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German Intelligence: Jihadi Children Returning From Middle East Pose Serious Security Risk

by CHRIS TOMLINSON, 22 Oct 2017

Germany’s domestic spy agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), has warned that the children of jihadists who travelled to the Middle East and are now returning could pose serious security risks and become a “new generation” of Islamic radicals.
Head of the BfV Hans-Georg Maaßen made the warning this week, saying: “We see the danger that children of jihadists are Islamically socialized and return from the fighting areas to Germany indoctrinated.”
Maaßen added that the Islamic State had taken great care to fully brainwash young children to make them as deadly and ruthless as possible, Kronen Zeitung reports.
“In Islamic State propaganda, children stand for a new generation of IS fighters who are portrayed as unscrupulous and brutal,” Maaßen said.
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Maaßen also noted the growing number of radical Islamic Salafists in Germany, who would likely aid the returning fighters from the Middle East. Recent reports have claimed there are upwards of 10,000 Salafists in the country, with around 1,800 considered to be violent extremists.
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