Terror Cases Skyrocket in Germany

Oct 23, 2017

The terrorism cases in Germany have quadrupled over the last year. “Prosecutors have opened more than 900 cases so far this year.” In 2016 there were 240. Germany’s federal police estimate 705 Islamic extremists have a high likelihood of carrying out attacks. The country’s domestic intelligence agency estimates there are 24,400 Islamists who are “active in the country.” Though comfortingly, “most of them don’t pose an immediate terror threat.” “Migrants from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan have been tried over alleged membership in terror groups without being suspected of planning attacks on European soil.” Germany has allowed over a million Islamic migrants into the country. The migrants have resisted integration efforts into Germany’s culture and workforce. Instead many are living off of government funding. Germany’s chief of domestic intelligence said in July, “Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing the BfV and we see it as one of the biggest threats facing the internal security of Germany.”