Youths in Germany turning to jihad

I wonder, is there anything about these ‘German’ youths that might make them want to join a foreign Jihad against their own country? Could it be that they are, I dunno, short. Or maybe they are all vegetarians. Or maybe they suffer from some kind of rare skin disease. I wonder what might all these ‘youths’ have in common?


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Youths in Germany turning to jihad

From Wuppertal to Waziristan: Ever more young men living in Germany are traveling to conflict zones to become jihadi fighters. Though numbers remain small, security services are taking the problem very seriously.

Based on the recollection of Friedrich Bleckmann, the two “lads,” as he called them, were as different as only brothers can be. Bünyamin E. was described as “polite, studious and humble,” his older brother “highly aggressive and unreliable.” Their father worked at Bleckmann Farm, close to the small western German city of Velbert. His sons helped out there on weekends and during school vacations.


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The farmer could never have envisaged the path the two Turkish-German Wuppertal brothers took. In 2012, both brothers went to join Islamist fighters in the mountainous Pakistani region of Waziristan on the Afghani border. Bünyamin was killed by a U.S. drone attack shortly after his arrival. Emrah continued to fight until June 2012.

Fear of attack

Cases of young Muslim men living in Germany becoming jihadi combatants are rare, but increasing in number. German security services believe that since the beginning of the 1990s, around 235 “people with German connections and Islamic terrorist backgrounds” have at least attempted to obtain paramilitary training. There is concrete evidence that around 100 were actually trained or engaged in military operations. More than half of those are said to be back in Germany, and around 10 have been imprisoned.

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15 Replies to “Youths in Germany turning to jihad”

  1. Again, this sort of thing is happening all over the west and not just Germany. Our stupid pro multicultural/mass muzzie immigration politicians should have got it through their thick skulls by now that these jihadists are not just training to fight in foreign lands. These are the future troops of Islam who will fight in their host country when the time comes and that time is not too far away.

    Meanwhile our own stupid U.K. government is again cutting back on the armed forces. This at a time when Islam is increasing it’s jihad military training in such places as Afghanistan. Keep this up and the UK will soon become internally defenceless. If this isn’t some kind of conspiracy then I don’t know what is.

  2. Why are they waging Jihad in far-away countries, and not in Germany? Because Islam states that you can only wage defensive Jihad in countries where there is war? Is Germany considered a country that is in peace with Islam? I find these things all very weird.

  3. Multiculturalism is not about integration but about cultural plurality. It is not about separation but about respect and the deepening awareness of Unity in Diversity. Each culture will maintain its own intrinsic value and at the same time would be expected to contribute to the benefit of the whole society. Multiculturalism can accommodate diversity of all kinds – cultural, philosophical and religious – so that we can create a world without conflict and strife. Britain can assume the role of accommodation and concern for all peoples, for our planet and indeed for our survival. We live in a rapidly changing world. If you attack the burqa, you attack the right of women to choose their own clothing. Respect the right of women how to dress.I respect women’s rights. Nobel Peace Prize winner “Tawakkul Karman,” ‘The mother of Yemen’s revolution,’ when asked about her Hijab by journalists and how it is not proportionate with her level of intellect and education, replied: “Man in early times was almost naked, and as his intellect evolved he started wearing clothes. What I am today and what I’m wearing represents the highest level of thought and civilization that man has achieved, and is not regressive. It’s the removal of clothes again that is a regression back to the ancient times. Veil is a sign of woman liberation from Current Naked liberalism, unethical fashion, social harassment, over consciousness about figure etc and become a sex icon and toy of the troy. In very cold winter people walk about with scarves tightly wrapped around their face. In those cases no security issue arises, but the wearing of burqa raises security concern. Burqa is worn as a matter of choice. Nowadays young women choose to wear full veil seeing it as a powerful statement of identity, The parliaments of various European countries are voting to legislate the banning of the veils, In Switzerland a ban on minarets was imposed. The campaign against Islamic symbols is on the rise because of a sense of insecurity in some Europeans. A ban on the burqa is bound to widen the differences rather than bridging them. It will just encourage discrimination against Muslims in European society.

    The EU should make sure that its member states are multicultural to ensure the prosperity of the union, the UN’s special representative for migration has said.

    Peter Sutherland also suggested the UK government’s immigration policy had no basis in international law.

    He told the House of Lords committee migration was a ‘crucial dynamic for economic growth’ in some EU nations ‘however difficult it may be to explain this to the citizens of those states’. He said that an ageing or declining native population in countries like Germany or southern EU states was the ‘key argument and, I hesitate to the use word because people have attacked it, for the development of multicultural states’. He criticised the UK’s attempt to cut net migration from its current level to ‘tens of thousands’ a year through visa restrictions.

    A man is a product of his culture, language and faith. State funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers would help bilingual Muslim children to develop their cultural, linguistic and spiritual identies before they are exposed to other cultures and faiths. A bilingual Muslim child must learn and be well versed in standard English to follow the National Curriculum and go for higher studies and research to serve humanity. At the same time he/she must learn and be well versed in Arabic to recite and understand the Holy Quran. On top of that he/she must learn Urdu and other community languages to keep in touch with his/her cultural heritage and enjoy the beauty of his/her literature and poetry. Without Muslim schools, Muslim children are not going to develop their Islamic identity, crucial fo their mental, social, emotional and personality development. We have already lost four generations and fifth one is in the process of losing its cultural, linguistic and spiritual Identities.

    Children that can speak more than one languages do better overall in learning and it will help them excel in a job when they are older. Only an idiot would think that being bi/trilingual is a bad thing. I think its great to be surrounded by foreign languages. There are plenty of benefits to learning them, it increases memory and other brain functions, looks great on a job résumé, and most importantly allows you to connect with a different culture and make new friends. Now is the time to teach them all the different languages you want to because they will just soak up the information. As we get older it becomes harder and harder to retrain our brains to learn a new language.

    Bilingual Muslims children have a right, as much as any other faith group, to be taught their culture, languages and faith alongside a mainstream curriculum. More faith schools will be opened under sweeping reforms of the education system in England. There is a dire need for the growth of state funded Muslim schools to meet the growing needs and demands of the Muslim parents and children. Now the time has come that parents and community should take over the running of their local schools. Parent-run schools will give the diversity, the choice and the competition that the wealthy have in the private sector. Parents can perform a better job than the Local Authority because parents have a genuine vested interest. The Local Authority simply cannot be trusted.

    There are hundreds of state primary and secondary schools where Muslim pupils are in majority. In my opinion all such schools may be opted out to become Muslim Academies. This mean the Muslim children will get a decent education. Muslim schools turned out balanced citizens, more tolerant of others and less likely to succumb to criminality or extremism. Muslim schools give young people confidence in who they are and an understanding of Islam’s teaching of tolerance and respect which prepares them for a positive and fulfilling role in society. Muslim schools are attractive to Muslim parents because they have better discipline and teaching Islamic values. Children like discipline, structure and boundaries. Bilingual Muslim children need Bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods, who understand their needs and demands.

    None of the British Muslims convicted following the riots in Bradford and Oldham in 2001 or any of those linked to the London bombings had been to Islamic schools. An American Think Tank studied the educational back ground of 300 Jihadists; none of them were educated in Pakistani Madrasas. They were all Western educated by non-Muslim teachers. Bilingual Muslim children need bilingual Muslim teachers as role models. A Cambridge University study found that single-sex classes could make a big difference for boys. They perform better in single-sex classes. The research is promising because male students in the study saw noticeable gains in the grades. The study confirms the Islamic notion that academic achievement is better in single-sex classes.
    Iftikhar Ahmad
    London School of Islamics Trust

  4. Iftikhar: no offence but what the hell has that got to do with the topic? I feel embarrassed for sticking up for you. You sir are a tit, and not because of your Political views, your simply just a tit.

  5. I agree with you tc72. First and foremost, why blame the west or non-moslem teachers, for the increased islamic negative radicalisation in the west?
    Multiculturalism is something that one should NOT embrace blindly and it is definitely not for everyone.

  6. While people in different contexts can experience prejudice or discrimina­tion, racism, in a European context, is based on an ideology of the superiorit­y of the white race over other racial groups. Racism is evident in individual acts, such as racial slurs, jokes, etc. and institutio­nally, in terms of policies and practices at institutio­nal levels of society. The result of institutio­nal racism is that it maintains white privilege and power (such as racial profiling, hiring practices, history and literature that centre on Western, European civilizati­ons to the exclusion of other civilizati­ons and communitie­s.

    Today, Islam has been identified as “the other” and “the enemy”.

    British society and British education system is the home of institutional racism. That is a fact. The solution is that each and every community should have their own state funded schools with their own teachers. Muslim children suffer more than others.They need state funded Muslim schools with bilingual Muslim teachers as role models during their developmental periods. There is no place for a non-Muslim child or a teacher in a Muslim school.

    Muslim schools fight against open discrimination, extremist and agressive atheist and secularist ideas that are now infringing upon our fundamental human rights. A form of social engineering not disimilar to the failed idealogy of communism. LEAs are unable to reconcile diversity and inclusion. They are implementing policies that effectively create confusion, ambiguity and can be abused to prevent any new community service that promotes and celebrates diversity. Muslim schools are attempting to make a stand on behalf of all those who believe that we have the right to choose how to educate our children.

    There are hundreds of state and church schools where Muslim children are in majority. In my opinion, all such schools may be opted out as Muslim Academies.

  7. Islamic people should not make use of languages to further their islamic agenda. IT had been known that many islamic people had tried to make certain language to be associated with their islamic race, (eg their malay race,arabs etc) and their islamic religion which is not fair on NON-islamic people who only want to learn languages but not to be part of their ummah. And many of us NONbelievers do not like to be associated with islam because of the too many negative factors. People would be put off learning a language that islamic people associated too closely with islam. Langauge is only a language and islamic people should not make any language into a religious issue. People would be put off learning arabic or malay or indonesians, etc, if they those islamic become too manipulative and found out to have an ulterior motive.

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