
Christian Emde, 28, and Robert Baum, 23, were arrested earlier this month entering the UK at the port of Dover.
The Muslim converts were charged at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court with collecting or possessing data likely to be useful in a terrorist act.
The men refused to stand in the dock, saying through an interpreter it would be an act of worship against Islam.
They were remanded in custody until 24 August. Neither defendant gave an indication of how they intended to plead to the allegations.
|Two German men charged under the Terrorism Act|
After being arrested at Dover on 15 July, Christian Emde and Robert Baum are due to appear in court in London
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 26 July 2011 21.32 BST
Two German men have been charged with terrorism offences after they were arrested at a major UK port.
Christian David Erkart Heinz Emde, 28, and Robert Baum, 23, were on Tuesday charged with offences under the Terrorism Act.
They were arrested by officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit at Dover port in Kent on 15 July.
They are accused of collecting or possessing information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism contrary to section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000.
Both men have been remanded in custody to appear at City of Westminster magistrates' court on Wednesday.
|Were terror suspects taking photographs?|
Thursday 28th July 2011
Anti-terror police have refused to say whether two German men arrested at Dover Port are suspected of possessing hostile reconnaissance photography.
Christian David Erkart Heinz Emde, 28, and Robert Baum, 23, both from Germany, were arrested on 15 July.
They have been charged with 'collection or possession of information likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, contrary to Section 58 of the Terrorism Act 2000'.
A spokeswoman for the South East Counter Terrorism Unit told Amateur Photographer that police were 'not able to comment on whether the materials seized include hostile reconnaissance photographs'.
The men appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday and have been remanded in custody to appear at the same court on 24 August.
|German Muslims ‘took bomb manuals into UK’|
By ANDY CRICK
Published: 28 Jul 2011
TWO German Islamic converts were caught with bomb-making instructions, gun manuals and jihad magazines as they entered Britain, a court heard yesterday.
Robert Baum, 23, and Christian Emde, 28, were stopped after officials doubted their reason to visit.
After searching their bags, authorities in Dover found literature which included "How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mother", "39 ways to support jihad" and "Destroying buildings".
They also found al-Qaeda emblems on a laptop and holy war pamphlet "Inspire".
Prosecutor Colin Gibbs told Westminster Magistrates Court: "These are terrorism offences of some seriousness."
Mr Gibbs said officials "did not believe the pair" after they claimed they had intended to fly to Egypt from Brussels in Belgium but found the flights were too expensive and came to Dover.
Blue-eyed Emde converted in 2003 and Baum within the past three years.
They were charged with possessing information that may be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism. Neither entered a plea.
Both refused to stand, calling it "a forbidden act of worship". They were remanded to top-security Belmarsh jail until next month.
Suspects ... Baum and Emde
|GERMAN 'TERRORISTS' IN COURT|
Two German Muslim converts appeared at the Old Bailey today accused of having material on jihad.
Christian Emde, 28, and Robert Baum, 23, were arrested at the Port of Dover on July 15.
They are charged with having information which could be be of use in terrorism.
The men were alleged to have the material on a computer and a hard-drive.
Emde was further charged with four similar offences under the Terrorism Act involving articles with titles such as 'Destroying Buildings' and 'Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom'.
They were remanded in custody to face trial, probably at Woolwich Crown Court, in February next year.
Emde and Baum appeared in court in black prayer caps and refused to stand for the judge, Mr Justice Calvert-Smith.
Emde, of Konrad Adenauer Strasse, Solingen, Germany, and Baum, of Peter-Rasspe Strasse, Solingen, will next appear in court in December for a plea and management hearing.
February 02, 2012
EMDE: MUSLIM CONVERTS ADMIT TERROR GUIDE CHARGES
Two German Muslim converts today (Thurs) admitted entering the country with a stash of terror manuals containing instructions on how to produce homemade bombs. Christian Emde, 28, and Robert Baum, 23, were stopped by officers from the South East Counter Terrorism Unit at Dover, Kent on July 15 last year. Detectives found portable hard drives containing manuals entitled 'Make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom', 'Destroying buildings' and '39 ways to serve and participate in Jihad'. A further document, entitled 'The Ultimate Mowing Machine' described how blades could be fixed to a truck to 'mow down' pedestrians, while copies of Al Qaeda magazine Inspire were also found.