Islamist militants ‘plotting to target Germany anti-Islamisation marches’

Islamists in Germany

Foreign intelligence agencies have intercepted discussions by Islamist militants about possible attacks on weekly marches organised by Germany’s new anti-Islamic movement, a news weekly reported on Friday, without citing its sources.

Der Spiegel magazine said that foreign intelligence services had picked up the content of communications by some “known international jihadists”, without giving specific details.

The intelligence, which was passed to German authorities, indicated they had discussed possible attacks on the rallies organised by the so-called group, “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident” (Pegida), the magazine said in a pre-released story to appear in this weekend’s edition.

“We take these leads very seriously,” Spiegel quoted an unnamed high-ranking security official as saying.

Pegida marches began in the eastern city of Dresden with several hundred supporters three months ago and have steadily grown, to number 25,000 on Monday, five days after the attacks in Paris by Islamists, in which 17 people were killed.

Several other cities have seen smaller copycat rallies…

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  • WalterBannon

    Der Spiegel magazine said that foreign intelligence services had picked up the content of communications by some “known international jihadists”

    ….. ah, so now the Germans are monitoring Obama’s cell phone. turnabout is fair play.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    If the islamists attack Pegida somebody gonna get a hurt real bad.
    It’s almost as if they want to start a war.

    • Frau Katze

      I was thinking that too. Could lead to some very bad stuff.

  • eMan14

    A conflict of violent proportions may be the only reason the government needs to crack down on anti-Islam protests. Why is it always our fault?

  • Martin Luffa

    In other words, be ready to kill any muslim that shows up in your midst.

    non-Muslim browns better just stay home.

    • lolwut?

      Looking forward to when the war finally starts.

      • Martin Luffa

        I’m not looking forward to it. I only see it coming and dread the consequences of our “leader’s” decision to snuff us out using muslims

        • lolwut?

          That’s already happening. Europe and North America are sleep walking over a cliff.

  • simus1

    If the “islamists” spread rumours they are going to attack the marches then the marches must be “banned” by merkel so everyone will be “safe”, right?

    Doesn’t really pass the smell test.

  • lolwut?

    War is coming…. can’t start soon enough, let’s get this party started and be done with this barbarian scourge once and for all.

    Hell, bring the Enola Gay out of retirement just for shits and giggles.

  • pdxnag

    Can anyone come up with any reason why some local Sunni Muslims would treat these pro-peace Germans any better than they do Shiites in Iraq, who suffer 80 to 100 dead in routine bombings?