Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Germany must brace for more attacks by radicalized Muslims: officials

via Reuters.
Germany should brace for further attacks given growing numbers of potential Islamist militants, top security officials warned on Tuesday, vowing to step up efforts to prosecute, convict and deport suspects.

Germany was hit by five Islamist attacks in 2016, including a December attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people, while an additional seven attacks failed or were thwarted, Hans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency, told reporters.

"We must expect further attacks by individuals or terror groups," Maassen said, citing growing evidence and over 1,000 expressions of concern from the general public about growing risks.

"Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing the BfV and we see it as one of the biggest threats facing the internal security of Germany," he said.

The agency's annual report for 2016 said there were 24,400 Islamists in Germany, including around 9,700 Salafists, and the number of Salafists had increased to 10,100 this year. The total also includes some 10,000 members of the Turkish Islamist Milliu Gorus movement, the report showed.
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I've wondered why the UK and France have recently been hit but Germany has remained quiet.  I've been monitoring the German news sources and their internal security agencies have been busy trying to stay ahead of the threat but the truth is becoming obvious.

They're waiting till its closer to the election.

Merkel has been their friend but a chance to take credit for toppling a govt is probably too good an opportunity to pass up.

German officials are right.

A storm is coming.

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