Status: 04.12.2023, 14:14 PM
By: Bona Hyun
Islamists are reportedly planning an attack on Prince Harry. Apparently, the Federal Criminal Police Office comes to these conclusions.
Update from December 4, 14:12 p.m.: At the request of Ippen.Media, the Federal Criminal Police Office said that the BKA does not comment on any contents of internal documents.
First reported on 2 December, 16:22 p.m.: Berlin – Since the war in Israel, there has been growing concern about Islamist attacks around the world. According to the findings of the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), militant Islamists are now said to have targeted a prominent target for an attack: Prince Harry. This is reported by focus.de and refers to a situation report of the BKA. Are the British royals in danger?
Findings of the BKA: Islamists are said to be planning attack on Prince Harry
According to the report, the al-Qaeda media portal AS-Sahab Media Foundation is said to have called on the Muslim population worldwide to attack the British royal in order to support the Islamist-Palestinian terrorist militia Hamas. The militant Islamists called for "bloody attacks and revolutions to be used to support the Palestinians." Among other things, attacks were to be carried out on air force personnel in the West.
Prince Harry and Princess Meghan Markle at the "Community Awards" in Santa Barbara © on 22.09.2023 IMAGO / ZUMA Wire
In particular, the USA and Prince Harry are to be targeted. The latter had become the focus of the Islamists, not least because of his combat missions as a helicopter pilot in the Afghanistan war. The analysts of the BKA evaluated the call as a "symbolic act of revenge and punishment of all Israel supporters". The report cannot be independently verified. IPPEN. MEDIA has sent an inquiry to the BKA, a response is still pending (as of 2 December).
British royals take a stand on the war in Israel
The British royals have already spoken out about the war in Israel in no uncertain terms. On Wednesday (2 October) on X, formerly Twitter, a slightly longer statement, and sided with Israel. They condemned all forms of violence, condemned and wished strength to those affected and their families.
"The horrors caused by Hamas' terror attack on Israel are appalling; they condemn them in the strongest possible terms. As Israel exercises its right to self-defense, all Israelis and Palestinians will continue to be haunted by grief, fear, and anger in the time to come. Their Royal Highnesses' thoughts and hearts are with all the victims, their families and their friends," the statement read.
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Terrorist threat has been growing since the war in Israel – including in Germany
The conflict in the Middle East also has an impact on the security situation in Germany. The President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and his superior Federal Minister of the Interior issued clear warnings on Wednesday (29 November). Thomas Haldenwang said: "We see calls for assassinations in the jihadist spectrum and a 'docking' of al-Qaeda and IS to the Middle East conflict."
This danger is now encountering highly emotionalized people inspired by trigger events. This could lead to the radicalisation of perpetrators acting alone, who attack "soft targets" with simple means of committing crimes. (bohy)