Germany: 100 “radical Islamists” in 2013 and 1,600 today

Robert Spencer

What a surprise! To what could this skyrocketing number of “radical Islamists” be attributed? Might it have something to do with Merkel’s disastrous immigration policies? No, it would be bigoted, racist and “Islamophobic” to think that.

“German intel agency notes dramatic increase in Islamic extremism,” DW, February 22, 2017:

The domestic intelligence service has announced an uptick of hundreds in a matter of months. At least one cause of the worrying trend is the ease with which young people can become radicalized online, authorities said.

Germany’s domestic security and intelligance [sic] agency (the BfV) said on Wednesday that the radical Islamist scene in the country had grown considerably, from only about 100 people in 2013 to some 1,600 today. Indeed, according to BfV chief Hans-Georg Maassen, the number had jumped by several hundred in a matter of months….

“These are social groups that find each other, let’s say through their mosque community, and the people who see them in the real world don’t necessarily notice any change in behavior,” according to Maassen.

Through their mosque community? But…but…don’t the vast majority of peaceful Muslims rise up and throw out the jihadis from among them?

Of the 1,600 Islamists living in Germany, Maassen said that about 570 of them were considered “dangerous,” that is, capable of plotting an a terror attack.

German authorities are constantly trying to stay one step ahead of the Salafists, which has meant banning a particularly controversial translation of the Koran to a series of raids and arrests against suspected attackers.

German authorities are kidding themselves if they think that the standard Arabic Qur’an doesn’t contain the same problematic passages they found in that translation.