The Threat from Within A German Islamist Rises up al-Qaida's Ranks

Recently, al-Qaida directly threatened Germany in a video for the first time. The man featured in the video grew up in Germany and has recently risen within the ranks of the terror group. Intelligence sources fear al-Qaida is planning a major attack to coincide with German elections this year.
Von SPIEGEL Staff
Translated from the German by Paul Cohen.