Germany Deports Two German-Born Terror Suspects
Two German-born individuals suspected of plotting terrorist attacks will be deported, based on a decision on Tuesday by the Federal Administrative Court of Germany. Though the 22-year-old Nigerian and 27-year-old Algerian have not yet committed any serious offenses, it was determined that they posed a dangerous threat.
This is the first time in German history that German-born suspects will be deported.
The two were arrested on February 9 in Göttingen, Germany. Though the police found no evidence that the two were planning an attack on a specific target, they did find an Islamic State flag and seized a gun in the residence. Uwe Lührig, the local police chief, said that “the danger of a serious Islamic-motivated attack” exists (Trumpet translation throughout).
Lower Saxony Interior Minister Boris Pistorius believed this to be enough evidence for an imminent danger and ordered the deportation. This serves as “a clear signal to all fanatics that we leave them no inch for their inhuman plans,” said Pistorius.
Just a few months ago, in the similar case of Tunisian asylum seeker Anis Amri, who drove the truck through the Berlin Christmas market, no such actions were taken, to the regret of all involved. Amri was well known by the police and had even been in custody pending deportation.
Clearly, recent terrorist attacks have dramatically changed how Germany treats Islamic suspects.
Germany learned from its past failure in the case of Amri and is taking assertive steps aimed at preventing future terrorist attacks. Among them was the recent decision to permit the German Army to train with police on German streets, a first since World War ii.
As the mood in Germany is hardening, more and more radical actions are being taken. To learn more about where the recent confrontation between Islam and Germany is leading, read “Will Europe Rediscover Its Christian Identity?” from the November-December 2016 Trumpet.