Germany and Terrorism. A nearly four-fold increase in terrorism-related cases is stretching the manpower of federal prosecutors. So far this year nearly 900 terrorism cases have been opened. In 2013, there were about 80 terrorism cases in the courts.
** All is not well at the EU Core. It seems much has changed in Germany regarding Islamic terrorism since 2013. Maybe Angela Merkel can explain why?
German federal prosecutors have opened up more than 900 terrorism-related cases so far this year, including 800 related to radical Islamists, according to a report published in the German language newspaper Welt am Sonntag on Sunday.
The number of terrorism cases has jumped nearly four-fold compared to last year, when federal prosecutors opened about 250 proceedings. In 2013, there were about 80 terrorism cases in the courts.
In addition, the Federal Criminal Police Office estimates nearly 700 people in Germany are Gefährder or radical Islamists who represent a security risk and are capable of carrying out violent attacks.
There is also concern in security circles that German nationals who went to fight in Syria or Iraq may return home and present a threat to security.
*** We would advise Chancellor Angela Merkel to focus her efforts on protecting Germans instead of seeking glorification from the liberal media.