Germany’s top spy warns the country faces ‘massive danger’ from ‘brainwashed’ ISIS women and children returning from Syria

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned of the ‘massive danger’ posed by returning ‘brainwashed’ Islamic State women and children.

‘There are children who have undergone brainwashing in the Isis areas and are radicalised to a great extent,’ said Hans-Georg Maassen.

Maassen, head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution – Germany’s equivalent of MI5 – added: ‘We are already observing the return of some women and adolescents.

‘This is a problem for us because these children and adolescents in particular can be a danger.