Thanks for letting us stay Germany, mind if we blow you up now?

Islamic State wants to carry out attacks in Germany and the security situation is “very serious”, the head of the country’s domestic intelligence agency says.

Hans-Georg Maassen told German newspaper Welt am Sonntag the group wanted to carry out attacks against Germany and German interests.

“At the moment we don’t have any knowledge of any concrete terrorist attack plans in Germany.”

He said Islamic State propaganda was aimed at encouraging supporters to take the initiative to stage attacks in Germany.

Maassen said there were several cases linking Germans returning from Syria to attack plans and warned that the danger posed by jihadists from Germany remained “virulent”.

He said the country had avoided a big attack so far thanks to the successful work of security authorities and luck such as a bomb detonator not working properly on one or two occasions.

Luck only gets you so far.  

Asked how many Islamists in Germany were considered highly dangerous, Maassen said there were about 1100 Islamists who were seen as a potential terrorism risk.

Maassen said his agency was aware of about 300 attempts by Salafists and other Islamists to recruit refugees.

“I’m particularly concerned about the many unaccompanied minors – this group is being deliberately targeted,” he said, adding that he saw a “huge radicalisation potential” in these attempts to recruit people.

1,100 potential security, I beg your pardon, terrorism risks.  How on earth do you keep track of them all?

It’s a matter of when, not if.

Europe is screwed.

The faster they shut down borders and clean house the better.

But they won’t.

It will be horrible to watch them self-destruct over the next 10-20 years.

 

– Reuters via Newshub


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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