SPIEGEL ONLINE - 09.09.2011
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...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 08.09.2011
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... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 06.09.2011
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... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 30.08.2011
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...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 29.08.2011
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... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 01.07.2011
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... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 20.06.2011
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...
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 03.06.2011
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... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 17.05.2011
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... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 09.05.2011
Osama bin Laden may be dead, but al-Qaida is alive and well in Germany. Each month, an average of five Islamists leave the country for terrorist training camps in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border area. Recent arrests in Düsseldorf show just how dangerous homegrown terror has become. By Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... [ Forum ]
SPIEGEL ONLINE - 09.05.2011
Ernst Uhrlau is the head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency, the BND. In a SPIEGEL interview he talks about the consequences of Osama bin Laden's death for al-Qaida and his expectation that the organization will carry out terror attacks in the near future. more... [ Forum ]