Interior Minister Friedrich: Threats to Germany Remain “Real”

04.09.2011

A week before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Germany’s Interior Minister Friedrich told the Bild (tabloid) newspaper that Germany was home to an estimated 1000 people who can be identified as potential Islamic terrorists, 20 of whom have actually trained in terrorist camps. While Friedrich commended the work of German security services and the wide range of security methods, he wanted that al-Qaida inspired terrorism was still a real threat in Germany. However, the greatest danger is not radical groups, but individual offenders, who are difficult to detect.