UK Daily Mail 
Saturday, Sept 19th, 2009
Al-Qaeda has posted a new video threatening Germany, highlighting an increased threat level ahead of national elections and prompting authorities to step up security, the Interior Ministry has said.
The ministry gave no details of the Al Qaeda posting, but said in a brief statement it underlines the fact that the Sept. 27 elections offer ‘a particular background for propaganda and operational actions by terrorist groups’.
It said authorities believe there is an ‘increased threat situation’ to which they are responding with ‘adjusted security measures in particular at airports and stations’.
ARD television reported that the video features a German-speaker who has featured in previous videos over the past year, issuing a threat connected to Germany’s troop presence in Afghanistan.