Germany Launches Massive Raid Targeting Islamist Terrorist Group
German police have been sweeping 60 cities in the country in an attempt to stop the Islamist group, True Religion.
So far authorities have searched 190 mosques, office, and apartments looking for members of this group.
True Religion, also known as Read, was outlawed Tuesday after the government determined that the group was secretly recruiting jihadists to fight in Iraq and Syria.
“The organization brings Islamic jihadists together under the pretext of the harmless distribution of the Quran,” said Thomas de Maizière, the German interior minister to reporters in Berlin. “A systematic curtailment of our rule of law has nothing to do with the alleged freedom of religion.”
Apparently, officials have determined that 140 from the group have traveled to Iraq or Syria to fight for the Islamic State.
Germany decided it was finally time to take action. So far no detentions have been made, but materials have been obtained.
“The translations of the Quran are being distributed along with messages of hatred and unconstitutional ideologies,” said de Maizière. “Teenagers are being radicalized with conspiracy theories.”
True Religion is one of six organizations that have been banned by Germany since 2012.
This year, the country has seen a wave of small-scale terrorist attacks, three of which were claimed by the Islamic State. These incident include, a suicide bombing, a knifing of a policeman in February, and an ax attack on a young refugee.
Germany has allowed millions of migrants into the country this year and one million of which were Muslim.
The influx of crime and chaos caused the country to finally suspend the Schengen Agreement and close all of its borders.
“At this moment Germany is temporarily introducing border controls again along internal borders. The focus will be on the border to Austria at first,” said Thomas de Maiziere formerly. “The aim of these measures is to limit the current inflows to Germany and to return to orderly procedures when people enter the country. This step has become necessary. The great readiness to help that Germany has shown in recent weeks…must not be overstretched.”
Germany saw a 42% increase in violent acts by far-right extremists in 2015, according to the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution.
But due to Merkel’s open-door policy, it took too long for Germany is stop the massive influx of migrants crossing its borders. Evidently, more attacks are bound to occur. Especially because some of these migrants are getting restless and acting out.
Even Merkel, who is responsible for this, has changed her tune and has been encouraging authorities to deport migrants. “The most important thing in the coming months is repatriation, repatriation and once more, repatriation,” said Merkel.
This approach is just too late. Significant damage has already been done.
Editor’s note: Merkel’s actions may spell the end for Germany. She has over a million Islamic refugees in a country of 80 million. She wants to deport over 200,000. This will certainly mean an increase in terrorism and possibly civil war.