Islamabad: There are 42,500 potential terrorists in Germany, claims German domestic intelligence report. The intelligence also indicates that Egypt has replaced the Waziristan region of Pakistan as the main centre for the training of jihadists and some 1,000 people including some Salafists are considered dangerous and 130 are seen as a particular threat and are monitored round-the-clock.
“We assume that scores of Islamists from Germany are in so-called combat zones. That would be the Afghan-Pakistani border area, Somalia, parts of Libya and, as of late, Syria. Most jihadists are young, aged between 17 and 30, male and with an immigrant background. Over the past years, the number of converts has increased.”, claimed Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the Office for the Protection of the Constitution while talking to German Media.