German investigative police report increase in violent Islamists

The German investigative police have reported a significant increase in Islamist threats. The agency tracked almost 500 threats in the past year.

Germany’s investigative police agency reported that the number of dangerous Islamists in Germany has risen sharply over the past year. In a report published in the Sunday edition of the German daily newspaper “Die Welt” the German Criminal Police Office (BKA) said it had tracked 497 instances of “threats” or individuals with extremist views who could be suspected of carrying out terrorist attacks. The agency added that an additional 339 Islamists were also being tracked as “relevant persons,” or individuals who may assist and sympathize with terrorist causes.