by Stephen Brown, FrontPageMag
Last year, like preceding years, was a busy year for Islamic terrorists in Germany.
Germany’s year of terrorism began in March with a lovely Muslim couple — the husband a Tunisian, the wife a German citizen — arrested for planning a chemical attack. The federal prosecutor’s office said the husband, 30 year-old Sief Allah A., had acquired knowledge of how to turn ricin into a weapon and had ordered 3,300 grams of the poison online.
Arrested in Cologne, the married pair also face charges of planning attacks using metal balls and homemade explosives. They also both had sought membership in the Islamic State (IS). They had started planning their attacks in 2018 after Sief Ali had failed twice to cross over Turkey’s border into Syria.
Also in March, German police raided and arrested 11 Salafists in the Hesse and Rhineland-Pfalz areas, two of whom were brothers. According to the Frankfurt prosecutor’s office, they “jointly agreed to carry out an Islamic terrorist attack employing a vehicle and firearms in order to kill as many ‘unbelievers’ as possible.”
The men were between 20 and 42 years of age and had contacted weapons dealers, rented a large truck and gathered money for the attack, $22,000 of which was seized in the raid. They had even committed a crime to get money for their evil plan.
The Rhine-Main area, according to German officials, counts as a main area of Hesse’s Salafist scene. Searches and razzias in connection with radical Islam have taken place many times in the past years. Hesse’s Office for the Protection of the Constitution (Germany’s FBI) estimates the number of Islamists in the state in 2017 as 4,170, of whom Salafists made up 1,650.
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