Category Archives: Germany

A Bin Laden birthday cake! Thanks Mom!

ISIS jihadi bride who slipped back to the West had photos on her lost mobile phone that showed her posing with her two terrorist husbands, toddlers playing with guns and a Bin Laden birthday cake

A mother-of-three living as an events organiser and translator in Germany has been exposed as a jihadi bride who ran a recruitment drive for the terrorist group, it is claimed.

Omaima Abdi returned from Syria before the ISIS caliphate fell. She slipped back into a western lifestyle in Hamburg, northern Germany but was rumbled when damning photos were discovered on a phone she lost, according to The Sunday Times.

Photos of family meals and school runs with her young children were in stark contrast to the ones showing her son holding a pistol, and posing in front of ISIS insignia. 

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Germany: Asylum-seekers confess to assaulting 21 in Amberg

Four asylum-seekers accused of attacking several town residents and a policeman in the Bavarian city of Amberg entered a plea deal on Tuesday, with three defendants agreeing to suspended sentences and the fourth set to go to prison. All four defendants from Afghanistan and Iran also apologized for the assaults.

The group, ranging in ages from 17 to 21, confessed to harassing and assaulting passers-by while under the influence of alcohol and drugs on the evening December 29, 2018. During the incident, they attacked 21 people on the street. Some 15 of them were hurt, suffering mostly minor injuries.

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How a German mining town became a recruiting ground for IS

A deep-seated mistrust is noticeable, even from inside the car, as we drive slowly through the streets of Dinslaken-Lohberg. Due to bad weather, only a few people are outside, following us with their glances.

“That’s normal in Lohberg,” social worker Önay Duranöz explains as he drives. “Everyone who passes through here is watched closely and with suspicion. Especially when they are strangers.” Social pedagogy student Omar Chengafe, in the back seat, nods in agreement.

The district of Lohberg lies in the north of the small city of Dinslaken in Germany’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). It’s a small world of its own — a rather reclusive community, whose around 6,000 inhabitants prefer to keep to themselves and be left alone.

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Former inmates recall life in Erich Honecker’s GDR prisons

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there remain Germans who tout the legacy of the German Democratic Republic. The oft-heard claim that “not everything was bad about the GDR” and that the Soviet-allied state had great day care facilities, as some still assert, strikes 68-year-old Manfred Wilhelm as utterly absurd. He was a political prisoner.

In 1981, Wilhelm was sentenced to eight and a half years behinds bars for the crime of inciting hatred against the state — just for telling a few political jokes to friends and in bars. He was locked up in Brandenburg-Görden prison, where Erich Honecker, the leader of the GDR, was once jailed by the Nazis.

Great Britain polices tweets, Justin hopes to take us down the same road. They’ve learned the wrong lessons.

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Former ISIS bride living freely in Hamburg

A former Isil bride who was married to one of the jihadist group’s senior leaders has returned to Germany and is living freely in Hamburg, it has emerged.

Omaima Abdi was married to Dennis Cuspert, a former rapper also known as Deso Dogg who was Isil’s chief German spokesman until his death in January 2018.

She was tracked down in Hamburg by an Arabic television news channel, which also broadcast mobile phone pictures in which she is seen carrying a gun in Syria and posing with Cuspert.

(Link Fixed)

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Study: Number of Germans Murdered, Brutally Attacked by Migrants Doubles in Year

One in 10 victims of serious crimes in Germany is assaulted by an asylum seeker or refugee, Die Welt reports, citing the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA). Its 2018 report “Crime in the Context of Immigration” analysed statistics of murders, homicides, assaults, robberies, and offences against sexual self-determination and personal freedom. The research set out to determine how many crimes involved “asylum seekers and refugees”, as well as people who are awaiting deportation or already have a residence permit.

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Germany: Talk of ‘European Army’ was Meant ‘Allegorically’

…Since taking office in 2013, German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has done little to alleviate the problems in the military. The best-known projects during her tenure were kindergartens for the soldiers’ families; the procurement of flat screen television sets and mini-fridges for the barracks; the announcement of efforts to make the German army “more attractive for gay, lesbian and transgender people”; buying uniforms for pregnant soldiers, and making battle tanks suitable for pregnant soldiers. As worthwhile as these efforts may be, they do little to address the core problems.

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Are Russian Germans the backbone of the populist AfD?

Surveys show that the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party performs notably better in areas that are densely populated by Russian-born Germans. This is no small advantage — there are currently 3,166,000 migrants from ex-Soviet states living in Germany, or some 3.8% of the country’s population.

The majority of them are so-called ethnic Germans who moved to Germany from Eastern Europe in the decades following World War II. This group, some 2.5 million people, were given German passports. However, there are also some 220,000 people who became German residents in a special program to take in Jewish migrants from the former USSR. There are also a significant number of students coming from the post-Soviet region, as well Russian-speaking spouses of German residents. And, there are a growing number of Russian professionals working at German companies.

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ISIS can still launch attacks in Germany: intelligence chief

In an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, Thomas Haldenwang, the head of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) — Germany’s domestic intelligence agency — warned against an increasing threat posed by the return of “Islamic State” (IS) jihadis from Syria and Northern Iraq.

Haldenwang said that the number of radical Islamists in Germany rose to 2,240 in 2018.

“I cannot give an all-clear on IS,” Haldenwang said. “It can launch an attack in Germany anytime,” he added.

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German Spy Chief Warns Against Surging Left-Wing Violence

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief has warned of the threat posed by the resurgence of left-wing extremists in the country. The Left-wing extremists were engaged in violence against police and political opponents in Germany, Thomas Haldenwang, president of country’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution, told German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag.

Intelligence estimates have shown a constant surge in left-wing violence in Germany. The country is home to some 9,000 “violence-oriented left-wing extremists,” the domestic spy agency says. According to the 2018 German intelligence report (the latest recorded nation-wide data), left-wing extremists committed 6,393 violent crimes and offences in 2017, an almost 40 percent increase compared to the previous year.

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NATO’s German Problem: Who Needs Soldiers or Weapons?

The foreign ministers of America’s European allies visited Washington to celebrate the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)’s seventieth anniversary. Members engaged in an orgy of self-congratulation over an alliance which remains better called “North America and The Others.” One of the meeting highlights was preparing to bring in the military behemoth of (North) Macedonia, following the inclusion of equally mighty Montenegro two years ago.

One discordant subject was Germany’s military outlays, or lack thereof. Berlin had promised to hike expenditures to two percent of GDP by 2024—subsequently downgraded to 1.5 percent—but new budget figures indicated that the real amount would be lower still. Germany’s government evidently lacks the political will to put Europe’s defense first.

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Police raids across Germany target alleged Hamas-linked charities

Police carried out raids across Germany on Wednesday targeting charities suspected of providing “financial and propaganda” support to the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, the interior ministry said.

Around 90 properties in ten states were searched, with the focus of the raids targeting the charities WWR Help and Ansaar International in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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ISIS ‘morality policewoman’ who ‘let chained-up Yazidi slave girl die of thirst in scorching Iraqi sun’ covers her face in German court

A German woman who joined ISIS has gone on trial today accused of letting a five-year-old Yazidi ‘slave’ girl die of thirst.

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is part of the team representing the dead girl’s mother, but she is not expected to appear in the Munich trial on Tuesday.

The defendant, Jennifer Wenisch, 27, faces life in jail if found guilty of committing a war crime, murder, membership in a terrorist organisation and weapons offences.

I suggest turning her over to her victim’s relatives.

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Germany’s AfD joins Italy’s League in new populist coalition

Italy’s Matteo Salvini has formally launched his much-anticipated bid to unite European far-right parties ahead of EU elections in May. “We want to reform Europe,” he declared during a press conference at a swanky hotel in central Milan. “For many people, the EU is a nightmare, not a dream,” said the Italian interior minister and deputy prime minister.

Salvini has teamed up with Germany’s right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, whose leader and currently the group’s only MEP, Jörg Meuthen was by his side. Also at the table were representatives from the Danish People’s Party and the Finns Party of Finland, who are for now the only other confirmed members.

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