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Minister calls for crackdown on extremism

The Local · 17 Mar 2013, 11:55

Published: 17 Mar 2013 11:55 GMT+01:00

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That applies especially to the growing number of radical Salafists, Islamists who want to introduce Sharia law, in Germany.

Speaking at a congress in Munich of his conservative CSU party, Friedrich said he planned to impose a “systematic ban” on extremist organizations. He also wants to make it easier to deport not only violent fanatics but also those spewing so-called “hate speech” and inciting violence.

Friedrich will introduce a draft bill to this end at the meeting of state interior ministers in May. He said radical Salafists presented a “big danger” in Germany and that there were networks operating abroad, with a growing number of the radical Islamists travelling to Syria and elsewhere.

Friedrich last week also banned the "DawaFFM" and "Islamische Audios" Salafist groups. It’s unclear exactly how many Salafists there are in Germany, but Friedrich put the number at 4,500.

Four Salafist extremists were arrested last week for allegedly plotting to assassinate the xenophobic German leader of anti-Muslim political party in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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13:17 March 17, 2013 by liondens
" He said radical Salafists presented a ¦quot;big danger¦quot; in Germany". Really, and you just realized it now, right minister? Are you just arrived from Mars resently or what? This is what they call..."as you sow and so you reap", so enjoy it!!! Years of unchecked, unlimited immigration policy, what are you really expect anyway? You don't learn much from what is going on and always has been in the muslim world right? You thought you can Europeanize and westernize them right? Do you see it's working? What happened when Angela Merkel said "multiculturalism in Germany is utterly failed", what happened then? Did she do anything about it? No, nothing! The more you people complaining about it, the more you people importing them in right? Is the number of refugees decrease since Merkel said what she said? NO! You taking in more! This foolishness is not only happenning in germany but all over the western world, but europe is the epic center and 10 -20 years from now you will wake up with a europe spring in your hands, you can bet your house on it!!! You bahave like little girls while dealing with the fanatics, do you actually think that your feeble laws scare them? If so then continue whinning and reap what you sow. Otherwise, get up, and start to clear your freeking house already!
14:42 March 17, 2013 by Englishted
Rearrange the following.

Locking, bolted, horse, gate ,the, after, the, has.
14:53 March 17, 2013 by liondens
Locking the gate after the horse has bolted?
16:48 March 17, 2013 by taimoorbhatti
If Germany stops taking sides in global wars (of/on) terror, I believe the situation would become better. Why does Germany have to go into every other country (Afghanistan, Mali etc.)??

Colonial ambitions will create enemies within.
19:09 March 17, 2013 by Englishted
@ liondens,

Correct well done ,give yourself a gold star :-)


And why should a small group of vermin dictate German foreign policy ?,if I am not mistaken there were terror attacks before any of the incidents you mention.

Colonial ambition? ,check what the extremist want a total take over of the world to be run on Islamic lines and laws.

No thank you.
20:07 March 17, 2013 by Eric1
Colonialism has excused all kind of bad behavior of the vulgar, uncivilized, all over the world. It's not the reason. The reason is they want to colonize Europe.
20:41 March 17, 2013 by tangledeuro
Islamist were not the cause of first WW, neither for second WW. Before they take the credit to become the sole reason of third WW, let anyone stop them.
13:42 March 18, 2013 by adam.müller
are elections near and somebody need a political stunts?

how will one make sure that this laws will not be manipulated and used against innocent people?

Europe is founded on free speech, diversity and openness and this law contradicts to the right of free speech.

Fact: Many of those salafists are originally Germans, some pure german, and some are born here. No immigrant would dares to be like that!

They know their rights as they are germans!!

We have to take positive measure both against noe-nazis and salafists by trying to understand the basic reasons.
18:43 March 18, 2013 by Englishted

If someone tries to kill innocent people ,I don't feel the need to understand their motives ,I want them stopped and anybody supporting and aiding their cause removed and/or contained.
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