In Germany, the threat level remains high following three months after the attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Authorities are assuring residents that they will be able to prevent future incidents, and to that end, they are following up extensively on every single lead.
Via Daily Caller:
“We continue to have a high threat level in Germany,” BfV President Hans-Georg Maassen said at a press conference Wednesday, according to Die Welt. “Over the course of 2016, Germany has become significantly higher rated for ISIS.”
“We are seeing a qualitative change in the type of information we’re getting,” he said. “Each individual case is examined closely.”
There has been a hotline for terrorism set up. They received 1,100 calls in 2016 which is more than double the record set in 2015. Massen said that the information they are getting is more specific, and therefore being thoroughly investigated by the authorities.
Recent uptake in concerning events in Turkey is also of concern for German officials. Germany being home to over 4 million Turks makes Maasen warn that proxy conflicts may escalate between the Kurdish PKK and the Turkish right-wing extremists.
“The fault lines between the different camps in Turkey are reflected one to one here in Germany,” Maassen said.
Germany is still mourning the loss of the victims of Decembers attack and many conservatives are concerned that this is just the beginning for Germany. When a country ties its own hands by vowing to not even appear anti-muslim, they open themselves up to all the depravity that the religion applauds.
Whether in Germany, Sweden or the U.S., human nature is always the same. If someone thinks they have a free pass to lash out violently, judging others to the point of killing them for disagreeing or even infiltrating a government in the name of a holy war, they will do exactly as much as they can get away with. It’s the government’s job in any given country to reign that in for the safety of its citizens, no matter how politically incorrect it may seem.
(Source: Daily Caller)