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The Islamic State (IS) - Threat to Germany?

Cover of the leaflet "The Islamic State (IS) - Threat to Germany?", editor: Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, date of information: February 2015Zoom© Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz

With the proclamation of the "caliphate" on 29 June 2014, the Sunni terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has made perfectly clear its claim to leadership in global jihad. Its political objectives include the setting up of an Islamic state on the basis of its particular and extremist interpretation of the Koran and the Sunna as well as its worldwide expansion by using force and terrorist means. IS' previous "achievements" have i.a. resulted in Islamist-terrorist groupings in various parts of the world having turned away from al-Qaeda in the meantime so as to turn towards IS instead.


The BfV's current flyer illustrates that this development also has an impact on the Islamist scene in Germany.


Contents:

  • Characterisation of the "Islamic State"
  • Propaganda activities
  • Impact on the Salafist scene in Germany
  • Threat posed by returnees
  • Measures
  • Authorisation for criminal prosecution
  • Ban on activities
  • Conclusions
Editor: Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz
Date of information: February 2015

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