“More than 500 potential aanslagplegers in Germany’

“More than 500 potential aanslagplegers in Germany’

German authorities currently have certainly 520 radical muslims, which are possible alone or in groups, attacks want to commit.

That says minister of the Interior Thomas de Maizière in an interview with daily newspaper Bild.

A further 360 people would be like “relevant” persons are considered, because they have close links with suspicious groups.

“The threat of terrorism in Germany now comes from both foreign groups as of fanatical loners”, says the minister.

“The teams are in the secret of Europe in smuggled and prepare their actions without being noticed, as we saw with the attacks in Paris and Brussels. But what is even more difficult, is to the fanatical loners to detect. Unfortunately, there is both a real threat”, says De Maizière.


Last month, The Maizière a series of terreurmaatregelen. It is in Germany may be possible for doctors their professional secrecy to violate if they suspect that one of their patients with a terrorist attack wants to commit.

It was also proposed to criminal refugees faster. This must be a new snelrechtprocedure. Of jihadists who go abroad are gone, the passport is taken away.

Germany was, until the short major attacks like those in France and Belgium spared. But in July, beat supporters of terreurbeweging Islamic State twice: in a train and at a music festival. The perpetrators knew no one to kill, but were twenty people injured.

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