Germany’s Rising Islamic Threat


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The rapid rise of Germany’s homegrown Islamist movement is sparking fears that it will soon turn Germany into the next European focal point of Islamic terrorism. Two recently failed plots by German Islamists to launch chemical attacks have only heightened those concerns.

Last week German authorities arrested two Islamists on suspicion of planning a chemical attack on the German capital of Berlin. The two men, one a German of Lebanese descent and the other from Gaza, had been detained after purchasing large quantities of chemicals, including cooling elements and acids used in the agriculture industry.

In April 2011 German police had thwarted a similar planned chemical attack. In that case German police arrested three German Islamists in Dusseldorf, all of whom were suspected of having links to al-Qaeda. The discovery of the Dusseldorf terror cell had been gleaned from documents uncovered in the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s quarters in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Both incidents have served to underscore the growing determination of German Islamists to inflict upon Germany the same type of devastating terrorist attacks suffered by the United States, Britain and Spain.

That pessimistic view was on stark display when German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich recently claimed that 1,000 potential Islamist terrorists were residing in Germany. According to Friedrich, 128 of them were considered highly dangerous, with many having received training in terrorist camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

In addition to Freidrich’s claim, recent reports from the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), Germany’s domestic intelligence agency, cite an estimated 29 Islamist groups with over 34,000 members currently operating in Germany, groups whose overriding goal is the establishment of a Sharia-state in Germany.

The members of these Islamist groups are comprised mostly of young Muslim men under age 30, the majority of whom are unemployed and possess criminal records. According to a BfV spokesman, they are also prone to “rapid radicalization patterns” and possess a “high willingness to use force.”

Of course, membership in an Islamic organization isn’t the only path to would-be terrorist. There are a number of potential “lone wolf” terrorists wandering about Germany, those self-radicalized individuals who are unaffiliated with any organization.

In either case, both groups are all being encouraged to commit terrorist acts by an avalanche of online German-language Islamist propaganda. Most of the online propaganda is generated outside of Germany, with much of it originating from Pakistan’s North Waziristan region, the notorious home to both al-Qaeda and Taliban insurgents. In fact, many of these internet jihadists are German-speaking members of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), a Central Asian militant group that actively recruits in Europe.

However, the internet still provides its local German jihadist voices. In June Harry Machura, a 19-year-old convert to Islam, was arrested for operating a German-language jihadist website called Islamic Hacker Union (IHU) that, among other things, sought the recruitment of suicide bombers. Machura, aka Isa Al Khattab, was also accused of supporting al-Qaeda linked terror groups, including the IMU and the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI).

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  • crackerjack

    Germany's Islamic threat??? LOL.

    Not a single Islamic attack. No Islamic political party. Young Muslims more interested in a BMW and clubbing than in the Koran. Muslim immigration almost at a standstill while East-European immigration grows. Muslim businespeople pushing over 10% of national income and jobs.

    The Albanian Mafia together with the East-European Mafia are by far a lager problem than the Turks in Germany, while the biggest threat to the nation still stemms from the international finance industrie mafia with its US hedgefunds that in 2009 crippled the economy, destroying decades of savings and paralyzingindustry.

    • Tom

      It's about demographic conquest now. There is no need for them to bomb us when they can out breed us. They are in no hurry. Demographically, Europe in 25-50 years will be a totally different place. Belgium is already 25% muslim. This isn't a 'right' or 'wrong', left wing or right wing battle, just the reality.

      • crackerjack

        demographic conquest? LOL

        How isthis "conquest" planned and by whom? Are there an "Elders of Islam" out there somewhere shipping women to breed in Europe?

        An age old ploy creating a would be threat in a would be future in order to victimise a minority now. Same ploy was used against Jews in Germany in the 1930's. Goebbels preached inferior race, Islamobhobes preach inferiour religion and culture.

        • ziontruth

          Crackerjack? LOL

          "How isthis 'conquest' planned and by whom?"

          Doesn't need to be planned. Just needs to be believed as a religious duty by a sufficient number of people.

          "Same ploy was used against Jews in Germany in the 1930's."

          Nice try at the Jew–Muslim equivalence, but no cigar. Jews were blamed conspiratorially—a present-day equivalent would be the Bahais in Iran. The Muslims do their stuff in plain sight, and preach their intentions in plain hearing. Like Anjem Choudary (sp?) in Britain, or that famous quote by the late Algerian PM Boumedienne about the south (Algerians) conquering the north (France) by means of the wombs of their women.

    • Eric G

      "Not a single Islamic attack."

      USAF members SrA Nicholas Alden and A1C Zachary Cuddeback were unavailable for comment.

  • jacob

    Remembering how the BAEDER-MEINHOFF gang members were "disposed"
    of, I wouldn't lose any sleep over the fact of Germans being unable to handle
    their MUSLIM problem and I believe more in a back swinging pendulum there
    than anywhere else in the world….

    • Tom

      Don't forget that the Muslims fought alongside the Nazis in WW2, the Grand mufti of jerusalem lived in Berlin during the war and was great friends with Hitler

      • Dennis

        Tom, very good! Visit http://www.debbieschlussel.com for photographs, details, etc that she has written about for a long, long time. I am fairly certain I have read somewhere that Sadam's BATHIST PARTY was a NAZI-like offshoot…could have been an FPM article!?

  • WilliamJamesWard

    We see that multiculturalism is a rather big downer in Germany these days and
    it is no surprise that leftists are behind the influx of Islamists and the attendant
    problems. No assimilation, well how does one become a German, by birth
    and that's it, you can become most anything but German, something very
    stark in their genes. What will the Germans do, revert to type and good bye
    Islamists…………………………………………………………………….William

  • Dennis

    It seems some are awakening to the drawbacks of:

    1. POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: Some groups have greater latitude while other groups are condemned…guess which is which?

    2. ALL CULTURES ARE EQUAL: Really Now! I often wonder what will happen to the SPHINX, the PYRAMIDS, the ACROPOLIS, etc. in view of what happened to the GREAT BUDDHAS? Will VATICAN CITY and its Library disappear?

    3. OPEN IMMIGRATION: As long as the WELFARE STATE exists and supports those who will not work, deceive the system, reject the language of their new country, and demand all manner of special treatment, continued mass immigration will only collapse the hosting society-culture-nation FASTER.

    THINK OBJECTIVELY. What have we bought into and educated our children to accept?

    Why is it that countries that have the most wanted substance on Earth have not enabled their inhabitants to rise to the levels of advanced countries? What holds back their education systems such that they do not appear to be able to educated their children in advance science, engineering, biology, pharmacology, agriculture, aqua-culture, etc., but instead , their children are sent to Western countries to learn?

    One would think that a culture that claims all manner of innovation and learning dating back a millennium would be the envy of all others, but only in their minds is it.

    My answer: They have imprisoned themselves in a religious philosophy / belief and legal system and society / culture that is a THEOCRACY run by Luddites and dictators.

    As Lady MacBeth would say, "OUT, OUT DAMNED SPOT". As I would say, "GO BACK TO WHENCE THOU CAME". Take care of business back in your native countries.