Number of Muslim terrorist suspects in Germany reaches record high

More Salafists are living in Germany than ever before, domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen said on Sunday.

Maasen said the number of people adhering to the fundamentalist Islamic ideology had “risen to an all-time high,” with the German intelligence agency BfV giving a figure of 10,800 Salafists in Germany as compared with 9,700 in December last year.

A growing “fragmentation” and drift to the private sphere of Salafism in Germany was making the scene harder to observe for authorities, Maassen said.

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