Berlin Terror Suspects: Alleged Connections to Afghanistan

Berlin Terror Suspects: Alleged Connections to Afghanistan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 12, 2011

Police arrested two terror suspects in Berlin last week on the suspicion they might be planning an attack. Now SPIEGEL has learned that the two men reportedly had ties to a Berlin group that supports militant groups in Afghanistan. One may have received training at a terror camp. more... Comment ]

The World from Berlin: 'Germany Is in the Jihadists' Crosshairs'

The World from Berlin: 'Germany Is in the Jihadists' Crosshairs'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 09, 2011

Two men were arrested in Berlin on Thursday on suspicion of stockpiling chemicals which could be used to build a bomb. German commentators have praised the work of the security forces, but warn that, as the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, more needs to be done to combat terrorism. more...

Suspicious Chemicals: Two Terror Suspects Arrested in Berlin

Suspicious Chemicals: Two Terror Suspects Arrested in Berlin

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 08, 2011

Police in Berlin arrested two terror suspects on Thursday, raiding their apartments and a Muslim cultural center. The two men allegedly amassed chemicals that could be used to make bombs. more... Comment ]

The Arrest of Younis al-Mauretani: On the Trail of the al-Qaida Phantom

The Arrest of Younis al-Mauretani: On the Trail of the al-Qaida Phantom

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 06, 2011

Secret service agencies from around the world have long been searching for him. On Monday, the ISI in Pakistan finally managed to apprehend top al-Qaida operative Younis al-Mauretani. New details about his true identity have also begun to emerge. By Yassin Musharbash more... Comment ]

Arrested in Britain: The Path of a Young German Salafist

Arrested in Britain: The Path of a Young German Salafist

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 30, 2011

Robert B. wore long robes, dreamed of paradise and called himself Abdul Hakiim. He and his friend were arrested in July for trying to enter Britain with bomb-making guides and al-Qaida propaganda. They now sit in a London high-security prison. But Robert's motivations remain a mystery. By Julia Jüttner, Solingen more...

On the Trail of Said Bahaji: 9/11 Conspirator Reported to Be Living in Pakistan

On the Trail of Said Bahaji: 9/11 Conspirator Reported to Be Living in Pakistan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 29, 2011

Ten years after 9/11, the Moroccan-German Said Bahaji is one of the last remaining members of al-Qaida's Hamburg cell who is still at large. Now, German jihadists have told investigators that Bahaji is living in Pakistan's Waziristan region, where he works for al-Qaida's propaganda wing. By Holger Stark more... Comment ]

Swapping Combat Boots for the Preppy Look: Report Warns of Neo-Nazis Disguised as Boy Next Door

Swapping Combat Boots for the Preppy Look: Report Warns of Neo-Nazis Disguised as Boy Next Door

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 01, 2011

The latest annual report on extremism in Germany suggests that neo-Nazis have swapped the skinhead look for a boy-next-door image, making it harder to identify right-wing extremists. Although overall extremist crime is down, the tendency towards violence is increasing -- within both the far left and right. By Sebastian Fischer more... Comment ]

Terror Plot or Homesickness? Austria Detains Alleged Islamic Extremist

Terror Plot or Homesickness? Austria Detains Alleged Islamic Extremist

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2011

Austrian authorities have detained an alleged Islamist extremist from Berlin as he was traveling back from Afghanistan, where he had undergone terror training. The 26-year-old had boasted about attacking "infidels," but it is unclear whether he was embarking on a terror plot or simply heading home after becoming disillusioned with his cause. By Yassin Musharbash more...

Home-Grown Militant: Terrorists Claim German Jihadist Dead in Afghanistan

Home-Grown Militant: Terrorists Claim German Jihadist Dead in Afghanistan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2011

A German jihadist has been killed in fighting with US soldiers in Afghanistan, a major terrorist organization in the region is reporting. The man from Essen appears to have been killed only two months after entering into the war-torn country. By Yassin Musharbash more... Comment ]

Friedrich Under Fire: German Interior Minister Has Yet to Hit His Stride

Friedrich Under Fire: German Interior Minister Has Yet to Hit His Stride

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 17, 2011

Hans-Peter Friedrich has yet to settle into his new job as German interior minister two months after his appointment. He has annoyed coalition allies and security officials with questionable statements about an anti-terrorism probe, offended Muslims and failed so far to come up with any policy initiatives. By Veit Medick and Holger Stark more... Comment ]