German state is losing control due to massive increase in terror suspects
Police in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia are flooded with tips about terror suspects. Because the cases of potential terrorists are growing strongly the state could lose control, Die Welt reports.
In 2017, the police of North Rhine-Westphalia worked on 14,000 cases of potential Islamist terrorism, that is more than ever before. North Rhine-Westphalia is Germany’s most populous state, with 18 million inhabitants.
Some information about the suspects comes from neighbours or acquaintances, who warn about the radicalising individuals.
In 2014 the number of cases was much lower, with about 7,400 investigations. Because of the massive increase in cases, North Rhine-Westphalia has warned that this will result in a loss of control.
Since the start of the migrant crisis Germany admitted more than 1 million migrants and has seen a series of terrorist attacks.
The country’s security services failed to prevent Tunisian migrant Anis Amri from attacking Berlin’s Christmas market. As a result 12 people died and 56 were (heavily) injured.