RFE\RL: Germany checks 60 refugees for connections with extremists
15:13, 25 July 2016

RFE\RL: Germany checks 60 refugees for connections with extremists

Over a million refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq crossed the country’s border in 2015

15:13, 25 July 2016

‘Taking into account the ongoing wave of migration to Germany, we’ve got to assume that there are active or former members, supporters and fans of terrorist organizations, as well as Islamist war criminals’, reads the message released by the press service of the German criminal police (RFE\RL).

According to the authority, since the beginning of the year, local governing bodies in 16 federal lands of Germany sent 410 messages about the refugees that could be, in fact, terrorists. The German media quote German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere who said that it would be wrong to suspect all refugees who seek sanctuary in the country.

Over less than a week, four attacks took place in Germany; three of them were committed by those who sought sanctuary. 

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