Hege Storhaug, HRS
Dette kommer frem i i en rapport, referert her Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
Den tyske etterretningssjefen, Gerhard Schindler, peker på Yemen som et arnested for al-Qaidas treningsleire, der målet er å bringe jihad til Europa
Experts say that some 100,000 Germans have converted to Islam. A number of them are known to have traveled to war zones in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere for terror training.
German Intelligence Chief Gerhard Schindler is sounding the alarm, suggesting that homegrown Islamist radicals could become domestic terrorists.
In an interview with the German newspaper Die Welt, Schindler said that threats come wherever al-Qaida has set up training facilities.
“A particular threat stems from al-Qaida structures in Yemen,” Schindler said. “They want to bring jihad to Europe. Among other tactics, this involves the ‘lone wolf’ model, which involves individuals who are citizens of the targeted country and who go abroad for training. We know that this strategy is currently high on al-Qaida’s agenda, and we are accordingly attentive.”
Germany has been one of those countries whose citizens have traveled to Afghanistan for al-Qaida training, with the intention of returning to their homeland to wage jihad, if they’re not killed beforehand.
The number of German young people who have traveled to Afghanistan has alarmed security officials.
Germany and Spain recently have been the locations where authorities arrested al-Qaida suspects who were plotting attacks.
Nylig ble fire mistenkte terrorister arrestert i Tyskland, tre av dem konvertitter til islam. Planen deres skal ha vært å drepe den tidligere kommandøren for de tyske spesialstyrkene samt å angripe en amerikansk militærbase i Tyskland. Tyske myndigheter har registrert rundt 1.100 personer de mener kan komme til å utføre terror. Mange av disse er radikaliserte konvertitter.
As the German magazine Der Spiegel points out, German authorities had arrested four suspected al-Qaida members in Dusseldorf, suspected of planning to assassinate the former commander of German Special Forces, the Kommando Spezialkrafte, or KSK, and planning an attack on a U.S. Army base in the Bavarian town of Grafewohr.
Three of the four were native Germans who had converted to Islam and a fourth was a Moroccan national.
German officials then received confirmation from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency that the Moroccan, Abdeadim el-Kebir, had trained at an al-Qaida camp along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in 2010.
He was identified as the ringleader of what was termed the “Dusseldorfer Cell.” He allegedly was plotting to blow up German public buildings, train stations and airports. German officials now are using a guide on extremist Islam to help German citizens to recognize radical Islamists.
To date, German authorities have identified some 1,140 individuals living in Germany who likely could become Islamic terrorists.
A report issued by German officials points out that “intelligence analysis has found that converts are especially susceptible to radicalization.”