There are more than 6,300 Salafists currently active in Germany, whereas three years ago the number was just 3,800, according to domestic intelligence chief Hans-Georg Maassen.
“It’s a very rapid rise and it’s very alarming,” Maassen told Radio-Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb-Inforadio) in an interview on Saturday. The number of Salafists in Germany could rise to 7,000 by the end of the year, he said.
Salafism, the most widespread form of Islamist extremism in Germany, calls for a return to the way Muslims lived during the Prophet Mohammed’s era. [Read more]
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