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Germany: Refugee background checks “unaffordable”

Screening to discover jihadis is impossible, anyway. And what, in the final analysis, could possibly go wrong?


“Refugee background checks ‘unaffordable’ – German police union chief,” RT, June 3, 2016 (thanks to Thomas):

Screening all refugees before their arrival in Germany would be “unaffordable” and calls for this measure have come too late, the country’s police trade union chief has said.

Germany remains on alert following the arrest of three Syrians with alleged links to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) this week on charges they were planning suicide terror attacks in Duesseldorf.

Checking the backgrounds of all refugees already in Germany would be impossible because of ongoing budget cuts in the public sector, while demands to carry out this measure are wise but too late, Rainer Wendt, chief of the police trade union, told news show SWRinfo on Friday.

“It would have been useful in the second half of last year to create conditions for background checks on all people who came to us, in fact, before they traveled [to Germany]. But that is past history now, as we cannot afford it.”

Earlier in the day, the German Justice Ministry said it is investigating nearly 180 terror suspects who have returned from Syria or have links to militant groups there. “At present the Chief Federal Prosecutor


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