February 8, 2018
The German region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has seen a dramatic increase in the number of radical Islamic extremists over the last year with some being described as particularly violent.
The northern region, which is also the homeland of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, saw the radical Islamic Salafist scene grow from 40 members in 2016 to 130 by the end of last year, broadcaster NDR reports.
The growth follows a nationwide trend as the number of Salafist extremists has risen substantially since the height of the 2015 migrant crisis.
The German domestic spy agency, the Agency for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), estimates that there are now around 10,000 Salafist extremists in the country and that around 1,800 of them are believed to be violent.
This article was posted: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 7:01 am