Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned the nation’s political leaders this week that certain elements of the country’s youth are born into “extremist world views” that legitimize violence against others.
According to Fox News, a recent report from the Office of the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) claims some children are “educated from birth with an extremist world view that legitimizes violence against others and degrades those who aren’t part of their group.”
“Frank Jansen, a journalist with Berlin’s centrist paper Der Tagesspiegel, and an expert on extremism in Germany, notes that most of the Salafist minors in the BfV report are younger than eight-years-old. According to Jansen, the report calls these children ticking time bombs,” writes Fox.
“Their education is especially fanatic when militant parents propagate holy war,” Jansen wrote.
“This is not about criminalizing people under the age of 14,” asid Patrick Sensburg, a member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, “But about warding off significant threats to our country.”
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MERKEL CAVES: Germany Blocks $400 MILLION 'Cash Delivery' to IRAN
President Trump’s recent push to impose crippling sanctions on the Iranian regime crossed the Atlantic this week, with Germany’s central bank halting a $400 million “cash delivery” to leaders in Tehran.
According to Fox News, Deutsche Bundesbank -the nation’s central monetary authority- made a last-minute decision to stop the payment; caving to demands from the White House that European allies clamp-down on the Islamic Republic.
“Germany allows the Iranian-owned European-Iranian trade bank (EIH) to operate in Hamburg. The EIH holds more than $400 million that Tehran wants to receive in cash ahead of a second wave of U.S. sanctions due in November that impact banks and Iran’s energy sector,” writes Fox News.
Close partnership = results. Thank you to our German counterparts for acting to stop Iran’s activities.https://t.co/fTSBD2f8Dt
— US-Botschaft Berlin (@usbotschaft) August 4, 2018
The President slammed Iran with new sanctions earlier this week, saying the harsh penalties were the “most biting” restrictions placed on Tehran in history.
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MERKEL’S MESS: German Chancellor Has 2 WEEK DEADLINE to Address Migrant Crisis
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has a two-week window to solve her nation’s escalating migrant crisis or her coalition government could be “destroyed,” reports CBS News.
The uproar is centered around Merkel’s fractured alliance, with some members of her governing coalition demanding a harsh crackdown on the flow of migrants entering Germany and pouring into other EU member states.
The German government is on the verge of collapsing over Europe's immigration debate. Angela Merkel has 2 weeks to come up with a plan addressing the migrant crisis or her coalition government could be destroyed. What you need to know: https://t.co/KkvkjadnQN (@gzeromedia) pic.twitter.com/hObhTM5XAG
— CBS News (@CBSNews) June 19, 2018
“The German government is on the verge of collapsing over Europe’s immigration debate. Angela Merkel has 2 weeks to come up with a plan addressing the migrant crisis or her coalition government could be destroyed,” writes CBS News.
To date, at least one million migrants have entered Germany from Syria, Libya, and other nations since she announced her “open door” policy in 2015.