Germany should brace for further attacks given growing numbers of potential Islamist militants, top security officials warned on Tuesday, vowing to step up efforts to prosecute, convict and deport suspects.A few years ago, hardly anyone would have suggested that Islamic terror was a major threat to Germany. But what a difference a million migrants make.
Germany was hit by five Islamist attacks in 2016, including a December attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people, while an additional seven attacks failed or were thwarted, Hans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency, told reporters.
"We must expect further attacks by individuals or terror groups," Maassen said, citing growing evidence and over 1,000 expressions of concern from the general public about growing risks.
"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," he said.
These statements from European countries are as absurd as an announcement by a city hosting an arsonist convention that fires are a serious hazard. The threat has a very simple demographic vector. Officials try to view the two separately. But that's a bizarre and unreal proposition. Islamic terror is a product of Islamic migration. It's the migrant crisis that kicked Germany's terror crisis into high gear.
And that impinged on internal security in a number of ways including crime and sexual violence. And officials can only offer community policing solutions that accomplish almost nothing.
The report said hundreds of "jihadists" had entered the country among the over one million migrants who had come into Germany over the past two years.... if only there was something that could be done about that. Like deporting them.