Germany: Police warns of radical converts

Germany: Police warns of radical converts

See also: Switzerland: Young converts could pose national security threat

Germans who convert to Islam are considered a growing security risk by the BKA (Federal Criminal Police), reports Focus magazine, citing a confidential BKA analysis. Thus, federal and state police consider 11 converts as 'dangerous' and 26 as 'relevant people', including three women. The Muslims are aged 20-42 years old and are suspected of planning terror attacks in Germany.

Accoridng to the BKA paper, the radical converts use 'certain mosques' as venues, according to Focus the facilitates are in Ulm/Neu-Ulm as well as the al-Kuds mosque in Hamburg, where some of the 9/11 attackers met, including Mohamed Atta and Ziad Jarrah.

Three of the converts classified as threatening live in Baden-Württemberg, five in Bremen, four in Hamburg and in North Rhine-Westphalia. It was there that the police arrested the convert "Sauerland-terrorists" Fritz Gelowicz and Daniel Schneider in 2007.

In March 2010 they were sentenced to 12 years in prison. The terrorist threat in Germany is considered by the head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, Heinz Fromm, to be very high. On Saturday he said on SWR, that these were people who were determined to wage Jihad anywhere in the world, as well as in Germany.

Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung (German), h/t TR

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