Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Islamist children under the age of 14 pose a serious threat to Germany – Security chief

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief is warning that children raised in Islamist families in Germany may post a risk to society. Conservative politicians want the age allowed to monitor kids lower than 14.

The head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen explained on Monday that children from Islamist households in Germany pose a “not insignificant potential threat”.

Funke media group cited the new report by the BfV stating that there were signs the “radicalization of minors and young adults” was increasing in likelihood and occurring earlier and quicker.

The BfV document estimates that 300 children in Germany were affected and are “educated from birth with an extremist world view that legitimises violence against others and degrades those who aren’t part of their group”.
Raising concerns about families who had traveled to war zones in the Middle East, as well as those in Germany.

Interior affairs spokesman for the Christian Social Union (CSU), Stephan Mayer, states such a measure would also be for the protection of the children affected, as some children travelling to crisis regions in Syria and Iraq to join jihad were very young.

The CDU Interior Minister of the western state of North-Rhine Westphalia, Herbert Reul, explains authorities need appropriate “instruments to be able to deal with traumatised and violent returnees under the age of 14.”

The age limit for surveillance was previously lowered from 16 to 14 in 2016.

https://voiceofeurope.com/2018/08/islamist-children-under-the-age-of-14-pose-a-serious-threat-to-germany-security-chief/

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