Skip to comments.Germany terrorism prosecution cases soar: report
Posted on 10/22/2017 10:16:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
German federal prosecutors have opened up more than 900 terrorism-related cases so far this year, including 800 related to radical Islamists, according to a report published in the German language newspaper Welt am Sonntag on Sunday.
The number of terrorism cases has jumped nearly four-fold compared to last year, when federal prosecutors opened about 250 proceedings. In 2013, there were about 80 terrorism cases in the courts.
The sharp rise has stretched manpower at the Karlsruhe-based federal prosecutors office, the newspaper reported. Nearly 300 terrorism cases have been transferred from federal authorities to state prosecutors. [ ]
Not all of the current terrorism cases in the system deal with actual plans to carry out attacks in Germany. Refugees from Syria, Afghanistan or Iraq who fought for the Islamic State (IS) or other radical groups may also be tried for membership in an international terrorist group without planning attacks in Germany.
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Its just a coincidence.
Cue Captain Renault.
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