Germany Set to Inspect Muslim Institutions for Possible Terrorism Involvement
Deputies of Germany’s regional parliaments called for strengthened measures to combat radical Islamists following the events in Ansbach, Reutlingen, Würzburg and Munich.
In particular, the police will conduct inspections in all Muslim organizations that may be involved in terrorist activities.In an interview with Russian newspaper Izvestiya, deputy of Bavarian parliament and member of the CSU Hans Reichert said that officials will undertake additional security measures and take control of Muslim organizations.
“The attacks in Ansbach, Reutlingen, Wuerzburg and Munich showed that we need to carefully carry out inspections and do everything possible to prevent the recurrence of such crimes. Law enforcement authorities and security forces have taken control of the organizations, which may be associated with radical Islamists,” the parliamentarian said.
On July 18, a 17-year-old male youth who had sought asylum in Germany was shot dead by police after wounding five people with an axe on a train near Wuerzburg, also in Bavaria. Police found a hand-painted Daesh — also known as ISIL — flag in his flat. Later, on July 24, a 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a pregnant woman and wounding two people with a machetein the southwestern city of Reutlingen, near Stuttgart.On Friday, July 22, an 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman killed nine people in a shopping mall in Munich and injured dozens more in a shoot-out that ended in the gunman shooting himself. According to preliminary data, the shooter adhered to nationalist views and also had mental problems.
According to Reichert, regular checkups alone and the closure of radical religious organizations won’t
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