Tolga Dürbin
Tolga Dürbin, largely identified in the media as "Tolga D." as authorities attempt to shield his identity, is a 29-year-old German-Turkish man closely associated with the 2007 bomb plot in Germany, who had been known to the BfV as an "Islamist".

Attending the Multi-Kultur-Haus in Ulm
Ulm is a city in the federal German state of Baden-Württemberg, situated on the River Danube. The city, whose population is estimated at 120,000 , forms an urban district of its own and is the administrative seat of the Alb-Donau district. Ulm, founded around 850, is rich in history and...

, the Turkish-born Dürbin introduced his friend (and later plot ringleader) Fritz Gelowicz
Fritz Gelowicz
Fritz Martin Gelowicz is a German best known to be the perceived ringleader of the 2007 bomb plot in Germany of the Uzbek Islamic Jihad Union of which police say they had stockpiled enough material to build bombs more powerful than those that killed 191 commuters in Madrid and 52 in...

 to Wahhabi Islam. Gelowicz and Dürbin had worked together in the solar heating business owned by Gelowicz's father.

In 2006, he travelled to Egypt, after studying Arabic at an unrelated masjid in Ulm.

On June 10, 2007, he was arrested, together with stateless Lebanon-born Saarland
Saarland is one of the sixteen states of Germany. The capital is Saarbrücken. It has an area of 2570 km² and 1,045,000 inhabitants. In both area and population, it is the smallest state in Germany other than the city-states...

 resident Hussain al-M., trying to cross the Pakistani-Iranian border using forged Afghan refugee cards. At the time of his arrest, he was carrying several thousand euro
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s, several thousand dollar
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s and a satellite phone
Satellite phone
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, and alleged to be trying to establish contact with the Islamic Jihad Union
Islamic Jihad Union
The Islamic Jihad Union , also known as Islamic Jihad Group , is a terrorist organization which splintered from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan , and has conducted attacks in Uzbekistan and attempted attacks in Germany....

. Der Spiegel
Der Spiegel
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 later mistakenly referred to it as an "al Qaeda training camp".

, he was still being held in a Pakistani prison where officials refused to extradite him to Germany since his crime of visa fraud
Visa fraud
Visa Fraud has different criteria in various parts of the world, but the commonly accepted points are the sale, provision, or transfer of otherwise legitimate visas, misrepresentation of reasons for traveling and forgery or alteration of a visa....

 had occurred in Pakistan. However, Pakistan had made overtures of deporting him back to Germany. His flight back to Germany arrived on August 15 and he was promptly arrested at the airport, accused of corrupting al-M. and possessing jihad
Jihad , an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. In Arabic, the word jihād translates as a noun meaning "struggle". Jihad appears 41 times in the Quran and frequently in the idiomatic expression "striving in the way of God ". A person engaged in jihad is called a mujahid; the plural is...

i videotapes. Other sources said he was "under investigation" for "racist" attacks.
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