Unbroken’ Ideology: How Radical Islamist Networks Survive in Germany

Dozens of lawsuits were filed against radical Salafists in Germany’s federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) between November 2016 and July 2017 alone.

Prayer clubs were banned, preachers — imprisoned, and police — reinforced, but this has failed to prevent further spread of the radical ideologyGerman newspaper Die Welt reported.

The figures in the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia alone stood at 1,000 in 2012 and 3,000 by the end of 2017; 700 of the Salafists are regarded as being open to violence.