German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. The president of the European Council said Friday that a new intergovernmental treaty meant to save the euro currency will include the 17 eurozone states plus as many as six other European Union countries, but not all 27 EU members. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

German police watching more than 400 potential Muslim terrorists

The number of Islamist militant fighters returning to Germany from Syria and Iraq is on the rise and more than 400 people are being watched, the head of German police said on Friday.

Holger Muench, president of the BKA federal police, told ARD television that the number of people leaving Germany for the two countries to fight with militant groups such as Islamic State was dropping.

But there has been a simultaneous rise in the number of fighters returning home.

“The wave of departures is becoming flatter,” he said. “In the meantime, we have more than 400 individuals who pose a threat and whom we must keep an eye on.”

  • Xavier

    Why leave? The fight is there now.

  • Do the math. 1,000,000+ refugees. At least 75% young males = 750,000.

    If at least only 1% are terrorists that = 7,500 terrorists. And the German government is watching 400.

    That does not sound like a good deal.

    • Exile1981

      The EU intelligence admits that 20% support violent jihad a 80+%have seen combat before going to europe.

      • More math. 20% of 80% = 16%.

        16% of 750,000 = 120,000. 120,00 potential terrorists is not good.

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  • barryjr

    They should put all the politicians in every country on a terrorism watch list.

  • Achmed

    That is racial profiling!

    The head of the German BKA should be taken before the European Union Human Rights Commission and charged with racism and Islamophobia. To put an end to all that Islamophobia the police chiefs should be ones approved of by the Koordinationsrat der Muslime.

  • Blacksmith

    Hey German police, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but you missed some, like a few thousand at the minimum.