Islamic State Closing In On Germany

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Submitted by Soeren Kern via The Gatestone Institute,

  • Hans-Georg Maaßen, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency (BfV), warned that the Islamic State was deliberately planting jihadists among the refugees flowing into Europe, and reported that the number of Salafists in Germany has now risen to 7,900. This is up from 7,000 in 2014 and 5,500 in 2013.

  • "Salafists want to establish an Islamic state in Germany." — Hans-Georg Maaßen, director, BfV, German intelligence.

  • More than 800 German residents -- 60% of whom are German passport holders -- have joined the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Of these, roughly one-third have returned to Germany. — Federal Criminal Police Office.

  • Up to 5,000 European jihadists have returned to the continent after obtaining combat experience on the battlefields of the Middle East. — Rob Wainwright, head of Europol.

A 15-year-old German girl of Moroccan descent stabbed and seriously wounded a police officer in Hanover. The stabbing appears to be the first lone-wolf terrorist attack in Germany inspired by the Islamic State.

The incident occurred at the main train station in Hanover on the afternoon of February 26, when two police officers noticed that the girl — identified only as Safia S. — was observing and following them.

The officers approached the girl, who was wearing an Islamic headscarf, and asked her to present her identification papers. After handing over her ID, she stabbed one of the officers in the neck with a six-centimeter kitchen knife.

According to police, the attack happened so quickly that the 34-year-old officer, who was rushed to the hospital, was unable to defend himself. After her arrest, police found that Safia was also carrying a second, larger knife.

"The perpetrator did not display any emotion," a police spokesperson said. "Her only concern was for her headscarf. She was concerned that her headscarf be put back on properly after she was arrested. Whether the police officer survived, she did not care."

On March 3, Hanover Public Prosecutor Thomas Klinge revealed that Safia had travelled to the Turkish-Syrian border in November 2015 to join the Islamic State, but that her mother had persuaded her to return to Germany on January 28.


Last month, Safia S., a 15-year-old German girl of Moroccan descent, stabbed and seriously wounded a police officer in Hanover, in what appears to be the first lone-wolf terrorist attack in Germany inspired by the Islamic State.

According to police, the stabbing was premeditated: unable to join the Islamic State in Syria, Safia had determined to carry out an attack against the police in Germany.

Safia is being charged with attempted murder. She is also being charged with a terrorism offense. According to prosecutors, by travelling to Turkey to join the Islamic State, the girl violated Section 89a of the German Criminal Code, "Preparation of a serious violent offense endangering the state."

The newspaper, Die Welt, reported that Safia had been part of the local Salafist scene since 2008 — she was only seven years old at the time. She had appeared in Islamist propaganda videos alongside Pierre Vogel, a convert to Islam and one of the best-known Salafist preachers in Germany. In those videos, Vogel praised Safia for wearing a headscarf to school and for being able to recite verses from the Koran.

Safia's brother, Saleh, is reportedly being held in a jail in Turkey, where he was arrested for trying to join the Islamic State.

Until now, the only other successful Islamist attack in Germany took place at Frankfurt Airport in March 2011, when Arid Uka, an ethnic Albanian from Kosovo, shot and killed two United States airmen and seriously wounded two others. Uka was later sentenced to life in prison.

On February 4, 2016, German police arrested four members of an ISIS cell allegedly planning jihadist attacks in Berlin. In coordinated raids, more than 450 police searched homes and businesses linked to the cell in Berlin, Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia.

The ringleader — a 35-year-old Algerian who was staying at a refugee shelter with his wife and two children in Attendorn — arrived in Germany in the fall of 2015. Posing as an asylum seeker from Syria, the Algerian, identified only as Farid A., is said to have received military training with the Islamic State in Syria.

Also arrested were: a 49-year-old Algerian living in Berlin under a fake French identity; a 30-year-old Algerian living in Berlin with a valid residence permit; and a 26-year-old Algerian, allegedly with ties to Islamists in Belgium, who is living in a refugee shelter in Hanover.

The men allegedly were planning to attack Checkpoint Charlie, the iconic Cold War crossing point between East and West Berlin. They also allegedly were planning to attack the Alexanderplatz, a large public square and transportation hub in the center of Berlin.

On February 8, German police arrested an alleged ISIS commander who was living at a refugee shelter in the small town of Sankt Johann. The 32-year-old jihadist, known only as Bassam and posing as a Syrian asylum seeker, had entered Germany in the fall of 2015. German intelligence authorities were unaware of the man's true identity until the German newsmagazine, Der Spiegel, interviewed him after receiving a tip from other Syrians at the shelter. Bassam said the accusations against him are false: "I want to learn German and work as a cook," he said.

In a February 5 interview with ZDF television, Hans-Georg Maaßen, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, BfV), warned that the Islamic State was deliberately planting jihadists among the refugees flowing into Europe. "The terror risk is very high," he said.

On February 4, the Berliner Zeitung quoted Maaßen as saying that the BfV had received more than 100 warnings that there were Islamic State fighters among the refugees currently living in Germany. Some of the jihadists are known to have entered Germany using fake or stolen passports.

Maaßen also revealed that the BfV knows of 230 attempts by Salafists to canvass German refugee shelters in search of new recruits. In a recent interview with the Berlin newspaper, Der Tagesspiegel, Maaßen said that the number of Salafists in Germany has now risen to 7,900. This is up from 7,000 in 2014; 5,500 in 2013; 4,500 in 2012, and 3,800 in 2011.

Although Salafists make up only a small fraction of the estimated six million Muslims living in Germany today, intelligence officials warn that most of those attracted to Salafi ideology are impressionable young Muslims who, at a moment's notice, are willing to carry out terrorist acts in the name of Islam.

In an annual report, the BfV described Salafism as the "most dynamic Islamist movement in Germany." It added:

"The absolutist nature of Salafism contradicts significant parts of the German constitutional order. Specifically, Salafism rejects the democratic principles of separation of state and religion, popular sovereignty, religious and sexual self-determination, gender equality and the fundamental right to physical integrity."

In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Maaßen warned: "Salafists want to establish an Islamic state in Germany."

On February 16, more than 200 German police raided the homes of 44 Salafists in the northern city state of Bremen. The Interior Minister of Bremen, Ulrich Mäurer, said he had ordered the closure of the Islamic Association of Bremen (Islamischen Fördervereins Bremen) for the alleged recruiting of jihadists for the Islamic State:

"It is rather apocalyptic that we have people living in the middle of our city who are prepared, from one day to the next, to participate massively in the terror of the Islamic State."

In December 2014, authorities in Bremen shut down another Salafist group, the Culture and Family Association (Kultur- und Familieverein, KUF), after some of its members joined the Islamic State.

More than 800 German residents — 60% of whom are German passport holders — have joined the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, according to Die Welt, based on the most recent data compiled by the Federal Criminal Police Office (Bundeskriminalamt, BKA). Of these, roughly one-third have returned to Germany. Around 130 others have been killed on the battlefield, including at least a dozen suicide bombers.

In a February 19 interview with the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung, the head of Europol, Rob Wainwright, said that up to 5,000 European jihadists have returned to the continent after obtaining combat experience on the battlefields of the Middle East. He added that further jihadist attacks in Europe were to be expected:

"Europe is now facing the greatest terrorist threat in more than ten years. We expect that ISIS or other Islamist groups will carry out an attack somewhere in Europe, with the aim of achieving high losses among the civilian population. In addition, there is the threat posed by lone-wolf attackers. The growing number of foreign fighters presents the member states of the EU with completely new challenges."

A recent poll conducted by YouGov for the news agency, Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA), found that 66% of Germans expect the Islamic State to carry out a jihadist attack on German soil in 2016. Only 17% of those surveyed believe there will be no attack; 17% said they did not have an opinion.

Speaking at a gathering of international police in Berlin on February 25, Hans-Georg Maaßen, the spy chief, warned that Germany is not an island: "We have to assume that we will become the target of jihadist attacks, and we need to be prepared."

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City_Of_Champyinz's picture

Fucking kill them all as they would do to you.  Problem solved if you also stop all Muslim immigration.  That is just common sense.

Looney's picture

Germany is as guilty in what’s been going on in Syria for the last 5 years as the US, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey.

They are reaping what they saw 5 years ago.

Looney

P.S. They were much quieter than the rest, but they would’ve been the main beneficiary of Qatar’s gas pipeline.

 

 

Tom Servo's picture

and the leftists will shed a tear, because of all the islamic intolerance, as the sword cuts through their own necks...

 

froze25's picture

Wake up Germans your people, culture and way of life are hanging in the balance.

macholatte's picture

Here we go again...

The perpetrator is a 15 year old girl or a 15 year old child.
The victim is a 16 year old woman.
Is there a pattern of deceit perpetrated by the EU MSM?

 

 

 

ACP's picture

I don't know why anyone stops these people from going over to fight with ISIS. There's no changing the mind of a brainwashed moron. Let them go and die. Saves the taxpayers from another welfare rat.

the phantom's picture

Problem is they come back.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

I have a question.  How many Zionists, Israel-Firsters and Banksters does Germany have?

As for ISIS sneaking in with the 'Fugees, "I'm not surprised, motherfuckers."

Divide and conquer.

Isy's picture

 

It's the greatest threat global security has ever faced.

All the weapons in the world won't matter once ISIS army kick into gear!

http://motivationdose.com/electromagnetic-pulse-attack-emp-blackout-usa-...

pods's picture

If they know how many are there, can't they start subtracting?

Or is that number just made up like most of the other government numbers?

Implied Violins's picture

I think that combining your two sentences provides the answer to this entire mess: start subtracting government's numbers.

Bokkenrijder's picture

Old news, this already played in 2004 when some Islamic nut case wanted to establish a caliphate in the German city of Cologne.

Google it:https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#newwindow=1&q=k%C3%B6lner+kalifat

OrangeJews's picture
OrangeJews (not verified) Bokkenrijder Mar 15, 2016 5:08 PM

But... but... Angelina Jolie said the world is bad for not accepting refugees!

MagicHandPuppet's picture

The muslims didn't treat their slaves too well, historically.  I wonder how they will treat their new German ones, lol.

SuperRay's picture

WTF!! This is another John Bolton run organization. So this is what they do - they get somebody to punch you in the face, then they say "Are you going to let him do that to you?"

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Well, first they punch the Muslim dude in the face, and then when he is stunned, looking around for who to blame, John Bolton points the finger at you and says "HE DID IT!"

The Muslim guy runs (or walks) up to, punches you in the face, and then Bolton say "Are you going to let him do that to you???"

tricorn teacup's picture

There are easier ways than an EMP device to produce blackouts.  Which I am not inclined to name on a public forum.

Mat Cauthon's picture

No, the problem is they are ALLOWED to come back.

 

 

Dovie'andi se tovya sagain (It's time to toss the dice)

The Daily Economist 

greenskeeper carl's picture

Ya it does seem like a pretty stupid problem to have. Same with on the US. We stop people from leaving to join ISIS, then spend millions prosecuting and imprisoning them. Just let them go, don't allow them back in. Problem solved.

I personally think the whole terrorism threat is massively overrated. We have such porous borders, and yet nothing ever happens. The only time they catch what we are told is an attempted terrorist, you read a little deeper and find he was essentially a patsy coerced into acting by an FBI 'informant'. That's right, there is so little 'terrorism' that they have to create them and convince them to try to kill people so they can stop the 'attack' and justify their own existence with the side effect of keeping the dumbed down citizenry scared.

gaoptimize's picture

Thank God for the 2nd Amendment.  A problem like this would last about 3 days in my neck of the woods, were it ever to become organized.

troubledasset's picture

That's what I am talking about. We can use all these safe-space college kids as human shields.

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HectorCamachoTrump (not verified) Tom Servo Mar 15, 2016 2:24 PM

All judeo christians are tons more than islamic people.

Islam just doesn't have modern weapons.

Don't worry your little head about it.

judeo-christians are on the job selling weaker weapons to their enemies, islam, controlled by jews.

Oy vey!

t0mmyBerg's picture

Not sure if English is your second language or you are just an idiot.  Probably both

Killing the Salafists would work but you could more profitably merely round them up and send them for interrogation to some hellish turkish prison or even Quantanemo.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

In medieval times, Jews were often the intermediaries between Muslims and Christians.

Looks like they decided to use that relationship to pit us against one another!  LOL.  Oldest trick in the book.   But they are doing a good job of it.

And then getting the Stonegate, err, Gatestone Institute to throw smoke grenades.

pathosattrition's picture

Thank the neocons; they turned the region into a virulent cesspool of violence. Iraq was one of the most stable and prosperous countries in the region before all that "shock and awe." Now, we have a whole generation of people who grew up with hellfire and invaders. ISIS is the metastasization of a cancer long held at bay by secularists like Assad, Qaddafi, and Saddam.

Way to go, GWB, thanks for giving this violent jihadism a place to take root, and a base from which to spread. Any wonder why the refugees are predominately from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan? Because the Empire destroyed their chances at peaceful lives. 

L Bean's picture

I should be said however that it's not a purely organic and revenged based sectarianism and fanatacism which has taken hold, there were plenty of false flags and $$$$'s involved in the "birth pangs" of the new anarchic Middle East. And they remain the lifeblood required for every conflict.

nuubee's picture

Jesus christ our establishment is dumb. They didn't get German passports to attack Germany, they got German passports so they could go anywhere in the west and attack anywhere they choose to.

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) nuubee Mar 15, 2016 2:39 PM

Why are you telling this to Jesus Christ?

nuubee's picture

Jesus has a history of being anti-bank, true libertarian.

WOAR's picture

That's...strikingly true.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

So you're one of those idiots who think German selling HK weapons to Saudi Arabia & Jordan makes the country responsible for the shitstorm that is going on there.  

I have always heard of you people, but never knew you actually existed.   

Nero_Hedge's picture

Well, in America you can be prosecuted for knowingly selling a firearm to a criminal or someone with criminal intent. If the gun shop owner down the street can potentially spend years in prison for such an offense, I see no reason why any nation that sells weapons to Saudi Arabia wouldn't be guilty of a far greater crime.

Techpriest of Mars's picture

well said freind :-)

i hope the eurocunts will pay a heavy price for what they have "allowed" to be done with their silence.

maybe when they will feel terror, living in constant fear for their lives and the lives of their loved ones, maybe they will revolt against their elites and stop the madness they have unleashed against the middle east.

 

Lost My Shorts's picture

Europeans would be lucky if this were the catalyst to resist, but they should keep in mind the big picture, the long view.

As the Gecko would say, "If you are a barbarian, you invade Europe.  It's what you do."  Ask the Romans.  They could tell you some stories.

The population of Africa is projected to hit 4 billion, and the place is a club of failed states already.  They can't all stay there.  They will head north.  The whole Middle East is a severely over-populated, resource-depleted region.  Western-sponsored wars bring the crisis forward, but ultimately they would migrate/invade Europe regardless.  So many pinheads want to insist that it's all about Islam, but religion is incidental.  They will invade Europe for the same reason that Visigoths, Franks, and Vandals invaded Rome way back when.  Human history is a series of invasions.

Modern Europe will go down differently than Rome (faster and wimpier, it seems).  The Romans, for all their lead poisoning and corruption, at least were not burdened with political correctness and held out a few centuries.

Techpriest of Mars's picture

euhhhhhhhhhhhhh ..................

>> "As the Gecko would say, "If you are a barbarian, you invade Europe.  It's what you do."  Ask the Romans.  They could tell you some stories."

your knowledge of history is very limited i'm afraid :-(

first, the "Visigoths, Franks, and Vandals" are the ancestors of TODAY europeans, even the heart of the roman empire, italy, are a mixture of greco-romans and lombards "barbarian".

>> "The population of Africa is projected to hit 4 billion, and the place is a club of failed states already.  They can't all stay there"

this is a direct consequence of your of your foreign occupation, keep them as underdevelopped and fractioned as possible, so you can keep them forever under your leash. Look at what you did to ghadaffi and his project of a united african money based on gold http://www.globalresearch.ca/exposing-the-libyan-agenda-a-closer-look-at...

>>"The whole Middle East is a severely over-populated,"

stop with those idiocies spewed by your "think tanks", you need to look to facts, and facts only

some mid east fertility rate (replacement rate is 2.4)

Algeria (my country) : 2.9, Tunisia : 2.3, Egypt : 3.5, morroco : 2.5, iran : 1.8, Syria : 2.6, jordan : 3.5, yemen : 3.9

you see most brownie countries are barely beyond the replacement rate, after all this years that you were told by your zionist overlord that we breed like rabbits, this cold hard facts easily found on wikipedia may come a shock to you

>>"resource-depleted region"

LOL that why your hanging so hard to us and our ressources

>>"They will invade Europe for the same reason that Visigoths, Franks, and Vandals invaded Rome way back when"

LULZZZZZ my freind your notions of history must resume themselves to call of duty and GI JOES.

you invaded every fucking country on this planet, you built your entire wealth on the blood of dozens of millions of africans, asians and americans. EVERY country that dominated europe, except for the germans, did it thanks to its colonies, cheap ressources and slaves (Spain, France, England, Holland .... )

>>"Modern Europe will go down differently than Rome (faster and wimpier, it seems).  The Romans, for all their lead poisoning and corruption, at least were not burdened with political correctness and held out a few centuries."

i dont know what the zionist are planning for your future, but i think it will be more like a Deus Ex (the first) future

Lost My Shorts's picture

Dude, I did say "Human history is a series of invasions" which suggests a certain familiarity with other invasions.  I am not unaware that Europeans invaded everywhere.  I am sitting at my desk as the result of the European invasion of North America.  (Silly natives should have put up a wall.)  Yes, the Visigoths, Franks, and Vandals are the ancestors of today's Europeans (because they invaded) and the current crop of refugees will be the ancestors of future Europeans after they invade.  What's your point?

As for Fertility rates, you forgot:  Afghanistan 5.1, Pakistan 3.7, Iraq 4.0, Syria 3.0, Saudi Arabia 2.9; and replacement is more like 2.1 for any country with good medical care.  As for resources, you forgot about water.

Sure, every problem in Africa is the fault of white people, of course.  Always was, always will be.  Black magic got nothin' on white magic.  But aside from that, I don't see how you disproved anything I said.

Techpriest of Mars's picture

>>"and the current crop of refugees will be the ancestors of future Europeans after they invade.  What's your point?"

my point is, stop being a gullible "useful idiot" and USE YOUR FUCKING BRAIN, those "refugees" are just a bunch of teenage uneducated, low skilled desperate souls, if you really wanted you can round ALL OF THEM in just mere weeks, they are just a tools of the zionist to serve their satanic agenda. it has nothing to do with the huges barbarians armies that stormed the rhine in the romans times

>>"As for Fertility rates, you forgot: Afghanistan 5.1, Pakistan 3.7, Iraq 4.0, Syria 3.0, Saudi Arabia 2.9; and replacement is more like 2.1 for any country with good medical care"

the high fretility rate of afghanistan, iraq and pakistan is DUE TO THE FACT that, iraq for exemple, thanks to your benevolent and compassionate "democracy" they lost 500 000 childrens just under UN sanctions (1990 - 2003), the medical system is so fucked up that few childrens are expected to reach adulthood, this is basic human survival, make as many childrens as possible so that at least a few can survive. When things get "less bloody" and "normal" the fertility rate will drop like in tunisia, Algeria, morocco or iran, use your brain for god sake this is basic common sense.

>>"As for resources, you forgot about water."

Desalination my freind, Desalination.

with this process we can have infinite source of water, there are 02 problem with this process :

  • High investement cost : not a problem for most countries in the mid east thanks to the petrole
  • need a high input of electricity : not a problem for most countries in the mid east since you can link the Desalination plant to a solar energy field, even if the efficiency is not high, who care, sahara is huuuuuuuuuuugggge desert. cheap infinite energy ressource


walküre's picture

Germany neither removed Saddam nor Ghaddafi. Germany issued strong warnings NOT to enter Iraq as it was like putting a stick into a hive of hornets.

The US under Obama failed to secure Iraq and create a viable state in either the US or Afghanistan.

I admit the UK and France were party to this conspiracy as well.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

Die Idioten, die werden uns alle umbringen. 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Wollt ihr deutschland in flammen sehen?

Thx Rammstein and Google Translate!

wildbad's picture

da hast du Recht. Die sind schon kräftig dabei und Ihr mittäter Sitzen im CDU, SPD und Grüne Plätze im Bundestag.

Thanks Angie du Globalist Schwein

walküre's picture

Die müssen sich jetzt warm anziehen.. die AfD kommt!

Weißblauer Gruß!

BarkingCat's picture

Shto?

 Ya nie panimayu.

Techpriest of Mars's picture

than why you dont exist NATO and EU if you are so peacefull ???????????

you could ally yourself with the Sino-Russian bloc and become the shining beacon for the rest of europeans, but you choose to stay with your EU buddies, so stop bitching and assume the consequences ;-)

the phantom's picture

Pretty much. Waiting for the Brits to get their come-uppance with all the weapons (and mercs) they sell to SA... who in turn are slaughtering Yemeni civilians ad nauseum. 

Marco's picture

Europe on average is reluctant with intervention and it's usually France and the UK which drag us into it. Even Merkel didn't want to get involved in Libya for instance, unfortunately she only abstained in the vote.

Tenshin Headache's picture

TRUMP 2016 or it happens here