German Police Conduct 13 Anti-Terrorism Raids Across 5 States Citing "Imminent Terror Threat"

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German police on Tuesday conducted numerous raids across five federal states and stormed an accommodation facility for refugees and 12 homes around the country that were believed to house people suspected of financing terrorism. Police searched residences in the eastern states of Thuringia and Saxony as well as in Bavaria, the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia and in Hamburg, police in Thuringia said in a statement.

Bild magazine cited “an imminent terror threat” as a trigger for the operation. The large-scale operation reportedly targeted “Islamist-linked terror suspects,” local broadcaster MDR reported.

The police have been investigating a 28-year-old Russian citizen of Chechen origin since the second half of 2015 who was suspected of preparing "a serious act of violent subversion", the statement said. They believed he intended to fight for Islamic State in Syria. During the course of investigations, suspicion arose that that person as well as 10 other men and three women - all Russian citizens of Chechen origin - were financing terrorism.

According to Reuters, the suspects were living in Thuringia, Hamburg and Dortmund, are asylum seekers with unclear residency status, and are aged between 21 and 31, police said.

Police forces deployed sniffer dogs to detect potential explosives. At least one suspect is reported to have been placed under arrest in the central Thuringia city of Suhl, where “white powder” of unknown origin was found reported RT.

Later, Thuringia criminal police said there is no threat of a terror attack, adding that preliminary outcomes of the operation would be released "in a matter of days." Unlike neighboring France and Belgium, Germany had seen no large-scale terrorist attacks until the summer of this year.

In late July, however, it suffered a suicide bombing attempt and three lone-wolf assaults in the space of a week. In all cases, the perpetrators either had direct links to IS or were inspired by radicalism. The suspect, identified as Jaber al-Bakr, was on the run after German police discovered “highly sensitive explosives” in his flat. Al-Bakr committed suicide while in custody. The authorities said later he had considered a “big airport in Berlin” as a “better target" than trains.

One of the most recent terrorist plots was foiled in early October in the eastern city of Chemnitz, when a 22-year-old Syrian national was captured after a two-day manhunt. Although a special operation had been launched by the authorities, the man was only detained when three fellow Syrians tied him up and alerted police.

Earlier this month a Syrian refugee who was arrested on suspicion of planning a major attack in Berlin was found dead in prison after he initially evaded police during a raid on his apartment where 1.5 kg of explosives were found. Authorities said he had committed suicide.

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Erek's picture

Vielen Dank! Mutti!

LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD's picture
LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) Erek Oct 25, 2016 6:47 AM

Make them deportation raids and you're on the right track.

HowdyDoody's picture

Lamest false flag ever.

Deliberately left known terrorists (known because thet were groomed by the BND=CIA) using mass migration as cover then claim 'oh noes, teh evil muslims' to justify greater state power and to appease Germany's (((owners)))


gladih8r's picture

This terror threat has a name:  Merkel

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WordSmith2013's picture

Germany is the lynchpin in the NWO globalist plan for Europe.


Let the world know: Germany is going down
Never One Roach's picture

Soros is out to exterminate the Germans. Every man, woman and child.

It's an old grudge of his from WWII.

Erek's picture

"THE CHILDREN" are perpetraiting a lot of this shit.

gratefultraveller's picture

Kudos to the author/s of this piece, great sleuthing - when you read the description of the terrrists in the last three paragraphs of the article, you would never guess that they all describe *ONE* guy, Jaber al-Bakr.

If I had not followed the details of his story closely enough on the german media, I would never have noticed the blatant attempt at manipulation, or should I say "terrorist multiplication", at all, and even like this, the realization only popped up a couple of seconds after having finished reading the article.

With the article evidently having been written "in house" and not coming from external source, I feel a bit like I lost an important part of my "ZH innocence" in that moment, trustworthiness and so, you understand?

I mean, seriously, you guys too? Then again, on the other hand, nowadays what used to be "solid truth" shifts in the space of mere hours, and one should never be too certain about the validity of one's own certainties anyhow, but I really got to ask this the the ZH team - WTF?


PT's picture

Hint 1:  Don't let 'em in the country in the first place.  Gee, what a novel idea.
Hint 2:  Don't bomb their homes.  Whoever would have thought?

Hint 3: 
"Perhaps it was just caused by a cultural misunderstanding."
"We come in peace."
"Don't run away.  We are your friends."


Laddie's picture

In Germany, there are a lot of freedoms people have that they don’t have in other countries. For example, you can gang-rape women and not be punished.

You’re also allowed to grope women and beat old people on trains – now that’s a big freedom.

At the same time, elderly women get sentenced to prison for thinking the wrong thoughts about historical events.

So it’s really give and take.

The Local:

An 87-year-old long-time right-wing extremist has been sentenced to jail once again for making statements denying the Holocaust.

Ursula Haverbeck-Wetzel, 87, has been sentenced by a district court in Bad Oeynhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia, to 11 months imprisonment without parole, Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.

Haverbeck-Wetzel was convicted for the crime of incitement of hatred for denying the Holocaust in a letter she sent to the Central Council of Jews in Germany, as well as on her website.

In Germany, the crime of incitement of hatred refers to actions that encourage hatred or violence towards a group of people because of their religion, race or ethnic background. It also punishes any individual, who publicly “approves of, denies or downplays” the actions of the Nazis which violated international law, by up to five years in prison.

The 87-year-old continues to maintain claims that Auschwitz was a labour camp as opposed to a death camp, insisting that the murder of millions of Jews by the Nazis did not happen.

More than 1 million people were killed at Auschwitz through gas chambers, starvation or medical experiments, and most were European Jews.

Haverbeck-Wetzel was sentenced to ten months in prison last November for incitement of hatred after she went on television to declare that “the Holocaust is the biggest and most sustainable lie in history”.

I wonder how long information such as this will be legal in the USSA? You see "hate speech" = TRUTH.

19-year-old Moroccan rapes nonagenarian in alley.
Migrant Arrested in Germany After 90-Year-Old Grandmother Rape While Returning from Church
Jon Rogers, Express (LONDON), October 17, 2016

Erek's picture

Of course, these freedoms are avilable for all those who are not of Indo-Germanic origin and anyone who is in the Judeo-Christian religions.

This includes all who are from anywhere in North Africa, Middle East and most of Asia.

I don't think Eskimos and American (north and south) Idios are included. But I could be wrong.


Occams_Razor_Trader's picture

"wrong thoughts"- more like thoughts not in line with revisionist history!

And the "gas" chamber doors all opened inward- because we all know that "IF" a room is filled with corpses, it's much easier to extract them with an inward opening door! But there was a crematory in Auschwitz? Yes and there was also one on Ellis Island (for the dead from disease)!

By some miracle "that" day- instead of gas - water was coming from the "shower" head, IN THE GAS CHAMBER!! Auschwitz Survivor


Erek's picture

How do you open an inward-opening door when dead bodies are piled up against it on the inside?

If it opened outward the bodies would fall out upon opening the door.

More Ammo's picture
"Anti-Terrorism Raids"


That's funny shit.  You have to admit MSM is so damn good at twisting in subliminal messages.

VinceFostersGhost's picture




Would you say the terrorists.......are islamic?

ShorTed's picture

Even though they are, the politically correct cowards will go to great lenghts to conceal their ethnic/religious orgin.

wildbad's picture

not all...some are members of the German government.

Haus-Targaryen's picture

What!?  You mean to tell me it wasn't Hans, Joseph and Rudolph getting arrested in these terror raids!?  I am shocked.  Shocked I tell you.  German media tells me how great multiculturalism is.  Clearly there is an error in reporting somewhere. 

VinceFostersGhost's picture



I am shocked.  Shocked I tell you.


Hold we go!

Erek's picture

German media is also great on backing Hitlery and giving Trump a big fat "Vogel", too!

wildbad's picture

very true.  ARD and ZDF could teach the Pravda of bygone years a thing or tw about twisting and coloring narratives.


They are especially adept at leaving out information and slandering through innuendo.

Erek's picture

ARD and ZDF almost always refer to Hillary and Trump.

Klaus Kleber tried to make a reasonable excuse for this,with little success.

It really goes against correct German formalities.

The Germans never call any politicians, no matter where in the world, by first name.

So, why "Hillary"?



Ghordius's picture

historically, it was exactly the other way round. Pravda thought, preached, slandered with innuendos and pointed fingers, and German state tv, particularly the ZDF, which is a kind of confederation of "Länder", i.e. federated state's TV channels, shot back. the same repeated all over the continent

but are you watching TV in Germany, lately? I doubt it

a hint: if there was any US-style "political correctness" in German state TV... lately it died

what is left is a set of typically european laws that is never explained properly, here, just slandered for the sake of rah, rah

the leaving out of information is still there, though. but that happens everywhere

of course not even Germans watch much TV, particularly state tv, lately

Erek's picture

"...of course not even Germans watch much TV, particularly state tv, lately"

Because GEZ is so expensive, many people refuse to pay "TV Tax", but usually with less than good results.

It has been reported a couple of days ago, that a woman must go to jail for not paying "GEZ".

What's it coming to?

Whoa Dammit's picture

Perhaps some politicans named Hans, Joseph, Rudolph and Angela should be arrested for letting the refugees in. They are the real terrorists.

niemand's picture

B.anana R.epublic of D.emocrats

..still occupied & plundered since '45

Vageling's picture

I thought they were hunting the so called "Reichsbürgers". How dare they question the Bundesrepublik! That's a special privilege reserved for the new dentist, surgeons and other highly skilled newcomers that are poring in.  I'm confused... They went after Mo, Achmed, Khalid and Fatima? The raycism of it all ;)

Stu Elsample's picture

If Germans have allowed Merkel and her bunch to get away with treason of the hghest order, then maybe they deserve what they are getting. Her carcass should have been turned into buzzard food long ago.

....who knows?? maybe the Krauts will finally sober up and grow a pair after the Muslim takeover is complete and all forms of alcohol have been banned. We'll soon see how much Germans really love their beer. Their "offensive" pork sausages have already been banned. Thanks, Merkel.

Occams_Razor_Trader's picture

Isn't our media following the same script- right down to the gender of the "Refugee" Enabler in Chief? Any chance Hillary if God forbid she becomes President backs down off the 150,000 "refugees" she'll let in, per year?

wildbad's picture

same could be said for the amerkans too.  30 percent plus are awake to the globalist challenge to the nation states of the world.  that cat aint gettin put back into any box soon

nightwish's picture

An awesome tool to keep each and every sovereignty in line, this terrorism ruse is!

Erek's picture

Rings are ok for middle earth, but here it should be " One hanging chad to rule them all."

LadiesLoveCoolJames's picture

Those pasty faced devils are harboring terrorizers! According to President Cheney we should invade Germany immediately. Fight them over there so we don't need to fight them over here. Hoo Ra!

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

attack isis in mosul and they activate the sleeper cells,  has any news outta mosul about our glorious victory there come out yet? musta missed it, cause it was a cake walk, Hillary said so..

truthalwayswinsout's picture

LOL. You let them in; what did you expect?

MANvsMACHINE's picture

I expect better scripts goddamnit!

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Come on's government......what did you expect?

More Ammo's picture

Affirmative action all the way to the top...

allamerican's picture

been while since last terror wave US.  king of terror now confused about his JV team..

GeezerGeek's picture

All terrorists in the US have been redirected away from violence and toward being get-out-the-vote workers to elect Hillary Clinton. As if the thought of her isn't terrifying enough, once in office these same terrorists will resume their violence, providing Queen H with the justification needed for more extensive "gun control".

ToSoft4Truth's picture

In Detroit spray painting on a wall ‘Kill All Police, Kill James Craig’ (the police chief) is an act of Terror and will set you back 20 years.



GeezerGeek's picture

Anyone willing to use violence against the ruling forces should be prepared to give their lives, fortunes and sacred honor.

Heard that in history class once. Sounds so quaint today.

nightwish's picture

Import terrorists through guise of 'humanitarianism' 

Incite fear among the german population by conducting anti-terrorist raids everywhere

makes perfect sense, no?

Blackfox's picture

This is the Hegelian dialectic to a police state whilst giving Israel legitimacy to annex half of Syria and Lebanon (Yinon plan) with the help of the European Goy armies.