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2020-10-23T07:48:52.418Z

For a time the threat posed by Islamists took a back seat. The attacks in Paris and Dresden put the subject back in the spotlight. The new tones from the left are remarkable.



For a time the threat posed by Islamists took a back seat.

The attacks in Paris and Dresden put the subject back in the spotlight.

The new tones from the left are remarkable.

Munich - The

Islamist threat

is back in the headlines.

First the

beheading of

the French teacher Samuel Paty near Paris.

Now it is clear that the

deadly knife attack in Dresden also has

an Islamist background.

This is followed by the typical political debate - but this time it is

undergoing

a

remarkable political change

.

Several opinion leaders from the left-wing political spectrum have asked for the problem to be named more clearly in the future. 

SPD * Vice

Kevin Kühnert

, the

attack in Paris was

enough to talk the German left into conscience.

There are far too few empathetic voices in this country who have

commented on

the teacher's death

, writes the 31-year-old in a guest post for

Der Spiegel

.

Only the “right wing” would have spoken out.

"The political left in particular should end their

uncomfortably conspicuous silence

," says the former Juso boss.

"She has to speak out because it is also and especially her proclaimed values ​​that are trampled underfoot, stabbed with knives and blown up with explosives in every terrorist attack without exception."

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The murder weapon: The Islamist is said to have stabbed the two tourists in Dresden with this knife.

© Roland Halkasch / dpa

Islamist terror back: Özdemir wants to "smash networks"

After Dresden, the

Greens *

are now

increasingly speaking out.

The

knife attack by

the rejected Syrian asylum seeker shows the

danger posed by violent Islamists

"also here," warns

Cem Özdemir

.

“We can only win the fight against this madness if we smash Islamist networks.” And

party leader Robert Habeck

says: “We have to act consistently against this violence, driven by

hatred and human contempt

.

It is a threat to our coexistence and our open society. "

The debate takes on a new tone.

The Bavarian Greens parliamentary group leader

Katharina Schulze

insists that it is by no means new in terms of content.

As a domestic policy spokeswoman in the state parliament, she wrote position papers and put together application papers as early as 2015.

"

Islamism

must be fought just as much as

right-wing extremism,

" says Schulze today.

"Both have a similar essence: They reject freedom, democracy and universal human rights - and, incidentally, they are similar in their

hatred of women

."

In view of the latest developments, the group leader wants to look through her motions from then again.

The aim was to smash Islamist networks and

improve

prevention against radicalization

- especially among women.

At that time there were

many young girls who emigrated to the IS area

.

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Mourning a teacher: Samuel Paty was killed in France for showing Mohammed cartoons in class.

© BERTRAND GUAY / afp

Islamist terror back: 770 Salafists live in Bavaria - one in five is willing to use violence

In July, Federal Interior Minister

Horst Seehofer

(CSU) described right-wing extremism as currently the "greatest threat to security" in Germany.

In the latest report by the Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution, however, the

risks posed by Islamists are

not neglected.

There are

around 770 Salafists

across Bavaria

, around 20 percent of whom are violent.

Of the 20 returnees from the war zone of the Islamic State in the Free State, five took part in fighting.

In addition, the

state security officers

report

how closely the Islamists are

monitoring

the

Corona crisis *

.

"Against the background of the obvious vulnerability of Western states in the face of the current pandemic, an old threat scenario could develop a new topicality:

bioterrorism,

" says the report.

The case of a

jihadist Salafist from Cologne-Chorweiler who was

arrested in June 2018 shows that Islamists have such plans

.

In the Tunisian's apartment, in addition to 84.3 milligrams of ricin, precise instructions from IS for

building biological warfare agents were discovered

.

(Mike Schier) * Merkur.de is part of the Ippen-Digital network

List of rubric lists: © Roland Halkasch / dpa

Source: merkur

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